Thank you! Thank you! Several people from URLC and beyond attended Brian McDonald’s presentation, The Border “From Both Sides Now”, that explained the ELCA’s AMMPARO strategy to assist minors and their families at the southern border. McDonald, who visited the border with eight others in 2020 through the Border Servant Corps, shared several stories of how difficult it is for aliens to gain legal residency in the US. A lively and passionate discussion followed on how we as a church, or as individuals, can get involved! We can all do something – Pray, Educate, Donate, Welcome, Act and Advocate! There was also some discussion about local opportunities in Lake City for those who want to serve local needs. There are LOTS of ways you can get involved and make the world just a little bit better for those who may not be as blessed as we are!
Below you will find McDonald’s presentation, several ELCA resources, and contact information for local efforts. For more information or to find out how you can help, please feel free to contact Joyce Aarsvold (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Mary Goplen (email@example.com).
- The Border “From Both Sides Now” presentation
- ELCA AMMPARO
- Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Services
- Hispanic Outreach of Goodhue County
- Hispanic Inclusion of Lake City
- 651-380-1198 Wanda
- 612-597-3266 Sue Benson