Missions News and Updates

CRU Update - December 2015

Posted onDecember 2, 2015 | by: Ashely & Heather Holleman | 0 comments

Eight years ago, God supernaturally led us to a home to rent in our neighborhood. The owner was a Christian who just happened to be the graduate student who began the very ministry we are now leading at Penn State. The home was large and beautiful-it was immeasurably more than we had ever asked or imagined (Ephesians 3:20)- and we never thought we could afford to pay the rent. But we knew a home like this with an open-floor plan and a basement for meetings was perfect for ministry. At that time, the owner said, "What can you afford? Just pay that." God made a way and provided through this family's generosity....Keep Reading

CRU Update November 2015

Posted onNovember 16, 2015 | by: Ashely & Heather Holleman | 0 comments

It's Fall and that means Friday Night High School Football! Here is Heather and me at our first ever high school football game together. And Fall means student fall retreats! Click Keep Reading to hear all about our retreat in October. ...Keep Reading

Hesman Herald - October 2015

Posted onOctober 21, 2015 | by: Paul Hesman | 0 comments

Dear Wake Chapel Friends, Birds are singing, sun is shining, flowers are blooming, children playing...Spring has arrived in South Africa! A time of newness, freshness, a time of change......Keep Reading

Crossworld - Dan and Donna Standridge Fall 2015

Posted onOctober 9, 2015 | by: Dan & Donna Standridge | 0 comments

OPEN DOORS! Dear Friends, The summer came and went with great opportunities. The week we spent at the Conference Retreat was productive and intense. Between lectures, devotionals, and the final Sunday gathering of regional churches, Dan spoke and preached 25 times!...Keep Reading

CRU Update September, 2015

Posted onSeptember 17, 2015 | by: Ashely & Heather Holleman | 0 comments

We had a great summer in Colorado taking part in Cru’s ongoing theological development program and our biennial staff conference! Ashley enjoyed an epic 4-day cross-country trip with his parents to set up our apartment. The Rockies were as beautiful and captivating as ever. Our classes and conference really ministered to us. And the summer ended with some great ministry news that we are excited to share with you!...Keep Reading

Hesman Herald - July 2015

Posted onJuly 28, 2015 | by: Paul Hesman | 0 comments

Dear Wake Chapel Family, During summer, we know you have enjoyed the fresh fruit of the season...God has impressed on our hearts to pray for you and our family that we would be filled with the fruits of righteousness as God's love abounds in us all.....Keep Reading

Dan & Donna Standridge - June 2015

Posted onJune 17, 2015 | by: Dan & Donna Standridge | 0 comments

Seen but not heard! Last month, Donna spoke to about 80 women at the annual retreat at the Isola Conference Center on how to carve out personal times with God and also establish a group of three ladies to regularly share their spiritual progress. “A Moment of Silence, Please!” seemed like a good title for the conference....Keep Reading

CRU Update May 2015

Posted onMay 19, 2015 | by: Ashely & Heather Holleman | 0 comments

Ever since we arrived at Penn State, we have been praying and working for the day when the gospel comes within arm's reach of every grad student and professor on campus SO THAT we can help the gospel come within arm's reach of every person on the planet. Our hearts don't just beat for grad students and professors at Penn State. Our hearts beat for the world. We want to go to the world and send students and professors to the world....Keep Reading

CRU Update - February 2015

Posted onMay 4, 2015 | by: Ashely & Heather Holleman | 0 comments

We've always encouraged Christian professors to identify themselves as Christians on the first day of class. It's often a great act of faith for a professor to do this. Because I've feared directly talking about Jesus in class, it's in office hours that I am much more direct; I will talk about Jesus or things I'm learning in Scripture, and this is where most of my spiritual conversations with students happen....Keep Reading