Fellowship Southwest announces leadership transition plan
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Fellowship Southwest announces leadership transition plan

October 22, 2020 By Aaron Weaver DECATUR, Ga. — Fellowship Southwest has announced its first leadership transition and is seeking applicants and nominations for its next leader to succeed founding coordinator Marv Knox, who launched the innovative and collaborative ecumenical network just over three years ago.  The new coordinator will serve alongside Knox for up … Continue reading

Bajen las Arpas que Cuelgan en los Sauces
Espanol / Fellowship Southwest / immigration / refugees

Bajen las Arpas que Cuelgan en los Sauces

Por Rubén Ortiz Jeremías 29:1-14 se escribe para un pueblo en el exilio. Una gran parte del reino de Israel, fue desarraigada del lugar donde habían nacido casi unos 587 años antes de Cristo. Fueron obligados a viajar unas 700 millas por el desierto del Medio Oriente dejando atrás su tierra y las provisiones que … Continue reading

Doctor’s wrong number proved to be a life-saving “call from heaven”
COVID-19 / Fellowship Southwest / immigration

Doctor’s wrong number proved to be a life-saving “call from heaven”

By Elket Rodríguez A “call from heaven” enabled Pastor Eleuterio González to help a desperately sick child in Matamoros, Mexico. Supported by Fellowship Southwest, González and his church, Iglesia Valle de Beraca, feed and protect more than 1,600 immigrants living in the Alberca Chavez shelter, across the U.S.-Mexico border from Brownsville, Texas. They also minister … Continue reading

CBF Coronavirus fund blesses immigrants in Central Texas
bold faith / COVID-19 / refugees

CBF Coronavirus fund blesses immigrants in Central Texas

By Marv Knox Immigrant families in Central Texas have roofs over their heads, food on their tables and utilities in their homes, thanks to La Puerta Waco and the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship’s Coronavirus Emergency Relief Fund. CBF established the coronavirus fund shortly after the COVID-19 pandemic began inflicting its wrath globally. The catastrophe particularly harmed … Continue reading

COVID-19 afflicts Fellowship Southwest’s immigrant network
COVID-19 / Fellowship Southwest / immigration

COVID-19 afflicts Fellowship Southwest’s immigrant network

By Fellowship Southwest The COVID-19 pandemic has spiked along the U.S. Mexico border, and now it has come calling on Fellowship Southwest’s ministry to refugees seeking asylum in the United States. FSW’s Immigrant Relief Ministry has been built upon a network of pastors who feed and protect immigrants from the Gulf of Mexico to the … Continue reading

Matamoros immigrant ministry endures perfect storm
COVID-19 / Disaster Response / Fellowship Southwest / immigration

Matamoros immigrant ministry endures perfect storm

By Marv Knox A perfect storm of calamity—the immigration crisis, COVID-19 and a hurricane—has buffeted Fellowship Southwest’s immigrant relief ministry in Matamoros, Mexico. The needs are dire; the response is sacrificial. Since 2018, Fellowship Southwest has supported feeding projects on the Gateway International Bridge between Brownsville, Texas, and Matamoros, as well as in the sprawling … Continue reading

Hurricane Hanna, COVID-19 compound misery across the Rio Grande Valley
COVID-19 / Disaster Response / Fellowship Southwest

Hurricane Hanna, COVID-19 compound misery across the Rio Grande Valley

By Elket Rodríguez Hurricane Hanna left a trail of devastation as it tore through Texas’ Rio Grande Valley near the Gulf of Mexico July 25. Hanna dumped more than 15 inches of rain on the region, severely flooding rural areas and colonias. Hanna’s impetuous winds also wreaked havoc, overturning trailer homes and ripping roofs off … Continue reading

Rio Grande Valley churches adapt ministries to serve suffering neighbors
COVID-19 / Fellowship Southwest

Rio Grande Valley churches adapt ministries to serve suffering neighbors

By Elket Rodríguez COVID-19 not only tests the limits of medical care, economic endurance and society’s willpower, but also congregations’ ability to meet burgeoning needs all around them. Three pastors from Texas’ Rio Grande Valley experience the pandemic’s stress on their churches and communities every day. Ivan De León of Iglesia Vino Nuevo—New Wine Church—in … Continue reading