Mission: Border Hope is a non-profit service mission rooted in the United Methodist Church mission of making and multiplying disciples of Jesus Christ that transform the world. With our mission, we want to reach more people, more diverse people, and more- younger people that seek to find the living Christ through mission to the poor.
We offer mission relationship to people that need help without regard for faith commitments or non-faith commitments, gender, age, or nationality.
We believe that all God’s people are worthy of an abundant life and are willing to invest our presence, our prayers, and our gifts to help those in need.
We believe that focusing on a few key faith and mission areas will increase the impact of our mission. Our focus is restorative justice: serving the wounded and vulnerable in ways that help restore them in the image of God.
Our emphasis is to help those in need of the Maverick County/Mexico border with these primary focuses:
1. Domestic violence victims and their children, many of whom are non-violent juvenile offenders
2. The homeless and those with homes in need of repair
3. Those who need food and clothing,
4. People that need help learning to read and write.
5. Disaster Relief Survivors.
Much of our mission requires direct contact with the people we serve. Another important part of our mission is advocacy and public policy as justice seeking people on behalf of the poor..
Being faithful to this mission results in being fruitful. Jesus Christ is present to those in mission and those we serve in powerful ways. As we serve our faith grows: we serve in the name of the living Christ.
GROWING OUR MISSION
Mission: Border Hope helps to create a shared understanding about God’s work among the wounded and vulnerable of the border. Through time spent with mission teams and those who need help, God’s will and restoring grace falls afresh on both the missioners and those being served.
We believe that a sign of fruitfulness is a growing number of mission teams that serve those in need.
Promoting our mission is necessary to fruitfulness. Many that see our mission will participate.
Mission: Border Hope supports Safe Sanctuary Policy therefore all local Churches and volunteer agencies must certify that all volunteers have passed a criminal background check.
PROMOTE MISSION PARTNERSHIPS
Local churches are our primary mission partnerships but other mission partners are necessary to carry out our mission to the wounded and vulnerable.
We actively seek funds and resources in partnership with the General Boards and agencies of the United Methodist Church.
We seek partnerships with theological/seminary schools and educational institutions to expand our shared knowledge of God’s work among the wounded and vulnerable on the border.
We actively seek partnerships with advocates for domestic violence and domestic violence shelters.
We actively seek ecumenical partnerships and other faith based resources to achieve our mission.
We actively seek relationships with local community, county, state and federal agencies on behalf of the wounded and vulnerable.
MEASURING THE FRUITIFULNESS
We will measure the success of this mission in in many ways.
These are the starting measuring points:
1. Expanding the Mission: We seek more mission funding, projects, and team workers
2. Building Capacity to Serve Through the generosity of The Southwest Texas Annual Conference, Kerrville District, many local churches, and many individual donors, Mission: Border Hope carries forth its mission.
To grow the mission, the funding base must be expanded. This will be done through grants, agency partnerships, church and individual donations.
Building Community Resources and Assets
We actively seek community resources and assets for our mission including funding, property to house our mission, and collaborative partners to help us carry out our mission.