Eight Christ Church parishioners went on this last trip, February 27th–March 1st. You’ll hear a more in-depth report of the trip later, but I wanted to give you some brief impressions from their experience.
“This trip is heartbreaking and heart-lifting at the same time.”
“I came on this trip because I was tired of being angry about immigration and wanted to see it for myself, and I’m coming back with a lot of peace.”
“Christians on the ground at the border are doing great work—often the most under-resourced Christians, and often at great cost to themselves.”
“All the large-scale economic and political solutions tend to conflict with each other and to become intractable.”
“We’re accustomed to thinking about immigration in terms of laws, policies, economic problems, etc. But get face to face with a person, share an orange with them, look at the smiles on their faces, let them show you videos on their phone of fireworks displays in their home towns—then you’ll see a beautiful creation of unspeakable worth.”