Lydia Patterson Institute
For over 100 years, Lydia Patterson Institute has been dedicated to building bridges between two countries, two cities, and two cultures. As the only United Methodist institution on the border, it is committed to form bilingual and bicultural leaders for the church and society.
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A word from Socorro de Anda with Lydia Patterson Institute in El Paso –
“We teach love and respect to all regardless of race, religion, national origin, or any other God given grace unlike our own. We are exactly what is so badly needed in our communities. We are uniters not instigators of racism and bigotry. At a time when religious ministries and community programs are at a decline in our country, we stand steadfast. Our students disperse throughout the countries of the US and Mexico after graduation. Wherever they go, they spread the love of Jesus in their daily lives and their relationships with their fellow brothers and sisters. This is what we send out. This is what we teach. That is what is so badly needed.
Sadly, I found out yesterday that the father of three of our past students, Alexander Hoffman, was a victim of Saturday’s shooting. Keep praying for us.”
Dr. Socorro de Anda, President, Lydia Patterson Institute, El Paso, TX