With a growing number of Christian women concerned about migrants presenting at the U.S. southern border, there seemed to few places to have honest conversations and ask hard questions. Women were asking to see -with their own eyes- what was happening at the border and what impact our current policies were having on vulnerable families. National security was worry, but so was the treatment of mothers and children who seemed desperate to come to America. As we took the very first Women of Welcome group to McAllen, Texas 2018, we asked them to be prayerful about one thing during their journey; having eyes to see.
While there we met with and listen to local businesses, civic leaders, government agencies and pastors. We took the group across the border where they heard from immigrants and those who were supporting them about their stories. After returning home, the team put together this short documentary of their observations and their time there.