Global Immersion (GI) is a training organization that equips the evangelic church of US American to become peacemakers in a divided world. Jesus is our best model of Shalom peace and restoration and therefore the center of all the training that occur.
CrossPresence has developed a special partnership with Global Immersion that over the years has helped create and execute the trainings that takes place on the San Diego/Tijuana border called the Immigrants Journey.
Global Immersions provides up to 12 trainings a year for approximately 20 individuals at a time. It’s an intensive 5-week journey that culminates in 4 days on the US/Mexican border that deeply disciples leaders and other followers of Jesus. The scriptures say that we are Ambassadors of Peace. Peace in the midst of conflict. We all live in areas where there’s conflict, and in the Sheahan’s case, the conflicts are the tensions on US/Mexico border.
This ministry is based on the question of “Who is my neighbor and how do I love them well?”. Jesus answered with the story of the Good Samaritan. At the end of the time, the participants learn to engage their neighbors in creative ways following the life teachings that Jesus has shown us.
The local church as well as Christian Universities throughout the States, have participated in this ministry. Several Christian Universities use Gl as curriculum giving students the opportunity to gain credits.
Maria and Shaun’s main responsibilities with GI are to cultivate, manage and teach during the time on the border and to connect with and encourage the Mexican leaders in whom they partner with during these learning labs.