Juarez Christians face violence, disunity
While large-scale cooperation among evangelicals is not likely, in the face of faulty public insitutions, smaller-scale efforts like Defendamos Juarez are generating a critical base of opportunities for smaller kinds of trust-based cooperation.
In that sense, Valles' vision of "making hope tangible" in Juarez is catching on. Most of Defendamos Juarez’s 1200 volunteers have no direct connection to the church, after all. And recently, other churches have begun to follow the lead of Defendamos Juarez, using their methods and sharing objectives, if not sharing the credit.