In order to see first-hand how the Church can engage in this issue, Women of Welcome hosts groups of women who are interested in learning and seeing the challenges that immigrant families face along our U.S. southern border. In 2018 we took a small group of women McAllen, Texas to listen and learn. The group's challenge and shared prayer was that God would give them "eyes to see" what was happening, to move beyond their assumptions, their fears and even their personal experiences and deeply engage all those they encountered. While they were at the border, they talked with local businesspeople, civic leaders and government agencies to learn firsthand what was happening. They asked immigrants, and those who were supporting them, about their stories. From this trip the team put together a short documentary of their experience entitled, "Eyes to See."
With so much conversation in the news about border security and the humanitarian crisis at the border, we wanted to share their experiences. Our prayer is that God will give us eyes to see what He sees so we can respond with His love, mercy and justice. (Micah 6:8)
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