Recently Read: Texas couple fights for custody of adopted Mexican girl

Their story dates back to 2002, to an impoverished neighborhood in Matamoros, a city of a half-million people across the Rio Grande from Brownsville, Texas. Larry and Nancy — along with dozens of church volunteers from North Texas — built Casa Bugambilia, a homeless refuge, hospital and school.

They met Keyla for the first time in the middle of a dirt street a few blocks from the refuge. Keyla, an epileptic with learning disabilities, moved into the refuge along with her great grandmother, who soon got sick and died.

Larry and Nancy, who were living at the refuge, agreed to raise Keyla and provide her medical care.

 

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Paul W.
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The situation described in the article is truly heartbreaking. This is something I would like to see the GBCS working non-stop to resolve. Imagine if our Bishops would risk arrest to bring attention to this particular immigration issue; they would have full united support across the UMC membership. Thank you for posting this article!

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