Here are a few articles from Campus Crusade for Christ that I wanted to post to show the powerful results of living and breathing the Gospel...in word and deed:Pass Christian Proclaims "Travis Todd" Day
Travis Todd is a staff member who, along with wife Sonya and daughters Madison and Hailey, lived in East Asia. That is until Katrina devastated his hometown of Pass Christian. Travis was appointed as a point person to help mobilize Campus Crusade relief efforts in the city. As a result of Travis' work, and because of Campus Crusade's extensive involvement in Katrina relief, the city recently gave him a unique honor.Be it resolved by the Mayor and Board of Alderman of the city of Pass Christian as follows: The Governing authorities do hereby proclaim April 26, 2006 as "TRAVIS TODD DAY" and to urge all citizens to commend him for his invaluable efforts and leadership for which the City will be eternally grateful.
How Relief Work Tore Down Invisible Walls
The students on our college campuses have never responded to anything as they did to the relief work.
For the six weeks of college Spring Break we saw over 12,000 students go to Pass Christian and New Orleans. We expected around 2,000 and were blown away as more and more kept signing up.
Many of these students are ones that would not usually come to a Campus Crusade event. Some were from gay and lesbian societies and non-Christian service groups. They worked side by side with Christians and were able to see Christ's love in action. They were able to see what a true follower of Christ really is. Here is a powerful story from one of the students who went to New Orleans:
Testimony from Corrie, Campus Crusade Student Volunteer
We had about 95 students total join us (Texas State) on our trip to New Orleans and about 25-30% were people who have never even stepped foot in a Campus Crusade meeting, some not even in a church.
I had the privilege of being teamed up with five students who came from our transsexual, gay and lesbian organization on campus. We quickly made relationships with these students through working together, eating together and living together all week long. It was the most amazing experience to have an entire week devoted to sharing our lives with one another.
Almost all five of the students had spiritual conversations with various students from our team and other students we brought from Campus Crusade.
At our first CRU meeting back, all five of our new friends showed up and expressed that they have never felt so loved and accepted by a group of people in their lives and that we have completely changed their opinion of Christians, which in their experience have always been hypocritical and judgmental.
I'm so excited to see how God is going to work in their lives and how he is going to grow us as a body as we learn how to minister to their needs.
This is my third year involved in Campus Crusade and I feel as though this is the best thing we have done as an organization.