At a gas station and truck stop in a small town in the state of Veracruz, Mexico, two nuns began stopping big rigs to fill the trailers with waiting migrants from the caravan.
The caravan is trying on Sunday to make 116 miles, a record for them, considering the first day walking in Mexico they traveled just 20 miles.
The two Catholic nuns are from Guadalajara’s Misioneras de Christo Resuscitado. As a big red 18-wheeler approached, the two flagged down the driver, stepped on the running board on the passenger side and spoke for about 5 minutes. The driver then gave a reluctant wave of the hand, she spoke and dozens of young men ran to the rear to open the two tall metal doors.
An organizer appeared with a bullhorn, and loaded dozens of women and children and strollers inside. As soon as that truck left, with one door tied open, another approached. And again the nuns convinced him to fill his empty trailer with migrants.