I was a stranger and you welcomed me…

 35 for I was hungry and you gave me food, I was thirsty and you gave me drink, I was a stranger and you welcomed me, 36 I was naked and you clothed me, I was sick and you visited me, I was in prison and you came to me.’ 37 Then the righteous will answer him, ‘Lord, when did we see thee hungry and feed thee, or thirsty and give thee drink? 38 And when did we see thee a stranger and welcome thee, or naked and clothe thee? 39 And when did we see thee sick or in prison and visit thee?’ 40 And the King will answer them, ‘Truly, I say to you, as you did it to one of the least of these, you did it to me.’  Matthew 25: 36 -40

Many of us were jarred once again to the growing crisis on the southern border with the publishing of the photo of the father and 13-month-old daughter who drowned while trying to cross the border. They had been waiting for months to cross and present their asylum request.

Last September we heard from Amanda Craft, Manager of Advocacy Issues, Office of Immigration Issues, concerning the PCUSA’s stand on immigration, what is happening on our borders and what we can do as individuals, presbytery and congregations. She shared ways we can witness to our faith and minister to those in need.

Here is some information to assist you in learning about the issues and discerning the best ways you and your congregation can help.