Missions

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MISSIONS

We believe the only hope we have in life or in death is Christ. God sent His Son for the salvation of all those who will trust Jesus alone for their salvation.


We are responsible to the Lord to take this Gospel of hope to every place on the globe, starting with our neighbors, then our county, state, and country -- and to the Nations.


Crossroads, as a church, seeks to go into the world where we live and love people with the love of Jesus, serve them, and seek an opportunity to share with them the hope we have in Christ. We gladly support more than 3,600 missionaries serving with the International Mission Board of the Southern Baptist Convention. These missionaries go places we can't, moving their families and putting down roots in hard places so they can bridge cultural and language barriers with the story of God's grace and mercy.

Our involvement with Operation Christmas Child expanded this year from being a Drop-Off Center for shoe-box gifts to being a Collection Center. Through local drop-offs, we handled almost 6,000 shoebox gifts and after those were placed in cartons and other drop-off centers brought their cartons, we filled 3 tractor-trailers with gifts for children around the world. Each gift is accompanied by a local-language explanation of who Jesus is and how a child and their family can trust Him for salvation.

We regularly engage in community outreach through Loving Lillington. Earlier this year we gave food, cleaning supplies, diapers, prayer, and Bibles to several hundred local residents.

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Loving Lillington Coming in the Fall

This Fall, we will once again open our hearts toward those who are struggling to provide the very basics of life for themselves and their families. Loving Lillington has taken on several shapes over the years -- huge give-a-aways that look like Yard Sales (but everything is free) to last year when we made it a drive through event, handing groceries, Bibles, baby supplies, and cleaning supplies to people through their car windows. Some years we have sent work crews to people's homes to do repair projects that could be completed in a few hours of time -- always without cost to the homeowner.


We always try to share the Good News of Jesus with people and seek to pray specifically for their needs. Jeanne Brewer will once again head up our team of volunteers. We'd love for you to be a part of this meaningful outreach to the people of our community. Speak to Jeanne Brewer if you're interested in helping to plan Loving Lillington 2022 or send us a message and we will pass along your contact information to Jeanne.

office@crossrdschurch.com

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New Life Radio - Ukraine

There is a Christian Radio Station in Ukraine which is still on the air and has moved some broadcast equipment out of the war zone to try and have a backup system in place if it is needed. Our Elders have approved not only encouraging you to pray for this ministry and staff, but also asking you to consider an extra, designated gift to help them. Below you will see today's update on their situation and the link to the ministry page.

https://www.crfr.org

The picture below is a link. Click on it if you'd like to listen to their station: http://www.NLRadio.net

CRISIS IN UKRAINE:  March 3, 2022. AS RUSSIAN FORCES HAVE ATTACKED UKRAINE, New Life Radio reports that Russian forces are on the outskirts of the city of ODESSA. The city is now blocked with no roads to escape.  Update: 6:00 am EST:  New Life Radio is still on the air! NLR station manager Ivan Zhurakovski and staffer Eva are now in IASI, Romania to set up a remote radio broadcast operation there. They have a 3 month permission to stay in Romania. Today they are seeking to rent two apartments, one for the family and one for our studios (we ask friends in the USA to consider helping with this expense). Our radio engineer YURI (at far left in above photo) remains at the station in Odessa to oversee our broadcast transmission and will continue on unless stopped. Also today we are making plans to take portions of our station equipment out of our University building to safeguard in case our studios are shelled or destroyed. Ivan is attempting to liaison with an Italian aid worker in IASI going to Odessa who might be able to bring additional radio equipment back to IASI. Christian Radio for Russia is asking Christians in America to pray for peace between Russia and Ukraine and for the protection of our radio operations center in Odessa during this difficult time. Pray that our studio building might be spared, so we can continue in our present space when the war stops. We are also asking Christians to consider supporting us so we can ensure the station’s continuation, even if Odessa is under total control of Russian forces or we have to relocate our operations permanently. New Life Radio will broadcast the message of Christ and His Gospel, knowing that both the people of Russia and Ukraine need to know about our Savior, who is in total control of the affairs of the world. SEE THIS LINK FOR A VIDEO REPORT FROM NLR:  https://gna.news/content/new-life-radio-ukraine-calls-urgent-prayer-continue-broadcasting

THANK YOU! Daniel Johnson, CRFR