Northwest District Project 2022: 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
We are excited for our second trip to the Rio Grande Valley in Texas to partner with Dave and Shelley Webb, pastors of Mid-Valley Church of the Nazarene. We will have the opportunity to help with the new construction of their church building, share Christ’s compassion with refugees, and lend a hand with other ministries that Dave and Shelley and the members of their church are leading. John and Brenda Reagan will be heading up this trip. They will travel down in their RV and stay on site from March 11 – 27, 2023. The plan is to have two teams of twelve fly into San Antonio, pick up a van, and meet up with John and Brenda in Weslaco. The dates for the first team are March 11 – 20, and for the second, March 18 – 27. This allows for an overlap of a few days. One of those is a Sunday, so it will be great for both teams to be able to attend the worship service together.
Please read the attached documents for details such as cost.
Contact the team leaders to let them know of your interest, or to ask for more information.
March is not that far away so.....if you've been wanting to go on a W&W trip, this may be the one!
More info about team opportunities
Work & Witness Trip pictures:
Working at a Respite Center
Construction at La Posada Immigration Center
Ministry to the community in a local park