In 2009, moved by the plight of little girls being trafficked on the streets of the Dominican Republic, Mike and his family packed their bags and headed for that island nation, believing they could do something about it. While there they witnessed homeless boys on the streets being abused by the crazies that came from the U.S. They saw a garbage dump filled with hungry refugees in a hopeless condition. They decided to put their money where their heart was and do something about it... and the Cups Of Cold Water project was born.
Today the CROSSOVER-CUPS MISSION provides "daily" feedings for those who live at the garbage dump and school program for the children living there. The Sewing School provides gierls with a viable business alternative and the English Second Language classes prepare them for a job in legitimate tourism. Houses are built, and old ones are refurbished. CUPS mentors pastors and a new Christian radio station is in the works.
CROSSOVER-CUPS now serves 100's of children and their families, has 15 mission buildings, 3 pastors, and 12 staff members.
To facilitate the mission's growth on the U.S. side, Jack Eason has joined the team and fulfils the role of Executive Director so that Mike may spend more time creating awareness in local churches.
This work has grown and is no longer completely funded through Mike's comedy events. A variety of gracious partner like Forklift Training Systems, the Agape Foundation, Hope FM Radio, various medical partners, and wonderful people from all over the country.
Mike continues to speak on Sundays at local churches giving them an opportunity to have great humor, an inspirational message, and a testimony abou the mission. An offing is taken and 100% of that goes directly to the work in the Dominican Republic.
If you would be interested in hosting Mike Williams in your church for a Seriously Fun and Seriously Inspirational event where an offering could be taken to benefit the Crossover-CUPS mission, please contact Mike's mission office directly at 863-670-1668. All other inquireys please go to AmbassadorSpeakers.com 615-370-4700 xt 235
Seeing the hungry and wondered why "somebody" didn't do something about it,
Seeing the prisoners and wondered why "somebody" didn't do something about it,
Seeing the naked and wondered why "somebody" didn't do something about it,
Seeing the sick and wondered why "somebody" didn't do something about it,
Seeing the homeless and wondered why "somebody" didn't do something about it,
Seeing the lonely and wondered why "somebody" didn't do something about it,
Seeing myself full, free, clothed, healthy, and surrounded by friends, I realized,
I could be the "somebody" that did something about it... -Mike G. Williams
SERIOUS MESSAGE - SERIOUSLY FUNNY
Mike G. Williams