As you may be aware, the U.S. State Department issued an updated warning this week advising against travel to the Mexican state of Tamaulipas, in which both Reynosa and Miguel Alemán are located. The safety of our mission work groups from the U.S., as well as our local staff and volunteers, is of upmost importance to us and is not a matter we take lightly.
There is currently no cause for concern in the areas where we work. We closely monitor the situation daily in Reynosa and Miguel Alemán to ensure that we are never putting groups and/or local volunteers at risk. As always, our safety guidelines are in place, and we take precautions every step of the way, from the time a team crosses the border into Mexico to the time they cross back to Texas at the end of the week. If at any point we feel it is unsafe for a team to be in Mexico, we will not allow them to cross, and if a team is already there, we will safely get them back across the border to Texas. This has led us to put a hold on teams’ trips in the past. However, at this time, we are not concerned; we are operating all of our normal ministry activities and see no reason to stop teams’ trips.
Safety is always our number one priority, and if the situation changes, you all will be the first to know. If you have any questions, please feel free to call me (David) at 956-227-1545 any day, anytime. You can also find our safety guidelines on our website.
As always, we thank you for your continued support and all that you do to make our work possible.
President, Board of Directors