Hopefully you read our entire letter last month and are up to date with all the changes we’ve been experiencing these past few weeks. We have settled into our new home in Wisconsin and are enjoying all the wonderful things that suburban living offers: kids running through the sprinkler in the grass, not having to leave our house to wash laundry, and driving a car! Life sure is different here!
Having a few weeks now to reflect on our years in NYC, the thing I appreciate most (and often had the hardest time with) was the diversity and density of people. My sense of understanding the world and the people in it, along with my empathy for those who are different from me has grown exponentially.
I was confronted with my envy of those who had “made it,” my self-importance and ability to look at people but not really see them, my disdain for certain people and behaviors...things that had always been lurking inside me but had never been given the environment to be exposed. My view of the Gospel has expanded because as Paul says in Romans 5:20 “as people sinned more and more, God’s wonderful grace became more abundant.” I am so thankful for our time in Manhattan and know that the lessons learned there will continue to be important for the rest of my life.
I am looking ahead to the upcoming season of ministry. There is an existing Cru staff team of five that I will be joining, and I will be the only full-time woman. Thank you for continuing your support through our many transitions. I am so thankful to be able to serve the Lord alongside you.
There are 4 main campuses here:
The University of Wisconsin
Winona State University.
Among these schools there are 83 student leaders who are planning to help reach their peers with the message of Jesus this upcoming school year, and almost 400 students who attend bible studies, prayer meetings, and/or worship.
Your partnership in prayer and financial gifts has a direct impact on students hearing the Gospel and growing in their faith. I am excited to share with you all the things the Lord will do this year!
Please pray that our family would find a great new church home and friends.
Also, pray that we would be able to find and purchase a reliable second vehicle in the upcoming month.
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