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Short Term Outreaches

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Each financial contribution designated towards a specific team member will be used as designated with the understanding that if they reach their full support or withdraw from the outreach, the remaining restricted contributions will be used where most needed as directed by the Missions Office.

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Camp Moira, Lesvos 2020

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  • Where: Moria Refugee Camp Lesvos, Greece
  • Why: Moria is in a crisis with about 19,000 people living in a space made for 3,000.
  • Who: Anyone over 18 years of age
  • When: September 18-Oct 2, 2020 Approx.
  • Cost: TBD
  • Applications due: March 2, 2020 - available online or at the Missions Kiosk
  • What: serve in the camp in diverse ways ie. housing and clothing new arrivals, maintenance work, serving food, setting up tents, etc.

Uganda 2020

This Team is now full. 2021 Team details coming soon!

  • Mission Agency/Partner: International Needs Uganda
  • Team Leader(s): Chantelle Schmidt, Bernard Walker
  • Length of trip: 2 weeks
  • Time of year: February 27-March 10, 2020
  • Estimated cost: $800+flights

This trip offers the opportunity to serve alongside our partner International Needs Uganda, as they minister to the people of Buikwe. We will come alongside as they serve to alleviate spiritual and material poverty through their many programs. While the exact activities of the team will be guided by the needs of our partner, there will be key focus opportunities for the team. IN Uganda operates three schools in the Buikwe district, and CrossRoads has recently partnered with the High School to build a girls’ dormitory, in addition to the science laboratory completed a number of years ago. The team will support the educational programs in a variety of ways which could involve spending significant time with the youth while they attend school, participating in campus activities, and/or supporting the school staff in a multitude of ways. Other opportunities will involve learning about and participating in the IN Child Sponsorship program, Village Savings and Loans groups etc. Crossroads has partnered with this organization since 2008; your presence on this team will strengthen the long-term relationship our church has with IN Uganda and the community of Buikwe. You will be a gift to those you meet!

Greece 2020

This Team is now full. 2021 Team details coming soon!

  • Missions Agency/Partner: Hellenic Ministries
  • Team Leader(s): TBD
  • Length of trip: 10 days
  • Time of year: June 13-23, 2020
  • Estimated Cost: On ground costs+flights

This trip offers the opportunity to help run a Family Refugee Camp in Porto Astro, Greece. Refugees that are made up of many family units are invited to the Porto Astro camp facilities for 5 days where they are shown the Love of Christ. They will go through a curriculum called "Genesis to Jesus" where they are confronted with the question “Who is Jesus?”. The whole camp for them is sponsored so they are able to leave the chaos of Athens and come to a place of peace, take time to be refreshed, as well as have the opportunity to ask questions about God, Jesus, and Faith.

As this camp is high energy, high intensity, it requires people of great stamina and heart to serve. The daily needs of facilitating this operation are cleaning bathrooms, salad prep/kitchen help, and meal cleanup, there will be opportunities to connect with campers sharing meals, assisting with sports activities, and swimming (Time permitting).

Rwanda 2020

This Team is now full. 2021 Team details coming soon!

  • Mission Agency/Partner: World Relief (USA)
  • Team Leader(s): Pastor Tracy Minke
  • Length of Trip: 2 weeks
  • Time of year: August 22- September 4, 2020
  • Number of Team Members: 5-10, including leaders
  • Estimated Cost: $1800 + airfare

This trip offers the opportunity to visit, encourage and care for the local churches in Nyamasheke, Rwanda. You will engage with and learn from our partners at World Relief how their ministry empowers the local church to rise up and be the hands and feet of God in their own communities. You will meet, work with, pray for and encourage local pastors as they give hope to their churches and communities.

 Haiti 2020

2019 team delayed due to current crisis in country.

  • Mission Agency/Partner: Haiti Arise
  • Team Leader: Pastor Tracy Minke
  • Length of trip: 11 days
  • Time of Year: Mid to end of November
  • Estimated Cost: $1050+flights

This trip offers the opportunity to visit, encourage and care for the vulnerable and poor living in Grand-Goave, Haiti. We will partner with Haiti Arise in their work with the Trade School (building projects, teaching opportunities), the Children’s Village (building projects), also reaching out through prison and school ministries. You will have the opportunity to share your love of Jesus through prayer and sharing with children at Tapion Church, which is a small yet strong children’s church.