Day 1 at the Border

Thanks to Woodson for giving me the opportunity to write some guest posts for this blog.  There’s a lot going on and my posts won’t be very long but here are a few observations from my first day of volunteering: My colleagues and I worked about 9 hours sorting mountains of donations, handing out clothes […]

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400 Pounds of Luggage

Kelly, Jake and I are headed to Texas today. Jake’s good friend Courtney Islam is coming along with us. We’re aboard an American Airlines flight that’s bouncing through the air at 40,000 feet. In the belly of this beast, there are eight suitcases stuffed to their 50 lb limit with donated clothes – jeans and […]

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Fred

  “You know him?” “Germi? Of course, he is one of the best Cameroonian players ever” I had been scrolling on my Instagram when a photo of a former soccer player had popped up. It was only moments before that I met a young Cameroonian who had just been granted asylum in the United States. […]

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Heroes

Yesterday and today we have been in the presence of true heroes. From early morning to well after dinner we saw volunteers work to meet the needs of the brave men, women and children trying to make a safer life for themselves in America. The volunteers we were privileged to help this week were all […]

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Reprise

When I travel to one of the bridges to meet migrants who are waiting to pass through to seek asylum, I am taken aback by some of the sobering stories that I hear from people who have traveled so far. It is through hearing theses stories that I find am able to grasp the severity […]

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Day one in McAllen

Grant, John and I have just finished our first day volunteering in McAllen, Texas. It was inspiring, exhausting,  exhilarating, sobering, emotional and hopeful. We are so glad  and grateful to be here. We started at the McAllen Bus station where many migrants depart for the city where their asylum hearing will be.  These trips are […]

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