Ministry

Ministry updates

Neighborhood Outreach

Last month we asked you to pray for an outreach we had planned in our neighborhood. This was planned by our neighborhood house church that we have started. There are 7 couples from our neighborhood in the house church, and we each invited 1-2 neighbors. So we have about 45 people in our house for …

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Neighborhood Church

Mike has been leading a men’s neighborhood Bible study for many years. In June 2022 we started a church with the family’s of these neighbors that meets in our home once a month. We have been studying the Book of Acts together because it is a record of how the Church started. We take turns …

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Jesus Speaks

For millions around the world, watching the JESUS film in their heart language provides a life-changing encounter with the living God who created them. We want everyone, everywhere to have that encounter—to know that Jesus speaks their language. We are committed to translating the story of Jesus into every language on Earth. To that end, …

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Training in Maurituis

Mauritius is an island nation in the Indian Ocean about 1,100 nautical miles off the southeast coast of the African continent, east of Madagascar.  This summer we gathered pastors, leaders and students to go through a training to launch discipleship groups and new churches, called MC2 (MC-squared) which stands for Multiplying Churches and Communities. The …

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Storms of Life

Even with all the advances in technology and weather prediction there is still a large amount of uncertainty about the path of storms.  Hurricane Ian passed directly over our house. A week prior we watched the forecast and felt calm because the forecast was for the storm to stay in the Gulf of Mexico and …

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USA Staff Conference

We joined the biennial Cru22 Conference in Milwaukee, Wisconsin in mid-July. This is for all the Cru staff working in the USA. Although we work internationally, it was a great time to fellowship with those who work primarily in America. The gathering was delayed by a year due to the pandemic, plus it was changed …

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Unreached Reached

Recently Cru ministry leaders from around the world gathered together to celebrate all that God has done through our ministries over the past decade. It was a time to praise God for what He is doing and the privilege we have to be called by Him to participate in His Great Commision. Although the world …

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Ukraine Update

We have all read about the horrors of the war in Ukraine. The staff members of Ukraine for Christ (as Cru is known in the country) have responded in different ways, depending on their circumstances and location. Vladyslav Voznyak, GCM leader in Ukraine, has sent us updates on what he and his team have been …

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Ethiopian Church Planters

I am currently in Ethiopia training over 700 church planters from around the country. These 700+ Ethiopian leaders are each responsible to coach 10 other local church planters who live in various villages throughout the country. They have received leadership coaching and vision for how to do ministry in their context. My session was on …

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1 Billion Broadcast Views

Jesus Film Project is celebrating a huge milestone. By God’s grace, our films have reached 1 billion broadcast views! This number reflects the number of televisions across the world that tuned in to watch our films in just the last six years, from 2016 to 2021. In 2016 we started tracking television views of our …

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