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 [...]

Surrender. That’s something I thought I had a pretty good handle on.

I thought that I was willing to go where He wanted me to go and do what He wanted me to do. After all, I surrendered my summer to Him when I decided to follow Him to North Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. Like most other students who went on a Summer Project this last summer, [...]

“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 [...]

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 [...]

Working at the ‘Hart’ of Cru

This whole project is a sort of stepping stone in my journey with Christ. I’m hoping to grow closer to God and to expand my knowledge tremendously. I’m intentionally putting myself in new situations. We started training in evangelizing; I think it was an attempt to make us feel more comfortable. I have never been [...]

Learning to Be Still in Silicon Valley

Psalm 46:10 “Be still and know that I am God. I will be honored by every nation, I will be honored throughout the world.”  Sarah Sparks is a current participant of Cru’s Silicon Valley Digital Mission, a Global Media Outreach summer project. It’s an eight-week project that’s not more than three weeks in and already she’s [...]

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 [...]