Gary & Cherry Warrick
News and Prayer Update - August 2015
Greetings as summer ends and school begins again! It's a busy, exciting transition. We had a great summer! We are so thankful our granddaughter, Crystal, continues to recover amazingly from her kidney transplant. She even rode a zip line in the mountains while on vacation with her family! Now she is back in school for her senior year!
With Cru, all signs reveal that God is preparing us for a great school year ahead. Thank you so much for your prayers as we reach out to so many active, impressionable youth!
We love our volunteers! They are such an integral part of our Cru Omaha team, enabling us to work with students on multiple campuses each week! The group above (a portion of our volunteers) met with us recently in our home. We shared hopes, dreams, ideas, and plans for the various campuses we each work with this school year. We then prayed together for God to anoint movements for Christ among students at each of these campuses.
Please join us in these prayers! Pray for all our volunteers. They are such a dedicated group. They love teenagers so much and passionately want them to know the joy of following Christ! Please pray also for more volunteers. There are some campuses where volunteers led ministries last year but where we won't be able to have Cru groups this year unless we find willing, capable volunteers!
And we are already missing our Cru Summer volunteers! These are college students who gave their summer to disciple our area high school students and encourage them to walk with God. We had so much fun with them! They are so full of life and exuberance for Christ, which overflowed into the lives of the high-schoolers. They worked hard, planned fun activities, developed creative lessons, and led interactive discussions with the students. We are extremely thankful for each one! We will sincerely miss them, but thankfully, most of them tell us they will be back next summer! (Click here and here to read a bit more about these volunteers, and the Cru Summer program that they helped lead!)
Now, back on campus, we're meeting new students and catching up with involved students from last year who we didn't see over the summer. These students (in photo) at Omaha South High were so excited to come together again and bring friends who hadn't been a part of Cru before! Your prayers for a great start on each campus are greatly appreciated.
We are extremely thankful for each one of you who support our ministry so faithfully through prayer, financial support, or both! Some of you even gave an extra financial gift to help us get through another summer when contributions to our account were lower and expenses were higher due to the CRU15 summer staff conference. We truly thank each of you for the part you play to enable so much to happen for the glory of God! We continue to be dependent on God to provide this fall as our staff account is still not up to the needed level to allow for our monthly salary and other needs.
CRU15 was excellent as always - inspiring, encouraging, and stretching! We were challenged to think in some new ways that will help us more effectively reach more students as we return to the campus this fall. And we love it that the main emphasis is always to keep walking intimately with Christ and allow Him to work in and through us. The Holy Spirit is the one who reaches the hearts of students. It's the spiritual dimension that makes the difference!