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I ran out of time this week for crafting an acceptable blogpost, so instead I thought I’d point your attention to a few things that I think are worth reading this week:


You can subscribe to a 5-part devotional series on the Migrant Caravan during Advent from writer Sarah Quezada.

I thought this plan to fix immigration that won’t please either party from Sonia Nazario was challenging, and this reminder from Katie Ulrich on where and why the migration caravan started was compelling.

I loved learning from the border experience and ministry of Rev. Sandra Van Opstal, Dr. Robert Chao Romero, and organizer Vanessa Martinez in this video sponsored by the Justice Conference.

They recommend supporting the work of Matthew 25 / Mateo 25 So Cal if you want to help financially.

And, if you’re in gift-giving mode and you have kiddos, this beautiful coloring book is helping kids at the border, and it’d make a great gift for the kid in your life, too. “The intent is for the book to help children separated from their families at the border to expand their imaginations beyond the walls that confine them and to be a source of empathy and compassion for families that live free of the struggles that migrant families are enduring.”

Also, I wrote a piece on Dordt College’s In All Things blog about finding hope in Advent in the midst of the heartache of the immigration headlines.


Let’s wait for that thrill of hope, friends. Good news is coming. 


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Kate Kooyman

Rev. Kate Kooyman is a minister of the Reformed Church in America who lives in Grand Rapids, Michigan.

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