When God says Go – to Detroit

I first discovered Cru through some friends at Indiana University of Pennsylvania during my freshman fall semester, and through that, I decided to go to the regional winter conference. That’s where I was first introduced to summer projects and where I rededicated my life to Christ. When I went back to school, the opportunity of [...]

From an ordinary kid to a missionary going where God leads

I found myself in East Asia because that is where God called me to be. Three years ago I was a somewhat scared, somewhat cocky, high school senior in Wisconsin getting ready to begin college at the University of Montana. I arrived on campus with little thought about my spiritual life, let alone plans to [...]

Matt Went Over the Edge

My college experience had a rocky start to it. I found myself seeking hollow relationships founded on convenience and filled with parties and drinking. This isn’t to say I never found real friends or had meaningful experiences.  However, in the process, I lost myself. When I finally came back to school this past August for [...]

“From a Difficult Start to a Clear Vision”

From as early as I can remember, my Mom was a substance abuser. As time went on I (Sean, pictured left) fell in love with school because there I could find friends, loving teachers, and I could perform well enough to get everyone’s approval. At the end of 8th grade, my mom’s addiction began to [...]

“Lord, Make Me Willing.”

As Andrew (left) stood on stage, with the microphone in his hand, he began to cry. Tears began filling my own eyes as my mind was flooded with memories of this student who has become so dear to me over the past three years. I have had the privilege of discipling (mentoring) Andrew since the [...]

“Following God Through the Choices” Student experiences the value of well made decisions

Dustin (left) had a rough start. His drug-addicted parents weren’t around to be a presence in his life.  He shared his story at a recent Cru meeting and opened with this: “January 19th, 2010 at 8:05pm was the worst moment of my life.  I was walking into my fraternity’s lodge for our chapter meeting and [...]

“He did the same for me.” Lessons from Big Break

As many teenage girls do, the second I (Mattie, right) got to High School I became boy obsessed, and I experimented … a lot, with drinking and a wide variety of drugs. A lot of my High School days were spent partying between different groups, and waking up remembering nothing. Why?  I wanted other peoples’ [...]