Volunteers from Mexico City help in Port Arthur with Harvey cleanup

Church members from Capital City Baptist Church in Mexico City clean homes in Southeast Texas

PORT ARTHUR, Texas - Memo Gomez and Andrea Gonzalez arrived from Mexico City four days ago with a desire to help after Harvey.

“It’s not what I thought it was going to be. It’s been harder, but still, in the end you can feel a relief because you know that you are helping people,” said Gomez.

Gonzalez said you can never go too far to help someone in need.

“Always have the heart to go and help anyone who needs it,” said Gonzalez. “Even if it’s close to home or far from home.”

They came with Lynn and Sandra Sasser, pastors of Capital City Baptist Church in the heart of Mexico City. Lynn is originally from Port Neches, and Sandra is from Louisiana. They knew firsthand the devastation that a hurricane could cause.

“This area is my home, and we wanted to come and help our friends and neighbors,” said Lynn, who has served as a pastor for Capital City Baptist Church for 14 years.

“We are so blessed in our lives,” said Sandra. “So we wanted to give back.”

Even with the political tension between the United States and Mexico, Gomez believes helping others doesn’t have borders.

“We didn’t care about that,” said Gomez. “We knew about the tension between politics, but this is not about that. I mean, I think we are all citizens of the world. In the end, it’s about helping people.”

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