MEET THE NEED: NEAR AND FAR
SAPC’s Action Items to address the Migrant Crisis
St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church has discerned the call to stand in the gap for the asylum seeking migrants in need. We desire to do this in several ways, near and far.
NEAR: Stepping into Faith Shoe Drive
Thank you St. Andrew’s! We collected 1111 pairs of new and gently used shoes for our shoe drive! We were able to bless St. Mark’s Presbyterian Church’s asylum seekers, Rincon Congregational Church’s asylum seekers, La Frontera Clinic with the extra large sizes for their homeless clients, and the Benedictine Monastery! After we dropped off all of the shoes, we saw one little boy holding his new pair of red shoes! Thank you for always being the hands and feet of Jesus and pouring out your love in so many different ways throughout the year!
NEAR: How can you Help Locally?
Are you looking for ways to help asylum seeking migrants who are being dropped off in Tucson as well as the complex migrant crisis at hand? Here is a list of ways you can get involved locally in Tucson.
FAR: World Vision in Guatemala
A new opportunity has been brought to St. Andrew’s to meet the need of those experiencing poverty and other struggles in Central America. World Vision, a global Christian humanitarian organization, partners with children, families, and their communities to reach their full potential by tackling the causes of poverty and injustice. We will be partnering with World Vision to sponsor children in Concepcion Chiquirichapa, Guatemala.
St. Andrew’s hope is that through this new partnership, we can help provide safe, stable communities with access to food, medical care, and education. Bringing these opportunities to vulnerable children and their communities dramatically drops the need to migrate away from their home country.
Resources to learn more about the Migrant Crisis:
World Vision Resources:
City of Tucson: