"And if anyone gives even a cup of cold water to one of these little ones who is my disciple, truly I tell you, that person will certainly not lose their reward."
February News from The Crossover CUPS Mission
2607 Woodruff Rd. Suite E #418 Simpsonville, SC 29681
2019 is already off to a great start! We witnessed God working in mighty ways through our first two teams of the year! Our Mission is happening 365 days a year, and trips are such a crucial part of this ministry. God uses the teams to come alongside our missionaries and encourage, equip, and strengthen them. Here is a testimony from a team member that visited January 8-13:
As a team member who has been to the Dominican Republic a handful of times before, I would like to share with you some of the delightful and emotional contrasts that were unique to my experience with CUPS. From my experience and observation, Cups and their team is an integral part of the communities that they serve here in the Dominican Republic. During our trip, we were given the opportunity to be an extension of their team and their vision, which is to love and liberate their Dominican neighbors in a way that I feel confident that Jesus would be honored by and proud of.
In the past few years of my life, I have had a complicated relationship with Christianity and theology and my faith, but it has remained an important belief of mine that Jesus’ mission is to liberate the oppressed and love those who are too often forgotten about society. Jesus spent time with folks who the religious elite did not approve of. Jesus was dangerous, subversive, and intentional and I think CUPS is reflecting Jesus’ love and following in his footsteps well.
From home to home prayer walks to night prayer walks in Sosua with girls who work on the streets, you will find yourself processing emotions that might overwhelm you if it were not for the joy that the children bring on a daily basis. The families who invited us into their homes reminded us that family and community are important to them, often praying for those before mentioning food or transportation or money. The lessons that you will learn from the hearts and wisdom of the Dominicans will undoubtedly call into question the things that you or I consider important. We were given the opportunity to paint homes and to serve food and water to people who feed their families by picking through trash at a garbage dumb, bu in the end I think it was our team who was served and taught to see with new eyes and love with a new heart.
Its hard to break into all the specific highs and lows without attempting to write my first novella, but if you are thinking of joining or supporting CUPS you should know that you will be engaging with a force who is genuinely loving people, building relationships, and sharing opportunities for others to join them in a way that is consistent with Jesus’ mission in the Bible. I am so glad that I joined some of my friends and family on my trip with CUPS and it will not be an experience that I will soon forget.
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As Brian mentioned: "If you are thinking of joining or supporting CUPS you should know that you will be engaging with a force who is genuinely loving people, building relationships, and sharing opportunities for others to join them in a way that is consistent with Jesus’ mission in the Bible."
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