Welcome to the Cru's Letter! I hope it finds you well, ready to take on week three! It feels like a typical start to the Spring semester, we've had a snow day, been teased with some warm weather, and now are moving back towards frigid temperatures and snow storms. I wish the weather would just make up its mind... but I digress. Make sure to check out the weekly events that we have at the bottom of the email, and to all women be sure to sign up ASAP for the retreat! It is sure to be a great time this weekend!
Part of the vision for Cru at UConn is to reach EVERY. This means every student, every faculty, and every staff member. Anybody who is connected to and affiliated with the University of Connecticut is someone that we want to reach with the gospel; to give them the opportunity to hear and respond to the good news of what Jesus Christ has done for us. That's a significant endeavor that we are undertaking, and one that we cannot accomplish without God working in and through our efforts. It is also not something that just a handful of us can accomplish ourselves. I would ask you to consider the role that you can play in making God known on this campus. Each and every one of us has a unique positioning- unique class schedules, different friends and coworkers, different dorm buildings, and involvement in different groups and organizations. If you took a few minutes to think about your network, I bet you would be surprised at how big it really is.
I would challenge you to consider how you could leverage that network for the gospel. Not simply because at Cru at UConn we have a desire to see this happen, but more importantly because Christ has commissioned us to make disciples and to call others to faith in Him. Maybe it's starting conversations with classmates, or forming a bible study with some people on your floor. There are a lot of ways that we can further God's kingdom on this campus, and we have a real opportunity to do just that. Let's move together for Christ.
Matthew 9: 36-38
When he saw the crowds, he had compassion for them, because they were harassed and helpless, like sheep without a shepherd. Then he said to his disciples, "The harvest is plentiful, but the laborers are few; therefore pray earnestly to the Lord of the harvest to send out laborers into his harvest."