Thirty hours ago I met (in person) our new staff woman. She scheduled a quick trip to Greensboro to meet with a family that offered her housing one she moves here. Elise will be full-time in the Triad in just a few months when she completes her financial support team.
Last night we hosted about 30 people from UNCG and NC A&T leadership teams for a Christmas dinner. Elise was able to join us & meet students that we work with, train, coach and mentor. Today she came for part of our planning meeting, then met up with a student for a campus tour at UNCG. I took her to our favorite bakery/coffee shop called Delicious.
I'm so excited to see her passion. She is well trained, experienced and eager to share the Gospel.
Pete and I are so blessed! We're love our staff team & are privileged to have them co-laborers in the mission, but also as friends. Thanks for praying for laborers and a strong team for this critical work!
Just a random reflection about being on staff with Cru...
We have so many friends who partner with us financially - laboring together in spirit and prayer to see the Gospel proclaimed and lived out. And we partner with staff as workers in the harvest. And we partner with students in their own walks of faith steps. There is nothing in this work apart from Christ-centered partnership. That just struck me how connected this work is at every level. Not the most eloquent way to express it, but "that's pretty cool."