Missions News and Updates

CRU Update - May 2014

Posted onMay 14, 2014 | by: Ashely & Heather Holleman | 0 comments

One of our top priorities this year has been to develop some "bread-and- butter" tools that would help us and other Faculty Commons staff around the country have more frequent, higher quality and more satisfying gospel conversations with professors. One of the tools we have been working on is an interview. It is designed to help staff easily meet professors they don't know and get to know their world and life better. It gives us a truly legitimate and winsome reason to knock on the door of a professor we don't know (we knock if the door is already open), to introduce ourselves to them, and to ask them for ten minutes of their time for an interview we are conducting. The interview includes a few questions about the spiritual side of their life and work. So, it also gives us an opportunity to have gospel conversations in the future with them if they are interested....Keep Reading

Hesman Herald - April 2014

Posted onApril 23, 2014 | by: Paul Hesman | 0 comments

We trust that you had an awesome time reflecting over the death, burial, and resurrection of the Lord Jesus Christ this Easter. The resurrection is a constant reminder to us that God is renewing His creation and that He is calling individuals to participate in that renewal through the Gospel! Hallelujah!...Keep Reading

Have a Blessed Easter! - from the Standridges

Posted onApril 16, 2014 | by: Dan & Donna Standridge | 0 comments

Trust Easter is a season of reminders of Christ’s death and Resurrection Power! He established a new Life for all who trust and follow Him. He solved forever the sin, the hurt and the brokenness for disciples from all ages and people groups!...Keep Reading

James and Lauren Peavy - Spring 2014

Posted onMarch 29, 2014 | by: James Peavy | 0 comments

It is with great heaviness of heart that I try to share with you the events that have taken place over the past few months. As many of you know, three years ago Lauren’s father was diagnosed with an aggressive form of brain cancer. Since that time he had been undergoing treatment regularly, but in the middle of January the doctors knew that the chemotherapy was no longer going to work and treatment was stopped....Keep Reading

Crossworld Winter 2014 Update

Posted onFebruary 28, 2014 | by: Dan & Donna Standridge | 0 comments

“Progress” is the word that best describes our life here! Given that we were in the States for about 5 months in 2013, the 20% increase in attendance at “The Radice” church is progress. It speaks of how well the leadership is doing. Many seekers who have visited our services are now part of our church. One man who had to undergo cancer surgery in January is telling all who will listen, “I’ve always been terrified of doctors and being sick. Being a nurse, I tried to bring comfort to patients because I was so afraid of death. But since I gave my life to Jesus I’ve had so much peace. My life and future are in His hands. I can’t say thank you enough for showing me Jesus!”...Keep Reading

Hesman Herald - December 2013

Posted onDecember 27, 2013 | by: Paul Hesman | 0 comments

Hot and cold...sunshine and snow...such a contrast between two "worlds." We flew from a warm summer in South Africa to the snow in Washington DC! We arrived in a snow storm a little over a week ago and drove down to Martinsville...arriving at Penny's parents' home at 1:30 in the morning! It was a long day! God was gracious, the weather was a bit treacherous but we arrived without incident....Keep Reading

CRU Update - December 2013

Posted onDecember 12, 2013 | by: Ashely & Heather Holleman | 0 comments

We hope you were encouraged after reading in our last prayer letter how the Lord is moving among professors and grad students here at Penn State. As we shared last month, the Lord is giving us opportunities as a team to impact many more professors and grad students than we have in the past. However, it is simply not about the numbers. It never is. It's about individual lives. It's about one person seeing his life captured and transformed by Christ and then seeing that happen again and again in many people's lives. In fact, here are the stories of two people where God has been working powerfully this past semester....Keep Reading

CRU Report - November 2013

Posted onNovember 17, 2013 | by: Ashely & Heather Holleman | 0 comments

The last couple of months on campus have been a complete blast! Every fall, the three biggest ministry opportunities we face are connecting with as many new graduate students as we can, creating a way to help new students become involved long-term with our movement, and having spiritual conversations with as many not-yet Christian grad students as we can. This fall we have seen the Lord enable and lead us to make major steps forward in all three of these opportunities. We would love to tell you about them! And celebrate with you! And say thank-you! Your partnership with us is making a huge difference here!...Keep Reading

Crossworld - Dan and Donna Standridge Fall 2013

Posted onSeptember 20, 2013 | by: Dan & Donna Standridge | 0 comments

As you know, on August 5th we interrupted our summer trip through the US for Dan to attend his mother’s funeral in Rome. Donna traveled back to Alabama with the girls to spend the rest of the summer visiting family, partners and friends....Keep Reading

Holleman Cru News - Fall '13

Posted onSeptember 20, 2013 | by: Ashely & Heather Holleman | 0 comments

Thank you so much for your prayers and financial gifts for our summer assignment in Colorado. Heather and I were reflecting on our time in Colorado a few nights ago. We both shared that it was our best summer ever as a family! Here are some "postcards" from each of us to tell you more about it. We are so grateful for each and every one of you!...Keep Reading