Dr. Erica Jarrett, MD

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Dr. Erica Jarrett, MD
Church Info
Home Church Address
Christ Church Austin
2312 San Gabriel St.
Austin, TX 78702
United States
Organization Name
The Border Mission
Type of Organization
Non Profit
Your Position/Title within your Organization
Organization Address
po box 736
Weslaco, TX 78599
United States
Organization Phone Number
Organization URL
Work of Ministry
Refugees within North America
Description of Organization
A chapel and outreach ministry to the vulnerable and those serving them on the South Texas/Mexico border.
Organization Years In Operation
Does your ministry offer internships?
Yes, post-graduate internship(s).
Strengths of Organization
Focus on Jesus Christ and his presence in the hearts of every person.
Would you consider your role part time or full time within justice and mercy ministry?
Part Time
How many years have you been in ministry among the vulnurable, marginalized, and under-resourced?
What training did you receive that equipped you for justice and mercy ministries?
Experience on short term mission trips, mostly on the border of Mexico but also in Guatemala, India and Uganda as well as experiences while earning my degrees in public health and in training as a family doctor.
What are your primary concerns for the ministry?
Experiencing and communicating Christ in all that we do.
What feels like the most difficult aspect of your life in ministry?
Not having a local Anglican church.
What gives you the greatest joy?
Seeing beauty revealed in dark places.
What spiritual disciplines help sustain you in your rhythms of life among the vulnerable, marginalized, and under-resourced?
Regularly practicing morning and evening prayer.
What would you like fellow Anglicans (bishops, churches, the average parishioner) to know about your ministry?
That we are here to serve them. We want them to learn, along with us, how to love and serve along our border.
How would you like fellow Anglicans (bishops, churches, the average parishioner) to grow in regards to justice and mercy issues?
Engaging deeply in issues of justice and mercy often serves to draw us closer to the truth of Christ and His love for us. Sometimes we are so caught up in our own lives we miss out on opportunities to serve and also to experience the love of Christ in profound ways as we do it.
What are your favorite books related to justice and mercy issues?
Les Miserables Enrique's Journey Silence
What are your favorite movies related to justice and mercy issues?
Maria Full of Grace
What do you wish people knew about justice ministry in general or specific arenas of justice work?
I wish more people could come and see what the border is like, in some ways it is far worse than they imagine and in other ways it is far better.
Tell us a bit about your story and your heart for justice and mercy.
My husband and I met doing mission work in Piedras Negras Mexico. Over the years God has grown in us a desire to serve the vulnerable and lead others to encounter Christ in the world through service among the poor. After several years away we have recently returned to work along the Texas/Mexico border.