We are driven by the Gospel of Jesus Christ to safeguard, honor and advocate for the dignity of all human life. We are committed to fostering justice and embodying the teachings of Jesus as we respond to the call of serving our most vulnerable and marginalized communities. As part of the global mission of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), we welcome the stranger and we feed the hungry. We are dedicated to work with our border communities and across ecumenical lines both locally and nationally, as well as other organizations and institutions.
The Southwest Good Samaritan Ministries are a 501(c)(3) non-profit refugee ministry of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ). The political refugee, as defined by the US Foreign Assistance Acts of 1961 and 1975, is a person who seeks legal entry into the United States in search of freedom from torture, arbitrary imprisonment, and arrest. This class of aliens predominantly applies for refugee status upon arrival. El Salvador, Nicaragua, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, and Cuba are the primary countries of origin. Secondary are other countries in political turmoil, be them in South America, Africa, or Southeast Asia.