“. . . I make it my ambition to preach the gospel, not where Christ has already been named, lest I build on someone else’s foundation, but as it is written, ‘Those who have never been told of Him will see, and those who have never heard will understand.’” ~ Romans 15: 20 – 21 (ESV)
Cru’s Commitment to the Great Commission
Since the founding of Cru, our focus has been on the world. In response to Covid19, our digital ministries helped us reach into more countries. And yet, we cannot contact many people that way.
Pray for Oral Gospel Presentations
Two-thirds of the world’s people are oral communicators. Cru’s StoryRunners’ ministry focuses on 3,700 language groups. These people have no written Bible and may not even have a written language.
StoryRunners equips students with Bible stories and sends them to remote groups. One student, Abigail, wrote:
“I’m at camp this week (and telling stories of course). Tonight, I had a really good discussion with my 9-12 year old girls. It’s amazing what they pick up and how much they understood [about the Prodigal Son story], even with little to no church experience. The only problem is I’m running out of stories to tell. I guess I’ll have to learn some more.”
Pray for These Twelve Countries
Our JESUS Film Project discovered an interesting fact about twelve countries. Roughly 75% of the world population (that does not know Jesus) lives in and around these countries: China, India, Indonesia, Japan, Pakistan, Russia, Turkey, Bangladesh, Egypt, Vietnam, Thailand, and Iran. Thank you for adding these countries to your prayer list. Ask God to open doors for His Good News.
Pray for Cru’s Staff and Ministries
Despite the pandemic, we saw many new missionary staff join Cru to share the Gospel with the nations. Like those of us who have been with Cru for many years, we all want to take the Good News to “those who have never been told of Him.” We pray the Lord will continue to give our missionary staff wisdom, boldness, and creativity.
Thanks to your prayers and financial investment, we are touching the hearts and minds of more people and in more countries. Please join us in asking the Lord to trust Him for fruitfulness. We know He will answer with opportunities to bring the unreached into His harvest.