Featuring Amy, Sophomore at University of New Hampshire
Written by: Susie Richardson, Cru Senior Writer
“It is so easy to conform to the college freshmen scene. I didn’t want that to be me, but I didn’t know where to start …”
Four hours distant from her family and church, Amy had a proper terror of the move away from home and onto the campus at UNH. Many High School grads walk unwittingly into an arena where alcohol abuse, sexual experimentation, internet pornography and criticism of God’s word run rampant.
That’s why Cru works especially hard, these first few days of the semester, to engage with freshmen like Amy.
Last year at UNH's “Jukebox,” Cru UNH caught Amy’s attention as they offered pizza to incoming freshmen. “I was hungry, saw the free pizza sign, and was going in there, regardless …” Between bites, Amy filled out a card, answering questions about her faith, which eventually led to a meeting with a Cru NE Staff member Megan Congin, and an invitation to join a Cru Life Group.
“I don’t know where I’d be without my Life Group. They challenge me to grow in faith, be fearless in proclaiming my faith, and be strong against societal pressures. I try not to think about who I would be without their guidance, but I would probably be lost.”
Picture thousands of “Amys” wandering the campus right now. Picture Cru Northeast staff and students offering pizza, Freshman Survival Kits, and other opportunities for freshmen to consider an alternative to “going with the flow.” Pray for more “divine appointments” between the two.
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