From day one of Crossroads Compassion Project, our Board of Directors have had the desire and felt the responsibility to help, not only those in need in Eastern Europe, but to also invest in domestic opportunities to help those less fortunate in our own communities. Through God’s sovereignty and timing, He has brought together a team of volunteers, supporters and advocates to help us do just that. Crossroads Compassion Project is pleased to announce the new branch of our ministry called Compassion in Action.
Compassion in Action is a practical way for us to help people with their most basic physical needs. Here in the U.S. we hosted an event called Compassion in Action – Appalachian Outreach where we were able to help 650 kids in Welch, WV. Each child received a new backpack, school supplies, shoes, socks, and hygiene items. About 300 people received a new winter coat. We are looking for more domestic opportunities to share the love of Christ and to educate and warn about the dangers of human trafficking.
In Moldova, we are currently helping some impoverished families on a monthly basis. Our family there in Chisinau is also doing outreach projects each month. We have recently partnered with an orphanage for severely handicapped boys. Many of the residents there are confined to a wheel chair. There are many who are confined to a bed. Many are so disabled that they cannot feed themselves. Our kids have been going every month to spend time with them, pushing them around the grounds in their wheel chairs. They also spend time feeding the kids, and doing various projects such as painting, maintenance and cleaning up around the orphanage. We recently got to host a group of the residents and their care givers for an evening in Chisinau that included a V.I.P. package to a concert.
We have many such projects planned in the future. Our ultimate goal is for Crossroads Compassion Project to grow into a thriving ministry to the rapidly growing population of “Street kids” in Chisinau. We will show them our compassion through our actions and help them avoid the dangers of human trafficking.