"Over the summer I had the pleasure of being a part of a San Francisco mission trip. This was my third mission trip, but first with CSM. My life was forever changed on this trip. I was blessed with an amazing leader named, Keith, who became a friend. My group worked throughout San Francisco, mainly with the homeless population in the Tenderloin. Any hesitation I had completely left my thoughts as soon as we got there because I could feel God's presence with us. CSM made me feel so welcomed and safe and I know that God has great plans for the program. I truly cannot thank you enough for all your work. So often people get caught up in our own world that we don't see out of God's eyes. However, after one trip I have been given new vision and it has been amazing. Thank you again for all you do and I definitely plan on working with CSM again in the future." - Sydney, CSM trip participant Learn how YOU can serve with CSM in the San Francisco Bay Area!
It has been my privilege to partner with CSM in Washington, DC for over 10 times now. I have been bringing students from Warner Southern College (now Warner University) during Spring Break to work in DC and have enjoyed every minute. There are so many memories, it is hard to just share one. However, in the past few years, during the opening Prayer Tour we have arrived at a Catholic Church in Anacostia where the view back into the city is absolutely marvelous and somewhat breathtaking. To see and pray for DC, as well as pray for the week before us has set a spiritual tone that makes the experience more than just serving…but serving in and through the mighty name of Jesus who desperately loves the world we live in. I comment often to our students that John 3:16 is still true today.
I have incorporated experiencing a prayer service at the National Cathedral over the past few years and the CSM Staff has been great in accommodating our request. This year our city host, Zac, planned a debrief in the Bishop’s Garden Gazebo and the setting was just perfect as we shared our insights from serving in the context of our call to worship. With the mighty Cathedral looming over us, we were once again reminded that serving and worshipping are one in the same.
We are gearing up to celebrate 25 years of ministry in 2013 - and much of that is because of YOU!
We'd love to hear from you about how CSM has touched your life. Whether it wasthrough serving at a ministry site, through the words of a City Host, or by "seeing" a city in a whole new way through a prayer tour.