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 [...]

“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 [...]

Reaching the City of Lights

This summer Ariel Currieo has been experiencing one of Cru’s summer projects desiring to “learn what it means to walk by the Spirit.” She is spending six weeks in France where the project with be spending most of their time on the university campus in Paris building relationships with Parisian students. Her journey to Paris [...]

Great Community in Historic Charleston

Late night putt-putt, dolphin watching as the sun sets, walking around downtown, and just hanging out in the hotel is at the heart of community here on Historic Charleston Summer Project. It’s so refreshing to be surrounded by so many other believers for the entire summer. People who encourage you and hold you accountable to [...]

Spring Break on a Mission

We arrived in Panama City Beach Saturday night, after a lovely 28 hour bus ride. Sunday was spent getting groceries, checking in, worshiping, praying, and learning more about what we were going to be doing.  Monday and Tuesday involved a morning of apologetics training, worship, and evangelism training; the afternoon was spent out on our current [...]

“From Death to Life.” Latino student comes to Christ through Destino

“Sept. 7, 2011: Lord Jesus, help me see today the beauty of your gospel, your life and work for a sinner like me. God, I believe all that is written in your word because you are trustworthy, reliable, and real! Help me live in light of this message Jesus and help me proclaim this today [...]