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Caravan 2018

This year CARAVAN, the annual high school service and learning trip, went to Tucson, AZ. With the organization BorderLinks, they saw life in the borderlands, heard firsthand stories of migrants' experiences, and talked to groups that are trying to help. The group stepped up into these tough conversations, hearing about difficult topics and being challenged to not just “hear the problem,” but to act.

Luke 10:25-32
Just then a lawyer stood up to test Jesus. “Teacher,” he said, “what must I do to inherit eternal life?” He said to him, “What is written in the law? What do you read there?” He answered, “You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your strength, and with all your mind; and your neighbor as yourself.” And he said to him, “You have given the right answer; do this, and you will live.” But wanting to justify himself, he asked Jesus, “And who is my neighbor?” Jesus replied, “A man was going down from Jerusalem to Jericho, and fell into the hands of robbers, who stripped him, beat him, and went away, leaving him half dead. Now by chance a priest was going down that road; and when he saw him, he passed by on the other side. So likewise a Levite, when he came to the place and saw him, passed by on the other side.

 

Caravan 2018 video :: Trip highlights

Read more about the group’s experience as they spent an afternoon in the courts observing Operation Streamline.

CARAVAN 2018 students chose to act on their experiences by advocating a partnership with Cafe Justo, a grower-owned Coffee Cooperative based in southern Chiapas Mexico, formed to address the poverty and migration from Mexico to the USA.