Demonstrate: El Paso & Mexico (College)

Mar 15 2023 - Mar 19 2023
El Paso, TX

This trip focus is on DEMONSTRATING the gospel through mercy & justice. 

Abara Border Encounters (a.k.a. “listening trips”) are 3-day educational immersion experiences designed for college students of all stripes to re-humanize relationships outside the news cycle. These encounters invite us to listen, learn, and reflect on what the border can teach us, who we are meant to become, and how we can engage closer to home. This is not border tourism. Through a border encounter, we desire to hear differently as we connect across divides. We desire to sit with our neighbors, stand with one voice, and walk with those who sojourn over many miles in search of refuge, safety, and wholeness. Our group will hear from a wide spectrum of voices with a high emphasis on justice, peace, healing, and transformation through narrative, systems, and personal change. 

  • Orientation, Abara’s Story, Local Histories
  • Dignified Storytelling, Ethical Volunteerism, Empowerment
  • Immigration 101 and Global Migration
  • Visiting shelters, the border fence, & Border Patrol
  • Potential Volunteer opportunities 
  • Theology of Migration (faith groups)
  • Processing issues such as nationalism and racial justice
  • Lament and Reflection and Action Plans (returning home)
This trip is $350, which includes a $100 deposit. Total cost includes transportation, lodging, meals (except for travel day meals and free day meals), and more. YOU CAN PAY YOUR DEPOSIT HERE!

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37 days left

Ministry Support
College Programs
Mitchell Johnson
(194) 033-78579



$100.00 Non-Refundable Deposit Due 12/1/2022



  1. Participants have a desire to grow in their relationship with God.
  2. Participants are willing to be out of their comfort zone.
  3. Participants have a heart to serve with selflessness and joy.


  1. College Student or college-aged


  1. Pray and Ask Questions!
  2. Complete Deposit and Payment
  3. Invite friends and Missional Community to participate!
  4. Participate in the various trainings for the trip.


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