Missions News and Updates

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

Hesman Herald August 2013

Posted onSeptember 10, 2013 | by: Paul Hesman | 0 comments

Winter is ending here in South Africa. Though the temperature does not drop down to the levels as it does in the States, the lack of insulation and central heating, not to mention open vents to the outside on each wall …make the cold prevalent all day and night. So we all gain a few pounds…no, not from over eating but from layers of clothes! It seems that the Zulu people really feel the cold. Often, they come to class or visit the house with not only the multiple layers of clothes but also a huge blanket wrapped around them!...Keep Reading

From Dan Standridge - Crossworld

Posted onAugust 12, 2013 | by: Dan & Donna Standridge | 0 comments

On June 20th Donna, Lucia, Elisa and I arrived in Birmingham, AL to start our home ministry! After two beautiful weeks with Donna’s parents and family we began our travels eastward. We went all the way to Philadelphia, stopping along the way to visit several churches and friends, sharing stories from our last three years in Milan and being refreshed daily by so many people....Keep Reading

Faculty at Cru Dinner from the Hollemans

Posted onJuly 1, 2013 | by: Ashely & Heather Holleman | 0 comments

In last month's prayer letter, we shared with you about our Faculty at Cru meeting. And we started to tell you about the Faculty Appreciation Dinner that followed. Well, as Paul Harvey would say, "Here's the rest of the story."...Keep Reading

Teams for Medical Missions 2013

Posted onJune 3, 2013 | by: Jenny McCreary | 0 comments

"So, you're going to Jamaica on a mission trip? Sandy white beaches and crystal clear Caribbean waters in a tropical paradise ... sounds like a tough assignment! Where do I sign up?" I have heard some version of this response during the weeks and months before each of my trips to Jamaica with TEAMS for Medical Missions. ...Keep Reading