Church launches drive to save lives, help children fleeing violence
"Jesus himself was a refugee, who with his family fled to a foreign as an infant." --Rev. Kaji Dousa
Hear our interview with Doug Brunson from UCCLM: http://www.kiwi6.com/file/gvviv3lgb6
View or sign a petition to help the children: http://tableucc.com/witness/sign-the-petition-central-american-refugee-crisis/
By Miriam Raftery
August 7, 2014 (La Mesa)—United Church of Christ in La Mesa has stepped forward to help children from Central America who have sought refuge in the United States, fleeing violence, drug trafficking and threats of death. The public is invited to a Border Children panel discussion on Sunday, August 17 at 3 p.m. at the church, located at 5940 Kelton Avenue, La Mesa.
“We need to welcome the strangers. We need to help those in need,” Doug Brunson with UCCLM told East County Magazine in a recent radio interview, quoting Jesus. “This is a crisis…something that needs to be addressed now,” he said of the 50,000 children.