Reaching Across Borders
Mission work in mcallen. Supplies for respite centers. Refugee Assistance
Our stories of community outreach and assistance reach beyond the church and beyond our city limits. Breaking down barriers and reaching across borders can mean helping refugees and asylum seekers find hospitality here in Austin, or it can bring us to our state or national boundaries to comfort those who are crossing our borders find a shower, clean clothes, and eventually, home.
Soft, cuddly toys donated by church members young and old became a herd of hugs headed to border respite centers in McAllen, Texas.
Volunteers set up traditional Ethiopian and Mexican comfort food, serve, smile, and clean up at the monthly Convivio at Casa Marianella.
A road-weary parent at the border in McAllen, Texas is able to comfort a tired child and share a smile at the end of a long journey.
Amidst the struggle of finding a new life in Texas, Convivio celebrations at Casa Marianella serve as a moment to welcome asylum seekers and “to pause, give thanks for life, food, music, and a supportive community to pass the tempests of the times.”
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