Our friends at St Luke's Lutheran Church at Richardson have a small group interested. This program could be a great experience learning together and building friendships with people of a different congregation.
The deadline for commitment to attend is due by April 7, 2022.
Please read the details below!
Global Mission Team
We plan an immersion trip to El Paso to learn about the migrant experience from June 7-13, 2022. We are partnering with Iglesia Luterana Cristo Rey for this opportunity to learn and to serve. Participants will meet recent immigrants and would-be immigrants, visit a colonia (rural settlements), see people in court seeking to immigrate, and assist the Border Servant Team. We will worship together, eat together, pray together and serve together. We can join worship with the congregation on Sunday, June 12. We stay in a dorm at the church, prepare some of our food, and have some prepared for us that we pay church members to cook. Those with health conditions can stay at a nearby hotel at their own expense. There will also be a possibility for an optional overnight visit to Ciudad Juarez on the Mexican side. Passports to go to Mexico are necessary and COVID vaccinations for all participants coming to Iglesia Luterana Cristo Rey.
This partnership will benefit.
- Refugees in Ciudad Juarez and El Paso will receive food, clothing, and social services.
- The workload will be lightened for the program staff at Border Servant Program at Cristo Rey by the volunteers who will cook and distribute food, distribute clothing, and provide spiritual support.
- The volunteers will be transformed by the experience and gain insight into the plight of the immigrants.
- Our church will be better able to serve immigrants in our community in a spirit of accompaniment.
We have room to accommodate more people (age 15+) on this trip.
For more information, visit the websites below.
Read more about Iglesia Luterana Cristo Rey
Read about the Border Immersion Program
Read more details here.
We are grateful you are prayerfully considering joining us. We ask for your commitment to attend by April 7, 2022--two months before departure--for planning purposes.
For more details about costs and other questions, please reach out to Vicar Veronika: