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Border Experience Mission Trip and ways to help

September 16-20, 2019

Join us on a journey of presence ministry in McAllen, Texas.  While in McAllen, we will serve with Catholic Charities of the Rio Grande Valley. We serve meals, make sandwiches, talk with legal asylum-seekers and learn transformational stories.

Two ways to help people at the Texas/Mexico Border:

First Way:  Email Nancy Holmes at to OFFICIALLY JOIN OUR MISSION TEAM, read further for details of trip:

Estimated trip costs:

  • Airline flight: ranges $490-650 for flight (from Charlotte) – you book your own flight*
  • Hotel: approx. $87-$113 per night – we reserve rooms so whole team stays at same hotel walking distance from the airport – you pay hotel directly at checkout. Email with number count staying in your room. Hotel is Wingate by Wyndham McAllen, 1500 Wichita Ave, McAllen, TX
  • Meals: you pay for your own meals
  • Bring your passport for this trip

*FLIGHTS: You will make your own flight arrangements to McAllen, Texas. Nathan’s ARRIVAL AND DEPARTURE SCHEDULE is shared here so that you can line up a SIMILAR SCHEDULE. Once you have made your plane reservations, send Nancy Holmes at your flight arrival and departure schedule so that she can share it with the team.

Nathan’s September 2019 flights are: Departing CLT on Sept. 16 on AA2934 at 7:35am (thru DFW) to arrive at MFE on AA2840 at 12:24pm.

Return flight: AA2840 leaving 1:09pm from MFE on Sept.20 (thru Dallas) to arrive in CLT on AA517 at 7:24pm.


Second way: Order supplies to be shipped directly to Humanitarian Respite Center with the Catholic Charities in Texas: CLICK HERE TO DONATE ITEMS.  Your items will be shipped directly to their volunteers to be handed out at the Border.



Questions? Contact Nancy Holmes at



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