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Juárez: Just One Word

Juárez. Just one word – disdained by the world, restricted by the fear that shackles her. A terror. Abandoned, scorned, forgotten. Ju... Read more »

Juárez: Just One Word
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The Most Important People

The comforting words of my faith that I repeat so easily must surely ring hollow to people struggling to find daily food and watching their ... Read more »

The Most Important People
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Beautifying the Barrio: Beauty

Inspiration has surged into our lives this week, steady and strong like these unfaltering desert winds moving across the desert. It has been... Read more »

Beautifying the Barrio: Beauty
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This is Juarez: Raising the Stakes

Photo by Dallas Palmer Living on the border can cripple a person’s emotional range. I grow more numb with each passing day. Charles Bo... Read more »

This is Juarez: Raising the Stakes
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Borderland Moments

Photo by Bruce Berman of Border Blog “We don’t play at the cantinas anymore because it is too dangerous. We do two funerals a ... Read more »

Borderland Moments
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Width of a Fence

Photo by Bruce Berman of Border Blog My spirit craves relief. The desert cries out for liberation. This afternoon is dragging on and the p... Read more »

Width of a Fence
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War on Drugs: Failing humanity.

Our border community is now painfully divided. It is a microcosm of our hemisphere, our world embroiled in a war on drugs. The violence is a... Read more »

War on Drugs: Failing humanity.
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Amor por Juarez

If Jesus preached in New York City what he preached in Galilee, we’d lay him in his grave again. Woody Guthrie Living in a border town... Read more »

Amor por Juarez
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Mujeres Fuertes: The Strong Women of Juárez

May 24th, 2012 by mmlindsey

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Mujeres Fuertes: The Strong Women of Juárez

In January 2011, Amigos started a sewing initiative along with Yobel Market, a Colorado Springs based fair trade organization, and five women from our neighborhood in Ciudad Juarez. The project is now officially entitled Mujeres Fuertes (Strong Women). It’s an extremely pertinent title for our friends in Juárez. And for the past year and a half, despite many obstacles, their [...]

Voice for the Voiceless

April 24th, 2012 by mmlindsey

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Voice for the Voiceless

In a Gospel spirit of service and solidarity, we accompany the migrant, homeless, and economically vulnerable peoples of the border region through hospitality, advocacy, and education. We place ourselves among these poor so as to live our faith and transform our understanding of what constitutes more just relationships between peoples, countries, and economies. Mission Statement, [...]

Eye See

September 24th, 2011 by mmlindsey

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Eye See

It’s better to light a candle than to curse the dark K´naan A few months back, our beloved friends from Yobel Market connected us with the amazing Darci Nolan, the co-founder of Eye See Media, a stunning organization confronting oppression and injustice. Eye see is a voice. The hope that pours from them, the promise [...]

Beautifying the Barrio: Casa Palo Chino

April 27th, 2011 by Matt Lindsey

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Beautifying the Barrio: Casa Palo Chino

In our life with others, the one thing on which everything depends is love. Andrew Murray Epicenter of God’s love. Lighthouse. Beacon of Hope. Refuge. Safe house. These are all words that have been spoken about Casa Palo Chino. I know it may sound a bit starry-eyed talking about a half-finished building project tucked away [...]

Juárez Tailoring Project goes to Market

March 21st, 2011 by Matt Lindsey

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Juárez Tailoring Project goes to Market

There is no room in love for fear. Well-formed love banishes fear. Since fear is crippling, a fearful life—fear of death, fear of judgment—is one not yet fully formed in love. 1 John 4. 18 Seeds of hope are emerging under the warm desert sun. The Tailoring Project that began this past January is teeming [...]

Beautifying the Barrio: First community garden!

February 7th, 2011 by Matt Lindsey

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Beautifying the Barrio: First community garden!

Through the heartfelt mercies of our God, God’s Sunrise will break in upon us, shining on those in the darkness, those sitting in the shadow of death, then showing us the way, one foot at a time, down the path of peace. Luke 1.78-79 Gardens, life, color. These were some of the things we first [...]

Peace and Justice without Borders

February 1st, 2011 by mmlindsey

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Peace and Justice without Borders

The unfunded, low-budget grassroots effort, organized by ordinary citizens who call themselves “Peace and Justice without Borders” (Paz y Justicia sin Fronteras), was publicized simply by word of mouth and social media. But hundreds gathered nevertheless on both sides of the border. Billie Greenwood, Border Explorer One Love. The U.S. / Mexico Borderland has its [...]

Juárez: From the children, For the community

January 28th, 2011 by Misty Lindsey

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Juárez: From the children, For the community

This is the truth: unless you change and become like little children [trusting, lowly, loving, forgiving], you will never enter the kingdom of heaven. Matthew 18:3 We are indescribably thrilled about the tailoring initiative that just began here in our Colonia Palo Chino. I have been undone by the extravagant excitement behind this project, the [...]

Juárez: On the ground perspective – Yobel 5

January 26th, 2011 by mmlindsey

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Juárez: On the ground perspective – Yobel 5

Thank you, Yobel, from the bottom of our hearts! You are brave and powerful. Thank you for saying “yes” to Juarez when the world has slammed the door in her face. Thank you for choosing hope. We love you and are honored to live life with you.

Juárez: On the ground perspective – Yobel 4

January 25th, 2011 by mmlindsey

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Juárez: On the ground perspective – Yobel 4

They’ll rebuild the old ruins, raise a new city out of the wreckage. They’ll start over on the ruined cities, take the rubble left behind and make it new. -Isaiah 61:4

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