We took a nice long drive recently and ended up in Iowa. Along the way, we were able to visit our son and daughter-in-law in their new place in Arizona along with a good friend that moved to New Mexico almost a year ago. Our initial reason for coming to Iowa was to celebrate Rob's parent's 50th anniversary. What a great excuse to get away and to see friends and family! If you follow either of Rob or Jenna on social media, you have seen some of the fun things we have been able to do while here in Iowa, like visiting the Iowa State Fair. Something we haven't done in many years.
But it isn't all fun and games, we are also having fun with work. We are reaching out to local youth leaders and connecting with other ministry leaders and pastors between here and California. We want to get our message out, of course, but we also want to get in touch and learn from as many different leaders as possible. As we move to Colorado, we want to be as equipped as possible to handle all that the Lord has in store for us.
This is where you come in. This is a big transition in many ways and we need your support. First and foremost, we need your prayers. Paul puts it this way in his second letter to the Corinthians, "You also must help us by prayer, so that many will give thanks on your behalf for the blessing granted us through the prayers of many." Our story is of us first doing things our way and then turning to the Lord. How glorious would it be if we were able to help many, many people live purely for the Lord first... and with no second after that. How many people would give thanks for the reduction in teen pregnancy? What would it look like to have youth group after youth group actively living purely for Jesus? Your prayers for us, for the students we speak to, for the youth leaders we come along side of will help accomplish these things.
Second, we do need help financially. Living in Colorado will have a much lower cost of living for sure and we are looking forward to that. However, having your financial support will help with the transition as well as help with us reaching more students. If your church helps support missionaries, please contact the mission board about supporting us, a mission team here in America. If your work gives donations to support non-profits, please connect us with the person in charge of that.
This is a very exciting time for us as we will literally and figuratively be heading up a big mountain. Just in the recent months, we have been connected to a variety of different ministry leaders in church and para-church organizations. Again, this is where your prayers will be appreciated. This push up the mountain will require a lot of energy. Please pray that God would give us that energy and focus to keep going. We know He is good and faithful to sustain us. There has been many times when He has given us the energy, sent someone to give us encouragement out of the blue, or provided other ways for us to get where He is leading. And, again, as Paul says, "On Him we have set our hope that He will deliver us again."
We would appreciate your words of encouragement, feel free to leave a comment or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Rob and Jenna Crenshaw are founders of Crossroads Club