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Equipping the Saints

The Crossing partners with many organizations in Columbia devoted to helping others all year long.  This summer, we are highlighting a few of these ministry partners so you can help kids and adults in our city by partnering with one of them. Get involved by giving a high-impact gift that equips them to continue making a difference in specific lives, in specific ways. Tables with gift details are available in the foyer July 16 and 23. Gifts should be returned on July 30. For contact information, follow this link.

Organizations you can partner with include St. Raymond’s Society, Central Missouri Stop Human Trafficking Coalition, BOLD, and In2Action.

ARTS and WTC-Uganda

Through the generous giving of our members, The Crossing has provided significant support to African Reformed Theological Seminary (ARTS) and Westminster Theological College-Uganda (WTC-U) located near Kampala. ARTS offers a Masters of Arts in Theology Studies (MATS), while her sister school, WTC-U, offers diploma and Bachelors of Arts in Theological Studies (BATS). These two institutions offer high quality reformed theological education to the Kenyan pastors we partner to educate. So far, we have supported well over a dozen Kenyan pastors via scholarship.
A Thank You from Dr. Dave and ARTS:
We are so grateful for this VERY generous donation. This has been a HUGE boost to finishing the campus and getting us ready for students. This week we had about 20 students attending Systemic Theology I and next week the same number for ST II.  Then we host about 30 students for three weeks of Biblical Hebrew. The [enclosed] report details how the funds were spent. Please pass this on to the appropriate persons at The Crossing. We want to express gratitude to the Crossings elders and the donors for their investment in ARTS. Please get back with any questions.
In the Lamb,
Dave
Below are photos of the newly opened ARTS campus where extensive renovations were required to convert an aging primary school into a graduate seminary. Your donations helped make this possible.

Jamaica: A Mother-Daughter Story

Windy Shull and her Daughter Anna sent this Thank You letter to friends and family who made their missions week in Harmons, Jamaica possible. It will give you a sense of how one mother-daughter pair experienced going on mission together:

Dear Friends,

From June 11th to June 18th, we traveled on a mission trip with The Crossing Church and Won by One to Harmons, Jamaica. Thank you so much for your support, interest, and prayers for our journey! We’d like to share some of our experiences from the trip with you:

Jamaica Photos: Student-Parent Team 2017

The 2017 Student-Parent Jamaica Team served with Won By One from June 13th – 18th.

The Crossing sent 27 students, ranging from 13-18 years old, with 29 adults/leaders.

A few quotes from team members:

“After spending a lot of time with one of the residents at the infirmary who cannot speak very clearly, she totally blew my mind when she started singing a Jamaican gospel song with complete clarity.  She then proceeded to say a brief prayer, which was also completely comprehendible.   While she may have trouble communicating, God is clearly communicating through her, she was an amazing blessing to everyone who met her.” –Darla Branda

“I loved watch God work in me and my family it was not about me…it was about the Jamaicans who helped us recognize that it was all about Him.” –Brian Wallace

“The simplicity and joy in the Lord that I saw in the Jamaicans daily. I miss that.” –Nancy Anger

“Thank you, High School Ministry, for all you do to coordinate the Jamaica trip. This was the first trip for our family. It was amazing to see all the relationships you’ve developed over the years in Harmons. We never felt like strangers and loved helping advance the mission and vision you have helped developed.” –Jim Beaty

Thank You Notes from Drought Stricken Kenya

The Crossing recently sent special food relief funds to our Kenya project partners. The drought and resulting famine in East Africa are making it terribly expensive for these partner ministries to keep the children fed. Here are the thank you notes they’ve sent.

From Racefield School:

God bless you so much, Crossing Church!

Surely you have all been used of God! The famine in Kenya has become so acute and unbearable, the food prices going very high! 

Kids Club: Mission Prayer

Another year of Kids Club is in the books. This week of high intensity fun centered around communicating the gospel to preschool and elementary kids involves hundreds of kids and volunteers. While it’s easy to get swept up in all the cheers, chants, dances, songs, skits, slime, crafts, service projects, games, mudslides & water fights,

Jamaica Student Trip: June 11-18

Pray for the 2017 Student-Parent Jamaica Team as they prepare to serve with Won By One from June 13th – 18th.

We have 27 students, ranging from 13-18 years old, traveling with 29 adults/leaders.