In 2011, moved by the poverty and 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 children 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.
Today the CROSSOVER-CUPS MISSION has grown to 5 villages, 6 schools, 16 buildings, and has numerous staff. The mission feeds five days a week for those who spend their life rummaging through a garbage dump for their existence. They rescue children from the garbage dump and provide a good education. The three Crossover-Cups Sewing Schools and the three bakery schools provide girls with viable business skills. English Second Language classes prepare them for a job in legitimate tourism. New houses are built, and old ones are refurbished. CROSSOVER-CUPS mentors pastors and leaders. Every location has multiple Christian discipleship programs operating at age-graded levels.
To facilitate the mission's growth on the U.S. side, Jack Eason has joined the team and fulfills the role of Executive Director so that Mike may spend more time creating mission and project awareness in local churches. Mike and his family no longer live in the Dominican full time, but you will find Mike there a few days almost every month.
As the work has grown, it can no longer be completely funded through Mike's comedy events. A variety of gracious partners, normal people have joined the tribe of life changers! From Frazeysburg, Oh to Albertville, AL. From Anchorage, AL to Simpsonville, SC. the mission is blessed to have wonderful partners in this ministry. We are grateful to the many Christian Radio stations that have come alongside to sponsor the ministry. Their listeners are genuine life-savers!
Mike represents the mission every Sunday at local churches giving them an opportunity to have great humor, an inspirational message, and testimony about the mission. An offering is taken and 100% of that offering goes directly to the work in the Dominican Republic.
If your church is interested in hosting Mike Williams 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 non-church event inquiries go to 615-370-4700 xt 235
Seeing the hungry I wondered why "somebody" didn't do something about it,
Seeing the prisoners I wondered why "somebody" didn't do something about it,
Seeing the naked I wondered why "somebody" didn't do something about it,
Seeing the sick I wondered why "somebody" didn't do something about it,
Seeing the homeless I wondered why "somebody" didn't do something about it,
Seeing the lonely I 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
LIGHTHOUSE MINISTRIES EVENTS
Lighthouse Ministries takes men, women, and children off the streets. The homeless, the drug-addicted are welcomed free of charge into a 7 to 24-month Rescue & Recovery Program. This Gospel-centered program disciples, educates, and equips them for a life of independence from addictions and homelessness. Lighthouse provides over 240,000 meals to the at-risk population of west-central Florida. Additionally, programs are available for at-risk children in their own neighborhoods. See more at www.LighthouseMin.org
SERIOUSLY FUNNY - SERIOUSLY INSPIRATIONAL
Mike G. Williams