​On June 25, members of the Assembly Mennonite Church youth group volunteered at La Posada Providencia, an emergency shelter for men, women and families who flee to the United States due to political oppression, natural disaster, and other life-threatening actions in their native countries. Pictured here (from left to right) are Eliza Herber, Ana Alicia Hinojosa, Anna Yoder Schlabach, and Leah Hochstetler. Photo provided.

Wednesday, June 26, 2024

​The youth group from Assembly Mennonite Church is on a Christ at the Border Just Peace Pilgrimage from June 24-30, where they will learn about the realities of migration, including the reasons causing it, as well as how churches and faith communities are responding to it. 

We will be sharing their activities here throughout the week.

Just Peace Pilgrimages explore what God is doing to bring about justice and peace in the world and ways in which we can participate in such movements. Mission Network invites Sunday School classes, youth groups and friends to join a pilgrimage and learn together how to walk in solidarity and celebration of life. 


On June 26, Assembly Mennonite Church youth group joined Eddie Canales, founder of the South Texas Human Rights Center (STHRC) to fill water stations throughout Brooks County — where migrating people can find a drink in the South Texas desert. The STHRC is the organization that started and maintains the water stations. Photo provided.



The Assembly Mennonite Church youth group volunteered at 13:2 Initiative, a charitable organization that responds to urgent humanitarian needs at the U.S./Mexico border, on June 27. They sorted donated clothing that will be distributed to people camping close to the border.


The Assembly Mennonite Youth group gathers at the border wall during a Christ at the Borders JPP to pray.

The Assembly Mennonite Church youth group Just Peace Pilgrimage group gathers for a group photo on one of the final days of their pilgrimage. Front row, from left to right: Shemaya Magatti, Layton Rothshank, Isaya Magatti, and Adam Siemens-Rhodes. Back row, from left to right: Quinn Shreiner Landes, Eliza Herber, Gaige Hochstetler, and Leah Hochstetler.



 

 

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