Lament collectively over the ways the church has been complicit. Here's a lament written by Matthew Soerens from World Relief.
Pray for safety, health, comfort, hope & faith for those fleeing danger, and for the provision of immediate basic necessities. Pray that those in positions of power will see human beings for who they are, carriers of the imprints of God, worthy of dignity. Pray that compassion will lead to empathy and empathy will lead to sustainable change.
Shop for needed supplies through this Amazon wish list http://tinyurl.com/EPBElist or collect and send needed supplies including travel bags, toiletry kits & items for children (see list below).
Make a tax deductible financial contribution toward the effort by clicking on the link below. Not including shelter, it costs about $24 to provide the basic needs for one family upon arrival, and $40 for a 2-day stay including food & supplies for the onward journey. https://www.flipcause.com/secure/cause_pdetails/NTQyNjU=
Consider bringing a group to El Paso for a Border Encounter to experience in person the realities of the US-Mexico border and serve at a temporary migrant shelter. Contact us at email@example.com.