After spending nearly three weeks in ICE custody, Pastor Betty Rendón - along with her husband Carlos - were officially deported back to their native Colombia on Tuesday, May 28. This process is not only a grave injustice to Pastor Rendón and her husband, but it has also been devastating to her daughter Paula Hincapie-Rendón and her daughter, Layla.
Consequently, a community of Lutheran pastors and Christian activists from the Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago has organized a campaign to raise funds to help Pastor Rendón and her family through these difficult first weeks. Funds will go towards paying for legal and living expenses for the entire family, that can be moved quickly and directly into Paula's personal bank account here in Chicago. Our loose offerings this weekend will go to support Pastora Betty and her family.