Happy New Year! This is the start of the last year of a prayer initiative called Pray2020 which Cru began in 2015. With Pray2020, we are asking the Lord of the Harvest for 10 million new Christ-centered disciples and 5 million new church plants by the end of the year 2020. Ten million new disciples and 5 million new churches would enable everyone in the world to know at least one person who follows Jesus. Many people have set an alarm for 20:20 (8:20pm) as a reminder to pray.

Go to pray2020.org to learn more and to join millions asking God to fulfill his Great Commission: “Now the eleven disciples went to Galilee, to the mountain to which Jesus had directed them. And when they saw him they worshiped him, but some doubted. And Jesus came and said to them, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you. And behold, I am with you always, to the end of the age.” (Matthew 28:16-20) You can sign up to receive a monthly story of God’s work to mold, multiply, and mobilize his people that will encourage you as you pray.

Thank you so much for your prayer for the Jesus Film Ethiopian Translation Workshops. Seven of the eight teams finished their translation of the Jesus Film into a new language. Pray for the Saho language team to finish their translation as soon as possible. We gave them Jesus Film t-shirts at the end of the second workshop (see photo).

Please continue to pray for these teams as they recruit voice actors for the different roles in the film for each new language and then schedule the voice actors for each language to come together to record each the new translation.

My health has declined in the last couple of months so please pray as I go back to my doctor and restart my Lyme and Epstein-Barr treatments. Thank you for praying for our ministry and our family. Your prayers and involvement in Cru are making an eternal difference in the lives of so many people around the world. Robin and I pray that God will richly bless you and your family in 2020.

Yours in Christ,

Steve & Robin