Voices from the Border and Beyond – understanding the root causes of migration

During our visit to Guatemala last fall, we went to a faith based relief center for people crossing the border and I felt a strong call to action while I was there. I met Amanda and her family on an earlier visit to Guatemala. They recently moved to begin mission work on the Mexican-US border. I admire their faith and service to others around this important issue that impacts all of us.

Walking with Guatemalan sisters in faith

Happy New Year 2015!

I know it has been a while since my last blog post.  The shift and transition in my work focus over the past year left me little time to dedicate to my blog.  I apologize for my absence and appreciate your understanding.

For my first blog of 2015, I want to introduce you to a unique mission trip experience.  Out of a desire to work regionally, PCUSA mission co-workers came together to create a seminar experience focused on immigration – Central America to the US migration.  Ten different mission co-workers located in the US/Mexico borderlands, Guatemala, Honduras, and El Salvador came together to plan an experience that would give voice and face to the migration story of so many Central Americans.  Additional program offices also lent essential programmatic/educational support – Presbyterian Disaster Assistance, Presbyterian Hunger Program, Office of Immigration Issues and others.  During the experience, the participants would…

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