Members of the North Texas Conference of the United Methodist Church visited La Posada Providencia Sept. 27. Nine people, mostly Methodist clergy, traveled from the Dallas/Fort Worth area to perform missional and social justice outreach with the immigrant and refugee population.
The men and women first enjoyed a leisurely lunch with the La Posada clients. Then they spent the afternoon asking questions about current immigration policies as they cut and printed signs for La Posada’s upcoming rummage sale!
To our new Methodist friends: Thank you for visiting! Our doors are always open!
Meet the Kliewers
Elizabeth and Perry Kliewer of Oklahoma City chose to spend their 25th wedding anniversary at a place even more special than Hawaii. This husband and wife chose to spend three days of their anniversary week volunteering at La Posada Providencia!
The Kliewers were married June 26, but they traditionally celebrate their anniversary in September. The couple already had plans to go to Hawaii, but in June a tragedy changed their plans. Elizabeth and Perry, like the rest of America, learned that the U.S. government was separating immigrant children from their parents.
“I had to help,” Elizabeth said. “Whatever we can do to help these people. That’s all I thought about.”
Elizabeth learned about La Posada and the people it serves from a Facebook post that one of her church members shared. Elizabeth and Perry agreed to head south to the Texas border for their anniversary vacation where they could spend a couple of days relaxing at South Padre Island and a few days working at La Posada.
The two humbly served at La Posada Sept. 24-26. Both spent time in the classroom helping clients to read and write English. Perry also mowed the grounds of La Posada while Elizabeth organized, packed and moved hundreds of items for La Posada’s rummage sale.
Though the Kliewers enjoyed meeting all the clients at La Posada, the grandparents could not resist doting on the children and newborn Emmanuel Alex.
Perry, a retired pharmacist, and Elizabeth, a bookkeeper, belong to the United Methodist Church of the Good Shepard in Yukon, Okla.
Thank you, Elizabeth and Perry, for blessing La Posada with your love and support!
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