We were able to escape the cold Nebraska weather for the first week of February, when we traveled to Orlando, Florida, for our annual Cru High Leadership Conference. This is always a valuable time to gather as city directors from across the nation, to hear from our leaders, as well as from guest pastors, and to connect with other staff. We always come away from these times filled with thanks for being able to serve together in reaching students for Jesus. The two photos above give a glimpse into our time together - three days of meetings, and also a break during one of our days when all of us spent some time together at Disney World in sunny, warm Florida!
Special Family Prayer Request:
Thank you for praying for our granddaughter, Crystal, as she awaits a kidney transplant. In the last step of being tested to be a kidney donor for her, Mark (Crystal's father) found out the troubling news that he has a solid lump on one of his kidneys that needs to be removed as soon as possible. This news was quite a blow to their family (and to all of us) considering all they have been through already; yet, we thank God for the discovery of this lump before it became life-threatening. PLEASE PRAY for Mark's surgery, which will take place on Monday, Feb. 24 at 1 pm, and for their whole family as they walk through another step of the journey they are traveling. Click here to see a recent photo of their family, and to read more details of this update.
Cru High Happenings to Pray For:
CRU CENTRAL HIGH: Please pray for our first student meeting to be held on campus (as a school club) - this coming Thursday, Feb. 27. Our plans are to begin meeting on campus one week each month now, in addition to other weekly meetings off campus. CRU FORT CALHOUN: Our student leaders are planning a special event, Monday, March 10, to reach out to FCHS Freshmen students. CRU ACCELERE: Pray for a way for these students to be discipled one-on-one or in small groups, in addition to the weekly meetings we hold with them during their school day. There are many disruptions in the lives of these 17-21 year-old students, as they pursue their high school diplomas in this urban, alternative school.