They called her a Monster

Last weekend I had the opportunity to take Gabe and Jake to our Fastbreak conference in Ohio. This was the first time they were there as students, not just staff kids. It was so encouraging to hear stories of what God is doing, watch my former students grow in their faith, and watch my own [...]

Michal Travels

Howdy from Orlando! This month I (Dawn) had the privilege of spending a week with some of our new staff in a city that I know well & love - Indianapolis! And let me tell you, the future of Cru high school is Bright! I’m impressed with the men and women that God is bringing [...]


Howdy from Orlando! “I had an outreach with the football team today. Of the 21 that showed up, 13 prayed to receive Christ for the first time with me!” - Orlando Cru Field Staff This is outreach season for Cru. The beginning of the year is when we are gathering our students and looking for [...]

The Launchbox version 1.0

Howdy from Hartford Run Drive! The Michals are back in Orlando after a long summer away. We were so blessed to be able to see so many friends along the way out to Colorado this summer, but it is good to be home! Building up to the summer I (Mark) was heavily engaged in a [...]

Do people really respond to evangelism?

Howdy from Orlando! Have you ever wondered, “Do people really respond to the evangelism?”. Sometimes it can be hard to start a spiritual conversation with someone because you are plagued with doubts that they would want to talk about God or would ever become a Christian. The circles below show Cru’s evangelism numbers for the [...]


Greetings from Orlando! We have our hands in a lot of projects and relationships here but there is one that I’ve been really excited about recently. When we first moved to Orlando, I got an email from Jeff, a guy in leadership with FCA (Fellowship of Christian Athletes). FCA also works with teenagers on high [...]

A trip to California

  Happy New Year from Orlando! Christmas is different here in Orlando. Christmas lights on palm trees are just going to take some getting used to. In my role on the national team, I need to get to know what is going on in other parts of the country, so last weekend Jake and I [...]

Dawn’s Training Conference

Dear Friends, In my (Dawn) new role as training coordinator I had the pleasure in leading 15 of our new staff (including Molly) in a training conference in Cincinnati last month. As a part of the week, we helped launch some new campuses. Some students from the University of Cincinnati have a heart to do [...]

Ice Cream and Celebrations!

Howdy from Orlando!, It’s been a great month of life and ministry! I (Mark) have the privilege of helping lead our Cru ministry at Gabe and Jake’s school - Avalon Middle School. We’ve got a rag-tag group of about 15 students that come each week to grow in their faith in God. Last week we [...]

New Routines

This time last year I was writing about our first Cru meeting and we were spending a lot of our time leading our students, volunteers, and following up new interested students. This year is very different! We’ve spent our month settling our family into a new city, beginning to learn how our new roles work, [...]