Wednesday, February 5
Frontera de Cristo’s (FDC) binational internship ministry provides young adults from Mexico and the United States an opportunity to live in community and serve with the ministry of FDC in Agua Prieta/Douglas. Interns serve with the Mission Education Ministry, helping to build relationships and understanding between people from both sides of the border and facilitating biblical and theological reflection on border experiences and our call to a life of discipleship.
Pastor Cat Dodson Goodrich reflects on her internship experience:
“Little did I know on that dark, hot night that I had fallen in with prophets and visionaries—the voices crying out in the wilderness, proclaiming the kingdom of God, being church in a whole new way. It was, literally, water in the desert of my parched soul, cool and rejuvenating, and moving me to deeper faith and action. I came to Agua Prieta a little lost, looking for someone to tell me the truth about the world and myself; what I found helped me make sense of what it means to follow Christ and work for wholeness in this broken world.
“Frontera de Cristo’s ministry shaped the trajectory of my life, opened my eyes to the borders that divide every town and place, and helped me understand my own call to ministry, advocacy, mission, and organizing for stronger and more just communities.”
—Rev. Mark S. Adams, PC(USA) mission coworker with Frontera de Cristo
Let us join in prayer for:
PC(USA) People in Mission
Presbyterian Border Region Outreach:
Rev. Mark Adams, US coordinator,
Frontera de Cristo,
Miriam Maldonado Escobar, team ministry,
Andres Garcia and Gloria Salazar Narvaez,
US coordinators, Puentes de Cristo
Presbyterian Border Region Outreach: John Nelsen, board president
International Institute of Higher Studies/Theological Community of Mexico: Rev. Dan Gonzalez Ortega, rector
PC(USA) Agencies’ Staff
Kenneth Bryan, PMA
Laura A. Bryan, PMA
Let us pray
Emmanuel, we give you thanks that you crossed the divine-human border to walk with us and reconcile us to yourself and to one another. Give us courage to follow your call to cross borders in our church, our community, and our world in order to be ministers of reconciliation. Amen.