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Winter Guatemala Mission Trip Leaving Soon

2015 Team with Pastor Miguel Ángel and FamilyThe Crossing’s Winter Guatemala Mission Trip to serve with ASELSI in Chichicastenango is leaving soon. Pray for them both as they prepare to go and for the entirety of their trip.

Dates of travel: January 30 – February 6, 2016

Itinerary details:

  • Two days of travel from Columbia, MO to Chichicastenango, Guatemala.
  • First day:  Orientation to the ASELSI Mission in Chichicastenango, visit patients in the state hospital in Santa Cruz del Quiche’ and prepare for the ASELSI/Crossing Discipleship Conference which the group will help host with Pastor Miguel Ángel.
  • Second day:  Continue preparing for the discipleship conference in morning and participate in the conference in the afternoon at the ASELSI Mission with over 80 pastors from towns and villages from northern Guatemala.
  • Third day: Participate in the discipleship conference.
  • Fourth day:  Help with Clinic Day at the ASELSI mission in the morning and do home visits in the town of Choybaj in the afternoon.
  • Two days of travel from Chichicastenango, Guatemala to Columbia, MO

Team demographics:
The team is relatively small this trip and as in years past is headed up by Bill Penkethman and Chuck Worstell, who have been sharing The Navigators High Quest Discipleship Program with local Guatemalan pastors for approximately 12 years now.  Also co-leading the team this year are Michelle and Chris Woodson, four year veterans of the winter trip to the ASELSI Mission and the ASELSI/Crossing Discipleship Conference.  Other participants include Bill Penkethman’s wife, Debbie Penkethman, Bob Boone, Trent Poage and Joey  Schenz.

Target populations: Who do you hope to serve? What specific struggles and needs do they have?

Mission Spotlight: Local Ministry Partners

equippingLocal ministry partnerships are an important way The Crossing meets the needs in our community. We support 14 local ministries including 8 ministry staff.

The Crossing’s Equipping the Saints Partnership Drive is currently underway. The Crossing partners with several organizations in Columbia devoted to helping others all year long. This year at Christmas, you can help others by partnering with them. Get involved by giving a high-impact gift that equips these organizations to continue making a difference in specific lives, in specific ways.

Organizations you can partner with include:

ESI: Mission Spotlight has already featured Cor and in2Action. Watch for future Mission Spotlight features for all our other local ministry partners in coming months.

In addition to ministries involved in our Equipping the Saints Partnership Drive, The Crossing also supports and encourages you to give to these local organizations and staff: