Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! In the spirit of this holiday season, I wanted to do something a little bit different for this letter. I would love to take you on a little trip to Cru past, present, and future. Please join me for “A Cru-mas Carol”.
Cru Past - The month of December was a blur. One of my favorite highlights was our virtual Christmas Cru. While it was fun to see everyone’s Christmas sweaters and play Christmas games, my favorite part was getting to say “good-bye” to our graduating senior, Rebekah. Even though our in person plans got re-scheduled, it was still so sweet to share fond memories and pray for Rebekah and the Lord’s next steps for her.
Cru Present - With only $265 a month away from reaching my official goal, I am so excited to return to campus, hopefully by the beginning of the semester. Until the beginning of the semester, these next few weeks are going to be full of MPD (ministry partner development), training, and classes. As new staff with Cru, Cru wants to make sure I am prepared and equipped to answer theological questions and lead Bible studies. Therefore I will be taking two classes this month (January) - Bible Study Methods and Introduction to Christian Theology. I can’t wait to learn more about our amazing Lord and Savior and how I can study His Word, and pass on what I learn to our students.
Cru Future -Who knows? Well, God does, and while there are so many unknowns in our future, one thing I can tell you with certainty is that God will continue to work in His perfect way, We may be on lock- down, but God certainly isn’t. As we enter into this semester, my boss and I face a lot of uncertainty - “Will I be back on campus (will I have reached my support goal?)?”, “What do we do in place of a Spring Break trip?”, “Will Summer Missions be in person or virtual?”, “How can we connect with students in a safe and wise way?”, “How can we meet students where they are in the midst of everything they are experiencing and point them to God?”, etc. In the midst of all of these unknowns, I am reminded of one of my favorite verses “[God] we don’t know what to do, but our eyes are on you” (2 Chronicles 20:12). God knows exactly how this semester will go, please join me in praying for wisdom and guidance as we seek Him together.