For the third year, I had the privilege to tell the story of the Kino Border Initiative. I’ve been down there numerous times over my seven years at Brophy and I am fundamentally changed with each visit. I’m left speechless with the strength of the human spirit alive in every human being who walks through the Comedor, just 100 yards south of the U.S. Border. I’m emboldened by the selflessness and servant leadership of every staff member and volunteer I encounter. I’m reminded that, so often, the most vulnerable among us carry the spiritual reserves for the rest of the world.
But, most importantly, I’m always struck by the fact that at the end of the trip I get to walk back across the border. In less than 15 minutes, I am back in the United States. To think, 15 minutes away are human beings — no different than you and me — risking everything they know and love in search of hope. Can you imagine?
Kino Border Initiative - Can You Imagine?
Shot over 24 hours in Nogales, Sonora & Nogales, Arizona.
Videos referenced in opening sequence:
1 - Between Borders: American Migrant Crisis - Brent Renaud & Craig Renaud
Video Link - https://goo.gl/D64mcU
2- For child immigrants, dangers of staying are most grave- CBS News
Video Link - https://goo.gl/5nsUpM
3 - The daily struggle to survive in Honduras - Telgraph UK Video
Video Link - https://goo.gl/jrjDvo
4 - Fleeing El Salvadoran gangs teen attempts U.S. entry - CBS News
Video Link - https://goo.gl/ndn5ez