In recent weeks, much attention has been focused upon the migrant caravan moving north through Mexico composed of men, women and children fleeing violence in Central America and hoping to legally be granted asylum in the United States. Some groups have already reached the Mexican border city of Tijuana and joined the hundreds of others already there waiting for asylum processing. It is expected to take months to process this entire group. IM relates to a number of churches and partners which are gearing up to offer housing, food, and services for the duration. Obviously the needs are huge, and the capacity of our partners to respond to these needs is limited. Your gifts to this project will enable IM to come alongside our partners and join their efforts to provide food, shelter, and spiritual support to the hungry, the thirsty, the strangers on the very doorstep of our country (Matthew 25:37-40).
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Photo caption excerpted from IM Global Consultant, Ray Schellinger’s facebook post dated 11/8/2018:
Beatriz was already on the road when she heard about a large group of migrants forming in San Pedro Sula, Honduras. She is a young mother trying her very best to care for her three-year old daughter. She had been looking for work for some time, while at the same time trying to find the special care her daughter needs. It seems that Gloria was born with developmental disabilities, but it has been impossible for Beatriz to get her a proper diagnosis, let alone treatment…. Even when Beatriz was able to find work, she struggled to bring in more than $4 per day. The last several months have been very difficult, and so they would often go several days without food.
So Beatriz decided that they would need to try to go someplace new, somewhere where she could find work and find a way to properly care for her young daughter. Two more women, good friends of Beatriz, also left with her, along with their three daughters, ages 9, 8 and 6. They had been walking for four days when they were able to catch up to the caravan. In this way, the caravan which started with several dozen families, snowballed into a phenomenon encompassing thousands.