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 […]

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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 […]