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Chapman E2 Forum Outreach


A couple of months ago, if you were to ask, how would you feel about reaching college students with the Gospel in Orange County through executives and entrepreneurs? I (JJ) would have nervously responded with, “How are we suppose to do that?!” God revealed a new way to reach college students at Chapman University; host an E2 Forum – Executive ... Read More »

Cru Winter Conference Focus on Compassion

Our students loved spending time with Naomi at Cru Winter Conference /// Los Angeles.

1,012 students in attendance $50,000 raised to accelerate campus ministries and care for refugees  23 indicated decisions for Christ The first evening of Winter Conference, 1,012 students filled the ballroom as D.A. Horton launched us into a weekend considering our response to the compassion of God in our lives. If our God is compassionate, how also may we be compassionate? ... Read More »

Happy New Year! God Has Done Amazing Things!


Happy New Year! We are excited about the new season this year brings, but we also want to reflect on all the ways the Lord worked last year. His faithfulness astounds us and we have so many reasons to praise Him! Here are 10 things we are thankful for:   Our beautiful baby girl, Naomi Joy, arrived on November 6, ... Read More »

9 Students Accepted Christ!

JJ spoke at our first Cru Weekly Meeting at UC Irvine.

Nine students prayed to put their trust in Jesus this fall in South Orange County! Praise God for his tremendous work! One student came from Egypt to UCI to study abroad this fall and his heart was ripe to respond to the gospel. Several students from China heard the good news, saw their need for a Savior, and made life-altering ... Read More »

Taking the Gospel to the World

Alex sharing the Gospel in Japan!

Taking the Gospel to the World This summer, fifteen students from South Orange County took a step of faith to go on a summer mission and several more were involved in Summer Connect with Cru locally. God is working in amazing ways in their lives whether they went overseas or stayed here in the U.S. We asked them to share ... Read More »

Middle East Team Update

Miranda, Summer and Amy grabbing a meal with "Emily!"

“We forgot to pray for our food,” said Emily (name changed for security), to my teammate Summer and I (Amy) as the three of us ate a traditional dessert that Emily had prepared for us. I met Emily on a college campus with another teammate named Laura during our second week in the city. When we asked her what her views about God ... Read More »

Your Partnership Extends to the Middle East!

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Dear Friends, A team of students from Orange County and universities all over California board a plane to head to the Middle East this week! This summer, they have the incredible opportunity to bring the gospel to the world in a unique way through a Cru Summer Mission. JJ and I (Carly) were supposed to be leading this trip, but ... Read More »

News to Share & Thank-A-Prof


“I would love to volunteer and help with South Orange County Cru any way I can!” – Annie Kirby, Physics Professor at UC Irvine. This was a letter sent to our staff team after our Thank-A-Prof outreach. Carly and I (JJ) are excited about reaching every corner of the college campus! Our heart is to reach the world with the ... Read More »

Clerissa’s Life Changed by the Gospel


When I, Clerissa, was younger, I was bullied. I was judged and hurt. I was friendless and lonely. People made fun of how I dressed, who I was, my personality. When I was 13 years old, I began my battle with eating disorders that consumed my life. I did everything to lose weight. I did not feel good enough, pretty ... Read More »


College students joined the Instagram campaign" #goandmake. Students accepted the challenge to #goandmake disciples.

RADIATE Conference Hundreds of college students who attended Cru Radiate Conference posted #GoandMake to social media to signify their commitment to the Great Commission. In Matthew 28, Jesus calls us to go and make disciples of all nations. Over 1000 college students attended the Cru discipleship conference during Martin Luther King Jr. Weekend. We were overwhelmed by the ways God ... Read More »