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The Crossing has partnered with ASELSI in Guatemala for many years. Recently, more than 150 children and youth ministers came together at ASELSI to learn, be encouraged, and grow together at #Relevant2018. ASELSI is reaching the next generation by training leaders who understand their call and ministry. For more Spanish language and English subtitled videos

Guatemala and Honduras Info Meetings:

Guatemala ASELSI Partnership Info Meeting Sunday: October 7 @ 9:45 am Location: Rm. 319 (Student Center) The Crossing has been a longtime partner with the mission organization ASELSI (aselsi.org) in Chichicastenango, Guatemala, supporting them with both financial needs and yearly mission teams. Consider meeting ASELSI directors, Emanuel and Jessica Pérez to learn more about ASELSI

Rob & Tündi Futo from Hungary: Meet & Greet

Sunday, June 10, In the Foyer, between services:

Stop by and meet missionaries Rob & Tündi Futo. They lead Cornerstone, a church plant in Budapest, Hungary. As pastor for Cornerstone, Rob is involved in the two year training program with City to City, the church-planting ministry of Tim Keller’s Redeemer church in New York. Tündi is completing a two year counseling degree through Westminster seminary online. Born in STL to Hungarian immigrants, Rob became a Christian through Cru at Mizzou. He met his wife, Tündi, while serving with Cru in Hungary. After Rob’s graduation from Covenant Seminary, he was ordained & they returned to Hungary where they have served for 18 years as full-time missionaries. They have two teenage girls, Haini & Csenge.

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Missions Prayer Needs:

  • Pray for Rob & Tündi Futo and their girls as they visit family, connect to their sending agency, and to their US supporters. They need travel mercies and restoration during their US stay. Pray for them to be sustained and strengthened through their time of travels.
  • Pray for The Wallace family from Kenya. They just spent a week at The Crossing volunteering with Kids Club and are also traveling much this summer. They could also use travel mercies on their journeys. Pray for their visits with supporting churches, for their needed support to be met, for their family to be refreshed and their strength restored.
  • Pray for kids and families who may have heard the gospel for the first time through attending Kids Club this week. Pray for God to draw their hearts to himself, for him to open them to the truth of the gospel, for him to grant them grace to believe, and grow them into sons and daughters who walk with him in faith.
  • Pray for the Jamaica Student-Parent Mission Team 2018. The team leaves Sunday to serve with Won by One in Harmons, Jamaica. Pray for God to work in many hearts, for relationships to be strengthened, for eyes to be opened to the gospel of Jesus, for much good to be done among the people of Harmons, for compassion and encouragement to be poured out to those who suffer.
  • Pray for Ron & Sally Widbin in Antigua Guatemala & other ministry partners including ASELSI . They are safe, so far, and actively responding to the aftermath and continued impact of the Volcano del Fuego eruptions. Pray for endurance and courage, hope and resilience as they strive to help in the midst of such terrible devastation.
  • Pray for the Summer Guatemala Team 2018 as they prepare to travel to Chichicastenango, Guatemala. They will be working with ASELSI several hours travel away from the area of the volcano. However, the eruptions have disrupted Guatemala in many ways including air travel. The evolving situation may impact their trip.

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ASELSI: Guatemala: Thank You!

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Thanks to leaders from a discipleship program in Missouri [The Crossing!!], and their heart to come and train Guatemalans how to follow Christ, ASELSI hosted a discipleship conference with nearly 100 people attending from a healthy mix of churches that are using the discipleship program. These “disciples” are learning to follow Christ by studying God’s Word and putting it into practice in their lives. See more about the Discipleship Program at ASELSI here.

Why is the discipleship program important to ASELSI?

The discipleship program is a testimony to the core vision of ASELSI:   “Equipping the Saints.”   At ASELSI we have a goal and a passion that is spelled out in this vision. We want to equip the body of Christ with Biblical teachings.

The discipleship program is led by local pastor, Miguel Angel Morales, one of our EBA graduates.  God began using him to make disciples. and now he’s equipping them by giving them the tools to have a solid foundation in their lives. This is extending into the churches and communities themselves.

This  is a team effort with Bill Penketham and Chuck Worstell, from Columbia, Missouri. who brought the High Quest program to Chichicastenango. Through this partnership we see discipleship growing here in Guatemala as a beautiful image of nations, tribes, and different tongues working together to be the body of Christ.

Glory to God for this!

~~Emanuel Perez, ASELSI Director

Guatemala Team: Winter 2018

Please pray for the Winter Missions Team heading to Chichicastenango, Guatemala this coming Monday, January 29th. This yearly team is mostly made up of returning members who assist every winter during the week-long discipleship training conference being held by ASELSI, one of The Crossing’s partner ministries in Guatemala. Joseph is a new member of this

Christmas Wish: Clinic Docs for ASELSI

ASELSI: Christmas Wish: GIVE NOW!

ASELSI is raising support to fund Drs. Gabby & Orlando, a pair of doctor-spouses who have started serving at the ASELSI Clinic. This will help care for thousands more sick and needy patients in the clinic and in communities across the region. Please consider supporting the clinic at ASELSI with your end-of-year giving.

ASELSI, located in Chichicostanango, is the partner ministry for The Crossing’s yearly Guatemala Missions Teams. Watch the video to learn more about their needs and read more about their history and the work of our missions teams below.

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

Mission Spotlight: Widbins in Guatemala

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Ron and Sally Widbin live in Chichicastenango, Guatemala where they have served with ASELSI for three and a half years.  Keep Ron and Sally in prayer as God leads them into new adventures. If you are interested in going to Guatemala with the Summer 2016 missions team, make sure to attend the March 20 Guatemala Info Meeting.

  • Support the Widbins by making a check payable to The Crossing with “The Widbins” in the memo line.
  • Contact the Widbins via Sally’s email: [email protected]

Below is a guest blogpost written by Ron.

Guatemala Team Update

12694808_10153841819349242_4383435082018828003_oPray for the Winter Guatemala Missions Team as they leave ASELSI in Chichi and travel home. Chris Woodson provides this day-by-day update with photos.

Day 1 As we ended our first day in Chichicastenango, I was reminded what true wealth is…

  • Listen, my dear brothers and sisters: Has not God chosen those who are poor in the eyes of the world to be rich in faith and to inherit the kingdom he promised those who love him? James 2:5

I am thankful to God for the gift of my friends in Guatemala.