Over 350 students from the Boston area experienced new depths of their relationship with God this fall. Check out glimpses of their journey this past October!
Cru Boston Metro Staff
"So if I believe in God, I can become His Children?"
International Students - 7,000 at Boston’s Northeastern University alone. Truly the world coming to our door! And stepping out into that global front yard is Cru staff leader, Todd Williams.
Newly arrived from China, Li gravitated toward Cru’s table, one of dozens at Northeastern’s Club Fair. He and Todd talked a bit then agreed to meet for lunch. Li listened attentively as Todd shared some Bible verses that explain how we can know God. Despite language and cultural barriers, Todd could tell that Li understood the Gospel message. When Li hesitated at Todd’s invitation to pray and ask God to be His Father, Todd assumed Li needed more time to ponder the implication of this commitment.
Cru Boston Metro Intern
"As Frank Sinatra played on the Warbucks speakers, Owen prayed to begin a relationship with Jesus."
If Boston University is your turf, then you know that "Warbucks" refers to the Starbucks at the base of Warren Towers, the largest non-military dorm in the country. If you're a "Cru leader at BU, you know that it's tough to beat Warbucks for a place to meet with interested students."
And "interested students" are what got surfaced through the survey Cru leaders disseminated at BU's Activities Fair. Inviting those surveyed to talk further (vie email blast) "interested BU students" replied (vie text message) and a time and location were arranged.
"Curious about how to know God and would like to talk to someone?"
This query rounded out a brief Cru survey, handed to Syracuse students at their 9/11 Activities Fair. Thanks to Cru intern, Amanda Burnett, all those surveyed were entered into our Mission Hub database, helping to ensure no interested student would fall through the cracks.
Along with Amanda, also responding to the self-identified "curious" is 2nd year Cru intern and '12 Dartmouth grad, Arielle Cannon. Within two weeks, Arielle witnessed God moving at least six young women from "curious" to "new believer!" Among them:
Recent stories of God's handiwork on campuses throughout the Northeast and the world.