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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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Grinding Grain in the Missional Gap

A key element of the Global Church Movements strategy is Prayer Care Share.  In other words, a church planter prays for the area he is trying to reach as he cares for the people in some practical way and seeks opportunities to explain how they can know God. The following story illustrates the power of …

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A Church in Every Village

Where will you go to church on Sunday? Do you have people nearby with whom you can fellowship and receive encouragement? While the accessibility of virtual gathers has made this possible to achieve without leaving your home, we still have these available to us in abundance. Much of the world does not have a local …

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Next Generation of Global Leaders

Mike will be in Eastern Europe for most of November helping to train a group of emerging leaders within our ministry. For the past 18 months we have been taking 21 staff of Cru from 13 different countries through a leadership development program. These are men and women who have already been leading within their …

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Involving Technologist from Around the World

This month Mike is partnering with a Digital Ministry called Indigitous (a play on the word Indigenous and Digital). They host hands-on events for programmers, developers, engineers, UX designers, project managers, and others to unleash their creativity through technology. For the duration of the event, usually a day or weekend, people with technical backgrounds come …

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