Pray for the safety of migrant children and families on the journey and for justice as they reach their destinations.
Become a Welcoming Congregation to accompany these children and families through their transition to life in the U.S. Link to resource. www.elca.org/Resources/AMMPARO
Advocate for justice for migrant children and families. www.elca.org/Advocacy
Accompany migrant children and families through the Guardian Angel Program as the physical presence of the church in the courtroom. https://Vimeo.com/157458987
Give to AMMPARO to provide opportunities for children and families in Central America and in the U.S. https://community.elca.org/donations/ammparo-donate
The AMMPARO (Accompanying Migrant Minors with Protection, Advocacy, Representation, and Opportunities) strategy was approved at the 2016 ELCA Churchwide Assembly to address the needs of the thousands of unaccompanied children and migrant families who come to the U.S. each year.
The AMMPARO strategy includes the Guardian Angels program. Guardian Angel volunteers accompany migrant children and families as they go through the U.S. immigration court system, providing the physical presence of the church in the courtroom. For more information about AMMPARO, and additional resources about immigration issues, go to www.elca.org/AMMPARO`.”
Guardian Angel Volunteers
The Saint Paul Area Synod will be hosting the next Guardian Angels training on:
Saturday, May 4, 2019 from 9:00am-11:30am. The training will be at Gloria Dei Lutheran (700 Snelling Ave S, St. Paul) and will prepare volunteers to attend immigration court. The Guardian Angels training is open to anyone interested in being more involved in immigration and justice work. If you have any questions, you can contact Elise d’Entremont, Guardian Angels volunteer coordinator, at firstname.lastname@example.org