Early this month thirty-seven leaders from across the nation gathered in Raleigh, NC, for Com Lab ’19. Most were Cru staff along with some local executives and church staff. All came teachable and ready to learn. For many it took more courage than they anticipated. J There were five coaching groups and I loved working with these folks. A lot of laughter and personalized, practical coaching coaxed these brave souls along. All have profound stories to tell of how God has changed their life. They left equipped, empowered, and tired. Ha.
Over the past year, our Innovation Lab (team I serve on) has been studying Gen Z, their fears and longings, ways they differ from past generations, etc., all in efforts to share God’s truth in ways they will understand and be able to relate. Last week we met up with some high school gals from a local high school Cru movement. We wanted their impressions and feedback on everything from language to graphics. I was so encouraged how much they liked the wording for their generation. Words have power. Taking a timeless message to a new generation is a weighty task. Pray that we will have a version ready to test at summer projects by mid-May.
Spring Break Missions
Last month I invited you to pray for college students who were spending their Spring Break serving communities and sharing Jesus in tangible ways. In Latin America alone, we partnered with Filter of Hope efforts and sending 39 teams (1,012 participants).
- 3,452 Families received clean water filters
- the gospel was presented 5,702 times
- 1,312 People received Christ!!!
To read more about spring break outreaches, check out this brief summary: https://mail.google.com/mail/u/0/?shva=1#inbox/p2?projector=1&messagePartId=0.1
In addition to my work with Cru, I continue to meet with those in grief. There are so many hurting people around us. May the Lord continue to open our eyes, help us be a safe space where souls can process, and lend tangible help in times of need. We have the privilege of being the hands and feet of Jesus, our only hope.