Southwest Good
Samaritan Ministries

Jericho Road

The work of mission groups coming to South Texas to help the poorest of the poor has not slowed because of the safety concerns in Mexico.  Dedicated groups of volunteers of all ages and from all parts of the country continue to provide life-changing aid to those in need on the U.S. side of the border as part of our program called The Jericho Road.  With supervision these often unskilled construction teams will remodel and repair homes and communities in the Los Fresnos and San Benito area, giving a new lease on life to deserving families. 

These important projects serve the neediest of populations, such as families with special needs children. For example, a Greendale, Wis., group built a large addition to the home of a family with a special needs child.
   
Families with large numbers of children are also target populations. Students from Culver-Stockton College, a Disciples of Christ institution in Missouri, aided a family with eleven children through a remodeling project. The same family received help with painting a remodeled home from First Christian Church of Lubbock, Texas.

The giving of volunteer hours to SWGSM is critical to the ministry’s abilities to serve refugees and the poor. The future promises continuation of our strong tradition of hard work and full hearts by mission work teams as Disciples from around the country arrive to volunteer time and effort at Southwest Good Samaritan Ministries in the Rio Grande Valley of Texas.

Find out more about how you can plan a mission trip.

For further information in response to the current
Refugee Crisis, click here.
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Seeing the face of the God of Jesus in the face and the journey of each of these brothers and sisters--the least of these--makes us feel like we are always in touch with the anguish of the cross but also with the hope of the resurrection.

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