The new staff pictured above joined with Cru in September of 2016! They have been diligently working, trusting God to fund their ministries since then. They gathered in Daytona Beach for three weeks of Biblical studies and for a follow-up conference where coaches like myself met with them individually and encouraged them to keep on trusting the Lord. One of the speakers helped them recognize negative feelings, fears and self-doubts that they might be experiencing. They were given several Bible verses to help them renew their minds with the truth of God’s Word that dealt with their specific feelings or concerns. I loved reviewing those verses with the above staff individually and encouraging them to write out the verses that spoke specifically to them, post them around their rooms and remember them when they were feeling discouraged.
I so enjoyed meeting Leslie, Brianne, Katie, and Michelle with her fiancé from Korea. All of these young ladies have served overseas for 2 years as part of our International Internship program. Two of them were in East Asia, one was in Singapore, and one was serving the Lord in Slovenia. All of them have heard the Lord calling them to serve in ministry with Cru as career missionaries. Two of them are returning to these countries and two others will work with international students here in the US.
It was a blessing to come along side and help them in their journey to serve God with their whole lives.
—Our son Ben has seen God raise his full support! He has reported full time to his assignment at Cal State Fullerton and other North Orange County schools.
—Praise God with us for the 2 recent Cru Middle School outreach events. One had nearly 70 kids out to hear testimonies from high school kids and an experienced athlete. A good number also came back for the follow up event dealing with God’s love for us.
—Pray for the launch of a detailed International Internships section on cru.org/go, for wisdom and God’s direction as Steve leads the team working on this project.
Thanks so much for your prayers!