You are invited to follow daily devotions for Lent that will be posted on the Virginia Synod Facebook page, Instagram, and Twitter. Each day a new devotion, written by folks from around the Virginia Synod, will be posted. Your congregation is invited to share these devotions through your own social media outlets.
The devotions are based on 40 Bible verses, published by the AMMPARO strategy of the ELCA, about welcoming people. The word “amparo” in Spanish means the protection of a living creature from suffering or damage. The ELCA’s strategy to Accompanying Migrant Minors with Protection, Advocacy, Representation and Opportunities (AMMPARO) was envisioned after witnessing the plight of children who are forced to flee their communities because of complex and interrelated reasons, including chronic violence, poverty, environmental displacement and lack of opportunities in El Salvador, Honduras and Guatemala.
“Dios es nuestro amparo y fortaleza,” (“God is our refuge and strength,”) – Psalm 46:1