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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 was moving in the lives of students who attended! They learned more about how to walk with Jesus and make His name known on their college campuses.

Students trusted God and took steps of faith during our day of outreach. All day Saturday was dedicated to reaching out to communities in Orange County. Some students helped with a job fair for refugees, some shared their faith at Huntington Beach, some helped local church planters flyer in neighborhoods, and some worked with World Relief. Our campuses in South Orange County went to local laundromats to give out quarters to families in need and started spiritual conversations with people. Everyone had an opportunity to care for others and share the gospel.

At the end of the day, we communicated with our outreach team leaders how many spiritual and gospel conversations we had, so we could celebrate together how the gospel went out! One student texted the information to the leader, but accidently sent it to the wrong number. A lady in Texas responded to the text, saying that we must have sent the information to the wrong number, but she was really interested in having a spiritual conversation. They talked with her over the phone. She just found out that she has cancer and is questioning life after death. Pray for her to respond to the gospel and for her to understand the love of God. This opportunity to talk to a random person in Texas was a surprise to us, but it reminded us that God works in amazing ways even through our mistakes!

The Lord is using your offerings of love and faith to bring people into His kingdom, transform lives, and bear fruit for generations to come. Thank you for your partnership with us in ministry! We praise God for you daily!

Until the World Hears,

JJ and Carly Raymond


Prayer Requests:

  • Pray God would continue to work in the lives of students who came to Radiate. Pray they would walk with Jesus and take steps to share their faith with others.
  • Pray for the 10 international students who put their faith in Christ over the last 3 months. Pray for our new believer Bible study to be a place for them to grow in their faith and be encouraged in community.
  • Pray for us to rely on the Lord and trust in Him for strength during this busy season. Pray for us to share our faith boldly and trust the Lord for big things.
College students joined the Instagram campaign" #goandmake. Students accepted the challenge to #goandmake disciples.

At RADIATE, college students accepted the challenge to #goandmake disciples of all nations!


Over a 1,000 college students were at RADIATE worshipping the Lord and learning more about discipleship!


Our students were excited to partake in the calling to @goandmake disciples!


We are so excited to go to the Middle East with Andrew (left) and other college students!

Students from South Orange County Cru celebrating after an encouraging outreach!

Students from South Orange County Cru celebrating after an encouraging outreach!

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