Reflections on the Southern Border from Our Presbytery’s Delegation

This past September, five members of our Presbytery’s Leadership Collegium ventured to the southern border as our eyes and ears, hearts and imaginations. In partnership with Presbyterian Disaster Assistance and Abara Frontiers, they encountered first hand stories, workshops, and connections to those on the ground in both El Paso, Texas and Ciudad Juarez, Mexico.

RESOURCES: On January 11 the Presbytery hosted further conversations on the Southern Border with our delegation and New Sanctuary Movement. Click here for links and resources.

What is below are brief reflections, resources, a video of their shared pilgrimage.

Read more about their trip framework here.

Check out their photo gallery here.

Click each link below to read their reflection.

Rev. Randy Barge, Moderator of the Presbytery, Pastor of First, Olney
Elder Vijay Aggarwal, Vice Moderator of the Presbytery, Wayne Presbyterian
Rev. Samantha Hudson, Moderator of the Commission on Ministry, Pastor of Glading Memorial
Elder Megan D. Acedo, Moderator of the Committee on Representation, Beacon Church
Rev. Adan Mairena, Moderator of the Commission on Resources and Communications, Pastor of Yeadon and West Kensington Ministry

View the video recap below: