Your contributions touch immigrants, help churches

Last week, we told you about Iglesia Bautista Capernaum in Brownsville, Texas, whose members serve breakfast tacos to asylum seekers across the U.S.-Mexico border in Matamoros.

They’re still at it, going strong. But this week, we’ve got a couple of updates.

First, KENS 5, the CBS affiliate in San Antonio, highlighted Virginia Garcia, the leader of Capernaum’s breakfast-taco ministry. The TV feature doesn’t mention Capernaum, but that’s where Virginia and her family are active members, and the church’s love and compassion shine through to the immigrants.

Second, your support arrived in Brownsville. Jorge Zapata, associate coordinator of CBF Texas and director of Fellowship Southwest’s immigrant relief ministry, hand-delivered checks to two pastors whose congregations are feeding refugees in the area.

Rogelio Perez, pastor of Iglesia Bautista Capernaum, received $1,000 for the border ministry. So, Virginia and her fellow church members have the money to keep on buying flour, eggs and potatoes and to keep on making those tacos for those refugees.

Also, Carlos Navarro, pastor of Iglesia Bautista West Brownsville, received $5,000 provided by folks in our CBF family.  West Brownsville hosts 60 to 70 refugees per day at its facilities.

Jorge Zapata (left) of CBF Texas/Fellowship Southwest, presents a check for $1,000 to Rogelio Perez, pastor of Iglesia Bautista Capernaum in Brownsville, Texas. Twice a week, the congregation feeds asylum seekers on the border bridge between Brownsville and Matamoros, Mexico.

Jorge Zapata (left) of CBF Texas/Fellowship Southwest, presents a check for $1,000 to Rogelio Perez, pastor of Iglesia Bautista Capernaum in Brownsville, Texas. Twice a week, the congregation feeds asylum seekers on the border bridge between Brownsville and Matamoros, Mexico.

Carlos Navarro, (right) pastor of Iglesia Bautista West Brownsville in Brownsville, Texas, receives $5,000 for the church’s ministry to asylum seekers from Jorge Zapata of CBF Texas/Fellowship Southwest. The congregation shelters 60 to 70 refugees per day in its facilities.

Carlos Navarro, (right) pastor of Iglesia Bautista West Brownsville in Brownsville, Texas, receives $5,000 for the church’s ministry to asylum seekers from Jorge Zapata of CBF Texas/Fellowship Southwest. The congregation shelters 60 to 70 refugees per day in its facilities.

If you would like to support our network of churches ministering on the border, click here.

To learn more about opportunities to serve alongside these churches on the border, click here.

Jay Pritchard