Finishing something is not always easy. I shudder to think of how many projects I have begun and not actually finished, leaving them undone until they were no longer relevant or any use to anyone.
Scripture too reminds us of the foolishness of not completing the tasks we start. For example, in Luke we find Jesus saying, “For if you lay the foundation and are not able to finish it, everyone who sees it will ridicule you, saying, ‘This person began to build and wasn’t able to finish.’” Luke 14:29,30.
On the other hand, Jesus said, “My food is to do the will of him who sent me and to finish his work.” Luke 4:34. Also Paul said, “my only aim is to finish the race and complete the task the Lord Jesus has given me—the task of testifying to the good news of God’s grace.”
I have shared with many of you about two projects that I have been a part of, and I want you to share with me in the joy of getting them finished!
US LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT AND HUMAN RESOURCES
One project is the reorganization of the Human Resources Department and Sending Team where I have been serving. My team used to send US staff internationally and to the headquarters. Now the reorganized team is responsible for preparing every single American who applies with Cru (the US branch of Campus Crusade for Christ) wherever they serve internationally or in the US with ministries such as Campus, Family Life, Jesus Film, City, Military and more.
This is a big expansion of our scope of service and involves working with a lot more parts of Cru. I’m excited to continue to help lead the Sending and Recruiting Team as we work with over 1400 applicants who want to go overseas on STINT just this next year.
ONE ONLINE APPLICATION
I’ve also been working on the new single online application that can be used by everyone who applies to join Cru whether STINT, intern or part-time or full-time staff. We’ve finished it! It’s now live and serving new staff! Our team helped make it easier than ever for people to get connected with Cru. We are celebrating and praising God!
Thank you for your prayers and gifts that make our ministry possible. We’re so thankful for you!