Where did the name CrossCollaboration come from? Simply put, this site is about connection and partnership… the partnership between the Bonhams and Gutierrez families, between the GOers and the SENDers, and between those of us who call ourselves Christians and the nations. Our ministry is made up of people who co-labor together towards the Great Commission. We are one team united under the cross of Christ to reach the nations across the world.
We are two families committed to serving the Lord together in cross-cultural ministry. Nathaniel Gutierrez is a third generation missionary who spent much of his life in Peru serving with his family in cross-cultural missions. The Bonham family labored together in gospel ministry for over six years in a church plant in Mississippi. Both of our families realized our common commitment to partnership in ministry and unity of vision and thereby began pursuing the mission field together. We believe that the foundation to gospel ministry is genuine Christian community. Because this is foundational to our mission, we follow a pattern set by Jesus in Mark 6 when he sent his disciples out in pairs to spread the gospel. We are excited about our collaboration with one another, just as we are excited about our collaboration with YOU.
Our families believe that the Lord has called us to spread the gospel through church planting, evangelism, discipleship, and mercy ministry in Arequipa, Peru. We serve with Mission to the World (MTW), the missions-sending agency of the Presbyterian Church in America. Arequipa is a new work for MTW so we are excited about the opportunity to build a new foundation (Romans 15:20-21).
We would like this website to be a window into the mission field. You will find pictures, stories and musings of ministry on the field–for better or worse. Just as we depend on support from our ministry partners, we know you depend on us to keep you updated on what is going on in the field. Along with our regular newsletters, this is the place to find the latest news.