Through prayer, giving, and volunteer opportunities, Texas Baptists are currently responding to the situation along the Mexico/Texas border. Still, needs are increasing. If you or your church would like to minister to immigrants, refugees, Border Patrol and others impacted by this situation, we encourage you to prayerfully consider these opportunities.
Pray for God to move along the border and to meet the needs of immigrants, refugees, Border Patrol, public service agents and churches serving daily in both Texas and Mexico.
Give financially to purchase Bibles, discipleship material, food, toiletries and other necessities. When you give through Texas Baptists River Ministry, your donations will be maximized to provide essentials to those in need. These gifts are lovingly delivered through local churches and River Ministry missionaries.
Go by sending mission teams from your church to work with one of our 16 River Ministry missionaries in Texas and/or Mexico. Visit txb.org/riverministry.
The Bible says we are to treat people from other nations with honor and respect. It is helpful to remember the whole world belongs to God. People who cross national borders to flee from poverty and danger today are our neighbors. Review this and more content on ethical issues produced by the Texas Baptist Christian Life Commission.
Immigration & Refugees
- The facts
- Migrants in scripture
- Scripture - Immigrants among us
- Scripture - Respect for law
- U.S. immigration policy
- How to talk about immigration
- Ministry to refugees
- Services for immigrants (ISAAC)
- Civil discourse
River Ministry responds to increased needs in Mexican border cities
by Kalie Lowrie on September 10, 2019 in border
Over the last month, Texas Baptists River Ministry missionaries who serve in McAllen, Laredo and El Paso have seen a significant decrease in the number of immigrants crossing into Texas. ...