Written by: Susie Richardson, Cru Senior Writer
“Most of us don’t listen with an intent to understand but with an intent to reply.” -Stephen Covey
Avowed atheists on stage at Cru’s Winter (Epicenter) Conference. Say what??
You heard right … definitely a new twist on our decades-old tradition, gathering Cru students over the winter break to help them grow in their faith. Cru staff member Doug Pollock, author of God Space, demonstrated his message of “listening people into God’s Kingdom” as he interacted with self-described atheists, Paul and Adam. Raised in church-going homes, both young men left the faith during their military service, having developed some well-articulated reasons for their decision. Adam, Dartmouth ‘15, joked to the several hundred-strong Cru crowd, “I feel like Daniel in the lambs’ den.”
One of the Cru crowd, Deanna, a Brandeis junior, began to see similarities between these two guys (skeptics) and a friend from home. “Kathy and I were fairly close--co-captains of the cross country team and running half marathons together. She was so smart, I was afraid to bring up our obvious differences in beliefs.” Pollack’s presentation, however, motivated Deanna to see if “God space” could be created in her relationship with Kathy.
Written by: Michelle Placke, Cru NE Communications & Donor Relations
This week 5 universities from the Northeast are joining students from all over the nation to share the Gospel on their Spring Break for Big Break.
Included on this week's venture are students from MIT. Antuan posted on MIT'S Facebook page about how Big Break impacted his life. He then challenges his peers, boldly asking to consider this transformational experience: "...if you are serious about giving Lordship over your life to God in all areas, you should definitely consider the reasons you have both for going and not going."
Featuring: Madison M. + Josh F. Cru Breakthrough STINT Team Middle East Missionaries
Written By: Susie Richardson, Cru Senior Writer
Can six young singles, fresh from college, break through the darkness of a people steeped in Islamic beliefs?
It was just over five months ago that our Northeast Stint Team nestled themselves in a land of minarets and prayer rugs. Since that time they have been acculturating, learning the language, and making friends - all amazingly well, though it’s been far from easy. The three women on the team befriended “Tabitha,” who eventually invited these Stinters to share dinner one evening with her and her roommates.
There they were, seven young women, laughing together, enjoying native cuisine, and interacting about their core beliefs. “We were able to address many Islamic concerns about Christianity,” Madison reports. As the evening progressed, flickers of light momentarily broke through the darkness, especially as Julia related her encounter with Jesus to their four hosts.
Written by: Michelle Placke, Cru NE Communications & Relations
Northeast college students are devoting their Spring Break to learning how to share the Gospel.
This is BIG!
New teams are venturing out each week to Big Break. Let's pray for these students as they take bold steps for Christ!
Pray for these collegiate teams this week!
UNH // University of Rochester // BU // Simmons // Wheelock // Salem State // University of Rhode Island // Providence College // CCRI // Syracuse // University of Maine // Husson University // Daemen College // Yale // RPI
Recent stories of God's handiwork on campuses throughout the Northeast and the world.