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March 10, 2024

10 de marzo 2024

Cultivating Relationships

and Understanding

Across Borders

Our Café Justo y Más cycling team

Dear friends,

The border has been a "hot political" topic for as long as we have lived here; but for us and for the millions of people who live here, the border is home. Many who do not live here use the rhetoric of fear and chaos when talking about the border. We live the reality that while there is suffering and division on the border, the border is also a place of encounter, opportunity, and hope.

We are grateful to serve with Frontera de Cristo who invites us, and you, and the church on both sides of the border to join together and live into the reality that God calls us to work together across borders to live as one humanity in all of our cultural, religious, and linguistic diversity, living in harmony with one another and with God's creation.

Click here to see some of the ways that you can join with FDC cultivating the community that reflects God's love, mercy, and justice.

Thank you for your encouragement of, your prayers, and your support for Frontera de Cristo.


Miriam Maldonado Escobar and Mark Adams

PC(USA) Mission Co-workers serving with Frontera de Cristo

Ruta del Jefe

March 20-24, 2024

RUTA DEL JEFE is a unique event that promotes the rich culture and biodiversity in the borderlands, showcases its indigenous communities, and highlights the border wall's effects on animal and human migration. It’s a four-day festival that brings together cyclists from both sides of the border to enjoy the beauty of the borderlands, cultivate community, learn together, and advocate for the borderlands.

Frontera de Cristo is sponsoring the Café Justo y Más cycling team (photo above) that consists of Febe Maldonado, barista at Café Justo y Más; Carmina Sanchez, long-time board member of Frontera de Cristo; Margarita Hilario Luna, y Yadeny Muñiz Díaz. We are also honored to be one of the recipients of the fundraising component. 

You can donate and help the Café Justo y Más Team reach its fundraising goal. Just click here to donate today.

See more Ruta del Jefe photos

Photo Exhibition

at Café Justo y Más 

THE GRAND OPENING of the Libertad Sobre Ruedas (Freedom on Wheels) photo exhibition celebrating the grand bike ride "Ruta del Jefe," was held Saturday, March 9, at Café Justo y Más in Agua Prieta, Sonora. The photos will be on display through April 20, and you are cordially invited to come and see!

Join Us at the Border on Good Friday, March 29, for

Border Stations of the Cross

Download the Border Stations of the Cross flyer with meeting instructions

2024 Carmelo Cruz Marcos ¡PRESENTE!

a letter from Mark Adams and Miriam Maldonado Escobar, as published in Mission Connections, March 6, 2024

A cross was planted near the place in the desert where Carmelo Cruz Marcos died.


Un hijo [A son]

Un hermano [A brother]

Un esposo [A husband]

Un padre de tres [A father of three]

Creado en la imagen de Dios [Created in the image of God]

Amado por Dios [Beloved by God]


Dear friends,

February 19 was the second anniversary of the day a border patrol agent shot and killed Carmelo Cruz Marcos—at 10 o’clock at night in the Peloncillo Mountains about 30 miles east of Douglas, Arizona.

Continue reading Mark & Miriam's letter

Love Mercy, Do Justice, Order Coffee

FRONTERA DE CRISTO AND CAFÉ JUSTO CREATED the "Love Mercy, Do Justice" (Amar Misericordia, Hacer Justicia) initiative to provide coffee for migrant shelters across the southern border. Thousands of women and men each week are greeted with a cup of coffee, a meal, and vital medical attention when they are repatriated into Mexico. You can help support this effort with a donation to Love Mercy, Do Justice.

2,170 pounds of Café Justo were provided to migrant shelters in these locations through Love Mercy, Do Justice in 2023 and 2024.

The Immaculate Conception Shelter in Douglas, Arizona, is the newest partner with the Love Mercy, Do Justice ministry. It opened in September 2023 to receive persons seeking asylum who are released in Douglas by Border Patrol. Love Mercy, Do Justice has donated delicious freshly roasted Café Justo to help welcome to more than 6,000 guests who have found a safe and loving place on their journey. Frontera de Cristo provides the welcoming team each Friday.

In the mean time, why not order some coffee for yourself today? You will enjoy delicious 100% organic coffee cultivated, roasted, and shipped by the Café Justo cooperative. To order by mail instead of online, just download this form.

Two Dates to Save!

Frontera de Cristo's 40th Anniversary

2024 Border-to-Border Delegation: Coffee, Migration, & Faith

Mark your calendars now and plan to celebrate Frontera de Cristo's 40th anniversary with us in Agua Prieta, October 18-20, 2024. Event list is forthcoming in April's e-letter.

Travel to the Guatemala border and learn about the Café Justo cooperative.

(Dates include participation in Frontera de Cristo's 40th anniversary celebration.) Download the flyer here. Download the registration form and pay by check or register and pay online.

A Week in the Borderlands

Watch our new 2023 video by Steve Zeoli

See the whole Café Justo video list

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