Hay muchas oportunidades para voluntarios misioneros que desean asistir a aquellos solicitantes de asilo agrupados a ambos lados de la frontera (EE. UU.-México) nos informa Jorge Zapata, director del Ministerio de Ayuda a los Inmigrantes de Fellowship Southwest. Cada contacto con un refugiado inmigrante es un encuentro evangélico, agregó.Read More
A trio of Cooperative Baptist Fellowship organizations are teaming up to help four churches whose properties received damage in flash floods late last month.
Parts of the Rio Grande Valley of Texas flooded June 24, when 15 inches of rain fell in four hours. Several churches that collaborate with Jorge Zapata, associate coordinator of CBF Texas and director of Fellowship Southwest’s Immigrant Relief Ministry, sustained damage in the deluge, Zapata reported. The congregations do not have flood insurance.Read More
Mission opportunities are available for volunteers who want to minister to asylum seekers clustered on both sides of the Mexico-U.S. border, reported Jorge Zapata, director of Fellowship Southwest’s Immigrant Relief Ministry. Every contact with an immigrant refugee is a gospel encounter, he added.Read More
If the photograph of Oscar Alberto Martinez and his 23-month-old daughter, Angie Valeria—her tiny body tucked under his T-shirt, arm around his neck, both drowned face-down in the Rio Grande—broke your heart, welcome to the Legion of the Brokenhearted.Read More
On June 24, Texas’ Lower Rio Grande Valley was dumped with 15 inches of rain in just four hours. Everything flooded. Several churches that Fellowship Southwest interacts with for immigrant and refugee ministries were severely damaged.
Primera Iglesia Bautista in Alamo, Texas—a longtime servant to immigrants on the U.S.-Mexico border, has stepped up its ministry in the face of desperate need. For months, Primera Alamo has provided food, hygiene kits and plush toys to immigrants on the bridge between Matamoros, Mexico, and Brownsville, Texas.
This summer, Calvary Baptist Church in Waco, Texas, sponsored a mission trip to the Rio Grande Valley, where they ministered to immigrant refugees on the U.S.-Mexico border. Calvary’s youth pastor, Ali Chappell DeHay, filed this report:
About this time last month, we told you about Lorenzo and Oralia Ortiz, who have maintained their ministry to asylum seekers in Laredo, Texas, despite intense pressure. When a nearby church decided it no longer would provide shelter to the immigrants, the Ortizes opened their own home.Read More
The immigration crisis’ victims have many faces, but some are harder to see than others, reports Jorge Zapata. God loves all of them equally, and Jorge spends every day trying to make sure they know it.Read More