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The Plight of El Bordo

pastor Leo leading us in prayer
Pastor Leo leading us in prayer during an outreach event at El Bordo

I read an interesting article today that highlights the plight on border caused by all the deportations. No matter where you stand on immigration issues, it’s important to see the condition that people are living in on the border. They are horrific!
The article was featured in the Huffington Post: Crisis in El Bordo.
All the deportations have led to an influx of people living right at the border fence in Tijuana, where the Tijuana canal passes through. Approximately 2,000,000 people have been deported since 2009, which is the most ever by a U.S. president. 40% of the people have been deported at the San Ysidro-Tijuana border and now 4,000 of them are stuck and live in El Bordo.
A man washing his clothes in the Tijuana River in El Bordo
A man washing his clothes in the Tijuana River in El Bordo Photo by Cyrus Saatsaz from Huffington Post

It is sad to see the conditions they are living in, and many of them are stuck there. They have no place to go, and they don’t have the money or resources to find a way out.
The church must follow Jesus’ lead, and minister to the broken and downtrodden. I’m thankful that some of the churches that we’ve helped establish, and that we partner with minister to the people in El Bordo.

Join us in Prayer

I pray that these ministries will continue to flourish as they feed and care for so many hurting people. Lord, bring your peace, and I pray the gospel will bring lasting change to the border.
Join us in prayer for these hurting people. They have physical and spiritual needs.
O Lord, hear our prayer!
In His Grip, Dave


  • By Debbie
    Posted December 10, 2014 at 6:44 pm

    Thank you so much for sharing about this with us, Pastor Dave. May God move on our hearts and fill us with compassion.

    • By diasolifeontheborder
      Posted December 10, 2014 at 6:53 pm

      yes – it breaks my heart to see this, and it’s kind of dangerous to minister here, because of the location – it’s a secluded area.

  • By The Person Next to You
    Posted December 10, 2014 at 9:38 pm

    I am saddened by the conditions at the border. Thank you for bringing some action and awareness to this.

    • By diasolifeontheborder
      Posted December 11, 2014 at 10:15 am

      It is sad, I’m am grateful that there is hope in Christ and his light shines in the darkest places.

  • By sustainabilitea
    Posted December 11, 2014 at 2:58 pm

    A difficult situation with no easy and clear-cut solutions. Bless the ministry there and may God’s love shine and heal.

  • By My Life in a Blog
    Posted February 8, 2015 at 4:34 pm

    I am so saddened to see and hear this. I have seen so many children lose their parents to deportation. Some never hear from their parents again. And, too know that so many are suffering after being deported is disheartening.
    All I can say is I’m always in prayer for those who are affected by it. And, I am now going to pay for those who show God’s love in helping those living in these conditions.

    • By diasolifeontheborder
      Posted February 8, 2015 at 7:38 pm

      The situations needs much prayer and for people to reach out and minister to those affected.

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