Article published in Christian News Northwest‘s March 2017 issue:


Elevate Church in Vancouver, Wash. has teamed up with Vancouver-based Forward Edge International to help at-risk children living in extreme poverty in Oaxaca, Mexico. This past Christmas, Elevate raised funds to purchase winter clothing and shoes for more than 120 children in Forward Edge Oaxaca children’s program. Last month 15 individuals from Elevate delivered those clothes in person to the children in Oaxaca and also helped construct a new sports court on the Forward Edge property there. This sports court will provide a safe, healthy environment where children can escape the threat of gang activity and drugs prevalent in the area. Above left, two of the children served by the program. Above right, Pastor Steve Parrish and Mike Atchison of elevate prepare ground at the sports court site.