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Contributed photo The group of men from Church for the Harvest helped to remodel a soup kitchen in Matamoros, Mexico.

Gunfire interrupts church mission trip

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A group of nine men from Church for the Harvest in Alexandria got more than they bargained for during a recent mission trip to Mexico.

They not only helped remodel a soup kitchen, visited with an orphanage and brought supplies to families living in squalor, but the men were also caught in the crossfire between drug cartels and the Mexican military.

They had to run for cover during a shootout in a border town that left at least two people dead.

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