A spring break trip to Ecuador brought student athletes from the University of Iowa and Marquette University to local homes instead of tourist sites. Through a partnership with Athletes in Action® and Filter of Hope, college students left their normal routines to meet people’s physical need for clean water and start spiritual conversations.
Many tribal people groups around the world are oral rather than literary cultures, requiring pastors to be creative in planting churches in these communities. In Africa, two Cru® ministries equip pastors and church members to share Bible stories with people who won’t read a Bible but are hungry to hear the good news about Jesus.
One statement Taurus James made as a teenager labeled him a troublemaker and set him on a course for cultivating deep biases of hate. But God can redeem people’s pasts and bring them to a place of service using their experiences.
When the pandemic hit New York City in 2020, Marilette Sanchez experienced a jarring mental health crisis. Now she candidly shares her story of chaos and God’s faithfulness through it all, in hopes of encouraging fellow sufferers and those whose loved ones struggle with mental health.