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Guatemala: Fundraiser and More Photos

Guatemala Fundraiser

  • Date: Sat., May 6
  • Time: 6–8 p.m.
  • Location: Copperstone Clubhouse

The Crossing has a very significant partnership with ASELSI in Guatemala, including a medical clinic and church in Chichicastenango and many other great ministries they provide to the people in the surrounding region. Please come to the Copperstone clubhouse and plan to support their efforts to assist the needs of the people in Guatemala.

There will be finger foods served and homemade craft beer and wine will be available for a donation. Ron and Sally Widbin, missionaries from The Crossing, will share about the exciting things God is doing in people’s lives in Guatemala.

No need to sign up. Just show up.

More Winter Team Photos:

In early February, The Crossing sent a missions team to Guatemala. This team, made up largely of returning members, assists every year during the week-long discipleship training conference–another great ministry of ASELSI.

Here are even more wonderful photos from the Guatemala: Winter 2017 Team. If you missed Part 1 last week, you can find it here.

Guatemala: Winter 2017 Team Photos

In early February, The Crossing sent a mission team to Guatemala. This yearly team is made up largely of returning members who assist annually during the week-long discipleship training conference being held by ASELSI, The Crossing’s partner ministry in Guatemala. Here are some of their photos from the conference and their time in Chichicastenango: Discipleship

10 Prayers for Ministries, Missions and Partners:

Here are 10 ways to pray for The Crossing’s ministries, missions and partners this week: Pray for those leading For Columbia teams and for those preparing to serve this coming Sat., April 29th. Pray also for those who will receive the service of these volunteers. 48 local churches. Over 2,000 volunteers. Dozens of work sites.

Honduras 2017: Photos and Stories

Here are photos and stories from the Honduras Mission Team. Pray for their safe travels back to COMO today and for the people they served this week. The local churches and the World Gospel Outreach long term mission team members will follow up with the people the team served to continue addressing their physical and spiritual needs.

Drought & Famine in Africa & Yemen

Pray for the more than 20 million people facing starvation in Africa and Yemen. Because of these regional food shortages, costs have doubled then tripled for our partner ministries in central Kenya.

The Crossing is sending funds for food relief to our partner ministries, especially to our partner church, New City Fellowship, and to the schools we support who feed and educate orphans and vulnerable children: Pistis School in Karen, Racefield School in Mwingi, Christ the Redeemer School in Ongata Rongai, and El Shaddai School in Mukuru.

Racefield School is in an area much more susceptible to drought. Your past assistance is making a difference even now. Funding provided by Crossing2Kenya and Crossing Kids in the past has helped Racefield School to have greater food security.

These measures include:

Honduras Team: Spring Break 2017

Next Saturday, March 25th, 15 team members will leave for Honduras to minister alongside World Gospel Outreach (wgoreach.org). The team will return one week later, arriving in Columbia after midnight March 31st.

Dan Carmichael, a returning team member, is serving as Team Leader for the first time this year. He will be supported in leadership by several returning team members including Sarah Kohnle who served as Team Leader on several previous trips. Two team members are going to Honduras ahead of schedule to extend their time in-country.

Prayer Requests:
Although Honduras is a dangerous and corrupt place, there has never been a violent incident with any of the teams. Our hosts make sure the North American teams stick together and armed guards watch over us while we serve. Most times, the peace of God flows over the people standing in line and everyone is patient.

Please pray for:

  • continued peace
  • healthy bodies
  • safe surroundings
  • the ability to reach and minister for Christ.

Team Demographics:

  • 15 person team
    • 11 from The Crossing
    • 4 from Montgomery City
  • 8 women going and 7 men.
    • Oldest man: 65 years old
    • Oldest woman: 58 years old
    • Youngest man: 20 years old
    • Youngest woman: 19 years old
  • 3 married couples
    • One couple is in their 40s
    • One couple is in their 30s
    • One couple is in their 20s.

The 2017 team will be participating in all the same ministry activities as previous teams. Below is a description excerpted from last year’s ESI post:

News From Racefield School in Kenya

Thanks to the generosity of donors from The Crossing, Racefield School has enlarged their solar system enabling them to install a computer classroom.

We are greatly encouraged by your love to move on. Thank you, to great people of God, Pastor Keith and the Entire Crossing Church and all our supporters may God richly bless you, we don’t know the better way to express it but our hearts are full filled with great joy and appreciation for your continued support to this ministry.

Lots of prayers and greetings from Racefield Family.

Wishing you God’s blessings.
Sammy & Felistus

For Racefield Children’s Ministry.

Racefield School is located outside Mwingi Town in rural Kenya where there is no electrical grid. Even so, last year the government of Kenya mandated that all schools must provide computer facilities and classes in order to keep their certification. But, the government provided no funding making their demands seem insurmountable.