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 [...]

Epic Legacy Summit – “The best conference I’ve ever been to.”

“Hey, do you guys want to go to this Epic Legacy Summit conference in Minnesota?” This was the question I asked our Epic students during one of our weekly meetings without much expectation.  Our ministry was still fairly new and our small group still in the process of getting to know each other.  Also, Minnesota [...]

“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 [...]

“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’ [...]