All God's Children

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.” […]

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 […]

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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]