Wednesday, January 25, 2012


Just a fun testimony of what God's doing on campus here in Mankato - last night we had 79 students at Cru, our weekly meeting!  That is 11 more than have come all year.  We're not all about numbers, but we're rejoicing because it shows that our students are stepping out in faith and inviting their friends and that God is working in students hearts as we talk with them!

Thursday, January 12, 2012

Sharing with students

Today I (Matt) had the opportunity to get into the freshman dorms with Jake (also on staff with Cru) and follow up with some people who indicated interest from our survey shown in the last blog.

In following up, we had a great conversation with a couple roommates Dominic and James.  These guys were both friends from high school, growing up in southern MN and playing baseball together.  They were really interested in hearing more about Cru and our ministry's involvement on campus.  We talked for an hour or so hearing about their time in college and hearing about where they are at in their faith.

Dominic and James are both now interested in getting involved with Cru and and actively pursuing growing their walk with the Lord at MSU.  When leaving their room, they thanked us for taking the effort to come to their dorm and connect with them on matters of faith.

I believe that there are many students like Dominic and James who want to grow in their faith but have not found opportunity.  Kristin and I have the opportunity to be a light to these students. 

Thank you for your prayers as we work on the MSU campus!

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

kicking things off...

We made it back from TCX and are in the swing of things on campus now in Mankato.  Classes just started up yesterday, so we're busy trying to meet as many students as possible.  Matt's working to start a freshman Bible study in Gage, the biggest freshman dorm on campus.  I'm hoping to help one of our part time staff start up a women's study in the same dorm.  Below is a survey we're using to connect with students as they wait in line for dinner...we've found this is a great way to get the word out about Cru and to find students who are spiritually interested.

Please pray with us as we meet new students and have spiritual conversations with them...pray that our words would be Spirit-led and that students would be open to considering Christ.