Esme, a freshmen at MIT, connected with our ministry through her roommate, Sherry, who is a follower of Jesus. Learning of her curiosity about Christianity I arranged to meet with her.
Like many college students today, Esme grew up in a home where her exposure to Jesus was almost non-existent. She attended church only on Christmas and Easter, and did not know much about the Bible or the Christian faith. But she was attracted to our Cru community at MIT and now really desires to know more about God.
After we walked through the gospel story, Esme said she wanted to place her trust in Christ but still had some questions. A week later, Esme attended the Cru Fall Retreat and said it was the first time she realized that God works not only in “big, miraculous ways” but also in numerous small and individual ways. It was not long before she and her roommate, Sherry, began hosting a life group in their own dorm room!
Nathalie came to MIT as a freshmen already feeling God pursuing her life. He seemed to be there at every turn, beckoning her to himself but she felt unworthy of his love.
She realized how many times God sought her out but felt guilty that she did not seek him in return, as she would naturally turn and live her life her own way, easily forgetting him.
Plagued by guilt, Nathalie saw involvement with Cru at MIT as her last chance to find a means to connect before he gave up on her.
Although she didn’t identify with being a Christian, Nathalie knew God was real and wanted a relationship with her. Jenn Halvorsen (Cru staff) arranged to meet her for coffee and listen to her story.
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