Northwest District Project 2022-2023: Rio Grande Valley
Our first Work & Witness team traveled to the Rio Grande Valley June 25 – July 2, 2022.
Watch this video made by the Leavenworth Church about the trip.
The Rio Grande Valley is home to 1.3 million people and the culture is heavily influenced by the Mexican people and heritage. There is an ancient African proverb that says, “When elephants fight, it is the grass that suffers.” As governments argue over the movement of people along our southern border, it is people who suffer, people who have become our neighbors, people for whom the local churches feel compelled to minister to.
Rio Grande Valley Work & Witness Trip - March 2023
Recently, a team from our district participated in a W&W project in the Rio Grande Valley (RGV), as part of our current district project. Three churches were represented on this team: Leavenworth, St. Maries and Ritzville. John and Brenda Reagan from Leavenworth went down early in their RV and helped supervise the projects. This team participated in or completed several projects and continued to establish relationships within the local church, and within the local community. You will hear more about this project at our upcoming convention in Yakima.
Click the link to watch the video!
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Work & Witness Trip pictures:
Working at a Respite Center
Construction at La Posada Immigration Center
Ministry to the community in a local park