Friday, October 6, 2017

Cru South Kick-Off

Students at South High gather weekly after school ...

In photo above, twenty-five students attended the first Cru weekly meeting of the new school year. Here a student who came to know Jesus at our Cru Summer Conference in The Rockes is eagerly sharing his story with his peers.

We really enjoy loving and ministering to these students on this ethnically diverse campus. 

Lake Party in late September ...

A record number of 35 students showed up for the annual back-to-school lake party held each September for Cru South students! It was a cooler day, but they were still excited to gather at a nearby lakehouse owned by a former faculty member.

The students listened intently as one of the student leaders shared from her heart about God's love and forgiveness. She gave the students an opportunity to respond to God's gift of salvation, and six students clearly responded and placed their trust in Jesus.

In the photo above, another of the student leaders shares with his peers ...

It was a cooler day, and still, the students loved venturing out on the lake ... a fun and inspirational evening for all!

PLEASE PRAY for South High students this school year!
We pray for many more students to come to know Jesus, and for much growth and discipleship to happen throughout this next school year.

Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Cru Fort Calhoun Kick-off

It was an absolutely beautiful September evening on the 17th to hold the Cru Fort Calhoun Fall Kick-off! Students gathered at an outdoor country location for a wiener roast, hayride, and a session of line dance instruction from two guest friends. The students loved it all!

Please pray for these students as they meet each Monday evening in a students' home for their weekly Cru meetings. Jake (staff) and Abby (volunteer) disciple and train several student leaders who in turn take leadership in leading their peers to know and follow Jesus.

Saturday, September 9, 2017

Cru Central Fall Kick-Off

Time for another school year of Cru! Schools started up in August, and on Friday, Sept. 8th, students from one of our seven campuses, Omaha Central High School, held their official Fall Kick-Off event! 

This Cru group focuses on international students, and the students who attended the kick-off event represented five countries of origin: Zimbabwe, Ethiopia, Nepal, Thailand, and Burma. 

After enjoying good food, and taking part in some fun games, they heard the amazing story of a guest from India (left in photo above), as she shared how she came to know Jesus while she was a college student in India. Her impactful story touched all of us, and was very motivating for each of our students at the start of another school year of following after Jesus.

A few more photos to capture the fun and the inspiration of our time together:

Friday, September 1, 2017

Summer 2017 with Cru

Sharing a few photos for a short little glimpse into summer activities that happened with Cru Omaha ...

Our Cru Summer program ... college student volunteers, coached by Jake, led weekly meetings with high school students in Washington County. 


Eight students (from four different Cru campuses) traveled to Estes Park, CO, for the Summer Conference in June.


Our Cru Omaha staff team traveled to Fort Collins, CO, in July for the biennial conference for all Cru staff. This photo was taken on the 50th Year Celebration Picnic for all Cru High staff!

Saturday, February 11, 2017

So Many Blessings This School Year!

Snapshots from three of our four urban Omaha campuses ...

A first 'hayride' for international students from Omaha Central High ...

S'mores, singing, and personal sharing of a 'changed-life' story ...

Weekly Lunch and Gospel Talk with Omaha Accelere students every Friday ...

A powerful half hour in the middle of an otherwise typical school day...

Maybe 40 Omaha Marrs middle school boys at this Cru after-school club, with as many girls in another room...

It can get a little crazy :)  Pray for the faithful volunteers!