Northwest District Project 2022: Rio Grande Valley
Our first Work & Witness team traveled to the Rio Grande Valley June 25 – July 2, 2022.
Team Members were Chris Clemons - Pendleton; Greg Appleby, Betty Kuch, John and Brenda Reagan - Leavenworth; Pat Borgens - Grandview; Ted Mack - Ephrata.
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.
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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