COMPASSION MINISTRY & GLOBAL MISSIONS
We are on a mission to rescue starving children from the streets of the Philippines and abandoned children from the trash heaps of Guatemala.
There is a familiar saying which states: “You can’t really understand another person’s experience until you’ve walked a mile in their shoes.” At Crosspointe Church, we want you to experience what it would be like to walk in the shoes of one of our children from our feeding centers. We know that if you can see what they see, smell what they smell, taste what they taste and touch what they touch, you will have a greater understanding of their daily struggle to survive.
Awareness is our greatest weapon in the fight against physical and spiritual poverty. As more people become aware, the more children we will be able to reach.
Last year we took people just like you on multiple trips to visit our projects around the world. We provide opportunities to do community outreaches, service projects, teach Bible stories, make home visits, sight-seeing, and so much more. And on every one of those trips, people came home changed, their hearts touched by a child they encountered on a trip.
All our trips are usually 5 to 12 days. We run trips year round, but the bulk of these take place from spring through fall.
We attempt to schedule trips to visit as many different projects and locations as possible, thus providing you with a wide array of experiences and locations to choose from.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
WHO MAY PARTICIPATE ON A COMPASSION TRIP?
Our trips are open to everyone 18 years of age or older. Minors between the ages of 14 and 18 may join one of our trips providing they are accompanied by a parent or supervising adult with written parental consent.
WHERE DOES CROSSPOINTE TRAVEL?
Because Crosspointe Church and our partnership with Manna World-Wide operates several different projects in Mexico, Guatemala, the Philippines and Kenya, we have opportunities to travel to all our locations on a consistent basis. In any given year, compassion trips are scheduled to visit as many projects as possible. However, not all countries are visited in a given year.
HOW LONG ARE THE TRIPS?
The typical trip is 5 to 12 days in duration. Trip length is determined based upon destination.
WHAT TYPE OF ACCOMMODATIONS WILL WE STAY IN?
You accommodations will be either a hotel or guest house. Crosspointe routinely stays in predefined establishments that are clean, comfortable and safe.
DO I NEED A PASSPORT?
Yes, all compassion trips are to international destinations. For more information or to acquire a passport: http://travel.state.gov/passport
WILL I NEED IMMUNIZATIONS?
There is a good possibility you will need immunizations to safeguard your health while on a compassion trip. Your trip leader will inform you of any required and or recommended immunizations you should receive prior to your trip. For more information about immunizations and foreign travel: http://cdc.gov/travel
SHOULD I PURCHASE TRAVEL MEDICAL INSURANCE?
No, a travel medical insurance policy is included in the cost of your trip. Trip cancellation insurance is not included in the cost of the trip. If desired, you may purchase an additional travel medical or cancellation insurance policy. To download a summary of Travel Insurance Benefits: Click Here
The Need: Currently, there are approximately 1.7 million children living in the slums of metro Manila, Philippines. These children are faced with extreme poverty and forced to wander the streets looking for provisions for their basic needs. These undernourished children face sickness, street fights, sexual exploitation, and exposure to substance abuse. Many of these children can be found sniffing glue to numb their hunger pains.
The Mission: RESCUING STARVING CHILDREN FROM THE STREETS OF THE PHILIPPINES
The Difference you can make: We currently support missionary Lance Gotcher in metro Manila, Philippines. He oversees 4 churches in this area and is reaching over 2,000 Filipinos every weekend. In addition, we partner with Manna Worldwide by sponsoring 3 feeding centers connected with these local churches. Daily we are feeding hundreds of children physically and spiritually in Jesus’ Name. The cost is only $1 a day to feed a child.
The Need: In Mexico 7 out of 10 Born in Poverty Will Die in Poverty. 70 percent of the population in Tijuana, some 2.2 million people — do not earn enough to cover their basic food needs.
Due to the great number of migrants from southern Mexican states, and from Central and South American countries, who come to Tijuana in the hope of making their way into the US, the city is expanding rapidly. The constant migratory flux in Tijuana has led to the fragmentation, and in many cases, the total disintegration, of families and a great number of children have lost parental care. These children may have to work on the streets in order to survive, thus jeopardizing their education. Without protection, they are vulnerable to sexual exploitation and violence, and often they begin to take drugs.
The Mission: RESCUING CHILDREN FROM THE GRIP OF POVERTY IN TIJUANA, MEXICO
The Difference you can make: The Difference you can make: We partner with Manna Worldwide and Centro Shalom Church by sponsoring a nutrition center connected to this local church in Tijuana, Mexico. Daily we are feeding over 40 children physically and spiritually in Jesus’ Name. In addition to nutritious meals, there are so many other benefits these children are experiencing through our giving. The cost is only $1 a day to rescue a child from the grip of poverty in Tijuana, Mexico.
The Need: There are approximately 400,000 orphans in Guatemala City. With a lack of orphanages to care for these children, kids are wandering the trash heaps of Guatemala looking for food, water, and clothing. In addition, due to extreme poverty, parents are throwing their infants away because they cannot afford to care for them.
The Mission: RESCUING ABANDONED CHILDREN FROM THE TRASH HEAPS OF GUATEMALA
The Difference you can make: We are partnering with Manna Worldwide and completed building an orphanage to rescue abandoned children from the trash heaps of Guatemala. The orphanage is able to give them 24/7 care, food, clothing, shelter, and education. The cost is only $10 a day per child.
We have an opportunity to offer faith, hope, and love to the world’s neediest children. We are partnering with Christian leaders to have the greatest impact as we provide nutritious meals, emergency medical care, clean water, and spiritual hope.
We want to reach children that suffer most and equip them to achieve their full potential in Christ. And when we pray, give and go, we are making this desperate need a reality.
If you have any questions, let us know.
Your Next Right Step
Join us this Sunday at 9:30am or 11:00am where we will have an encouraging message, inspiring worship, a kid’s environment your children will never want to leave, and perhaps the best church community in Anaheim, Ca.