On July 25, I will celebrate 25 years with Cru! In July of 1991, I was in Colorado for Campus Crusade for Christâ€™s New Staff Training. In August I started to find my team of ministry partners, and by December I was in Orlando. Itâ€™s hard to believe that so many years have passed since I packed my things into a U-Haul truck and embarked on this wonderful adventure.
Some of my favorite memories include:
- working with an amazing group of talented and committed missionaries
- a guysâ€™ Bible study group that encouraged each other and had amazing adventures backpacking together
- many other wonderful friends in Florida and later in Indiana
- experiencing grace from my coworkers when I messed up or things didnâ€™t go according to plan
- helping to install the first Internet connection at CCCâ€™s headquarters (the first Orlando headquarters, â€œSunportâ€)
- retiring the mainframe
- building the infrastructure and moving into our current headquarters, Lake Hart
- meeting Liesl, marrying, and having Anja!
- moving to Indiana to work with Keynote
- tech-missionary trips to Hungary, Turkey, Thailand (and Xenia, Ohio)
All of this was made possible by you, our faithful team of ministry partners! Thank you so much for standing with us financially and with your prayers â€“ some of you for 25 years. We have each been blessed so that we can be a blessing to others, and God is using us together to extend His kingdom throughout the earth!