|Worship at Summer Cru|
For most people, the new year happens in January, however for Cry staff the new year happens in August! Hello, friends and family, we hope yall are doing well the Lord is making his presence known to you more and more every day. Everything down in Statesboro has gone into chaos mode for us as GSU starts up next week. Ashley is feeling great and our little guy is very active in there and we both get to feel him move around all the time! We had a great summer with Summer Cru averaging about 30 people as our summer Cru/Bible study as well as getting a lot of freshmen contacts by going to freshmen orientation and meeting new people there which is exciting going into the year. Or staff team has also changed once again as we added 4 new interns, 3 of them who have been raised up from our ministry and 1 that came from UGA which is exciting but also a little crazy because they need to be trained and equipped which is our responsibility as older staff. We are very excited for this new year and everything that it will bring with it and all that God is going to do in our lives and in the lives of our students.
We wanted to give yall specific ways to be praying for our ministry over the first few weeks, so here is a day by day breakdown of the major things we will be doing so you can be praying for them. Please be praying that we will meet both spiritually interested students and students who are far from the Lord and that God will use these Outreaches and events to draw more people to him. Also pray for boldness for us as we will be sharing the gospel with many students over the next couple weeks as well as the meetings we will have outside of these outreaches with new students and student leaders
-Leadership kick off and training from 1-3pm
-Handing out free Christian books and Cru logo cups (your support in action!) to students on campus and engaging them in spiritual conversations 10am-3pm
-Again handing out free Christian books and Cru logo cups and engaging in spiritual conversations 10am-3pm
-First Cru worship meeting of the year 8-9pm
-Capture the flag social 9pm-way too late for me but oh well
-Table at the student gym facilities from 5:30pm-8:30pm handing out Gatorade and engaging in spiritual conversations
Thursday, Friday Monday, regular meetings with students, follow up with students we have met
-Frizzpops-Giving out freezepops and playing Frisbee on campus with new students and inviting students walking past to join in
-Cru worship service 8pm-9pm
-Cru after social at steak and shake
-Greek ministry kick off-Bible study with every greek house on campus invited to join together for one big bible study (obviously we will split off into smaller groups) with worship and Bible study 8-9:30pm
-Spiritual surveys on campus-sharing our faith and meeting new people through spiritual surveys on campus 11am-2pm
-Cru Hoe-Down Social-We are giving students a safe and Godly alternative and having a hoe-down at a farm nearby where hopefully all the many people we have met over the past couple weeks will come and join 7-11pm
Here are some other ways you can be praying for us-Pray for a healthy baby boy as we continue this awesome journey towards parenthood, also pray that we would not be overwhelmed with so many things going on all at once
-Pray for our support as having a baby means needing to raise more support, we are so thankful for all of your support that allows us to do what we do!
-Pray for our staff team, that we would love each other well and treat each other with grace and love and respect
Thanks you so much for everything you do in prayer and in giving financially that makes our ministry possible! Thank you for partnering together with us to reach GSU and the nations for Jesus kingdom! Look for a newsletter within the coming weeks in the mail to update you on everything that went on over the first couple weeks, thanks again and may Jesus continue to be more real and more valuable to each and every one of us every day!
-Nick, Ashley, and Baby Boy Nabors