Our heart is to express the love and grace of God while encouraging and involving others. One of the ways we do this is by providing a ministry of emergency assistance to families in financial crisis. Unfortunately in today's world, few have planned adequately for the future, while the majority of Americans are currently living financially, on a week-to-week basis. Very few have put aside, or have been able to put aside in recent times, resources for a "rainy day" - a potential disruption in their livelihood by something unexpected and life-changing. Tornado, hurricane, flood or fire damage to one's home, a death in the family, a job lay-off, or even an injury that temporarily incapacitates the bread winner - are all examples of potential circumstances where the Assistance Ministry of Christ Xpress becomes a "God-send."
This ministry involves loving partners and various community resources which work together in building a storehouse of food supplies - canned goods, dry staples, and frozen meat - which is intended to be made available to families in need who are under a condition of financial stress during times of unforeseen hardship. In addition to food supplies, this ministry works also with willing partners who are assisting and enabling this ministry, at great sacrifice, in the provision of temporary shelter for families in transition from crises and who need stability and an environment of support and caring assistance.
Consider for example, because of political strife and military conflict, a missionary family, who have been for years serving others, under the banner of Christ while working overseas, is made to suddenly flee back to our area. Consider veterans of the United States Armed Forces, who return from overseas under a condition of heightened tension and indecision, who need guidance, security and provision. Consider the homeless, who endure the experience of "living on the street", as they become overwhelmed and strive to move forward. Consider your heart which wants to reach out and make a difference in the life of another.
The Assistance Ministry of Christ Xpress is not only a provision for the needs of others, but a witness of the gospel of Jesus Christ. Our members care, our members pray, our members support, our members are spiritually present for those who have needs. Under the guidance of the discipleship of Christ and through His holy provision, this ministry glorifies the abundance and eternal riches of God Almighty.