Christmas should be a joyful time for children everywhere, but this year in the United States, hundreds of children and families – some as young as 9 years old – will spend the holidays in detention for trying to come to the United States in search of a better life.
While First Lutheran Church can’t free every migrant from detention ourselves in the next month, there are some ways we can work to brighten the season. This year First Lutheran Church and our local community took part in Hope for the Holidays, writing messages of hope and solidarity to migrant children and families. We gathered on Sunday December 2nd after worship and created 94 handmade cards filled with prayer and our assurances that we will continue to work for justice.
For more information about Hope for the Holidays, including how to send your own cards to families in need this holiday season, visit Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Services.