CEF works with migrant families in Mexico

By August 12, 2022

Mexico (MNN) — Child Evangelism Fellowship (CEF) has begun working with migrant families throughout Mexico.

CEF training

Erica Alvarez talks about how it started. “Eight years ago, in the Mexican state of Chiapas, which borders Guatemala, the CEF director and his wife did extensive training with local churches. The original goal was to reach out to local homes. Now, those trained workers are focused on reaching the migrant children.”

These families often move from place to place, traveling in large caravans. Alvarez says churches help take care of them as they travel.

They often pass out a CEF booklet called Do You Wonder Why? Alvarez says, “This Gospel-centered trauma healing booklet addresses the hard questions of why bad things happen in this world. It also helps people identify their fears and questions about life.”

“It explains how sin came to the world and that the only answer is Jesus Christ.”

In the state of Chapias, a ten-year-old boy sat through one of these Gospel presentations. He waited after the program to talk to an instructor. Alvarez says, “He told the instructor that he wanted to help evangelize migrant children coming through his town. He could see that Jesus is the answer to the hopelessness of these people.”

Healing

The hearts of CEF staff break as they see children with wounded feet, many of whom have walked hundreds of miles.

Others have suffered assaults on the journey. Some have been swept away in river, or suffered from dehydration. Alvarez says, “So they treat their wounds, put clean socks on them, and give them water. Churches can provide nutritious meals to them.”

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The header photo shows migrants looking at a map of Mexico for routes. (Photo courtesy of ProtoplasmaKid, CC BY-SA 4.0 <https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0>, via Wikimedia Commons)