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Global Outreach Partners

James and Jennifer Petersen

Reach Global

After serving Crossroads Church from 2011 to 2015, Rev. James and Jennifer Petersen were commissioned to serve with ReachGlobal. James serves as the Executive Director of Global Ministries and both James and Jennifer will be active in leadership development with ReachGlobal missionaries and international leaders around the world.

Gregg and Myriam Grano

Black Forest Academy

Gregg and Myriam Grano, who are from our congregation, have been serving at Black Forest Academy in Kandern, Germany since August of 2010. Black Forest Academy serves the children of missionaries from over 40 countries. Gregg is a math teacher and Myriam, who is German, serves as a liason between the school and the community as well as many other roles at the school. Their son Joseph currently attends BFA as a student.

Youth For Christ

Albert Lea, MN

The main focus of YFC is to reach un-churched youth, ages grade school through high school. YFC works in schools and “drop-in” centers, like The Rock in Albert Lea. Often, 50-70% of the kids who come do not attend a local church.

YFC personnel work to build relationships with young people. They share Christ’s love by caring for, listening to and being with them. They work with 500-1000 kids a year. Many Crossroads volunteers are actively involved in different ministry areas of YFC.

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Children's Vision International

Bogota, Colombia

Crossroads youth groups and many individuals have been supporting Chrildren’s Vision International, an orphanage in Bogota, Colombia for many years. It serves serveral hundred children in four different buildings from infants to high schoolers. Many people from our congregation have gone to Bogota to bring supplies and help in the orphanage and also to serve in medical missions around Bogota. Recently a medical mission, including three Crossroads members, were aiflifted to rural Colombia to help meet the medical needs to distant villagers who have almost no access to modern health care.

Steve and Kathy Austvold

EFCA (North Central District)

Steve and Kathy Austvold

Steve is the Missions Mobiliser for the North Central Distrcit of the EFCA. Kathy is on the lead team with Justice Initiative, which combats child trafficking and sex slavery. She edits the newsletter and serves as communications person.

David and Tina - children: Susanah, Phillip, Eve, Alexander

EFCA Reach Global - Europe

Dave and Tina are reaching out to a community of hard to reach people in Europe. Dave had been the Youth Director at Faith EFCA Church in Austin, MN before God called him and his family to Europe in 2010. They have been working with a tem at a local Anglican Church in reaching out to a community to build relationships.

Robert and Meagan

EFCA Reach Global - Asia

Meagan spent some of her growing up years at Crossroads while her father was on staff. The goal of their ministry will be to equip indigenous people to reach their own community with the gospel. They are helping to expand an outreach ministry into one of several strategic urban centers in their city.

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