Every day, as most Americans enjoy lives of relative comfort, thousands of migrants from Central America and Mexico travel hundreds, if not thousands, of miles through dangerous terrain. Their mission is simple: to step foot on American soil, where they hope to find work and maybe a safe place to live. Many of these migrants have fled unimaginable violence and poverty back home to claim asylum in "the land of the free". Since 2014, the number of refugees crossing the border has skyrocketed, maxing out government facilities, which led to the protracted, highly politicized border crisis we've all seen in the news.
In debates like this one, we’re so quick to point out who the villains are and what the solutions are that we forget to answer the most important questions: Where is God in this crisis? What does He want us to learn from this? And what does He want us to do about it? On this episode, the Maybe God team travels to El Paso to search for God’s voice in the voices of asylum-seekers and their allies along the border.
To learn more about Annunciation House, the organization featured in this episode, click here.
Annunciation House in El Paso, TX