Global
Partnerships

Poverty. Injustice. Food insecurity. Unsafe drinking water. Human trafficking. The work varies from region to region but the call is the same: GO, change the world.

Why We Go Our Partners

why we go

The cavalry is not coming. We are God’s plan A and there is no plan B. Over the past two decades, God has called Crossroads into some very specific and unique global partnerships. We’re not big fans of just writing a check and patting ourselves on the back, we’re more likely to move into the neighborhood (which we have done, on multiple occasions). The work is hard. The fight has been long. But God never promised us “easy”. He promises purpose and relationship, and that’s what you get when you GO.

global partners

Currently, our work is focused on four specific regions around the world, each with its own story and history. Read their stories, learn about their mission, and discover how YOU can join the fight.

South Africa

It all started at a church conference. Crossroads Senior Pastor Brian Tome met an African pastor named Titus. God made it clear that a (then) small church from Cincinnati could help fight the AIDS crisis ravaging impoverished black townships in South Africa. That was nearly two decades ago. The work has evolved, but we’re still there and the fight continues.

South Africa

Grace Bible Church


Cause: Employment Opportunities for the Underserved & Entrepreneurism
Location: Soweto, a mega-township just outside Johannesburg


Grace is basically the Crossroads of Johannesburg, a thriving community in the heart of the deeply impoverished township of Soweto. We connected with Grace in 2013 out of our communities shared passion for helping develop employment opportunities and our mutual love for the power of entrepreneurship. While immediate next steps are still in development, we’re excited to see what God is going to do next in these two communities.

South Africa

Build the Future


Cause: Vulnerable Children & Education
Location: Informal Settlements near Johannesburg


We’re going to have to go with Whitney on this one, the children ARE the future. Build the Future focuses on early education in one of the most vulnerable communities on earth. Crossroads has sent dieticians, education experts, even branding consultants to help support this critical effort. As it turns out, changing the world takes a lot of work. Sign us up.

South Asia

Did you know that there are more people enslaved on earth today than at any point in human history? 1 out of every 4 of those are children. Very early in the life of Crossroads, God called our community into some of the darkest places on earth. As it turns out, those are the places most in need of light. Our work in South Asia is focused on putting an end to human trafficking and sexual slavery. It is some of the hardest work on earth. We’ve forged partnerships, developed relationships, and seen God work incredible miracles. So yes, we will continue to get on our knees before God and ask him to heal our world. But, we’ll also get on planes and ask Him to help us be part of the solution.

South Asia

Jeevan Aadhar


Cause: Human Trafficking
Location: Mumbai, India


When it comes to putting an end to human trafficking, it’s not enough to just break down doors and free the victims. Those same survivors need ongoing care, job training, and profound emotional support. Enter Jeevan Aadhar, a best-in-class NGO working to bring healing to young adults exploited sexually. JA’s work continues to expand, with incredible results. This work is a marathon, not a sprint, and we’re in it for the long haul. Explore more below, and consider joining us in this important work.

South Asia

Mahima Home


Cause: Human Trafficking
Location: Kolkata, India


A global problem requires multiple solutions. Similar to JA (see Jeevan Aadhar), Mahima Home exists to provide emotional, social, and spiritual healing along with vocational training for those rescued from the evils of sexual exploitation. It also takes in kids who are most at risk of being abducted into the trade. In other words, THEY SAVE LIVES. The current short-term goal? Reach thousands of vulnerable children in nearby villages and help change the face of trafficking. We want to help.

South Asia

Apple of God’s Eyes


Cause: Human Trafficking
Location: Kathmandu, Nepal


Over the past decade or so, India has become increasingly intolerant of Christian organizations. Add that to the fact that most of the kids who end up trafficked in India are from small villages in Nepal, and it became increasingly clear that Crossroads needed a partner in that country. Apple of God’s Eyes is that partner. It’s an aftercare home, an education center, and an oasis for the most vulnerable. Apple has had generational success with kids, launching them back into the fight as passionate leaders. Yes, we would like to support that, please.

South Asia

Five14 Nepal


Cause: Human Trafficking
Location: Kathmandu, Nepal


We slap “born for adventure” on our t-shirts, but this organization LIVES adventure. Human trafficking is a complex problem and FIVE14’s solution is extremely unique. They exist to facilitate “ethical tourism”. By guiding tourists from around the world into some of Nepal’s most beautiful, remote, and frankly, impoverished communities, they help establish an economic alternative to the slave trade. It’s an upstream solution and it’s incredible. Take it from the guy writing this paragraph, if you ever have the chance to go on a FIVE14 trip, do it. It will change the world and you along with it.

South Asia

Freeset


Cause: Human Trafficking
Location: Kolkata, India


If you’ve ever put on a shirt with a Crossroads logo on it, odds are it came from Freeset. And while you might not have known it, your shirt helped save a woman from sexual slavery. Located in Sonagacchi, the largest, most infamous sex district in India, Freeset is a beachhead for hope. They employ women who might otherwise have to sell themselves, restoring their dignity and giving them the ability to provide for their families. This work is so profoundly amazing that we will be doubling down on our efforts of giving away free shirts.

South Asia

Justice Ventures International


Cause: Human Trafficking & Poverty
Location: India


Solving huge problems requires a “death by 1,000 papercuts” philosophy. Millions suffer from human trafficking and other extreme forms of injustice due to poverty. Justice Ventures International (JVI) works with local partners to address these issues, bringing greater freedom, justice, and restoration to the poor and oppressed. It’s yet another tool in our diversified portfolio of world change.

South Asia

Freedom Firm


Cause: Human Trafficking
Location: India


If you’re an NGO doing incredible work on the frontlines of the sex trafficking war, we’re interested in helping support it. Freedom Firm is that type of organization. Think of them as a team of private investigators and freedom fighters who break down doors and physically remove girls from the hell-on-earth situations they are trapped in. In other words, badass heroes doing incredible work.

BTW, if you’re still reading this long list of partner organization descriptions, you’re likely the type of person whose heart breaks for this type of work. We need you in this fight. See that little chat bubble on the bottom of your screen? Go there, ask us how you can help, and we’ll get you plugged into the amazing work of making this earth look more like heaven. Let’s GO.

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Love Justice


Cause: Human Trafficking
Location: Nepal


Love Justice International seeks to protect the most vulnerable, to see their value, and to recognize their worth. Love Justice uses transit monitoring to prevent human trafficking. Transit monitoring focuses on identifying and assisting potential victims of trafficking as they're being trafficked, but before they reach the destination where they may be in danger of being exploited and enslaved. LJI “intercepts” someone when it is believed that the person is in the process of being trafficked or is at high risk of being trafficked. This model aims to attack trafficking at the most strategic moment—while it is in the process of occurring but before potential victims have been exploited or enslaved. Transit monitoring is, as far as we know, the world’s only tangible human trafficking prevention model.

Central America

In 2015 Crossroads did something that no other church community on earth has ever done. In one weekend, we sponsored over 6,000 vulnerable kids living below the poverty line in Nicaragua through our partner Compassion International. It was the single largest sponsorship event of its kind and it began yet another incredible call by God to bring relief to those who need it most. But the work is larger than just a monthly Compassion payment. Why? Because when Crossroads gets involved, we’re all in. (Want another cool example? Visit crossroads.net/coffee.)

Central America

Compassion International


Cause: Vulnerable Children
Location: Nicaragua


Compassion is the absolute best-in-class leader in working to release children from spiritual and physical poverty, around the world. We’ve partnered with them to make a generational impact on over 7,000 lives of children in Nicaragua. God is using Crossroads to do something incredible, and this story is just beginning.

Central America

Amigos for Christ


Cause: Vulnerable Children, Clean Water, & Education
Location: Nicaragua


When looking for a partner to help bring change in Nicaragua, Amigos for Christ was an obvious choice. Amigos was started by an engineer who understood that one of the most foundational elements of a thriving community is clean water. So that’s what they do. They work alongside locals (so they have skin in the game) to dig wells and run plumbing to some of the poorest villages in the Western hemisphere. It’s incredible work that changes lives, for the better (including yours).

Central America

Hunger Corp


Cause: Natural Disaster Relief
Location: Puerto Rico


When something tragic happens people tend to look towards the government for help. But without question, the organization responsible for helping the most people on earth for the last 2,000 years has been the church. It’s in our DNA. So we partner with Hunger Corp, a partner dedicated to the hard work of organizing the logistics of relief. We’ve sent experts and volunteers alike, and we’ll keep going for as long as it takes to lend a hand to our Caribbean brothers and sisters.