In March and July 2019, St. Paul’s sent two mission teams to the U.S./Mexico border to offer humanitarian aid to migrant families seeking asylum. The mission team this summer brought donations of belts, underwear, and shoelaces generously donated by St. Paul’s congregation. Another trip is tentatively scheduled for November to work again with United Methodist and ecumenical partners in the Rio Grande Valley.
So far, the teams have served at Catholic Charities Humanitarian Respite Center in McAllen and Good Neighbor Settlement House in Brownsville. At the Humanitarian Respite Center, the volunteers served food, sorted donations, distributed clothing and toiletries, and accompanied families to the bus station to help them catch their buses to meet up with their sponsors. The team also helped out at Good Neighbor Settlement House, which serves the homeless community by providing meals, showers, and a safe place to rest. Last year, Good Neighbor expanded their services to include respite care for the many migrant families who are seeking asylum there.
If you would like to participate in any upcoming Border Mission Trip, please fill out the interest form below or contact Amy Taylor, Director of Missions, via email@example.com.
Border Mission Interest Form
HOW TO make a donation
Place your donation (cash or check) in the offering plate during worship on Sundays, or give online. Make a one-time online donation by choosing “Other” from the drop-down menu and put “Border” in the memo line. Thank you so much!