Each year about this time many things happen in the US Campus Ministry: Spring Break Mission Trips, a surge of Intern applicants and a lot of full time staff applicants. It’s fun to hear the bell ring in our department when someone is accepted as a staff trainee!
I (Rochelle) have been coming in to the office on Tuesdays to work with the Applicant Liaison team. This is the team that immediately responds whenever someone starts a new application and personally connects with the believer who is responding to God’s call to work with Cru and helps guide them through the application process.
It’s always interesting to see how we can help someone who is trying to process God’s call on their lives to do something, which might be with Cru or somewhere else. Often our part is providing a bit of additional info or input to help them discern that next step.
I am working with applicants interested in serving at our World Headquarters here in Orlando as well as those applying to serve with our Military Ministry. One of the first people that I contacted after he started his application for our Headquarters was a man who has served in other ministries and was interested in a Global Leadership position with Cru! That led to a phone call and a flurry of activity with various leaders within Cru to see where his vision and abilities might fit with us. It will be interesting to see where God leads him!
I love working with the team of ladies, (pictured on right) who are also Applicant Liaisons. The group has welcomed me, trained me, and answered many questions as I am learning my new role. They have been very eager to have me join them as this is our busiest time of the year with Spring, Summer and Fall new staff training conferences coming up and one of our members is due to have her first baby in May. I will be getting more of her applicants to handle as she takes maternity leave in May.
In Other News…
I am still coaching one new staff couple, Josiah and Becca Kelsall, as they are finishing up their initial fund-raising. They joined
I’ve stayed involved with a mentoring program, prayer ministry, women’s Bible study, and a parenting class with church, helping with various band events, and praying with others for Josh’s high school, and leading our Cru outreach at Avalon Middle School. I also try to visit my mom as often as possible, and take care of Steve, Josh, and our home. I really need your prayers for wisdom, strength, and good time-management day by day!
A few weeks ago at our Avalon Middle School Cru club, we taught the kids that Jesus call us to make a difference in our world from Matt. 5:13-16. As we discussed the idea of being salt and light as followers of Jesus, the idea came up to do a community service outreach. So on April 13th, the Cru club will visit the residents at my mom’s memory care facility. The kids will help the residents make an Easter craft, sing songs together, and play some simple games. Please pray that the residents will feel God’s love through the kids and that the kids will grow in their compassion for others. Thanks!