Missions Abroad

The Winslow Family (France)

The Winslow family serves Christ in France by planting churches, training disciples and much more. Bob and Heidi were married in 1998 and have six children, two girls and four boys, ages 4 to 17. The Winslows served doing short-term mission work in Greece for six months and Germany for three years before starting full-time missionary work in France in 2007.  Initially, they ministered through an online Bible training program for believers and those who desired to be trained. They turned it over to local believers though, so they could attend Bible school and pursue church planting in the region of Chablais with the Crossworld disciple making ministries.  In addition to church planting, the Winslows are also involved in a global Sunday school ministry, discipleship coaching and running a safe house apartment for pastors and missionaries.

The Shrader Family (North Africa)

David, Emily and their children have been serving in North Africa since 2009. Due to the volatile region of their ministry, we are unable to publish specific information about their ongoing efforts and ministry. Please pray for the Shrader family and their ministry team, as they continue to preach Christ in very dangerous areas.

The Balaguer Family

Amanda (Schworm) Balaguer has been a missionary to the people of Jarabacoa, Dominican Republic and a supported missionary of Crosspointe since 2016. Amanda moved to Jarabacoa to run the Young Life International ministry as a staff associate, working with the local schools. She is in charge of planning clubs, camps and campaigners (Bible studies) for Young Life. In addition to planning, Amanda focuses on ministering to her Young Life leaders. This looks like a lot of friendship and laughter, but also spiritual growth through intentional discipleship.

Amanda and Danilo met in the DR through their mutual love for ultimate frisbee and were married in November 2017. Amanda and Danilo plan to spend the rest of 2018 in Jarabacoa, training their staff and preparing for their next mission. Preparations are already underway for Amanda to open a new chapter of Young Life in the capital city of Santo Domingo beginning in 2019.

If you would like more information on these missionaries Crosspointe partners with, or to find out more about ways you can get involved, please email: [email protected].