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Thanksgiving Message

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We send greetings for a joyous Thanksgiving! When you gather with your family, faith-family, or friend-family, we hope you will find yourself filled with faith and love. And we are assured always that our Lord is with us in these gatherings. “For where two or three gather in my name, there am I with them.” […]

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Fall(ing) Forward

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Fall can be a time of re-focusing. The days are getting shorter; we are just on the verge of thinking about upcoming holidays – bringing our family and friends together in gratefulness and celebration. In this newsletter, we offer an opportunity for you to re-focus on Southwest Good Samaritan Ministries, which remains on the front […]

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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 […]

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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 […]