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 [...]

My favorite “Dad” books

I am the dad of three energetic boys.  When I'm not wearing an Iron Man mask, stepping on hot wheels, or breaking up a fight, my mind wanders to how to produce godly men out of these rambunctious boys.  How do I build bodies, shape minds and turn hearts toward their loving Heavenly Father?  How [...]


Broken.  That word kind of says it all.  This morning as I left the house I was told about a TV that my wonderful boys broke downstairs, some new carpet that my dog clawed through last night, and an iphone that was accidentally dropped into the pool.  Add to that the window that doesn't go [...]

On The Homefront

The past two months have been a whirlwind of activity with the ending of the school year and the planning of the Getaway.  We were fortunate to have some good down time with family as we vacationed with Dawn’s family, and Mark’s parents joined us at Myrtle Beach to watch the boys for us as [...]