Taking It To The Streets!
The CGM Team is gearing up to our annual trip to minister underneath No Greater Love Ministries in New Orleans for Mardi Gras. This will be the last year that NGL will be hosting this ministry trip after 40 years of faithful service. This will be an exciting year that is sure to be full of wonderful testimonies of God's amazing love.
The buses will be leaving CGM on February 27th and returning on March 5th. The registration fee is currently $200.00 if postmark BEFORE February 17th. The registration fee is $250.00 if postmarked AFTER February 17th. You can register on the website for NGL by clicking here.
This event is also open to for the women to attend. The cost for the ladies is $100.00.
For anyone wishing to travel with the CGM team, an additional $100.00 is needed to cover the cost of transportation.
Mardi Gras: February 27 - March 5
Spring Honduras Mission Trip: April 22 - May 6
Indianapolis 500: May 22 - May 26
Fair St. Louis: July 3 - July 7
CGM ministers in all kinds of churches across the nation through street evangelism and conducting outreaches with churches to reach their local communities. One of the most common things we encounter is, not an unwillingness to go, but rather a lack of knowledge of how to reach out. Through outreaches we help local churches become equipped with the knowledge of how to go out and change their communities in practical ways. One of the ways we accomplish this is through outreaches that take the Gospel to where the people are at events like Mardi Gras, the Indianapolis 500 and Fair St. Louis (4th of July).
Mardi Gras: For the last 24 years CGM has traveled to New Orleans, Louisiana, underneath No Greater Love Ministries (NGL) with Fred Bishop to share the love of Jesus with the people attending Mardi Gras. This annual party draws people from all over the world. In order to reach as many people as possible, there are several teams that spread out to reach the masses.
While this event is open to everyone, the men and women stay in separate camps. In addition, the men go to minister in New Orleans, Louisiana, while the women stay and minister in Gulfport, Mississippi.
Indianapolis 500: Each year, CGM also travels underneath NGL to the Indianapolis 500. Thousands of people flood the city attracted to the race and festivities. Even though there are several other ministry groups that do outreaches at this event, together with NGL, we have built long-standing relationships with local businesses and churches that look forward to our return each year.
This outreach is one of the few events that is open to men only.
Fair St. Louis: Every Fourth of July, as the country celebrates our independence, CGM travels to riverfront of the Mississippi River for Fair St Louis to share the freedom found in Jesus Christ. Beginning with the Veil Prophet Parade, we split up into teams and attend several of the festivities that last for an entire weekend. In addition to the Fair activities, we also go into the neighborhoods of some of the toughest areas in St. Louis to bring the love of Jesus to the people.
This trip is always open to the entire family. One of the testimonies we hear from the adults is seeing the excitement and fun that the children have passing out tracks, participating in skits and sharing their own faith with people they meet.
Fire On the Mountain: Since 2008, CGM has conducted outreaches across the State of Pennsylvania with the slogan "Fire On the Mountain." During this time, we minister to people at various places including VA lodges, parks, fairs and even the steps of local courthouses. We also conduct a memorial service on 9-11. This trip also spreads over into the State of Ohio.
We have several men and women that join us on this trip, which typically lasts for three weeks.