Abandoned to Found

Cleaning an abandoned park so children can play.

In Romania God used students who love Him to impact a poor neighborhood and college students who don’t yet know Him.

Cru staff members in Romania recently had a week long “Mission Camp” for students involved in Cru. On the first day they cleaned an abandoned park in a poor neighborhood. They used Facebook and Instagram ads to invite other students to join them. Twelve came! These twelve did not know Jesus yet.

Some students cleaned. Others invited neighborhood children to come to the evening. Still others planned kids’ games.

Nearly 100 children came to the cleaned-up park that evening. They played games and, when they were tired, watched an eight-minute version of the Jesus Film for Children. One of the Cru staff members shared the gospel. The kids left with school supplies and candy.

The Cru staff planned on mentoring the Cru students in evangelism and leading campus ministries the rest of the week. The students who didn’t yet know Jesus also wanted to be mentored and they wanted to invite their friends.

The next day the 12 non-Christians had grown to 15. They continued to participate throughout the week. They played games in the evening and sang Christmas carols (in September) because everyone knew the lyrics. By the end of the week, two had accepted Jesus!

Afterward one Cru student said, “This week gave me the courage to talk to other people and to share the Gospel with friends and strangers also.”

Thank you for being a part of changing the lives of students all around the world!

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