We are highlighting Cru this month. We have been supporting Stephanie Sauter through Cru for many years. You can help out individually by following the link below.
What is Cru?
Cru is a community passionate about connecting people to Jesus Christ. Our purpose is helping to fulfill the Great Commission in the power of the Holy Spirit by winning people to faith in Jesus Christ, building them in their faith and sending them to win and build others in their faith. We help the body of Christ to do evangelism and discipleship in a variety of creative ways.
We are committed to the centrality of the Cross, the truth of the Word, the power of the Holy Spirit and the global scope of the Great Commission. Cru was originally founded as Campus Crusade for Christ in 1951 when Bill and Vonette Bright began the ministry on the UCLA campus. God gave Bill a vision of the total fulfillment of the Great Commission throughout the world. We are only a part of God’s workforce to accomplish that vision, but we are passionate about playing our part and about helping others play theirs. From the beginning, we have sought to be a caring community on mission together.
My name is Stephanie Sauter and I grew up in Gig Harbor. I began to follow Jesus before my senior year of high school but it was during college when my faith in Jesus became my own. In college, two things were pivotal in shaping me into who I am today: being part of a small group Bible study and learning how to share my faith with others.
Having a personal relationship with Jesus has transformed my life and motivates me to help others experience the same thing. God has called me to share the hope of Jesus with students searching for him, to build them up in their faith, and to empower them to bring the gospel to the ends of the earth. The college campus is one of the most difficult and most exciting places to be. More than ever, young people are asking questions and searching for significance in this world. After nearly 20 years of doing ministry with Cru, my passion to help people know Jesus, grow in their faith, and go tell others about him is stronger than ever. I truly love what I get to do.