Jennifer Wickham, Bishop's Deputy for Disaster Recovery, describes key learnings and a transformative moment from the "Walk in Love" Border Tour in a debrief dialogue among tour members.

The Episcopal Diocese of West Texas hosted its first "Walk in Love" Border Tour May 15 - 17, 2019 joined by several Episcopal Church staff representatives and the Rt. Rev. Anne Hodges-Copple, Bishop Suffragan of North Carolina. The tour allowed participants to experience humanitarian efforts and hear from clergy and lay leaders within the Episcopal Diocese of West Texas who are involved in outreach ministries to asylum seekers, law enforcement, and government officials in South Central Texas and in Matamoros, Mexico.

With stops in San Antonio, Roma, McAllen, Brownsville, and Matamoros, the tour provided insight into the complexities of the issue and further illuminated the need for continued outreach efforts and support for ministries within the diocese.