The Ladder of Success

In the September issue of response editor Yvette Moore wrote about how our National Mission Institutions are working along the U.S.-Mexico border to make sure children from Latin America are welcomed. Read member Judy Kading’s experience volunteering with Holding Institute Community Center:

Immigrants Speak from the Border

July 28, 2014

        Alicia* is here from El Salvador with her two daughters, five and ten years old. “Here” is the Holding Institute Community Center, a national mission institution of the United Methodist Women and a center for humanitarian relief for the Laredo (Texas) Humanitarian Relief Team, an ecumenical effort to help refugees who are coming across the Mexico-U.S. border.

          Alicia has not had an easy time of it in her life. Her mother died when she was three years old and her father did his best to raise Alicia and her siblings, but they very soon had to fend for themselves. She married young and the father of her oldest daughter left for the U.S. He was caught and deported to Mexico, where he met another woman and formed a new family, without telling Alicia. His mother kept contact with Alicia…

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About Tara Barnes

editor of response, the magazine of United Methodist Women.
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