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An amazing story by @SophiaLeeHyun of @WORLD_mag about the response of border churches in Las Cruces and El Paso to migrants. “The church” is not failing at the border. Look deeper. These churches are responding. Sophia writes about my friend Frieda Adams. world.wng.org/2019/08/we_off…
2) Here is an interview that I did with Freida Adams back in early May when I was passing through El Paso and Las Cruces. Her compassion for the migrants is fueled by her love for Jesus. They are our brothers and sisters.
3) When in El Paso, I also intvwd Maribel Velasquez, pastor at a church that chose to receive migrants. Her members abandoned the church and membership dropped from 80 to 12, as @SophiaLeeHyun writes in the article. Yet, they press on. This IS the church.
4) How to “spend yourself on behalf of the hungry (Isaiah 58:10). Maribel’s church left, but she, her husband (also pastor), and a dozen others kept welcoming the migrant stranger in the name of Jesus. When I see pastors too afraid to speak for migrants, I think of Maribel.
5) We need to stop asking “When are the Evangelical leaders going to speak up?” and realize that the Evangelical leaders ARE speaking and acting and serving. Jesus has a different idea of leadership than we do. Those sitting back and staying silent out of fear aren’t leaders.
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