Fearless Fellows: Episode 12 – Venancio Junior Reyes

Fearless Fellows: Episode 12 – Venancio Junior Reyes


Hey my name is Venancio Junior Reyes Pacheco. I am from Colombia and I’m serving in Tijuana, Mexico. I work in Tijuana with
El Faro Border Church. We put every Sunday in the border
between the United States and Mexico, In a place called Friendship Park, where the families who are separated by deportation or that kind of migration
issues meet there. And they share time every weekend
from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. They cannot be close to each other because there is a big net between the
wall and the only thing that you can put in is this part
of your finger. So there is the thing, they kiss. They kiss when they are on the wall. Two pastors come. One in the US side,
one in the Mexican side. And we have the communion we have a little message. And after the service finish, in the Mexican
side we share food to the families. It’s a hard experience because you can see, for
example, a grandpa who is his first time seeing his grandson and
but just through the wall. We work with a program called AID: Atención Integral a Deportados,
Holistic Attention to Deportees. We work with 16 people. The idea of this program was to help them to become citizens of Tijuana. I think that we impact on the life of the 16 peoples that we worked
with during the program because they were people that,
they don’t have any kind of hope. I just want to encourage just the young people to help others. To see that there is a change. That we are the new generations but we are a generation that have the
change in their hands. See that there is a reason to
help others and there is hope. There is hope in the world and we are that hope.

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