Christmas at La Posada


Christmas at La Posada

  December 2023, La Posada Providencia guests, staff, volunteers, and supporters gathered together to celebrate the tradition of the Las Posadas. This tradition celebrates and educates on the journey that Mary and Joseph made from Nazareth to Bethlehem, searching for a safe place to give birth to Jesus. “Posada” is Spanish for inn, directly correlating

Building Community Through Determination and Teamwork

Braving the week’s cold and rainy days, Virginians Charlotte and Melissa spent their mission trip with Mennonite Disaster Service (MDS) in the frontlines of the construction site, establishing themselves as vital members of the crew. From sunrise to sunset, Charlotte and Melissa assisted in the dusty and muddy conditions during the dirt work phase of

Roger Claassen: Traveling for Change

From preparing the land to digging three feet below the ground, Mennonite Disaster Service (MDS) has taken center stage during the development of La Posada’s new building. Dozens of people have committed their invaluable time, resources, and expertise to this project, including Roger Claassen, a native of Beatrice, Nebraska. Dedicating his days to serving those

An Homage to Casa Guillermo

For over 20 years, Casa Guillermo has functioned as an essential part of La Posada, the small building housing hundreds of refugees and creating invaluable memories within its walls. Recalling the fond memories is Angel, an employee of La Posada whose first encounter with the shelter was as a client nearly a decade ago. Angel’s

A Time to Give Thanks

Along with the cold weather, this holiday season has swept into La Posada as preparations begin for Thanksgiving as we attempt to make the American holiday an unforgettable experience for the guests new to the tradition. Excitement for the festivity stemming from employees, guests, and volunteers alike fuels the efforts and hours spent on arrangements.

Shirley’s Journey

Shirley is a caring mother, devoted to her children. She made the determined decision to leave her home in Colombia in search of an untroubled and more peaceful life for her small family. She says that her stay here at La Posada has been”maravillosa”, marvelous, tranquil, peaceful, and restful. A welcoming place where she has been shown

Harlingen Sunburst Rotary Club

Alejandra Zepeda, La Posada Operations Manager presented La Posada Providencia’s Ministry to our partners of many years, Harlingen Sunburst Rotary Club. She thanked them for building for us a shelter that was initially for social gatherings. The shelter is now used for guests because of the great demand for housing; it now houses 12

Nasima – An Inspirational Story!

In the 1950s, Nasima was born in Afghanistan. She received her education at Kabul University and graduated as a teacher. For the next 20 years, she spent her time working in the education field, but sadly, from 1996 – 2001 due to the Taliban controlling the country women were prohibited from working and attending school.

We Welcomed Over 2,400 Guests!

  The majority of people have experienced moving away from their hometown at some point in their lives. They might merely travel to the nearby city.   However, other people will have to completely leave their home country for a period of time, sometimes forever saying goodbye to families and friends. At La Posada Providencia, we

Helping Hands!

La Posada Providencia serves a community and a demographic that is both underprivileged and deeply complex. A few weeks ago Dr. Selma Yznaga— an associate professor in the Department of Counseling at The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley (UTRGV)— along with her student cohort began offering counseling services at La Posada. Dr. Yznaga’s students