Jericho Journey

18.07.2019

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I keep struggling to properly describe the experience of 5 weeks at Southwest Good Samaritan Ministries, and I think I am going to go with “holy.” New word for me, and I feel vulnerable using it. But there truly were transcendent moments almost every day – with people, by myself, outside, inside, in English, in […]

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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 […]