Our Work with ASylum-Seekers

Our ministry at SAMC is focused on providing healing hospitality for all families in our congregation and community, and particularly for asylum-seeking families traveling to and through San Antonio. At our hospitality house, La Casa de Maria y Marta, we provide a safe place to stay, basic necessities, and a loving community. We have a free medical clinic operating in our church building. For families that end up staying we offer job training and connections to the community through our food trucks that operate in our church parking lot.

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Supporting Our Ministry

You can become a part of our healing hospitality work by picking up a cup of coffee at our Café. It is open everyday from 8 am to 3 pm.

 

You can also donate money for supplies and operating costs or can donate directly to asylum-seekers through our Immigrant Love Fund.

In addition, we have many volunteer opportunities available: from sorting donations to planting at our church farm to preparing rooms at La Casa for new families. Please see our volunteer opportunities and donation needs forms and sign up for the email if you are interested in getting involved in person.

Trauma-Responsive Christianity

We must, as Christians, talk more about trauma and trauma-healing because it is at the center of our faith and tradition. At the center of every church, up on the wall is a public human torture device... some Christians even wore that grotesque tool of the human destruction around their neck?

 

The central ritual of Christian gathering involves the tearing apart of a body and the pouring out of blood! Christianity is about trauma and the healing of the brokenness... on the other side of that suffering is unity with God and with one another.