REACH: Missions

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We were created to make a difference: in classrooms & clinics, in neighborhoods & strip clubs, in our city streets and the far reaches of the globe. Everywhere we go and in everyone we meet, we are helping people discover Jesus and the journey.

Partnering hand in hand with other organizations and pastors around the world and in our own backyard. We are seeing lives, churches, and communities transformed by God’s extravagant love and limitless grace. We see the ripple effects of redemption where injustices are made right, compassion is changing lives, and mercy abounds in the darkest places.

Acts 1:8 reminds us that missions is a movement and we all need to be on the journey. “But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes on you; and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth.” It is our desire to help people REACH beyond themselves to make an impact for the cause of Christ here in Las Vegas and beyond.

Local Partners

Local Partners

Plug-in and connect with one of our local partners to help make a difference in our community by serving with them on a regular basis.

Calvary Downtown Outreach

Calvary Downtown Outreach Located off East Sahara, Calvary Downtown Outreach (CDO) has been meeting needs and serving families for over 15 years in one of the poorest areas of Las Vegas. Every week a team of volunteers stocks and serves at the food pantry. The 3rd Saturday of every month The Crossing is partnering with CDO to provide help necessary for their weekly meal, outreach and service. For more information please contact The Crossing’s project coordinator Jeff Porter.

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Casa de Luz

Casa De LuzCasa de Luz is a community resource center operating in the neighborhood known as The Naked City (one of Las Vegas’ poorest neighborhoods, located behind the Stratosphere). Since opening its doors in August 2009, Casa de Luz has distributed hundreds of thousands of pounds of groceries to hungry families, helped usher in a dramatic reduction in neighborhood crime rates, and assisted kids and adults in turning their lives around. All through the constant, loving presence of light and hope. Casa de Luz has many opportunities to volunteer throughout the week and on the weekends. For more information on volunteering contact Casa’s volunteer coordinator Briana Mackey.

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The Cupcake Girls

The Cupcake GirlsThe Cupcake Girls exist to bring respect, resources, and relationship to women in the adult entertainment industry. They have working relationships with over 20 strip clubs in Las Vegas, 9 in Portland, and 5 brothels in Nevada. They have weekly support groups to help each woman discover her value, set goals, and build community with one another. In addition, they host special events for women in the industry. These events give them the opportunity to meet new women, connect on a deeper level, and help build relationships outside of the workplace. The Crossing has been partnering with The Cupcake Girls for the last 3 years by providing female volunteers and financial support as they share love and the occasional cupcake to women in the adult entertainment industry. For more information on how you can partner with The Cupcake Girls send them a message below.

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Family Promise

Family PromiseFamily Promise is a community response to homelessness in Las Vegas. The ongoing partnership between Family Promise and other faith based organizations provide homeless families in transition the opportunity to achieve housing stability by providing short term shelter, meals, case management and hospitality.

Every year The Crossing partners with Family Promise to host families on The Crossing’s campus 4 times per year. For an entire week, volunteers serve families by providing overnight housing and meals during a time of transition. They spend the days interviewing for jobs, attending classes, and making the adjustment to a more stable future.

Upcoming The Crossing Host Weeks:
August 30 – September 6
October 4 – 11

For more information on volunteering to be an overnight host or preparing a meal please contact The Crossing’s Project coordinator Michelle Coleman.

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Fight Church

Fight ChurchFight Church is the premier ministry to Combat Sports! MMA is the fastest growing sport on the planet, making it one of the largest opportunities for ministry around the globe. Fight Church is not a brick and mortar building where people gather, but rather a launching pad based in Las Vegas, sending hope out all over the world. In 2015, we look forward to partnering with Fight Church by continuing to provide financial support and volunteers for events. If you have an interest in Mixed Martial Arts, make sure to connect with Fight Church and help them encourage and inspire people in and out of the cage to fight for what matters most in their lives!

For more information on how you can partner with Fight Church please contact Josh Boyd.

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Project 150

Project 150In December, 2011 when the founders of Project 150 heard about 150 homeless high school students at Rancho High School in Las Vegas that were in need of support over the Christmas Break. Burdened to do something, they raised money and tangible goods for these teens. The success of the event opened doors to help reach other homeless teens. Over the last 4 years the effort has expanded to helping over 1,900 teens in 43 high schools when it was understood that the problems these students faced were prevalent across the valley.

A new partner this year, find out more on how you can volunteer by contacting Shaun at Project 150.

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Refuge for Women

Refuge for WomenRefuge for Women believes in redeeming, restoring and empowering women to walk into their futures without letting the past define them. Based in Kentucky, Refuge for Women is expanding all over the country. The Crossing is partnering with them while they work to open a new facility right here in Las Vegas. Refuge for Women is a 3-phase faith-based program that lasts 12 months. A safe place has been created for guests to experience healing with few distractions. The key aspects of the Refuge for Women program are sobriety, healing from trauma, rebuilding trust, and developing a relationship with Jesus Christ.

For more information on how you can support Refuge for Women or to get involved in please contact Margaret Nitzel.

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Young Life Southwest Las Vegas

Young LifeYoung Life does not start with a program, it starts with adults who are concerned enough about the kids to go to them, on their turf, and in their culture; building bridges of authentic friendship, and earning the right to be heard.

Partner with Jason Waugh as he and his team of volunteers invest in students in area schools in the southwest part of the Las Vegas Valley. Jason and his team are working to help students understand their worth, meaning and purpose by genuinely caring about the joys, triumphs, heartaches, and setbacks.

Connect with Jason and learn more about how to partner with his team by contacting him below.

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Youth With a Mission Las Vegas

YWAM Las VegasSimon & Martha Odele, along with their sons Loren & Caleb have been on staff with YWAM since 2000. Spending 7 years working in their home country of Uganda before a few years in South Africa. In 2010, The Odeles transitioned to Las Vegas, where Simon now serves as the Discipleship Training School director. With a passion for sharing the gospel and walking alongside others through discipleship, the Odele’s are helping others on the journey towards a deepening relationship with God.

Connect with Simon on ways you can serve with YWAM Las Vegas.

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Local Serve Days

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New in 2015/2016 we will be offering 3 different Serve Day weekends. Visit the weekends below and learn more about how you can partner here in Las Vegas to make an impact in our community.

Fall 2015

opportunity village

The Crossing will be partnering with Opportunity Village again to help fill the bags for the World’s Largest Santa Run and one of the biggest events of Southern Nevada each year. The packing party will be held on October 24, 2015.

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Convoy of hope

In 2014, Convoy of Hope Las Vegas served over 7,000 individuals and families throughout Las Vegas during a single event held at the Champion Center. The event provides a multitude of services and resources for families looking for a hand up on the journey. Volunteer positions available for all ages and skill sets. This year they are expecting over 10,000 guests and we are looking for 350 people from The Crossing to step up and serve our community.

The event is all day November 21st, 8am-4pm, and requires a mandatory info meeting from 6-8pm on Friday November 20.

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February 2016

Although the projects have not been confirmed, we are looking at a project for Military families as well as a major construction project for our February serve day! More details will be available in the months to come.

May 2016

We are still accepting project applications for our May 2016 serve days. More information available in January 2016.

Church Planting

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What better way for life change to happen than in the context of the local church. The Crossing Church is generously committed to donating finances and empowering people to start and serve new churches around the world. After our 10 for 10 Initiative to start or build 10 churches in 2010, we have continued to move forward with new church partnerships around the globe. In 2015 we will be steadfast in seeking new ways to support launching church plants, and empowering our current church planting partners.

Colombia

Colombia BannerIn the summer of 2014, The Crossing, in partnership with Stadia & Compassion International, funded the building of a new church in Pueblocita. The church is also the site for Compassion Project 775. In the fall of 2014, over 100 children were sponsored in Pueblocita. In 2016, The Crossing will partner with Stadia to help fund 50% of another Compassion Project Church in Colombia!

Relentless Church

Relentless ChurchPastor Joe Pena left Montana with a dream of reaching the unchurched of Las Vegas. With a passion for evangelism and life, Joe has connected with the people of Summerlin and in 2015 Relentless Church was launched at Regal Cinema in Downtown Summerlin with over 250 people! We have been partnering with Joe prior to launch and will continue to partner with him into the future because we are passionate about seeing everyone in the Las Vegas Valley come to know Jesus, whether through our ministries or another!

Elevate Church

Elevate ChurchFormer Crossing Staff member Kurt Pflegl left Las Vegas in 2014 with the vision of reaching people for Christ in San Luis Obispo, California. Along with a team of people from Las Vegas and SLO, Elevate launched in 2015 and we are already hearing great things about what God is doing in the lives of people because of Elevate!

Salt Christian Church

Salt Christian ChurchFounded in 2013, Salt Christian Church in Layton Utah is working to share Jesus to those in the Davis County area. The Crossing has been partnered with Pastor Brent Captain and his team since their opening weekend.

Stadia

StadiaStadia is church planting organization that believes that every child deserves a church and a place to experience life change. For years The Crossing and Stadia have partnered together to launch churches in the US, Ecuador and Colombia.

Global Partners

Global Partners

One of The Crossing’s core values states: partnerships promote unity and impact. Every year financial support given to The Crossing is distributed to missionaries around the globe to help empower life change and ministry support. Learn more about the missionaries The Crossing partners with.

Agape International Missions

AIM BannerAgape International Missions (AIM) in Svay Pak, Cambodia has this goal: fight trafficking, restore victims, and transform communities. After years of ministry growth, AIM has expanded to multiple Rahab’s House community centers, a Lord’s Gym that reaches pimps and traffickers, AIM Employment Center (AEC) that gives young women a career in textiles, and a network of Cambodian Churches that are now educated about the issue they didn’t even see back when AIM first started rescuing children. AIM equips churches to fight trafficking in Cambodia and now in the US with AIM Anti-Trafficking Training.

Michael & Amanda Braisted

Braisted BannerMichael and Amanda, along with their children Landon, Nohemi, & Levi have been in the Dominican Republic for the last 9 years. In 2014, after 8 years on staff with G.O. Ministries they felt it was time to step out and start and orphanage for the thousands upon thousands of abandoned Dominican children. A new partner this year, the Braisteds are committed to rescue and restore as many children as possible. In the past 2 years The Crossing has sent over 25 students and leaders to partner with the Braisted’s on this mission.

Russell & Sydney Bridges

BridgesRuss and Sydney Bridges work in Yangon, Myanmar. Partnering with The Crossing to serve in Southeast Asia for over 8 years, they are area leaders over 16 teams in Thailand and Myanmar. The focus of the Bridges ministry is to mobilize teams that initiate church planting movements among unreached people groups in partnership with local churches throughout the region.

Iliana Bustios

Iliana BannerIn 2014, former Crossing staff member, Iliana Bustios stepped out in faith and moved to Trujillo Peru to serve alongside the women and teens in the barrios of Trujillo. Iliana’s passion for relationships and commitment to the Peruvian people have helped her thrive over the last 2 years while serving. For the last 3 years The Crossing has sent teams down to serve in the barrios and we will have 17 people traveling down to work with Iliana again in August.

Chad & Alicia Edwards

Chad AliciaChad and Alicia, along with their three children, Caitlyn, Allyson and Cole, have been working for over eighteen years spreading the Gospel among the Chinese people in Taiwan. Much of their time and efforts are spent discipling people to follow Jesus, and teaching them to be disciple makers. God has opened doors to partner with local Christians in producing English videos, using the Bible, for public schools. The Edwards and their team continue to develop a growing youth camp that reaches out to hundreds of youth every summer.

Honoring the Father Ministries

Honoring the fatherPartnering with Pastor Rafael and former Major League Baseball player Jonathan Johnson, The Crossing supports a total of 7 different pastors and church leaders in Cienfuegos Cuba. Over the last few years over 16,000 people have been baptized and almost 100,000 people have heard the good news of Jesus Christ through Honoring the Father Ministries.

David & Sheila Lall

David and Sheila LallDavid and Sheila Lall started their full time ministry work in December 1982. Through their ministry in Indian villages, they have planted 250+ Churches and House Churches, and have built 37 Church buildings. They have also started a secular college offering graduate degrees, and a special school (Oasis Of Love) for children of this region with special needs

Chenaniah & Laura Magele

Chenaniah LauraChenaniah and Laura are missionaries working with YWAM based in Perth, Australia. A majority of their time is spent in different developing nations throughout Africa and Asia. Chenaniah leads outreach teams that focus on using worship and music as an outlet to reach people and share the gospel with them. Laura works primarily as a volunteer midwife in busy government hospitals and rural village clinics. They are currently in South Africa running a music program that teaches local children from the slums how to play instruments and sing. After this, they will head to India to work with a team of student midwives.

Seth & Megan Philip

Seth MeganSeth and Megan moved to Japan in 2010 to “preach the gospel where Christ has not yet been named” (Romans 15:20). They have been involved in urban church planting and currently serve at Mustard Seed Christian Church in Osaka, Japan, which they helped plant in 2011. They have two children, Asher and Phoebe.

Alfonso & Claudia Sanchez

SanchezYWAM San Diego/Baja was started in October 1991 by Sean and Janet Lambert. Their vision was to mobilize groups that wanted to serve the needs of the poor both practically and spiritually.

One organization that started out of this vision was Homes of Hope. In the last 15 years, HOH has helped to build and provide homes to over 2,000 families. The Crossing has partnered with YWAM and HOH to build over 30 homes in the last 7 years. Through the bi-annual process of building homes we have built a relationship with Alfonso & Claudia Sanchez. The Crossing has been financially supporting Fonzy’s work as a builder in the Homes of Hope program.

Mission Trips

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In 2010 The Crossing started expanding its Global initiatives and partnerships through our 10 for 10 campaign, a church wide campaign to build 10 churches around the world. As a result of the builds and the heart of the leadership team trips started happening around the globe. In 2015 there will be over 250 people traveling on 15 different trips from the Crossing. In 2016 we look to expand so that even more of the church will take a next step and learn about what Global mission work looks like and how you can get involved.

2015 TRIPS – Payments & Donations

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If you would like to make a donation for another person or a payment for yourself please select the trip from the list below:
Ghana Payment Mexico October Payment Cuba Payment India Payment

FALL 2015 TRIPS – Registration still available

Mexico - October (Beginner)

Mexico BannerPartnering with Homes of Hope and Youth With a Mission, teams from The Crossing Church have built over 35 homes in the last 7 years to help give under-resourced families a hand up in changing the direction of their lives for generations to come. Over a 3 day weekend you and your team will build a 16x20ft, 3 room home for a family. This trip is an effective first step into what Global mission work looks like in a real time context with one of our international partners. Each home that is built takes a team of 16-20 people. Ages 7+ welcome to join the trip with a traveling parent or guardian. The cost includes round trip transportation, housing and meals while in Mexico.

Trip Dates: October 2 – 4, 2015 (3 homes / 60 spots)
Trip Cost: $400 per person (12+) and $350 for children 7 – 11 years old
Trip Leaders: Benji Zimmerman & Brian Dallimore

Cuba (Intermediate)

CubaPartnering with Honoring the Father Ministries, travelers to Cuba will work with Pastors and Baseball coaches to provide life skills and training on a multitude of subjects. The Crossing partners with HTF to support 7 full time pastors in the area of Cienfuegos Cuba. The team traveling to Cuba will help equip these pastors and other church leaders on subjects like Microsoft Office, personal finance, Bible study, etc.

Trip Dates: November 1 – 7, 2015
Trip Cost: $1150*
Trip Leaders: Azim Jessa & Greg Rehwaldt
Registration closes July 30.
*Registration does not include airfare to and from Miami International Airport. We are happy to help book travel at the additional cost.

SPRING 2016 TRIPS – Registration opens October 2015

Cambodia (Advanced) *2 Different Weeks Available

CambodiaFor the last 3 years The Crossing has been sending teams to Svay Pak, Cambodia to work with Agape International Missions and their fight to end child sex trafficking in Cambodia. Travelers on the Cambodia teams will work hand in hand with a group of young adults known as the Disciples who teach and care for the children of Svay Pak. The teams will also visit brick factories daily where entire families are enslaved by factory owners for generations under dismal and poor conditions. Additional opportunities available for travelers to engage in mentoring at The Lord’s Gym & in healthcare programs.

Trip Dates:

  • February 19 – 27, 2016
  • February 26 – March 6, 2016
  • October 2016 (TBD for Returners only)

Trip Cost: $2500
Trip Leader: Josiah Philip

Mexico - February (Beginner)

Mexico BannerPartnering with Homes of Hope and Youth With a Mission, teams from The Crossing Church have built over 35 homes in the last 7 years to help give under-resourced families a hand up in changing the direction of their lives for generations to come. Over a 3 day weekend you and your team will build a 16x20ft, 3 room home for a family. This trip is an effective first step into what Global mission work looks like in a real time context with one of our international partners. Each home that is built takes a team of 16-20 people. Ages 7+ welcome to join the trip with a traveling parent or guardian. Costs includes round trip transportation, housing and meals while in Mexico.

Trip Dates:

  • February 26 – 28, 2016 (2 homes / 40 spots)
  • May 20 – 22, 2016 (2 homes / 40 spots)
  • September 30 – October 2, 2016 (3 homes / 60 spots)

Trip Cost: $450 per person (12+) and $400 for children 7 – 11 years old
Trip Leader: Brian Dallimore

TBD (Beginner) *High School Students

High School TripHigh School Students will have the opportunity to travel during their Spring Break to learn more about Global missions all while empowering life change through a local church in a Central American country.

Trip Dates: March 19 – 26, 2016
Trip Cost: $1250
Trip Leader: Bree Thorpe

TBD (Beginner) *Middle School Students

Middle School TripMiddle School Students will have their first opportunity to learn about missions by traveling during their Spring Break to a Native American Reservation in the Southwestern United States. The team of students will help with some light construction projects as well as facilitate kids camp through one of our partner organizations.

Trip Dates: March 19 – 26, 2016
Trip Cost: $450
Trip Leader: Nate Johnson

Mexico - May (Beginner)

Mexico BannerPartnering with Homes of Hope and Youth With a Mission, teams from The Crossing Church have built over 35 homes in the last 7 years to help give under-resourced families a hand up in changing the direction of their lives for generations to come. Over a 3 day weekend you and your team will build a 16x20ft, 3 room home for a family. This trip is an effective first step into what Global mission work looks like in a real time context with one of our international partners. Each home that is built takes a team of 16-20 people. Ages 7+ welcome to join the trip with a traveling parent or guardian. Costs includes round trip transportation, housing and meals while in Mexico.

Trip Dates:

  • May 20 – 22, 2016 (2 homes / 40 spots)
  • September 30 – October 2, 2016 (3 homes / 60 spots)

Trip Cost: $450 per person (12+) and $400 for children 7 – 11 years old
Trip Leader: Brian Dallimore

TBD (Beginner) *NEW TRIP

Domestic TripNew in 2016 The Crossing will be offering 2 domestic trips in the United States to help church planters and churches in Urban population zones. Teams will be serving alongside churches as they minister in their specific neighborhoods and communities. Projects will vary from construction to children’s ministry. This trip will be ideal for anyone looking to explore missions without the cost of overseas travel and logistics.

Trip Dates: TBD
Trip Cost: TBD
Trip Leader: TBD

SUMMER 2016 TRIPS – Registration opens January 2016

Dominican Republic (Intermediate)

Dominican RepublicIdeal for 18 – 29 year olds, the team traveling to Santiago will work with Hope House International Orphanage. Missionaries Michael & Amanda Braisted started Hope House in 2014 and will be opening the doors in the fall of 2015. The team will work with Braisted’s to construct Casitas as well as spend hours celebrating and playing with the children from the orphanage.

Trip Dates: June 2016, exact dates TBD
Trip Cost: $1550
Trip Leader: Mark Graham

Honduras (Intermediate) *NEW TRIP

HondurasNew in 2016 The Crossing will be offering a trip to Honduras to work with Coffee farmers and their families. Details on the specifics of this trip expected to be announced in the Fall of 2015

Trip Dates: TBD
Trip Cost: TBD
Trip Leader: Robert Nelson

Colombia (Intermediate) *Compassion Child Sponsors

Colombia BannerIn the summer of 2016 a team from The Crossing will travel to Pueblocita Colombia to visit two projects that The Crossing has helped to build as well as the over 100 children sponsored by families in our church.

Trip Dates: TBD
Trip Cost: $2750
Trip Leader: Amy Carter

TBD (Intermediate)

Global TripPartnering with one of our existing global organizations, we will send a team to help facilitate life change through relationships during the summer months. On going talks about location & logistics will be finalized by the Fall of 2015.

Trip Dates: TBD
Trip Cost: TBD
Trip Leader: TBD

TBD (Advanced) *NEW TRIP

Europe BannerIn the late summer of 2016 a team from The Crossing will travel to a European country to help a new church plant and their work in the community. Projects will vary but will be relationally programmed.

Trip Dates: TBD
Trip Cost: $2750
Trip Leader: TBD

Ghana (Advanced)

Ghana bannerPartnering with City of Refuge & The African Internship Training Center, a team from The Crossing will travel to various locations throughout Ghana to teach community health education and facilitate projects at an orphanage for rescued boys.

Trip Dates: TBD
Trip Cost: $2500
Trip Leaders: David Diers & Liz Koladish

FALL 2016 TRIPS – Registration opens January 2016

Mexico - September (Beginner)

Mexico BannerPartnering with Homes of Hope and Youth With a Mission, teams from The Crossing Church have built over 35 homes in the last 7 years to help give under-resourced families a hand up in changing the direction of their lives for generations to come. Over a 3 day weekend you and your team will build a 16x20ft, 3 room home for a family. This trip is an effective first step into what Global mission work looks like in a real time context with one of our international partners. Each home that is built takes a team of 16-20 people. Ages 7+ welcome to join the trip with a traveling parent or guardian. Costs includes round trip transportation, housing and meals while in Mexico.

Trip Dates: September 30 – October 2, 2016 (3 homes / 60 spots)
Trip Cost: $450 per person (12+) and $400 for children 7 – 11 years old
Trip Leader: Brian Dallimore

TBD (Beginner) *NEW TRIP

Domestic TripNew in 2016 The Crossing will be offering 2 domestic trips in the United States to help church planters and churches in Urban population zones. Teams will be serving alongside churches as they minister in their specific neighborhoods and communities. Projects will vary from construction to children’s ministry. This trip will be ideal for anyone looking to explore missions without the cost of overseas travel and logistics.

Trip Dates: TBD
Trip Cost: TBD
Trip Leader: TBD

Cuba (Intermediate)

CubaPartnering with Honoring the Father Ministries, travelers to Cuba will work with Pastors and Baseball coaches to provide life skills and training on a multitude of subjects. The Crossing partners with HTF to support 7 full time pastors in the area of Cienfuegos Cuba. The team traveling to Cuba will help equip these pastors and other church leaders on subjects like Microsoft Office, personal finance, Bible study, etc.

Trip Dates: November 2016, exact dates TBD
Trip Cost: $1250*
Trip Leader: TBD
*Registration does not include airfare to and from Miami International Airport. We are happy to help book travel at the additional cost.

India (Advanced)

India BannerPartnering with Mid-India Christian Mission, a team will travel in the Fall of 2016 to India to serve our partners. The exact details of this trip will not be determined until after our team travels to India in the Fall of 2015.

Trip Dates: TBD
Trip Cost: $3000
Trip Leader: Claudia Widhalm

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