The Common Good

Willow Creek hosts Pray 4 Reform gathering

Date: November 14, 2013

For Pastor Juan Guillén, one weekend a year ago in November will forever stick out in his mind. Four families in his congregation confided in him about arrests, detainment, deportation and family separation.

“It was the worst weekend I’ve experienced as a pastor,” Guillén said...

His story is one that reflects the mission of Pray 4 Reform, a national campaign led by the EIT, which hosts events nationwide to pray for and gain support for broad, bipartisan, “common sense” immigration reform informed by biblical principles. EIT members include the National Association of Evangelicals, Sojourners, World Vision, Bread for the World, Esperanza, among others.

Event co-host the Rev. Bill Hybels, senior pastor at Willow Creek, said the church has taken on the issue with EIT after they started the Casa de Luz ministry about nine years ago. Stories like Rogelio’s began surfacing as the ministry went on.