Border Mission Trip to McAllen, TX

Tuesday, July 16 (departing at 9 am from St. Paul’s)–
Saturday, July 20, 2019 (returning by early afternoon)

St. Paul’s will be taking another mission team to McAllen, TX to serve immigrant families seeking asylum. We will help distribute clothing and toiletries, as well as prepare meals. Bilingual (Spanish/English) volunteers are greatly needed, but all volunteers are welcome!

  • The cost of the trip is $400/person if sharing a hotel room, or $600 if you prefer a room to yourself. Included in the cost is hotel lodging for four nights, all breakfasts, a team meal on our final night, transportation, and supplies. Some scholarships are available to offset the cost of the trip. Lunches and three dinners will be on your own. We plan to carpool to McAllen (about a 5 hour drive from Houston), and need four people willing to drive their own vehicles.

  • Speaking Spanish is not required, although it’s an asset to the team. Please indicate your proficiency below.

  • If you would like to participate, please fill out the interest form below. We will have two team meetings in preparation for the trip. Sunday, June 9, at 12:15 pm is an optional informational meeting, and Sunday, July 14, at 12:15 pm is required for all participants. Both meetings will take place at St. Paul’s UMC in the Fellers Room (S-312).

For more details, contact Amy Taylor, Director of Missions, via, or fill out the interest form below. Deadline to sign up: Monday, July 1.

Border Mission Interest Form

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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!

We are collecting items to take with us to the border:

  • new shoelaces for adults and kids

  • new men’s belts (sizes: medium and large)

  • new women’s underwear (sizes: small, medium, and large)

You can bring these items and place them in the collection barrels located in the Jones Building Lobby or in the Sanctuary entrance. Deadline: Sunday, July 14.