Tuesday, October 29, 2019

Cru Communique Newsletter / Oct. 2019

Sharing a copy of our recent newsletter, which we sent out by MailChimp email. Featuring Cru Omaha's new Team Leader: Jake Loftis!

October 29, 2019 Newsletter
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Gary & Cherry Warrick / Cru Communique

Our Big Autumn News!

Many of you have heard our big news already, but we want to highlight it again for those who have not!  We are so very excited to announce that Cru Omaha has a new Team Leader!!  After 29 years of directing the Cru High ministry here in the Omaha area, we are passing the torch on to Jake Loftis!

Jake is so qualified.  He was with us as he came to know Christ back in 8th grade, and then as he transitioned to student leader, then to volunteer, then to part-time staff, then to full-time staff ... and is now at the helm of Cru Omaha!

He has proven himself through all these years and has been a tremendous source of support, strength, inspiration and encouragement.  So, this is an awesome milestone for all that God is doing in the lives of high school and middle school students in this area.  THANK YOU, JAKE!  And also, a big THANK YOU to Chelsea, Eleanor, and Audrey for supporting Jake in this big change, and for serving alongside him in this big endeavor!

Jake completed his 4-week Team Leader Training in Colorado this past summer, and the photo above was taken a few weeks after that as we were all at Cru's Biennual Staff Conference in Fort Collins, CO.
A few photos capturing Jake (clockwise from upper left) ...
1) While discipling students or having fun with them - Jake loves being with students
2) Jake in action at a volunteer training session - a  very gifted leader & developer
3) A great visit from our Cru regional leader, Scott, pictured with Gary and Jake
4) Jake leading our Summer Kick-Off event with students from multiple campuses
And you may ask - where do we fit in now?

We are so excited and thankful to continue serving with Cru for another school year in our new capacity of working under Jake!  We couldn't be more thankful for his leadership, and for how God has called a new Team Leader, with younger energy and new vision for Cru Omaha!

We will be on staff through this current school year, and will then be following God's clear direction to transition into retirement at that point.  This is a significant time in our lives as we have just celebrated our 75/70 birthdays this past summer and fall, and we are thankful for God's provision for Cru Omaha to continue on and flourish under Jake's leadership!  You can read more details about this transition on our blog ... click here.

Thank you!

You are an integral part of what God is doing through Cru Omaha!  Thank you for your continued prayers, and financial support that make this ministry to middle school and high school students in the Omaha area reality!  Please let us know if you have any questions, and also prayer needs ... your responses will come directly to our inbox.

Gary & Cherry

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