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Still “for Christ”

We will be sharing a lot more about Campus Crusade for Christ’s name change in our upcoming prayer letter (If you are a donor, you will get this! Would you like to be added to our mailing list? Just email me!), but with all the misunderstandings, I thought I’d encourage you with this news report:

Steve Sellers Shares the Gospel and talks about the name change. It’s a short video, but I think he nails it. (Here’s a longer version if you’re really interested.)

While Joel and I did not vote for this name, we do trust our organization (which is usually criticized for being too BOLD for Christ) to remain true to our mission and vision of reaching every individual on planet earth with the message of Christ!

One thing the media isn’t sharing is that this is just a name change for our US campus ministry.  Here are a few articles and a press release for donors from people who are actually out at our 5,000 member staff conference, seeing firsthand, the heart behind the name change.

Also, here’s a sweet 1-minute video interviewing Vonette Bright, the late Dr. Bright’s sweet wife, sharing her opinion on the name change. (I love her.)

You know the mission and vision of our personal ministry here on campus and it mirrors our global strategy. This weekend, we celebrated 60 years as a ministry! I look forward to 60 more. New name…same commitment to Christ

God is on the Move!

(Photos to come!)

Not only did the Lord just pack out the Williams’ Brice Auditorium for our final CRUsade meeting tonight, but we also ran out of chairs at Greek Impact last night!

God is on the move drawing many students to Himself.

Last night, Jimmy (featured in this month’s prayer letter) shared his testimony and many students took an interest in Christ based on his story of redemption.

Today, I sat in the Horseshoe with several girls for discipleship. My last appointment was with a girl whom a handful of the Greek girls I disciple have prayed for now for 3 years. She sat with me today and shared how God has completely unveiled her eyes to see that though her family is of a completely different religious heritage, that she see’s Christ as the only way! She has already read (and just texted me saying she is re-reading) the book of John, 1 John, she’s started “The Purpose-Driven Life” and 2 other Christian books :) I was speechless as I saw this girl having been transformed right in front of my very eyes.

(A funny side-note was that she thanked me for “p****** her off” by telling her she was “going to hell” if she didn’t have a relationship with God. Which I laughed about and asked her if I actually was that blunt…she laughed and said that she had decided never to meet with me again, but that combined with the love and investment of her friends, God used whatever we all had said to show her her need for Him.)*I promise I have tact!*

In total, our ministry graduated a little more than 45 seniors who will now enter their workplaces holding forth the life-changing message of Christ. For that I am grateful and because of that I stand amazed. Praise the One who paid my debt and raised this life up from the grave!