Finishing Well

   On the 29th of this month, we were saddened to hear that Steve Douglass went home to be with the Lord.  Steve became the second president of Campus Crusade for Christ in the year 2000, after having served with founder Bill Bright for over 30 years.  Dr. Bright said that Steve, “knows and understands our movement as well as anybody, and better than most. He genuinely seeks to honor our Lord in his actions and decisions.”  Our current president, Steve Sellers, called him a “great missionary statesman,” saying that his death was a “tremendous loss for the [Cru] family.”

     Steve Douglass had a special place in our hearts, personally.  He was the leader who welcomed us into the ministry family 16 years ago, and 10 years ago he prayed over Karen when visiting our team right before our decision to move to Cru headquarters.  Steve balanced a heart for God’s mission everywhere with an approachable and genuine concern for individuals.

     We got to know him a little more over the years and, when our team asked him to pray for Cru leaders to catch the vision for reaching students through video games, he replied “I hope they easily see the opportunity.”  We pray that our own lives will be proven as good and faithful as that of this kind and generous man of God.

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