Stand Up For Your Sister

Last week at our Fastbreak conference, I (Dawn) had the privilege of leading our young women through a seminar focused on self-image and purity.  I taught on 1 Cor 6 that encourages us to flee from sexual immorality, and Gen 2-3, unpacking the original sin, the nature of temptation and shame, as well as Romans [...]

Prayer and Praise

Praise God for His grace in helping Mark and his team complete their project. Pray for wisdom for the National Team to know how best to implement the changes. Pray for Chandler as he delvers his talk on Monday and works through his list of names. Please pray for our family as we enter into [...]

A Heart for the Lost

I”m sitting at Burger King waiting for Chandler.   Chandler is a senior who has grown into one of our ministries main leaders.  He’s giving our main talk next Monday night and I’m meeting with him today to help him put the finishing touches on it.  When I asked him what he wanted to speak about, [...]


The older I get, the more I desire to use my gifts and talents well for the kingdom.  My life is not my own, I am simply a tool in the hands of my Father and I want to be the sharpest tool I can be.  That is one of the reasons I took part [...]

On the Homefront

We haven’t updated you about our adoption in a while, mostly because there is nothing to tell.  We are still in waiting mode.  Waiting, praying, and hoping.  Last year the Ethiopian government significantly slowed down the number of children they were letting out of the country.  We didn’t know what that meant for us at [...]

Prayer and Praise

- Praise God for the 180 students that came to our 100 foot banana split. - Pray that God would continue to tug at their hearts and draw them back to us on Monday nights where they can find truth. - Pray for the 5 students who asked Christ into their lives.  Pray that they [...]

Student Leaders Retreat

All too often we under-challenge and over-entertain our high school students.  Well, I believe that students can do more than homework, sports, and video games.  Last year we graduated a lot of our student leaders and a few of our staff have moved on.  We have been praying for God to raise up more students [...]

Sticky Faith

“I’ve never been to a place where I’ve felt so loved!” This is what one of our new students said when asked how she enjoyed the 100 foot banana split last week.  This event has become a standard for us each year at Fishers.  It draws in a ton of kids who hear the gospel, [...]

In Their Own Words

I asked some students to share how SV has helped them this year.  I wanted to share some of them with those of you who support this ministry with your finances and prayers. This is your ministry.  God is working through you in the ways He has called you to participate, just as much as [...]

Student Venture is now Cru

Last summer Campus Crusade for Christ (North America) announced that we would be changing our name to Cru.  While our mission has stayed the same since CCC was founded in 1951, the culture around us has changed significantly to the point that our choice of name was becoming a barrier to reaching new people with [...]