Our mission is to
inspire, equip, and connect
PC(USA) congregations on the
US-Mexico border and beyond
A collective of Jesus followers made up of neighbors, elders, pastors, peace builders, students, and advocates
One City in Two Nations
Tres Rios Border Foundation
Connects Presbyterians on the Border and Beyond
Stated Clerk mourns those lost in fire at immigration detention center
1 in 78 people on earth is forcibly displaced.
"no one leaves home unless
home is the mouth of a shark
you only run for the border
when you see the whole city running as well."
"you have to understand,
that no one puts their children in a boat
unless the water is safer than the land"
"I want to go home,
but home is the mouth of a shark
home is the barrel of the gun
and no one would leave home
unless home chased you to the shore."
"Home" by Warsan Shire
In partnership with Abara, the support of Synod of the Sun and Tres Rios Presbytery, our Blend of Focus Areas are defined through Narrative, Systems, and Personal Change.
Our Mission is applied in Three Ways:
We invite PC(USA) congregations, students, and leaders to attend 3 day trainings (aka "listening trips") with Abara. We amplify voices on the border, introduce a theology of migration, peace building, visit shelters, and more
Reserve dates here
We accompany shelter leaders and pastors through direct support in response to pressing needs on the US-MX border while advocating with the Office of Immigration to address root causes and solutions
GRANT SEEKERS: APPLY TODAY
We are Presbyterian by name and ecumenical in mission. Being a Presbyterian is neither a benefit nor an obstacle to assistance. Neither does one need to be a Christian in order to receive assistance. We are one participant in a wide network of shelters on both sides of the border in collaboration with Abara.
We invite you to partner with Tres Rios Border Foundation through a blend of ministries as we join where God is already on the move. Below is a list of examples of our Core Focus Areas and the kinds of shelters and ministries with which the foundation is partnering to accompany asylum seekers and families through direct support in response to global migration.
Business on the Border
Self-Empowerment, Occupational Training, Microenterprise
Health on the Border
Healthcare, Leader Care + Renewal, Trauma Care, LGBTQ+ Refuge
Christ on the Border
Christian Faith Development
Welcome on the Border
Migrant/ Asylum Seekers/ Refugee Care
Youth on the Border
Child Development - Unaccompanied Minors