Bluewater Bay Campus eLetter
From Hannah Hutchinson, Teaching Pastor, Niceville Campus
Hey Crosspoint Family,
I hope you all had a great Thanksgiving with family and friends! We have now entered the season of Advent, which has always been one of my favorite times of the year. But I especially love experiencing Advent at Crosspoint because of how we emphasize sacrificially giving to others through our Crosspoint Advent Offerings.
I had the privilege of seeing the fruit of Crosspoint’s generosity when I traveled to the Congo this past August. It was such an incredible experience to visit such a beautiful country, and I was blown away by the welcome and hospitality our Congolese friends showed us. Crosspoint has built over 160 church buildings in the Congo through Africa Advent offerings, and on our trip, we got to visit about twelve of those churches. As we arrived at each church, we were greeted with the most enthusiastic welcome - with singing, dancing, hugs, and gifts. As we worshiped alongside each of these congregations, we experienced the joy of the Lord in a whole new way.
Before traveling to Africa, I knew that our Africa Advent offerings went toward bikes, Bibles, church buildings, and training for pastors because we talk about that a lot, but I learned that we also help with medical needs, emergency surgeries, school fees, housing for pastors, clean water, and so much more. Hearing the stories and seeing firsthand how Crosspoint’s generosity has literally saved lives and completely changed entire communities makes me so grateful to be a part of this church family. Thank you for being a church that is so generous and focused on expanding the kingdom of God!
The challenge of our Advent Offerings is to consider spending less on ourselves so that we can give to others in this season, and I encourage you to pray about giving above and beyond your regular giving to our Africa Advent offerings this year. You can find more information, and you can give here.
Hannah Hutchinson, Teaching Pastor