Imagine almost 600 college students and Cru staff pouring out of public transportation, flooding one of the most challenging neighborhoods in Portland and engaging 6000 families (in 4 hours) with the love of Christ!
Every year our staff team is tasked with mobilizing students and staff at our regional Cru Conference to proclaim and demonstrate the love of Christ to our city. This year we’ve connected with the Palau organization and the Rockwood Community Development Center to serve the long-term community organizations and churches in the Rockwood neighborhood of Portland. This neighborhood is well known for having some of the highest unemployment, poverty, drug, alcohol and crime levels in our city. It also is incredibly diverse.
Our team is working with our partners to mobilize our students and staff to knock on at least 6000 doors to gather critical information about the needs of the neighborhood in order to serve the long term organizations as well as engage the residents with the love of Christ along the way.
Logistically, this is one of the crazier things I’ve done on staff with Cru, but at the same time the Lord is at work. Will you please join us in praying for this time as hundreds of gospel conversations flood this neighborhood during the conference on Sunday, December 29th.
Thanks for being a partner with us in this endeavor! We appreciate you all so much. As usual you can find more updates and our most recent newsletter on our website.
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Thanks again. Without you we couldn’t do this job without amazing ministry partners like you!