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It’s guaranteed to be a good year, because….

Ephesians 1:3-14 “Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us in the heavenly realms with every spiritual blessing in Christ. 4 For he chose us in him before the creation of the world to be holy and blameless in his sight. In love 5 he predestined us for adoption to sonship through Jesus Christ, in accordance with his pleasure and will6 to the praise of his glorious grace, which he has freely given us in the One he loves. 7 In him we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of sins, in accordance with the riches of God’s grace 8 that he lavished on us. With all wisdom and understanding, 9 he made known to us the mystery of his will according to his good pleasure, which he purposed in Christ, 10 to be put into effect when the times reach their fulfillment—to bring unity to all things in heaven and on earth under Christ.

11 In him we were also chosen, having been predestined according to the plan of him who works out everything in conformity with the purpose of his will, 12 in order that we, who were the first to put our hope in Christ, might be for the praise of his glory. 13 And you also were included in Christ when you heard the message of truth, the gospel of your salvation. When you believed, you were marked in him with a seal, the promised Holy Spirit, 14 who is a deposit guaranteeing our inheritance until the redemption of those who are God’s possession—to the praise of his glory.”

We sure did Encounter!

We sure did appreciate everyone’s prayers for our Winter Conference, “Encounter Christ the Redeemer.” It was a fantastic time for 1400 people to gather in Greensboro to do JUST THAT! Encounter Christ!  You can listen to all the amazing talks by clicking HERE!

And, you can take a sneek peek in on the action by scrolling DOWN!


Joel’s responsibilities during the week were primarily getting Audio/Video equipment up and running for all the seminars. He also spoke at the Greek Reception and was somewhat bothered by the girlieness of the event…Exhibit A shown above… Flowers, polka dots, ribbons?  I, of course, loved it.


Clearly, he survived the girlieness of the decor and hit it out of the ballpark with his devotional and challenge for these students to leave a legacy by doing evangelism in their sororities and fraternities all over the MidSouth!


Some of our fun kiddos enjoying the amazing praise and worship by “The Heights”! They did an amazing job helping to facilitate our worship.


Yeah for all the precious girls that came from Greek Village! They all have said that the Lord has done great things in their lives as a result of the conference.


Oh yeah, and the amazing New Year’s party was of course a highlight!


Have you ever seen what 1400 glow sticks look like? Here ya go! Not to mention a moon bounce, VIP lounge with all you can drink Starbucks and tons of food, Guitar Hero, and so much more…this was the party of the year! Ring in the CRU Year!


Our DEAR friends the Hendersons wish you all a Happy 2009!!


And so do WE!!!