Another school year is quickly coming to a close, and graduation receptions and end-of-year parties abound. It was a great year, with some students becoming aware of the reality of Christ for the first time, some coming alive in their faith, and some learning to be spiritual leaders to their peers! We are so thankful to all our volunteers and student leaders who reached out to students and gave consistent leadership so that we could have a living witness on 10 campuses in eastern Nebraska.
Of course, active ministry doesn't stop for the summer, so we count on your continued support as we enter into 'Cru Summer', the Rocky Mountain Getaway, and Staff Conference!
Fundraiser for Cru Omaha Operating Account!
We have been given an amazing opportunity to participate in a major fundraising campaign this month. This is our first year to take part in this fundraising effort!
Donations made online through OMAHA GIVES! will provide much-needed funds for our Cru Omaha Operating Account. These funds will provide for our operating expenses, student scholarships to both the summer Getaway Conference in Estes Park and the winter Denver Christmas Conference, and will provide funds needed throughout the school year to reach students on our ten campuses.
We praise God for an anonymous donor who has offered to match each gift given to Cru Omaha ...
$1 for $1, up to $10,000!!
Please consider making a donation on WEDNESDAY, MAY 20to help fund the 2015-2016 school year of reaching students in the Omaha area! All of the funds donated to Cru Omaha through this fundraiser will go to our Cru Omaha Operating Account.
Spread the news and help us reach our goal of $30,000 for the 2015-2016 school year!
Simply go to OmahaGives24.org and click on 'Give' or 'Non-Profits' at the top of the page. Then type in 'Cru Omaha' in the box at the top of the next page.
This will take you to the Cru Omaha page, where we have info and photos, and you can make a donation by credit card. Thank you so much!!
Kidney Transplant News & Praise!
How do we put into words all that has happened since we sent out our last newsletter? Our granddaughter Crystal's kidney transplant is now history, and we are filled with thanks to God for all that He has done. The whole process went very well, even beyond what we even dreamed possible!
Crystal was admitted to Medical City Hospital in Dallas on April 18. The photo above was taken that afternoon, as we, together with our daughter Amy spent some time with Crystal. Amy, the very generous kidney donor for Crystal, was admitted very early on April 20. Both surgeries took place that morning - a very emotional time as we waited together as family ... for us, a daughter in surgery and a granddaughter in surgery at the same time. We praise God for His presence, and for a successful kidney transplant! Crystal's new kidney from her Aunt Amy began functioning right from the start! We praise God for caring for our granddaughter and that now she has a healthy, functioning kidney after two years of not feeling well as her kidneys declined ... and we praise God for our daughter who so selflessly donated one of her kidneys.
We were blessed to be in TX from April 15-29 to help throughout the weeks of transplant. Our list of thanks is long, as there were many amazing ways that God cared for our family throughout the transplant process. We thank you for your prayers! Please click here to go to Cherry's Pursuing Heart blog to read about some of the incredible ways that God cared for all the details of the weeks of transplant and recovery.
We appreciate your prayers for continued full recovery for both Amy and Crystal. And please continue to follow Crystal's journey on her CaringBridge site. Please pray for no rejection in the weeks and months ahead.
Thanks again for all your love, encouragement, prayers and financial support! We praise God for you, and for all that He is doing through Cru Omaha!
We would love to hear from you! Please reply with any news, comments, or prayer requests you may have.