In preparing my sermon for this Sunday, I spent some time learning about what the Episcopal Churches in Texas and other border states are doing to help the unprecedented numbers of Central American children entering the US. St. John’s in McAllen, TX, is at the forefront of the crisis and the efforts to help and it was both daunting and inspiring to learn about what they are doing. If you are interested, here’s a great description of what’s going on at St. John’s, here’s the official update from the Bishop of West Texas, and here’s the Episcopal News Service report. Episcopal Relief and Development is always a great way to donate. ER-D has already given St. John’s a grant for $10,000, a good example of how our Episcopal network functions in times of crisis, with funds going directly to the parishes on the ground doing the work.