"Juárez, Chihuahua, México" Juárez by xoxoxenophile

Juárez Travel Guide: 13 reviews and 22 photos

In English

In the summer of 2012, I traveled to Ciudad Juárez for the first time. Many of my family and friends were worried about my safety, even though the ministry I was serving with--Casas Por Cristo--had never had any incidents in Juárez. After the gang and drug violence started they had stopped building in the neighborhoods most effected, but were struggling to help the rest of the city, as many in the United States, scared by all of the media attention Juárez was getting, decided to travel elsewhere for their mission trips. This was why we decided, when we felt called to go on an extra mission trip (besides the one my campus ministry takes each winter), we chose Juárez. And I'm very glad we did, because it was an incredible experience.

En Español

En el verano de 2012, yo viajé a la Ciudad Juaréz, Chihuahua, México para mi primera vez. Mucho de mi familia y amigos preocupaba sobre mi seguridad aunque el ministerio con lo que yo servía–Casas por Cristo–nunca había tenido cualquier incidente allá. Después la violencia de las pandillas y drogas empezó, el ministerio paraba construir en los vecinos más peligrosos, pero luchaba para ayudar el resto de la ciudad, porque muchos estadounidenses, asustados de lo que las noticias decían sobre Juaréz, decidían viajar en otra parte para viajes misioneros. Debido a esto, decidímos escoger Juaréz como el destino para un viaje misionero extra (adémas de nuestros viajes misioneros usuales en los inviernos) para cual que nosotros sentímos llamados.

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  • In a nutshell:Colorful places, wonderful people--not the Juaréz portrayed in the media!
  • Last visit to Juárez: Aug 2012
  • Intro Written Feb 11, 2013
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  • XenoHumph's Profile Photo
    Feb 12, 2013 at 4:27 PM

    Great picture of these kids!

    • xoxoxenophile's Profile Photo
      Feb 12, 2013 at 6:27 PM

      Thanks! We were there to build a house, but for me it was all about meeting and talking to the kids. :)

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