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Violence in Mexico prompts some faith groups to curb trips

| March 20, 2010 | 0 Comments

When the Rev. Paul McKay went to Ciudad Juárez, Mexico, three years ago to help build homes for the poor, he used some free time to go downtown. "There were outdoor cafes, and the market was booming," said McKay, a chaplain at Baylor Medical Center at Garland. "You felt like you were in a European […]

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Gunfire interrupts church mission trip

| December 9, 2009 | 0 Comments

A group of nine men from Church for the Harvest in Alexandria got more than they bargained for during a recent mission trip to Mexico. They not only helped remodel a soup kitchen, visited with an orphanage and brought supplies to families living in squalor, but the men were also caught in the crossfire between […]

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Mexican bishops threatened by drug cartels

| July 21, 2009 | 0 Comments

Mexico City, Jul 20, 2009 (EFE via COMTEX) — Three Catholic bishops in the westernMexican state of Michoacan have been threatened by drug traffickers,a church spokesman told Efe. "They asked them to stop condemning the illegal drug activity. Some parish priests have also started prevention programs anddenounced the groups that conduct retail drug sales and […]

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Mexican priest killed in ambush

| June 16, 2009 | 0 Comments

A priest and two seminary students were shot dead after being ordered out of their car by gunmen in south-western Mexico, authorities have said. The three were driving through the picturesque town of Arcelia, around 170km (105 miles) north of Acapulco. No motive has been given for the attack, which happened at the weekend. But […]

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Mexico violence curtails Dallas-area churches’ mission trips

| May 9, 2009 | 0 Comments

For Rita Thomas, nothing beats working in the hot sun in Juárez, Mexico, helping to build cinderblock homes for people used to living in dirt-floor shacks. "My heart is full when I'm there," said Thomas, who first went to Juárez 5 ½ years ago with a team from Suncreek United Methodist Church of Allen, and […]

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