Our story of God's calling to do more...
Bags Without Borders is the missions support program of Cross Training Ministries. In 2009, Cross Training Ministries expanded its reach by offering its first international missions experience to the Dominican Republic. On this trip, players and coaches were offered the opportunity to compete in their sport while spreading the good news of Jesus Christ.
Leading up to our first trip, athletes were invited to bring non-perishable items for donation. After witnessing first-hand the living conditions and tremendous need for daily essentials, there was a strong conviction from many of the Cross Training leaders that more should be done.
Future trips saw the ministry fill suitcases of items including: shoes, toys, toiletry items, food and clothes. It became a life-changing experience for the athletes who personally distributed these items and a true blessing to the families and children who received these gifts.
In 2013, Cross Training invited their summer camp audience to participate in the donation process. The response was overwhelming. That summer, 31 athletes transported over 1,100 pounds of goods to be given to children in orphanages and families. Followed by 2,200 pounds of goods in 2015 and 2,500 pounds in 2017.
Bags Without Borders has now been established as the official missions support program of Cross Training Ministries an is dedicated to supplying families and children worldwide with items that are essential, fun and faith-focused.