On November 3, 2020 Hurricane Eta made landfall on the coast of Nicaragua. Thirteen days later, November 16, Hurricane Iota made landfall just fifteen miles south of where Eta had hit. Both storms were category four hurricanes.Read more
Living by Faith: Nicaraguan and Honduran Churches Faced the Path of Hurricane Eta in Central America
But we have this treasure in clay jars, so that it may be made clear that this extraordinary power belongs to God and does not come from us. 8 We are afflicted in every way, but not crushed; perplexed, but not driven to despair; 9 persecuted, but not forsaken; struck down, but not destroyed; 10 always carrying in the body the death of Jesus, so that the life of Jesus may also be made visible in our bodies. 11 For while we live, we are always being given up to death for Jesus' sake, so that the life of Jesus may be made visible in our mortal flesh.
2nd Letter of Paul to Corinthians, Chapter 4, verses 7 - 11 (NRSV)Read more
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Christian Commission for Development, Honduras
The Christian Commission for Development (CCD) Rural Bank Project in Honduras works to improve the economic and social conditions of participating families and their rural communities. Participants in this project come from all backgrounds and can be of any culture, gender, or religious belief. Many participants have received funds from the rural banks and are beginning small businesses.Read more
Claudia looked at the river from a particular, personal point of view. She moved from the countryside, looking for better opportunities for her and her family of six people. Droughts and adverse conditions forced her and her family to move near the river into a provisional lodging, where she could work to get a job and have enough money to settle into the urban neighborhood of San Pedro Sula, Honduras. Now she has lived there for almost 30 years. Her options are to stay near that small neighborhood river, the “Río de Piedras,” or to take the roads into the Guatemalan border as a migrant.Read more
Why do Hondurans leave their country in masses, why women with children and entire families and why to the United States?Read more
Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me. Matthew 25:40
Traveling as individuals, migrants are vulnerable and exposed to kidnappings, extortion, rape, murder, and disappearances. Now they embark on the road in groups to protect themselves and each other.Read more
Dr. Carlos J. Correa-Bernier, Centro Romero, San Ysidro, CA, U.S.A.
Today was a difficult day for the border sister cities of San Diego and Tijuana. Although the San Ysidro Port of Entry is known as the "busiest land border crossing in the Western Hemisphere," (according to the U.S. General Services Administration), with an average of 70,000 passengers in vehicles and 20,000 pedestrians (all traveling northbound) each day, today we grabbed the attention for a different reason. The mayor of the city of Tijuana has declared a humanitarian crisis and reported he was asking the United Nations for aid to deal with the approximately 5,000 Central American migrants, most of whom are camping inside a sports complex.Read more
Talking Points and Resources for Reflection, Advocacy, and Solidarity with the Central American Caravan
Thousands of Central American asylum seekers are gathering in Mexico City before deciding whether to head to the U.S. border as one very large caravan or in smaller groups, asylum seekers and activists reported. News has stated that an estimated 6,000 Central American asylum seekers had gathered by Tuesday afternoon at a sports stadium near Mexico City’s airport that federal and local authorities are using as a shelter. Asylum seekers received medical treatment, food, and legal advice after a 1,000-mile walk for the past 25 days through Honduras, Guatemala and, then, Mexico. Activists and organizations that accompany the asylum seekers said the plan is to stay in Mexico City to wait for thousands more asylum seekers in at least two other caravans to arrive before deciding whether to set out north as a group. If traveling together, that group could top 10,000 people. However, activists cautioned that plans could change at any time.Read more