Go + Love

I’m more convinced than ever that changing the world isn’t really that hard. The equation is simple.

Go + Love = World Change

I spent too much of my life looking at issues of the under resourced and thinking, “That’s just the way things are”.

700,000 orphans in Haiti. Well, that’s just the way things are.

Some 1.1 billion people in developing countries have inadequate access to water, and 2.6 billion lack basic sanitation. Well, that’s just the way things are.

1.4 million children die each year from lack of access to safe drinking water and adequate sanitation. That’s just the way things are.

2.2 million children die each year because they are not immunized. That’s just the way things are.

15 million children orphaned due to HIV/AIDS. That’s just the way things are.

But as followers of Christ, we become the people of the possible and we no longer have the luxury of thinking, “That’s just the way things are”.

We are the church.

An army of compassion.

We must go and love.

The below video is the the 8 day, 17 flights, 11 countries, 33,000 + mile journey we took to capture how God is using Cross Point around the world.

Praying it will wreck your heart as it has mine.

11 Responses to “Go + Love”

  1. TJ says:

    Just the way things are isn’t just the way things have to be.

    Wow.

    Thanks for sharing this.

  2. Wrecked is one way to put it from last night…happened again this morning as I listened while biking and heard words that I missed the first time. I can’t describe the impact of this message and my thankfulness for it. God put a lot of things on my heart last night and I’m not sure what to do with any of it…but I’m looking forward to every bit of it…

    Thank you for following God’s direction and helping us all see what He sees…

  3. Amy says:

    I somehow feel like an honorary member of CrossPoint through this blog and that video has me in tears. Excited for what God is doing through the people of CrossPoint and this pushes me to continue to be generous through my local church. Thank you for enduring such long travels to share that with your church and for sharing that with us.

  4. Sheila says:

    Thank you for sharing this video. That sounds so lame, thank you for having the heart of Christ. Thank you for doing His work, thank you for changing lives. I think our my daughter’s sunday school class will be watching this
    In God’s Love, sheila

  5. Aaron says:

    Confession: I questioned your sanity when I heard about your Around the World in Eight Days trip. I guess I should’ve known better than to doubt. Was so delighted to help a whole bunch of people sign up to go on their first international trips yesterday! I hope that in the next year their enthusiasm will snowball and turn into an avalanche. I shared this video and got a positive response from a friend whom I’ve always regarded as a staunch atheist. Good work Pete and team!

  6. Elaine says:

    Wrecked my heart yes. I would go on all of them if it was possible. But my 1st trip ever will be in April. I feel so blessed to be a part of CP!

  7. Libby says:

    Wrecked…

  8. Mercedes says:

    Hi Pete,

    I have been following you and your church for a few years now. I live in the UK and am no longer part of a church, though my faith in Christ has not wavered. The testimony you share on this video has restored my faith in The Church at large and reminded me that though man may fail, God never does.
    I was specially touched by the clip on Nairobi. My family and I support two kids at Zelyn Academy in the Kibera Slum of Nairobi and another one in Uganda, and we are very aware of the appalling conditions people endure each day there. Wouldn’t it be wonderful if all churches began to share the love of Jesus in this kind of places instead of being so caught up in the politics and the workings of the system itself?
    I found your video and the example of your church to be inspiring and wondered whether I could have your permission to share this video on my own blog?
    Wherew the Spirit of the Lord is there is freedom, and freedom is what you and your team are bringing forth to all those people. May God continue to bless you, your church, your team and your service to the heart of Jesus.
    Mercedes

  9. Laura says:

    Thanks for sharing. This is a great wake up call for us to see the needs of a hurting world and help. I’ve reposted this article to Athenians, a Christian news aggregator. You can read the discussion it generates at http://www.athenians.info/stories/go-love-helping-a-hurting-world

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