Thank you, thank you, thank you for the big-hearted November Special Offering to the Sahuarita-Samaritans in association with The Good Shepherd United Church of Christ.
Pam and Rick Irvin say our offering “raised our spirits and resolve to keep going in this border mission to help those who are so desperate they will make such a perilous journey in hopes of keeping their families safe.”
As well, Rev. Randy Mayer indicates gifts like ours make it possible for an expansion of the mission.
“We now send 50 or more volunteers to Casa Alitas Asylum Center in Tucson. We are helping keep the important migrant shelter in Altar, Mexico open by supporting their two staff people. We have financed the electrical system upgrade at La Roca Asylum Shelter in Nogales, Mexico so they can now have heat in the winter. We are sending volunteers to assist in children’s programs in the shelters in Mexico. We helped send victims of Border Patrol violence to Washington DC to be present for the Supreme Court hearing. We are joining with other church partners to form Cruzando Fronteros that will rent a large facility in Nogales, Mexico that will safely house 350 to 400 asylum seekers. We are supporting Pancho, a nurse who provides medical care to the migrant population in Nogales, Mexico. All of this work is new to us but is critical in keeping compassion alive along the border.”
And, he reports that Samaritans continue with their lifesaving work in the desert looking for migrants in distress, putting water on the trails, supporting migrants at the border and observing US Federal court process 75 migrants daily.
Amazing, isn’t it, what a few dollars can do!!!