Presbyterians on the Frontier: A Story of Presbyterian Border Ministry 1984 to 2014

Published in time of the 30th anniversary of Presbyterian Border Ministry. Written by Parrish Jones, PPF National Commitee Member.

Presbyterians on the Frontier is the culmination of four years research, site visits, and interviews seeking to capture the stories of those who have served in Presbyterian Border Ministry.

"We have both be shaped by Presbyterian Border Ministry--it has become the 'water we swim in'. We are grateful to Parrish Jones for writing Presbyterians On The Frontier which allows us to step outside of the water and understand more fully the power of God to transform lives including ours through this crazy thing called bi-national ministry."
—Jocabed Gallegos and Mark Adams, Coordinators of Frontera de Cristo

"This book by Dr. Jones is a historical narrative of how our PCUSA partners have and continue to support the visions of the Presbyterian Border Ministry, and the many friends who remain associated with these projects. Based on his many personal experiences and interviews that provided the substance for this 30 year study of our southern neighbors along the border, his love for Mexico and its people illuminates each chapter."
—Sandra Martin MT (ASCP) PCUSA Member; Living Waters for the World Clean Water Mission Team Member

"Parrish Jones has given us a book for the study of the Presbyterian Border Ministry from the initial efforts of Saul Tijerina in the 1970s to the present challenges. He describes the relationship of mutual respect and trust that developed between churches of the US and Mexico as they worked together to establish a ministry to meet the social, economic and spiritual needs at the border. It is an important guide to understanding the present ministry and the challenges of the future." 
—Hector Zavaleta, Retired Executive for Hispanic Ministries, Synod of Arizona, UPC, and highly involved in Founding Presbyterian Border Ministry.


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