Lonely Church in Bologna, Italy

Before I got here, I knew that many Italian people did not know Jesus. Actually being here has made it real. That sounds so childish and obvious, but for some reason it has hit me hard. Last night a university student asked why we were here. After I explained, he said Bologna was not a [...]

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 [...]

What They Can’t Say in the Classroom

A math professor told the audience of more than 100 students how God had sustained her through the slow death of her husband from lung cancer. A forestry professor spoke through tears about God’s comforting presence since her six-year-old daughter died in a tragic accident in January. A music professor related to the students how his inaccurate [...]

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 [...]

Summer Projects 2011 – Heart Changing, Eye Opening, Challenging and Indescribable

Right now, another group of students are either heading out or settling in to the Summer Mission Project locations. We know from decades of experience that they are in for a life-changing summer.  Students often use words like heart-changing, eye-opening, challenging and indescribable.  They also tell us about feeling more confident in starting conversations about [...]