”Many in the church need to stop focusing on the wrong and focus on what they are called to do. Millions have come to this country, many through illegal means, but that should not stop us from reaching out to them. In addition, for those many that are in desperate situations, we need to look past the wrong and see that many had no other choice. Many in the church feel good about themselves because they support missionaries overseas, but God has allowed these people to come to our doorstep. Christians do not need to look across the border; they just need to look out their window to find those to whom they can minister.
Writing for Undocumented.tv, J. Lance Conklin is Director, Immigrant Legal Services Technical Unit at World Relief. He has worked in immigration law for almost 15 years and holds a Master of Divinity from Golden Gate Baptist Theological Seminary and has served as a pastor of a Chinese congregation.