Monday, February 26, 2018

Now- La Posada, San Benito, Texas

Serving At La Posada Is a Grace Gift from God.

Praise God with me for the privilege of serving immigrants and asylum seekers at La Posada,  If you want to read a personal story from one of the 9000 previous resident, see  

From their web site, you can sign up for their Tuesday in Texas Newsletter. 
If God stirs your heart, the La Posada web site offers an option for donating. 

I have been at La Posada for over one month.  I left home on December 23 spent Christmas with my Son and Daughter-in Law, Ed & Gale, in Howell Mi.  Praise God with me that I was able to leave so that I drove to Texas between snowstorms, I had 1889 miles of clear highways Michigan to Texas!  On my way here, it was a welcome site to see flowers blooming at my motel in Houston.

Methodist teaching includes the concept of Prevenient Grace, the divine Grace that precedes human decision.  Believers, through the things they say and do as God’s children, are privileged by the Holy Spirit to be part of God’s Prevenient Grace in the lives of others. 

Daily I see God’s grace expressed at La Posada.  Sometimes in words.  
God is with the immigrants and asylum seekers in their struggles, are we?.  Are we, with undivided resolve, ministering to the needs of immigrants and asylum seekers in our cities, and country?

Every weekday I am in the classroom teaching English.  My small group consists of students from many different countries.  All are working hard to learn English.  For most immigrants and asylum seekers here, English is a second language.  For others, English is their third, fourth or more language.   

The classroom and the variety of other activities make my service at La Posada a daily joy!  

Being here often brings to mind the title of a United Methodist Women’s National Seminar I attended in 2015 titled, Interrupt Indifference Jesus, Justice and Joy

Joy is mine as I learn from and with all here. 

Let’s let Grace interrupt us into fervent action!
Please Pray for Immigrants, Asylum Seekers and

Those Who Serve Them.