Missions

Category Archives: Missions

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.

Jamaica: Veritas: In Their Own Words–Spring Break 2017

Veritas 2017 Spring Break Team took a huge group of college students to Harmons, Jamaica where they served with Won By One.

Alex Gray, Veritas Staff, provides this guest post with student interviews and photos taken during their trip.

  • How did you see God at work during your week in Harmons, Jamaica?
  • How did God grow your faith through this experience?
  • What was one of your favorite parts about your time there?

Mission Sending: A Girls’ Group Story

Many of us want to support missions but struggle with how to get started. This story should encourage us all to jump in and become missions senders.

Makayla Voris, Sophia Domenico and Vienne Parmele, are in the same Middle School small group. They got creative and sold decorated Easter cookies to raise $200 to help Maggie Brothers, one of their small group leaders, meet her missions team funding goal for Project Japan 2017.

Tanya Parmele, Vienne’s mom, promoted the girl’s fundraising venture by taking orders for cookies via Facebook. “Nana Pat” Parmele, Vienne’s grandmother, baked and pre-iced 144 cookies before hosting the girls for an all-afternoon decorating party.Here’s their story in their own words…and those of the adults who helped them get it done:

Project Japan 2017

Project Japan 2017 Team Photo

For the past six years, The Crossing’s college ministry, Veritas, has partnered with Mission To the World’s church planting team in Nagoya, Japan. Each summer, Veritas takes a group of Veritas college students to Nagoya to help run the college ministry at Nisshin Christ Church (NCC) for the months of June and July. Here’s a video overview from Project Japan 2016.

Kyle Richter, Crossing Pastor & Veritas Co-director, is team leader for Project Japan 2017. He provided this guest post. Please consider financially supporting Project Japan 2017 (Place donation amount under Project Japan.)

Project Japan 2017: May 30th-July 25th (The Richter family will leave May 24th to allow an extra week for their kids to adjust before the rest of the team arrives.)

Compassion: Child sponsorship…a family story

Compassion Sundays:

  • April 30 & May 7th
  • Visit the Compassion Table in the Foyer

Release a Child from Poverty to Change Their Life…and Yours
~A guest post by Rachel Johnson~

A few years back, God brought a person into my life who has impacted me deeply. This person shares the gospel with me, prays for my family, sends drawings to my children, and continues to focus my eyes on the global church and our hope in Jesus.

This person is not a pastor, a mentor, a bible study leader, or a celebrity blogger.

This person is Michel: an 11-year-old boy from Togo, Africa and the child my family sponsors through Compassion International.

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.