We’re right in the middle of Hispanic Heritage Month and one local church spent this weekend with a special guest, Bishop Minerva Carcaño.
She was the first latina Women elected as a Bishop with the United Methodist Church, she’s been all around the world speaking about her message of Immigration reform, even invited to the white house.
“I truly am a product of the border,”Carcaño said.
People packed the pews Sunday morning at the first United Methodist Church in Rogers to hear from Bishop Carcaño.
“I Lived between countries lived between cultures, I’m fortunate to have father who taught me what it means to be an immigrant,” Carcaño said.
Carcaño says her heritage and journey as a bishop is what drives her compassion for advocacy.
“We United Methodist have a clear stance on immigration. We believe that immigrants should be treated with love, humanely and they should be welcomed and respected as if they were native born, that comes from scripture,” Carcaño said.
A nation-wide issue, Carcaño says immigrants are also ingrained in the livelihood of the Natural State.
“They are here and supporting life in Arkansas and they are here supporting life all over the united states,” Carcaño said.
Carcaño believes her message will break borders, bringing nations together.
“We know that immigrants benefit from our well-being, their survival effects our survival.” Carcaño said.