Spanish New Testament offers hope as border crisis escalates

By September 21, 2021

Mexico (MNN) — More flights carrying Haitian migrants from the United States to their Caribbean homeland continue today.

The ongoing mass expulsion comes in response to a growing humanitarian crisis at the U.S.-Mexico border. Over 12,000 migrants, mainly from Haiti, camped under a bridge in Del Rio, Texas, after wading across the Rio Grande from Mexico.

Activity at the border has increased significantly in recent years. Last week, a federal judge decided officials could not use Title 42 to deport migrant families from the United States to Mexico. Lawyers serving the Biden administration immediately appealed U.S. District Judge Emmet Sullivan’s ruling.

Officials began using public health law Title 42 to stop the migrant flow at the U.S.-Mexico border in March 2020. Attempted border crossings reached a 21-year high this summer. Border agents stopped nearly 200,000 people last month, a significant increase from the 50,684 arrests in 2019.

Mission Cry is sending the hope of Christ to desperate people in a Mexican border state.

“We have the Mission Cry Spanish Bible, the New Testament, and we’ve just purchased 25,000 of those. We’re getting those at a greater amount all over Mexico, going into now Chihuahua, Mexico,” Mission Cry’s Executive Director Jason Woolford says.

United Nations officials say close to a million people from El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras have fled to Mexico. Mexico may top 100,000 new asylum claims this year, breaking a new record. You can be part of a record-breaking hope mission through Mission Cry.

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“Those that are [reading this article], I want you to realize that you’re sending medicine, the Word of God, the only thing that doesn’t return void, to people around the world,” Woolford says.

“This year, we will reach nearly 2 million people with a Bible because of people listening [to MNN] that pray and give to the mission.”

Send a Spanish Bible to Mexico through Mission Cry. A small investment goes a long way.

“We’re able to produce this and get it into the hands of somebody for $2 a Bible, which is unheard of,” Woolford says.

“It’s an excellent opportunity for us to reach one of the places that we really can’t send English [resources] to, which are South and Central America. This is going to be a great conduit to getting the Word of God to them.”



Header image depicts a portion of the U.S.-Mexico border. (Photo courtesy of WikiImages/Pixabay)

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