The spring semester has started for the 1.3 million college students here in NYC and we’re excited to see how God will work in their lives. Last semester, many students heard the gospel, some for the first time, and came to have a personal relationship with Jesus Christ. Please pray for the hearts and minds of those who will hear about God’s love and forgiveness this semester.
After Christmas, some of our Cru NYC students joined over 1,200 other students at a Cru winter conference in Washington, DC. The students heard from various speakers, pastors and Cru staff on topics such as “What in the world is God doing today?” and “Where does God want to take you?”.
The goal is to send these students back to their campuses with God’s vision for their lives in reaching his world for Jesus Christ. Please pray that these students will be burdened to reach out to their friends and fellow students back on campus.
Robin and I attended a conference earlier this month where we were trained on how to lead a summer mission trip with Cru, because we are co-leading the NYC summer mission trip. We learned such things as how to evaluate student applications and how to structure the 5 weeks we’ll spend with the students so that they will grow deeper in their relationship with God. The students will be trained in evangelism and will share the gospel on college campuses throughout NYC.
There will be Cru summer mission trips all over the US and around the world. Thousands of high school and college students will bring the hope of the gospel to weary and hurting world. For most, this will be a life-changing experience that will shape the rest of their lives. Please pray for the students who will be going on Cru mission trips this summer.
If you want to learn more or want to encourage a high school or college student you know to investigate Cru summer mission trips, go to www.cru.org/opportunities/mission-trips/summer.html.
We are excited to announce that we’re going to be grandparents! Rachel and Caleb are expecting a baby at the end of July. She’s been to the doctor a couple of times and everything looks great with the baby. Robby and Annie moved to Wellington, New Zealand in early January. He’s a programmer with Weta Workshop, which is Peter Jackson’s movie special effects company.
Your involvement in our family and our ministry reminds us of Ecclesiastes 4:9,10 where, “two are better than one, because they have a good reward for their toil. For if they fall, one will lift up his fellow. But woe to him who is alone when he falls and has not another to lift him up!” It’s comforting and encouraging to us to know that you “have our back.”
Yours in Christ,
Steve & Robin