To reach our community today, we’re plugging in with ministries who specialize in the world of video games. That’s where we heard about Matthew and Nathan.
As a sophomore in high school, Matthew tried getting his buddy, Nathan, to attend youth group time and time again. What finally got Nathan out was the promise of a popular video game before and after the meeting! Nathan then continued to attended pretty regularly.
When asked to name someone who is a good disciple of something, Nathan spoke up: “I’ve been through a lot this year, and Matthew has loved me. He hasn’t judged me, or acted preachy—he has just played games with me, and loved me.” As tears streamed down his cheeks, he continued: “I lost my dad this summer, and ever since then I have felt like there is a hole in my heart. The only time that hole feels full is when I am here, around people who love Jesus.”
Nathan has invited Jesus into his heart and now serves as a youth leader. Nathan demonstrated the love of Jesus to his mother and now she has her own relationship with Jesus. God used video games as a platform for Matthew to love Nathan, and that love has spread to others.
Watch our video to learn more, and please pray for us as we lead the charge of Cru reaching some of the 3 BILLION video gamers this year!