Thursday, February 28, 2019

Our Cru Communique: February 2019

Sharing a copy of our Cru Communique newsletter that we emailed in February to friends and financial supporters! We hope you enjoy reading this, as well as other posts here! 

February 2019 Newsletter

Gary & Cherry Warrick / Cru Communique

Hello, friends, during this cold, snowy winter month! We are using a variety of different means to keep in touch with you. Last month we mailed you a newsy letter with a fun family update, and this month we are using a MailChimp format again. No matter the format, we desire to keep in touch!
An exciting opportunity!
We love this photo!  You may recognize two faces in the photo: Jake (in the middle on the left) and Gary (front right). Let us tell you about the others!

Our Cru High staff team here in the Omaha area consists of three of us: Jake, Gary, and Cherry (taking the photo). We're always looking for opportunities to connect with the Cru Collegiate staff in our state and also in our region. And that opportunity happened earlier this month!

Seven staff leaders in our Cru Collegiate six state region (Cohort 15) came to Omaha for a connection time as collegiate staff in this cohort. We were surprised and pleased when they requested an opportunity to meet and serve our Cru High team while here! Cru's college campus ministry is so huge compared to the high school and middle school ministry that we don't normally interact that much unless we are located in the same city. This request meant a lot to us because when we have connections with collegiate staff it potentially results in more interaction with college students who often make great volunteers in reaching high school and middle school students! In addition, Cru college students are excellent prospects for recruiting much needed Cru high school and middle school career staff here on our Cru Omaha team.

Those present at our lunch together (with five of the seven regional leaders) were from North Dakota, South Dakota, Iowa, Missouri, and Nebraska. After lunch together, they assisted Jake as he led our Cru Marrs Middle students for their weekly meeting.

It was a great opportunity to share with them, and then have them experience what high school and middle school ministry looks like. They caught our passion, and our time together has the potential of opening the door for some of their college students to pursue reaching high school and middle school students in their own college locations or even here with us! And in turn, we can help their college ministries by feeding our high school students into their college groups upon graduation from high school.

Please join us in prayer for great things to happen and for more opportunities to work together as Cru Collegiate staff and Cru High School staff! 
And, PLEASE PRAY for our team of three staff, and about 20 volunteers!

Specifically, would you pray for more staff and volunteers to join us?

To know His heart
 is to know compassion.

"When He saw the crowds,
He felt compassion for them,
because they were distressed
and dejected, like sheep
without a shepherd."
(Matthew 9:36 CSB)

To know Him, to follow Him
is to seek to have His heart,
to ask Him to open our eyes
to those who need His love.

"The harvest is abundant,
but the workers are few.
Therefore, pray to the Lord
of the harvest to send out
workers into His harvest."
(Matthew 9:37-38 CSB)

This year, this week,
and today ... Lord, give me
Your heart of compassion
for Your harvest.

(from Cherry's blog /

Thank you for being a valuable part of our Cru Omaha team through your prayers, encouragement, and financial support! Please let us know how we can be praying for you, as well! Your replies will come directly to our email inbox. 
Gary & Cherry Warrick / Cru Omaha
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