It happens every fall ... we gather up students and drive to a beautiful country home on the edge of Omaha for a Cru Harvest Party! An amazing couple from our church opens up their spacious place for students to escape from the city, and enjoy a taste of country for fall fun and inspiration.
This year some of the students from four of our Cru area campuses gathered together on Friday evening, Nov. 2nd. They came from Central High, North High, South High, and Fort Calhoun High. It's always a treat to get students together from our various Cru campuses.
The evening started out with various yard games, and also included several hayrides ... one while it was still daylight, and also another after the sun had set. We also roasted hot dogs and s'mores during the evening. For some of our international students, this was a first experience of this kind!
After the games and food, students gathered around the campfire to hear from our guest speaker, Damian, from Sicily. He shared his story of overcoming addictions, and coming to know Jesus personally. Students were challenged and encouraged with his story.
It was a cold night, weather wise ... colder than usual for this event. But the games and food, the warmth of friendship around the fire pits, and the light of God's awesome and powerful love shared together, filled us up and made a lasting impression.
Please pray for these students as they continue to learn and grow in their faith and in their friendships on their various campuses throughout the rest of this school year.