A Sojourner’s Truth Podcast: #GriefAND the Immigrant Story

This season of A Sojourner’s Truth podcast is brought to you by The Voices Collection of Our Daily Bread Ministries. Find out more at experiencevoices.org. Also, check out the “Where Ya From?” Podcast. Purchase my new release from ODBM The Voices Collection, Journey to Freedom, Discovering the God of Deliverance, An Exodus Bible study

Episode 29: #GriefAND the Immigrant Story featuring Bethany Rivera Molinar. Bethany serves as Executive Director at Ciudad Nueva. She was born and raised in El Paso. She is a graduate of the University of Texas at El Paso where she received her bachelor of science degree. She completed graduate studies at Baylor University, earning both Master of Divinity and Master of Social Work degrees. Bethany’s community development experience includes: community organizing at local and state levels, parental engagement, and bridging the local church to their neighborhood. She has worked at Ciudad Nueva since 2013 and has served in multiple capacities including middle school program coordinator, youth programs director, grant writer and director of operations. Bethany is passionate about faith-based community development and worshiping God with mind, body and spirit. She also serves on the board Christian Community Development Network. She lives and works in the Rio Grande neighborhood with her husband Adrian and their three children.

No one can tell me what I have come to know about God as a result of my own suffering and experiences. I know God to be I AM in said instances and no one can take that away from me.

Natasha Sistrunk Robinson

In my conversation with Bethany Rivera Molinar, we unpack the topic of immigration and how it impacts our culture and society today. Bethany shares her insight and perspective on what she has seen within the immigrant community and within our children today. We also talk about the immigrant story and how it relates back to the Bible and our understanding of God.

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Bethany Rivera Molinar is a contributor on my recent Voices of Lament book project. She wrote the chapter titled, “When Will Their Day Come,” an essay on Psalm 37:12-13.

If you would like to learn more about or purchase the book, Voices of Lament, you can do so at the following link: https://www.natashasrobinson.com/voicesoflament

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Resources

Here are some organizations that Bethany Molina is part of:

Ciudad Nueva: https://ciudadnueva.org/

You can watch a video about the Ciudad Nueva Community Outreach Youth sharing their words “To the President”

Christian Community Development Association: this organization seeks to wholistically restore communities with Christians fully engaged in the process of transformation. If you would like to learn more about CCDA you can do so on their website or on Instagram.

Other resources mentioned on the podcast:

The Prophets (Perennial Classic) by Abraham Heschel. Click below to learn more.

Ido in Autismland: Climbing out of Autism’s Silent Prison

A Sojourner’s Truth Podcast: #GriefAND Indigenous Peoples

This season of A Sojourner’s Truth podcast is brought to you by The Voices Collection of Our Daily Bread Ministries. Find out more at experiencevoices.org. Also, check out the “Where Ya From?” Podcast. Purchase my new release from ODBM The Voices Collection, Journey to Freedom, Discovering the God of Deliverance, An Exodus Bible study

Episode 28: #GriefAND Indigenious People featuring Mariah Humphries. Mariah is a Mvskoke Nation citizen, writer, and educator. Through her experience navigating the tension between Native and white American culture, she brings Native awareness to non-Native spaces. With over twenty years of vocational ministry service, she is focused on theology, racial literacy, and reconciliation within the American church.

There is this loving order. Making sure everyone is unified. In my experience with Native American women that’s a strength that I see.

Mariah Humphries

In this episode of A Sojourner’s Truth Podcast, I sit down with Mariah Humphries and discuss the issues that are impacting Native American culture today. Mariah shares her insights and highlights key aspects of her culture that she feels is important for people to know and understand. In our conversation, we touch on the topic of women within the Native culture and how they make an impact within the lives of their people group and their role in our society today. Our discussion also includes insights about abuse, the church’s responsibility, concerns of today’s Native Americans, as well as what the Bible says about the Promised Land.

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Resources

If you would like to learn more about the The Muscogee Nation here is a resource for you to look into: https://www.muscogeenation.com/ 

Missing and Murderous Indigenous People (MMIW) is an organization dedicated to helping the Indigenous families through the grief of losing their missing or murdered family member. If you would like to support them or learn more about what they do, you can do so at this link: https://mmiwusa.org/

If you would like to learn more about Native and Indigenous cultures or find ways you can support them here are some organizations to look into:

National Indigenous Women’s Resource Center: https://www.niwrc.org/. Connect on Instagram

Rising Hearts: https://www.risinghearts.org/. Connect on Instragram

Sovereign Bodies Institute: https://www.sovereign-bodies.org/. Connect on Instagram

A Sojourner’s Truth Podcast: #GriefAND Wilderness

This season of A Sojourner’s Truth podcast is brought to you by The Voices Collection of Our Daily Bread Ministries. Find out more at experiencevoices.org. Also, check out the “Where Ya From?” Podcast. Purchase my new release from ODBM The Voices Collection, Journey to Freedom, Discovering the God of Deliverance, An Exodus Bible study

Hello Beautiful People,

I am pleased to bring you this episode, featuring a very special conversation with my daughter Ashley Robinson. In this episode, my daughter and I discuss the topic of GriefAND Wilderness. Being in high school and someone who is part of Gen Z, Ashley shares her insights and perspective on the how the last few years has impacted the young people in our culture.

I had to take a break, not that we had many but I had to give myself one. Because there was so much that was hyper-focused on so many things. And also part of it was it all impacted me.

Ashley Robinson

If you would like see a short video clip from our conversation on the podcast, you can do so HERE

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