Bread for the World is collaborating with the Christian Community Development Association, World Vision, World Relief, and others to stage a pilgrimage walk in Southern California to raise the issue of immigration during the election season.
El Camino del Inmigrante (The Path of the Immigrant) began on Saturday, Aug. 20 at the U.S.-Mexico border at Tijuana and will culminate in downtown Los Angeles on Aug. 30. On the days between, the walk is snaking through the southernmost counties of California. The pilgrimage demonstrates Bread’s solidarity with undocumented immigrants, many of whom face hunger and other perils every day.
Thanks to some reporting from East Central Ministries, another organization that’s taking part in the event, here is what happened on the first day of the event:
The day started “with a powerful prayer service and send-off at Friendship Park in the Border Fields State Park.