Filters of Hope

   When I felt the call to work with college students, I knew we weren’t directly serving the “widow and the orphan,” which is so central to the heart of God.  I also knew, though, that I’d have the chance to help mold our world’s future leaders to become more aware and compassionate toward those in need.

     This is one of the reasons I’m so thrilled about our partnership with Filter of Hope.  These folks, mostly former Cru students and staff, have refined an expert process for blessing the poor around the world.  We provide student laborers on Spring Break and Summer Mission trips to distribute water filters and share the gospel in communities they are working to serve. They seek life transformation both physically, by giving access to clean water, and spiritually, by sharing the Gospel of Jesus Christ.  Each team installs filters and teaches about Jesus in individual homes where Filter of Hope has strategic local partners.  They have distributed 61,500 filters in 49 countries that produce over 9 million gallons of clean water every day!

     Students are transformed by these trips with a greater understanding of God’s love for ALL people, and more motivated to serve their campus and society.  You can come with us by visiting Also, learn more about how service and evangelism intertwine through, a program Cru developed with International Justice Mission.

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