— CBP photo by Eduardo Perez

"When a foreigner lives with you in your land, don’t take advantage of him. Treat the foreigner the same as a native. Love him like one of your own." Leviticus 19:33-34 (The Message)

For weeks, we have been hearing about the humanitarian crisis along the southern US border. Every day hundreds of children make the perilous journey to our border by foot or as stowaways on freight trains, vulnerable to smugglers and the relentless desert heat.

As Christians, we are called to serve the most vulnerable—to reach out and welcome all. For it was Jesus who said, “Whoever welcomes one such child in my name welcomes me, and whoever welcomes me welcomes not me but the one who sent me” (Mark 9:37 NRSV). Presbyterian Disaster Assistance (PDA) is working with congregations and mid councils along the border as they minister to the needs of those coming.

Download the bulletin insert for response to the Unaccompanied Children and Border Crisis

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