Building Bridges in Hershey, PA

GAiN Packing

International students pack boxes of food for refugees in the Middle East
at the GAiN Warehouse in Lancaster, Pennsylvania.

Hershey, PA, near Lancaster Amish Country, is home to the company known for chocolate kisses. It’s also just down the road from GAiN headquarters.

Global Aid Network (GAiN) is the humanitarian relief arm of Cru. GAiN seeks to relieve suffering, restore dignity, and reveal hope through food, agriculture, clean water, and critical aid. Meeting these basic needs opens the door for the gospel.

This spring break international students involved with Cru traveled from Philadelphia and New York City to the GAiN head-quarters. Some knew Jesus and some were merely curious about Him.

They toured Hershey’s Chocolate World, visited an Amish farm, and packed boxes of food, clothes, and school supplies for refugees at the GAiN headquarters.

Some students from Thailand, India and China were just beginning to connect with believers. One night they heard Christians share their experience of following Jesus.

This raised many questions: “How can you know God exists?” “Why did Jesus have to die?” “Do you discount my real struggles just because of some ‘future hope’?’”

A team leader noted, “In a natural, organic way, each of our students heard the gospel at least once per day during this trip!”

Nate is helping GAiN with finances so GAiN staff can better minister to the world. This time the world came to GAiN. Thank you for helping make this possible!


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