Category Archives: Gospel
Around the world most colleges have classes started in recent weeks and so Cru students, staff, and volunteers are actively involved in welcoming students, initiating spiritual conversations with students on campus and online sharing the love of Jesus in word and with actions.
We just wanted to give you a quick update we received from our leadership about how people have been responding to the gospel online at our evangelistic and conversation starting website, EveryStudent.com, which is in 42 languages. Here’s an update below from Marilyn, fellow Cru staff at our headquarters in Orlando. We are so excited to be a part of reaching thousands of people around the world with you both online and in person!!!
“In the last few months, through all 42 language versions of EveryStudent.com, we’ve seen an average of 1,000 people a day tell us they’ve asked Jesus into their lives. Many people quickly share with others what helped them know God. Here are heartfelt comments from a few…
“By the time i finished the article I was very delighted and smiling very broadly. Then I saw your question “Do you think Jesus could use you to tell others about him?‘ This is my greatest desire. Just like he used the Samaritan woman.” ~ Clovis
“I’ve just completed The Spiritual Adventure Pack and have signed up for the study of the Gospel of John. I’ve been on the periphery of Christianity since 1992, but my ‘faith’ ebbed and flowed, it was based on feelings. I really want to thank you for this study pack because it has shown me realistic and logical reasons for believing in God’s existence, answers I had never had before. So I’ve now begun a relationship with Jesus based on a solid foundation.” ~ Nicki
“The emails you are keeping sending me I also send the link to christians who didn’t have the privilege to receive your emails like me. When you send me emails I also share with them in facebook and whatsapp. Your emails are spreading through those social media and some people ask me how to access it. Then I tell them that they can download the Every Student app on their phone! Thank you so much!” ~ Samson
“Thank you for the wonderful and inspiring words. You have been very helpful. I am now about 18 months as a believer coming from a staunch Hindu background.” ~ Naresh
“I felt overwhelmed as to where to start and your websites and emails have steered me in the right direction and helped to answer my questions, so thank you!!” ~Rachel
The World is Changing! How can EveryStudent.com help you reach lost people? (click 3 min video below)
Get training from our short video series on how to use EveryStudent.com by clicking image below
Your partnership with us is making it possible for students, like Clovis and Samson, to hear the gospel in their own language and make a decision about Jesus, and then help their friends to have the same opportunity.
Thank you for praying for salvation, boldness of faith and for more doors to be opened on campuses all over America and beyond!
We have a new Assignment in Cru to Announce soon! (stay tuned)
I’m going to totally borrow from my fellow co-worker and friend, Ryan McReynolds, because I know he is cool with that, (and I’m giving him credit, after all ) and because we both are passionate about bringing the Gospel of Jesus to the Students of the Whole World:
Ryan wrote on his blog last week about why we should influence students. Granted, his post is more focused on college students, but almost everything posted there can be applied to the teens of the world as well. Teens are the most impressionable group of people in the world, maybe even more than their older college-aged counterparts.
As Ellen and I step into our new role leading the national operations team of Cru High School this month, we are thinking about these things and how many similarities can be found in both the lives of college students and teens. Most college freshmen are teens, after all.
Here is Ryan’s compelling post:
This week as we prepare to remember our Lord’s death and resurrection, as I was near Walmart I saw a muslim family carefully trying to cross a narrow ditch between the parking lot and the street. Of course the first thing that I noticed was a female in a burqa down in the ditch, as it is a rare sight just about anywhere around here, nevermind in a ditch! I have since learned that she was actually wearing a niqab. The burqa covers the entire face and body while a niqab d`oes the same but leaves the eyes visible to others. It was an odd sight, that made me ask “why are they crossing the ditch instead of walking a hundred feet or so to where they would no longer need to risk falling into a stream of water or mud at the bottom of the ditch?”
She could be a child of God and walking with Jesus, who knows!? but the likely fact is that she is probably not because her outfit suggests she belongs to a family/culture that follows another religion and, like I was before I met Jesus, headed for an eternal destiny separated from God.
The picture of her crossing the ditch slowly about 6 feet below the street level seemed to get me thinking: How much of a picture is she of a lost lamb who doesn’t know her way, headed for spiritual death, trying to cross a spiritual divide without the Only One who can bridge that gap for her: Jesus?
We work with college students, showing them the way to Jesus who is the only one who can bring them back into healthy relationship with God. We are grateful for you who have prayed and given financially and in other ways so we can be a part of this work!
Snazzy Gospel centered Video Clip published by Cru makes it into the local Times Union newpaper here in Albany!
Read the news article here. Watch the clip by clicking below.
Below in our latest 2-page newsletter are some highlights from The Epicenter Experience (annual winter conference) collected from all over the northeast, with student testimonies of how they met God and how he changed their lives here in Albany on Wolf Rd at the Holiday Inn. We added a little snippet of a story from a local campus where our students are sharing their faith more boldly and obediently this semester. We trust you will be encouraged by it when you click on the image below to read the newsletter. We hope it will encourage you to show the lost people around you the way to the Bridge to Life!
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