Foreign military service members and their families
The International Team of Cru Military is all about local movements with a global impact. To make that happen, God has brought together a community passionate about connecting the global military community to Christ and God’s best. We know deep in our hearts that faith makes a difference in the lives of those in uniform. Faith makes a difference to those who have answered the call to serve their nations and live with the special conditions and stresses that come with life in the military, whether on the front lines or on the home front… whether before, during or after deployments in harm’s way.
Some of you may have met us as “Military Ministry, A Division of Campus Crusade for Christ” helping local families cope with the stresses of overseas deployment; others as “Ministerio Militar” as we reach out to Latin American officers and NCO’s. In 26 other overseas locations where we minister, “Military Ministry” is often added to the host nation organization, like “Ukraine for Christ Military Ministry”. But regardless of the name you were introduced to us by, fostering spiritual movements to serve and bless the very best in is why we’re here. We provide your “spiritual expertise” in ministering to non-US Forces, led by indigenous Christian military leaders we have the honor and privilege to equip, strain, support and prayerfully walk alongside. It is to this mission field we are called and to these deserving military members and their families that we are blessed to serve in Christ’s name!
Dietrich Bonhoeffer once said, “God does not give us everything we want, but He does fulfill His promises, leading us along the best and straightest paths to Himself.” One specific promise the LORD is fulfilling is the opportunity to join with an increasing number of communities to care for and disciple the military in their midst. One such […]Read More
One of the great joys we have as a global ministry is the opportunity to recognize and appreciate the contributions of military members and families all around the world as they serve both their nation and Christ! “I know it is God who showed me great love when I hit rock bottom. Now that my […]Read More
Finding Hope in Struggle During Christ’s first Advent, the known world was one of great upheaval and change. But the Lord was doing some of His most important work against the backdrop of such chaos and challenges. The same can be said now for His work in the nation of Ukraine. The Lord is using […]Read More
Ambassadors of Healing With a Global Heart “To care for him who shall have borne the battle and for his widow and his orphan, to do all which may achieve and cherish a just and lasting peace among ourselves and with all nations.” – President Abraham Lincoln, Second Inaugural Address One of our nation’s greatest […]Read More
A Salvation Story For All Help couldn’t come fast enough Housing 110,000 captives—more than a quarter of them American—Stalag VII A was the largest prisoner-of-war camp in Germany during World War II. My uncle, Lt. Col. Ray Tyrrell, was one of them. On June 21, 1944—on his 63rd combat mission from RAF East Wretham in […]Read More
When God calls for a change of plans, whose agenda takes priority? Isaiah 43:19 The earthquake that shook the nation of Nepal on May 12, 2015 12:50 pm with a moment magnitude of 7.3, shook more than the foundations of buildings. The epicenter of the quake was on the border of the Dolakha and Sidnhupalchowk […]Read More
Where was God for Alexander? The better question is: where are you? Job 2:9–13 Alexander A. was 49 years old, too old to serve under his nation’s current rules, but he was determined. He had many years’ experience running artillery batteries and anti-aircraft systems, and his country needed him, so he was not to be put […]Read More
A simple prayer over a decade ago, “Lord, help us reach the internationals living right here among us,” launched a movement to international military members stationed in the United States. The late Paul Pettijohn, Cru Military’s first International Director, believed God would enable us to “touch the nations” right here in our own backyard. His […]Read More
Finding Community Near You MilitaryBeliever.com MilitaryBeliever.com allows you to connect, serve and grow with military believers, churches, and ministries around the world. Use it to search for fellow believers, events that meet your needs and interest, as well as opportunities for service in your area. The Cru Military App Download the Gloo app here to […]Read More
Despite the spiritual and physical conflict engulfing Kenya, God continues to strengthen and heal the Kenyan military. Kenyan soldiers have been battling the terrorist group Al-Shabaab in Somalia with relative success. As they began combat, Military Ministry Kenya (MMK) began distributing Christian materials to enhance the spirituality of soldiers in the battlefield. Life Ministry Kenya […]Read More
On Thursday, 5 February 2015, hundreds of Boko Haram terrorists attacked churches in Northern Cameroon from across the border region of Borneo in Nigeria. We sincerely ask for prayer for our Cameroon Military Ministry Director, who is ministering to troops in Cameroon in this very volatile region…. The minister of information for Cameroon, Issa Tchiroma Bakari, recently reported […]Read More
Teamwork A sure formula for success in sports and in the workplace. Teams that know how to collaborate and unite are most effective in reaching their objectives. Teamwork is also an imperative for marriage. Harambee Years ago, my wife and I had the privilege of traveling to Nairobi, Kenya, to conduct a seminar for military […]Read More
“I don’t understand this,” declared Xiu. “Is it the language?” I asked. “No, it is the Bible. I am not a Christian, so it is all new to me,” answered Xiu. This is how our discussion, about why Jesus came, began on Saturday evening. In fact, on the way to our house, a soldier from […]Read More