So much has changed in how we do ministry in the past year, but so much has stayed the same. I think of 2 Tim 2:2, “and what you have heard from me in the presence of many witnesses entrust to faithful men, who will be able to teach others also.” That has stayed the same…individuals pouring into other individuals who pour into other individuals. God is moving in many young people to reach the world for Christ. Daniel and Jake are two examples, as both students have said “YES” to going overseas next year to share the hope they have in Christ in some of the most difficult places in the world. Here’s why:
Daniel (going to the Gulf) – “God’s long since put a nudge in my heart to full time service. In the past, I’ve been held back—how could I dream of serving Him elsewhere if I wasn’t at the moment? I’ve also felt the fear of leaving a typical career behind and “wasting” all I’ve worked hard to build up. God has done a lot of work in both of these areas, leading me to more willingly say “yes” to Him, and this year that “yes” has led me to do STINT [one or two year internship] with Cru.”
Jake (going to East Asia) – “I feel led to go overseas for a year because of the Great Commission. God wants us to make disciples of all nations. The need for people to go far outweighs the need for people to send. I am willing to go; why should I not? My hope is that in this year I will understand my gifts and gain an understanding of how I can best contribute to fulfilling the Great Commission with my life.”
As Daniel, Jake and many other Cru students are sent from graduation into the world as missionaries (either vocationally or in the workplace), please pray for God’s protection and guidance. Ask the Lord as well if He might be calling you to represent Him, whether that’s in another country or right across the street.