Update on ministries at the border

Because of your help, here are some things happening on the border, and some ways you still can pitch in.

  • Iglesia Bautista West Brownsville was able to update and improve their outdoor showers. IB West Brownsville is one of Brownsville's best refugee shelters. Pastor Carlos Navarro specifically credits Fellowship Southwest for these improvements.

The showers used to look like this: 

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Now they look like this:

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  • A church in El Paso, Iglesia Bautista Tierra de Oro, serves breakfast tacos to asylum seekers on the bridge between Juarez and El Paso. Here are some recent pictures of their operation, which they have been able to conduct, thanks in part to your contributions, passed on to them by Fellowship Southwest.

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  • IB Tierra de Oro in El Paso also is part of a group of churches running shelters on both sides of the border. Their shelters are full to capacity, leaving hundreds of refugees sleeping outside in the streets of Juarez. As the nights are beginning to cool off, the ministries are requesting blankets. If you'd like to send a blanket to these refugees, please donate to FSW's Immigrant Relief Fund and designate "blankets" in the comments section. We will send as many cases of 24 fleece blankets as we can, according to the donations we receive. Each case costs $120.

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Jay Pritchard