Written by: Michelle Placke, Cru NE Communications & Donor Relations
Keeping a two year tradition alive, seven Cru at BU upperclassmen are living missionally on the 7th floor of one of BU's dormitories this year. Why is this floor so strategic? The 7th floor of Marshall Tower is home to this year's freshman students.
“We really want to see some change happen in the school so that we can learn to love each other better,” Grace Pearson, Sophomore, said. “We wanted to do that by reaching out to freshmen especially, who are new to the school and don’t know much about anything at BU yet because they haven’t experienced it.”
Their goal is to not only provide freshmen with mentoring and spiritual insight, but to build genuine friendships and establish a positive sense of community on their floor. You can read more about their story here, featured in BU's independent student newspaper.
1. Help from the Lord! Roughly 3,000 Cru students are stepping out in faith to live missionally on over 100 campuses in the Northeast. Pray that they look to the Lord as their source of help (Psalm 121:1-2), trusting that the Lord will provide them with opportunities to impact the Class of 2018 and deliver them from social/spiritual obstacles.
2. Salvation! "Historically, Freshmen are the most open to the gospel. Statistically, 85% of those who receive Christ do so before the age of 19." There are many other reasons why it's important to share the Gospel with freshmen.
3. Fall Retreat! An incredible way for new students to go deeper in their faith, or even hear about Christ for the first time, is by attending Fall Retreat. Pray that Fall Retreat will be a catalyst for spiritual growth and development in the lives of this bright generation of students!
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