CHURCH NEWS

MARCH 8-10, 2019

Hearts for the Harvest is our annual weekend set aside to focus on missions. This is a great opportunity to hear a good speaker and to hear from some of the Crosspoint supported missionaries. We will be taking offerings during the entire month of March to support our selected missions projects for this year.

Please join us for the sessions and prayerfully consider your gifts to the missions projects.  See details about the weekend below.

Keynote Speaker: Steve Schmidt

Steve was born in the Congo when his parents were missionaries there. His dad later served as a pastor in Saskatchewan, Canada where he grew up. Steve studied Bible and Missions at Grace University in Omaha and at Dallas Seminary. Mikki came from an unchurched home and came to know Jesus as her Savior at Vacation Bible School when she was 12 years old. She received her B.A. in Vocal Music Education, Humanities and French at Michigan State University and her M.A. in education at the University of Nebraska. They met in Niger on a short-term in 1988 and returned, married, in 1992. They have now spent 26 years in Niger—10 years were on a church planting team among the nomadic Tuareg people; the rest were in Niamey in administration and education. Steve has been the SIM Niger Director for 12 years while Mikki has been working at Sahel Academy as a teacher, principal, HR Administra-tor and Guidance Counselor. Two of their 3 children were born in Niger and all of them grew up there. Julie is now working with the TIMO Team in Tanzania among the Zigua people and teaching MKs. Andrew is a computer engineer who works for 3M. Brian is at Calvary University in Kansas City, Missouri, studying Youth Ministry, with a desire to serve overseas.

Steve will be moving into a ministry with SIM as Director of the West Africa Region. In this capacity he will be helping to supervise and support ministries in 12 different countries. He and Mikki also work with SIM’s Leader Development initiative to train mentors in leadership development, working with mission leaders from around the world to help make them more effective in their work. Mikki will also be working on a joint project with SIM and ACSI to address similar needs among African Christian school leaders.

Featured Missionaries & Ministries

Stefan & Naomi Becker

Serving with SIM to Niger

Child Evangelism Fellowship

Reaching Children Worldwide

Elwyn & Linda Goossen

Serving with Avant in Brazil

GAMe

Omaha's #1 Ministry for College Students
and Young Professionals

Steve & Mikki Schmidt

Serving with SIM in Niger and West Africa

Open Door Mission

Breaking the Cycle of Homelessness and Poverty

Rob and Barb Quiring

Serving with Spotlight Ministries

Assure Women's Center

No Cost, Professional Women's Center in Omaha, Nebraska and Council Bluffs, Iowa.

Projects and offerings during the month of March

Our goal is to raise $15,000 in March for the projects listed below.

Consider making a gift toward these projects any time in March.
Make your check payable to Crosspoint Bible Church and write “Missions” on the memo line.
You can also donate online.

Crosspoint Youth Trinidad Mission Trip

(this summer)

Stefan & Naomi Becker

Outgoing expenses for going to Niger

Forest Springs Work Team

(June 19-23)

Jesse & Monica Pauly

Need to replace laptop to handle all of their communication

Harvest Radio in Brazil

Replacing aging server

Joshua & Camila Goossen

Develop a library of children’s Bible story books so they can host story and music time in their home for children in the village

Rene & Anja Gaona

Local educational campaign in Paraguay for Christian foster parents for children who have been removed from their biological families because of child protection issues

Weekend Schedule

Friday, March 8

6:00 PM
Supper provided by youth (free)
7:00 PM
Nursery provided*
Service featuring speaker Steve Schmidt and Crosspoint missionaries Elwyn & Linda Goossen
7:00 PM
Nursery provided*
Children’s program for ages 4-12*
8:15 PM
Everyone pitch in to re-set Sanctuary for worship

Saturday, March 9

7:30 AM
All men are invited to the IronSharpener’s Breakfast with Steve Schmidt speaking and a testimony by Casey Vohnout
6:00 PM
Nursery provided*
Interactive evening for all ages for which we will divide into small groups and visit stations with Crosspoint missionaries, followed by fellowship at our “Sweet & Salty Potluck Bar”**

Sunday, March 10

9:00 AM & 10:30 AM
Worship with speaker Steve Schmidt
9:00 AM
Adult Sunday School class meets as usual
10:30 AM
Adult Sunday School classes combined into one class, missionaries Waldo & Lynette Goossen and Stefan & Naomi Becker will be sharing
10:30 AM
Elwyn & Linda Goossen will talk briefly in each of the youth and children’s Sunday School classes

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* Please register for children’s program and nursery HERE.
** For the Saturday night “Sweet & Salty Potluck Bar,” everyone is asked to bring something to contribute.
     Last names A-L bring a salty snack, last names M-Z bring a dessert or something sweet.