An Advent daybook for these 24 days of prayerful expectation. Join me, won't you?
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Look: Gigantic Picnic on the U.S.-Mexico Border, JR
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“The victim’s faint pulse picks up; the hearts of the hopeless pump red blood as you put your ear to their lips. Orphans get parents, the homeless get homes. The reign of terror is over, the rule of the gang lords is ended.” (Ps. 10:17-18 MSG)
Sarah Quezada is quickly becoming my go-to source for down-to-earth, factually-researched, biblically-informed, and graciously-shared information about immigration and refugee issues. I especially recommend her to you if you have children at home that you're trying to educate about the current crisis.
From Sarah’s newsletter:
“I shared this week a glimpse of my friend Katie's mantel, where she's combined her nativity sets to create a caravan, similar to the one Mary and Joseph would have likely traveled with to Bethlehem. If you're interested or intrigued, I'm starting an email series this Sunday called Advent Caravan: Walking with the Holy Family. You're invited to join!
If you're looking for some great immigration/refugee organizations to support, I'd love to recommend El Refugio, World Relief, Healthy Communities Guatemala (you'll need to select Healthy Communities in the gift designation), The Global Immersion Project, Catholic Charities of the Rio Grande Valley, and Seek the Peace.
An on-the-ground organization in Tijuana-San Diego that I know and respect is The Global Immersion Project. If you're in the area (or able to go to the area), they are organizing A Day of Cross-Border Solidarity on December 15.”
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(See all Advent Daybook posts from 2017 here.)