During Advent and Christmastide, we are participating with our diocese in helping an Anglican mission in South Texas called Trinity on the Border by collecting and sending basic hygiene kits to distribute to their ministry parters who are working directly with immigrants and asylum seekers on the South Texas/Mexico border.
For all the details on putting together and sending these hygiene kits, learn more here.
Our Northside Table Group recently took an evening to assemble 52 kits together!
I’d also encourage you to check out some reflections on their work on the border, and why this is important. I was especially struck by these words:
I’ll admit, the cynic in me wonders if, when the King comes, he will look at me and say, ‘I travelled thousands of miles on foot, fleeing unimaginable violence and hopeless poverty, risking my family’s lives—and you gave me a bar of soap?’ But every time I have the opportunity to take gifts from churches over to the shelters, when I see the actual men and women there, when I play with their kids, when I hear their stories, I can honestly say that I think the conversation may go more like this: ‘I was exhausted, dirty, unsure of my future and scared for my children … and you treated me like a human being.’