International Mission Trips to Peru and Ukraine
We have had several short-term missions trips to Peru and Ukraine. We have a vision of continually expanding our view of the mission of God through His Church and these trips are just one way of doing that. When we consider where to go with short-term trips, one of our primary desires is to go where we can form a long-term relationship. Though these trips may seem short, they provide opportunities to pray and lift up the Church around the world, to serve and to observe.
2010 Peru: our first mission trip to Lima, Peru, a city of 8 million people, teaching and ministering along side our local missionaries at “Iglesia Presbyteriana Luz de Vida.”
2010 Ukraine: our first mission trip to Kiev, Ukraine joining with eight members from CrossPointe Church, Austin, TX. We served with two MTW missionaries and 30 members of the “Solomensky Presbyterian Reformed Church”ministering to 38 students at “X-Way Camp 2010.”
2011 Peru: Lima, Peru, where we had assisted in a medical clinic in Man Chi, an impoverished section of this city working in conjunction with the New City MTW Team and Luz de Vida Church.
2011 Ukraine: Kiev, Ukraine where we had co-hosted a Summer Camp for Orphans with Solomensky Church, a MTW church plant, spreading the Good News of Christ through relationship building while partnering with Ukrainian Christians in leading a camp for orphans.
2012 Peru: to the mountain villages outside Huaraz. The need was for both medical and non-medical teams. A team of eleven provided medical care for over 600 people, led at least 30 people in prayers to receive Christ for salvation, visited schools, and sponsored and led Bible classes for children.
2013 Peru: returned to Hauraz to assist our missionaries, Larry and Sandra Rockwell. Our team of 13 provided medical and spiritual care for over 600 people, tending to aches and pains, sharing the love of Jesus and His Good News.
2016 Peru: Our Pastor and his wife along with the Vander Noot’s, and the oldest sons in each family, primarily visited and encourage our numerous missionaries in Peru.
2018 Peru: Several families of our church community spent ten days ministering alongside missionaries that Cross Creek Church supports.