An Ozark Difference

A student shares his testimony during dinner on the Ozark Lakes Summer Mission Trip.

Over the summer Covid relaxed enough that students from Cru were able to go on summer mission trips again.

During Cru Summer Mission Trips, students study the Bible together. They share their faith. They are mentored.

Dylan became a Christian just last spring. He attended the Ozark Lakes Summer Mission Trip in Branson, Missouri. He got a job on the boardwalk there.

After a rough night’s sleep, Dylan awoke drained physically, mentally and emotionally. He considered not going to work that day.

However, he realized God didn’t want him to lie or try to get out of work. So he prayed, “Lord I’m tired. You know how I feel. I don’t want to be in control or live for myself anymore. I want you to be in control. Take control of my body and life, take over my legs, use my lips and my tongue.”

Loren worked at Silver Dollar City. She wanted to rest during her short lunch break, but she remembered God put her there to talk with her coworkers. Loren asked her Bible Study to pray for the courage and energy to use her break more purposefully.

The next day on Loren’s lunch break Sherrie, a coworker, confided that finding a church was harder than she expected. It was affecting her faith. Loren invited her to church. Both Sherrie and her husband attended that Sunday!

Back on campus Loren is motivated to initiate. She said, “I’m sure students on my campus want to eat with someone! That wasn’t on my radar before, but if God has called me to live life on mission, that’s something I can do anywhere.”

Cru Summer Mission Trips make a difference, and you are part of making this difference! Thank you!

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