CAN YOU TEACH THAT?!?

International School Project

Public school teachers receive training in morals from Cru staff.

“This is great! We’re going to use this curriculum in our school!” said a Guatemalan teacher after a group training session.

The training was done by International School Project (ISP), a ministry of Cru that provides training, curricula and materials to help teachers meet the social and spiritual needs in their classroom and community.

This branch of Cru partners with local and national ministries of education to train public school teachers on the historical and philosophical foundations of morals and ethics.

ISP’s curriculum teaches students to avoid alcohol and drug abuse and sexually transmitted diseases. Lessons include small group discussion, movement, music, and drama.

“My job is to fix kids who are broken,” said a school psychologist who attended the first ISP conference in Ecuador along with 215 other teachers.

According to some teachers attending the conference, sexual assault of minors is rampant in the schools.

The student curriculum was very well received. “I feel an urgency to share this curriculum. I can’t let more time go by and allow another generation to be lost.”

Nate’s work in finances allows Cru staff working with the International School Project to serve teachers around the world without distraction. Students are learning about Jesus as a result.

Thank you for helping to make this possible. You are changing the lives of students around the world!

 

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Do You Believe?

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Nadine

Nadine listens intently to Bible stories in her heart language.

“I have never heard this story,” said translator Nadine* during a StoryRunners Elkanlen* language workshop in West Africa earlier this spring.

StoryRunners, a ministry of Cru, brings the Bible to life for those without a written Bible.

As a native Elkanlen speaker, fluent English speaker and a follower of her people’s majority religion, Nadine was a perfect person to give feedback on how the Bible stories would be understood by other Elkanlen speakers. She worked long hours beside the team, repeatedly listening to Bible stories.

During her time, Nadine grew more positive toward following Jesus instead of following her way. She joined some worship times with believing participants. One day she was heard singing a worship song to her seven-month old daughter to help her sleep.

Not long after that, Allen, a Cru Staff member, had a conversation with Nadine:

Allen: “Do you believe these stories?”

Nadine: “Oh, I believe ALL of the stories!”

Allen: “Do you think it was an accident that you came to work with us?”

Nadine: “Oh no, God has called me here! When I come here to work on the stories, I feel a joy that is from God.”

During the final week, the entire group listened very closely to the stories they had translated together. Nadine and two of her friends decided to follow His way!

Thank you for partnering with us so we can provide behind the scenes support for this ministry of Cru, StoryRunners!

 

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Walking for Water

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Cru Staff kids learn about the importance of clean drinking water around the world.

This summer, while Kim and I were taking seminary classes and reconnecting with the mission and vision of Cru, Joah and Micah were participating in a Cru conference for middle school staff kids. They had Bible Studies together, heard from great speakers and also grew in awareness of the world.

One morning they carried 5 gallon buckets of water three miles from the city park pond to a water filtration system. The average person without running water walks that far every day in order to get water.

The cloudy, unhealthy water became crystal clear after going through the filters. Each filter is just $18 and will provide a family of four clean water for up to ten years.

The students participating in this “Water Walk Challenge” donated and raised money to provide water filters for 400 families.

Just as important, the families receiving these filters also learn about Jesus, the source of living water.

Thank you for your partnership!

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Cloudy, undrinkable water becomes clean.

 

You can make a difference!

Isaiah’s 5th grade class is participating in a “Water Walk Challenge” this month. You can provide clean water for a family of four for up to ten years for just $18. To give go to: Water Walk Challenge.

The Water Walk Challenge is an initiative of GAiN – the humanitarian aid arm of Cru

 

 

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