The Mission of Southwest Good Samaritan Ministries is to teach the love of Jesus Christ by building a renewed sense of wholeness and dignity and by standing with those who are broken, especially among refugees and those who are disenfranchised and displaced. The Good News of salvation is lived out by addressing spiritual and material needs, including emergency shelter and food, clothing, transportation, legal aid, advocacy and job referral through a cooperative effort with other agencies and religious organizations.
Southwest Good Samaritan Ministries is blessed to have a very small but dedicated professional staff to minister to refugees, asylum seekers, and others in need. Most are volunteers who have served with us in the Valley for years.
For a vibrant history of SWGSM and of Rev. Feliberto, read I was a Stranger by Feliberto and co-author Chris Kelley, available through SWGSM or Amazon.
Southwest Good Samaritan Ministries is located outside Bayview, Texas, outside of Los Fresnos, Texas, in the Rio Grande Valley. We are about a half-hour’s drive from both Harlingen and Brownsville, Texas. Our ministries are primarily led from a five-acre campus we call Casa Compasión, or “House of Compassion.” Casa Compasión is a campus of over a dozen buildings, including cabins, bunk houses, warehouses, two chapels, and group meeting facilities. All living spaces have kitchen and bath facilities. Volunteers have built all of our facilities and continue to maintain and expand them.