Commissioner’s Resolution for The Presbytery of Huntingdon
January 28, 2017
Whereas the Presbyterian Church (USA) has been active in mission in Mexico since 1872, and that the focus of that mission in the present day has been at the border between our country and Mexico, and
Whereas we have great love and respect for the people of Mexico and over many generations our churches have sought to share the love of Christ and respond to the human needs of those who cross the shared border between our two countries, and
Whereas we are deeply distressed by the rhetoric of our current Presidential administration, vilifying the people of Mexico, and the initiation of policies which may severely damage our nation’s relationship with this close and cherished neighbor,
Be it resolved that the Presbytery of Huntingdon offer prayers on behalf of our neighbors in Mexico and on behalf of men, women, and children who have crossed our common border and now are fearful for their own safety among us and that prayers also be offered on behalf of the border ministries of the PC(USA) and particular prayers be offered on behalf of the Latino congregations of our denomination which face added challenges in the current political climate, and
Be it further resolved that the Clerk of the Presbytery communicate with the leaders of our PC (USA) border ministries, offering them encouragement in their work, and
Be it further resolved that the Clerk of the Presbytery communicate with the President of the United States, the Secretary of State of the United States, and the Honorable Senators of the State of Pennsylvania, expressing our love for the people of Mexico and our desire for continued amicable relations with our Southern neighbors.