Well Water Project
CBC GLobal Outreach Team
North and Central India
GOAL = 5 Wells = $3,000
Crossroads Bible Church has a goal to have 5 wells drilled and have handpumps installed in very needy villages of North and Central India. The estimated cost of buying the land, drilling/boring a well and supplying a hand pump is $600 per village or slightly more, depending on how deep they must drill to hit water. This need is very real. The spiritual dimension to all this is that the local Hindu-controlled villages forbid the Christians from using the wells in the villages and those believers must walk to other wells.
The wells are for the domestic use of the villagers. There are no agricultural projects in these high-density communities. Rainfall is usually of the MONSOON variety and floods everything. The monsoon rains are often of flood level in proportions and there has been very little done to make use of run-off. Here and there, people put out barrels or basins to catch the rain, but this is rare. Such surface water is almost always contaminated, so the need for well water is vital. It is not a question of rainfall in this area of India, but of water with minimum contamination.
Calling all adventurous and curious kids! June 26–30, 9:00 am – noon. Maker Fun Factory will be a hands-on, inventive, and interactive adventure, where campers will learn that every person is created by God and built for a purpose. Maker Fun Factory is open to kids ages 3 years old (+ potty trained) – 4th Grade and is $45 per camper. Space is limited, so be sure to register! We hope to see you there!
Candy needed! As an outreach to our community, CBC is hosting a Community Egg Hunt for the children of CBC, our language churches, and our surrounding neighborhoods. We are asking for candy donations to help defray the costs. If you are able to help, please bring donations to the Hospitality Center no later than Sunday, April 2nd. Candy must be wrapped, bite-sized, and small enough to fit in a small plastic egg (approximately 2” in length). Please no gum or small, hard candies. Questions: Email Judi or call (408) 288-4115 x206.
Join us for a Paint Party! Never painted before? It’s ok – any skill level can do this! A fun artist will be here to guide you and to help inspire you with step-by-step instructions and assistance.
Discover your inner artist! We will be painting a beach theme with beautiful water and sand. You will even get to paint your feet with brown paint and stamp it in the sand…how cool for a summer keepsake!
ALL ages welcome! I can just imagine younger kids doing it and using their baby footprints; awww!
April 8, 2017, 11:00 am
Materials cost is $15 per person/ $25 per couple if sharing paint (11x17 canvas)
MEN! SAVE THE DATE for the upcoming Men’s Retreat at the Koinonia Conference Grounds in Watsonville on April 7 – 9, 2017. Register THIS Sunday at the Men’s Ministry table for a discounted price of $175 before the price goes up to $190 on March 12th. Contact Dan Lloyd with any questions.
Starting at 9:00 am on Saturday, April 22, CBC will host a Church Leadership Class for 6 weeks. This will be a general leadership class for men and women who want to know what a biblical leader is and does. This is just an informational class and people do not need to desire to be a leader to take it. You are welcome to take the class just to find out more about what leadership involves. Sign up in the Hospitality Center on Sundays, email Rick Arellanes or contact the church office at (408) 288-4115.