Cru Military Advent

You leveraged the power of partnership to change lives!

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In Ecclesiastes 4:9 we are told, “Two are better than one, because they have a good reward for their toil.”  In other words, no person or organization is self-sufficient.  God delights in partnerships.

Recently at an Army post in the United States , 122 military troops and their spouses found insight and hope to sustain them through the pressures of military service through a FamilyLife® Art of Marriage conference conducted by Cru Military.  When the event was over, almost every attendee had made the decision to commit their lives and their marriage to Christ!

FamilyLife®, a fellow Cru® ministry, focuses on promoting godly marriages and families all around the world. We at the Military Ministry of Cru® are all about spiritually supporting our troops. And strong military marriages are vital to our married troops!  By partnering to make this conference possible, your support was efficiently leveraged to do more than we could have achieved on our own.

Cru Military volunteers Jodi and Dan Billquist, Tom and Jean Schmidt and many others were instrumental in organizing the event. They noted that all five congregations on the post participated, along with the majority of Chaplains.

“This was all God’s Work,” was one of the comments overhead. “This event served to unify the community.”

Chaplains, marriage ministries and other organizations will be following up with couples as requested. Your support will continue to touch lives as well and allow Cru Military® to be a key partner to this military community well into the future.

A few of the many comments from the conference:

“It has renewed my faith.”

“It helped me consider what actions I can do to a better job in fulfilling my role as a husband.”

“The letters we wrote during one of the break out sessions were incredibly impactful.”

“I feel like it has opened up the discussion of bringing God into our life more and how we can do this together.”

“This has given me much to think about and reflect upon.”

“A good time to refocus and spend intentional time praying and thinking about our marriage.”

For more information, visit crumilitary.org/aomops.

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