Our partners have requested the following items to address in the influx of needs of our colleagues in Tijuana who are caring for migrant women, children, and families in shelters at this time. Please email Lora Garrison, Director of International Mission, if you can provide any of the below items or have questions. A donation box is also located by Lora Garrison’s office (212C at Village on Mission). No other supplies are being requested at this time.
Over the counter medical needs:
Bactrim, Neosporin, etc. for wound infection prevention
If you or someone you know is part of the professional medical community and has access to the following, please let us know! No personal prescriptions, please!
Vaccines for varicella/chicken pox
Border Ministry Partnership
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In 2017 we flew south to visit our friends at Frontera de Cristo, a PCUSA ministry on the border of Douglas, AZ and Agua Prieta, Mexico. There, we met Jesus. We met him in the stories of migrants, weary in the shelter after journeys that broke their bodies and our hearts. We met him in the laughter of recovering drug addicts, whose joy in daily tasks reminded us to give thanks. We met him in dry, harsh landscape, not too unlike the desert of our ancestor's wondering.
Since then, we've supported a grant to install solar panels for the drug rehabilitation center Frontera de Cristo supports, and have been working to evangelize our church and communities to pay attention to our nation's southernmost border. We're convinced the Holy lives there. And we're committed to working for these folks who have already taught us more about love than we could have imagined.
We're going back this fall. Come with us. No prior experiences or understanding necessary. A pre-trip reading and prep group begins this August. Jump on in.
Frontera de Cristo Informational Video:
Radiolab, a podcast of WNYC Studios did a 3-part series on the history and policies that have shaped the current reality on our southernmost border. They’re fantastic. Listen here: