The spiritual benefit of a border wall

Monday, June 13, 2016
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Bill Bumpas (OneNewsNow.com)

U.S.-Mexico border fenceA Mississippi pastor who just completed a mission trip to Mexico says some believers there see great spiritual benefit in a wall along the border.

Pastor Terry Pierce of Tupelo Free Will Baptist Church recently returned from a brief mission trip in Mexico, just across from Eagle Pass, Texas. He says in visiting with the faith-based community there, he heard a unique perspective regarding the upcoming presidential election in the U.S.

Pierce recalls a conversation he had with Mexican pastor Joe Torres. Torres told the Mississippi pastor that he welcomes a Donald Trump presidency that would include building a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border.

"He said it would honestly be the best thing for the common person in Mexico because he said too many of the Mexicans have relied on their dream being coming to America as their salvation rather than trusting in the Lord to provide," the Illinois native explains.

Pierce

Trump – the presumptive GOP nominee for president – has made construction of a wall along the nation's southern border a key component of his proposal for dealing with illegal immigration. While he has addressed the economic impact it could have for American taxpayers, Torres and others – according to Pierce – believe a Trump victory and a subsequent wall could as well have a major spiritual impact on the people of Mexico.

"He just believes that it's going to [bring about] a cultural shift and an identity declaration for the people of Mexico that with God we've got this and that they can make their own lifestyle better by just learning to work with [the resources] where they're at," he explains.

Pastor Torres and many other Christians in Mexico, says Pierce, are making the U.S. presidential election a matter of prayer.

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