All God's Children

Justice in My Heart

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My first trip to SWGSM, I was 14 years old: young and eager to help, but naive and unknowing of the world. Just beginning to explore my faith, I agreed to go on a mission trip with one church I had just started attending services at, and another I didn’t know at all. I didn’t […]

All God's Children

Why I Am Going to Serve

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Since I was about 14 years old, I went on mission trips almost every year to the Rio Grande Valley with Southwest Good Samaritan Ministries. SWGSM was founded in 1996 by Cuban Refugee and Disciples Minister Feliberto Pereira. I have a long-list of cherished memories from these trips, which we do not have enough time […]

Giving

Thanks-Giving Blessings

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Nuestra Querida Familia en Dios, Our Beloved Family in God, Greetings to you and your family! We pray for the safety of each of you and that today is filled with great joy and gratitude. On this day set aside for thanks-giving, we are reminded of the hospitality and ties of chosen family. That first […]

Almacen

Thanks-giving to Christ-mas Wish List

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Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ, We thank you for the commitment and compassion, time and love you share with us and those most in need along the Lower Rio Grande Valley. Below are some of the things we need in the ALMAcĂ©n (Soul Warehouse) to help through what is already beginning to be a […]

All God's Children

20 People with Hope at the Border

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Knowing Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agents would drop off any released detainees at the bus station in Brownsville, Texas around 4 a.m., Rev. Sharmin DeMoss of Southwest Good Samaritan Ministries and I arrived about 6:45 a.m. and found a group of 16 people who were being assisted by volunteers from Good Neighbor Settlement House […]

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Together We Make a Difference!

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Dear Team Leaders, Churches, and All Our Partners in Compassion Ministries: THANK YOU!!! Your generocity is amazing! We have made and surpassed the 1:1 Match Grant Challenge amount of $56,000 from Northway Christian Church in Dallas and First Christian Church, Denton. What was the total of reciepts and promises on September 5??? $70,055.10 You have […]