All God's Children

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 […]

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 […]

Christian Church

Jesus Was a Refugee

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I experienced the love of Christ in many ways through the blessing of General Assembly of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) in Des Moines, but none so great than in reunion with the family of Rev. Candice Brown.  Rev. Brown invited me to fill the pulpit at her Capitol Hill Christian Church Sunday July […]

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 ALMAcén (Soul Warehouse) to help through what is already beginning to be a […]