Missions News and Updates

CRU Ministry Update - October, 2020

Posted onOctober 27, 2020 | by: Ashely & Heather Holleman | 0 comments

This month we want to introduce you to Gaby, one of this year's class of Grad Fellows. Gaby is pursuing a Ph.D. in Art History at the University of Oregon--one of the hardest places in the country to reach others with the gospel....Keep Reading

Crossworld Update - October, 2020

Posted onOctober 9, 2020 | by: Dan & Donna Standridge | 0 comments

A year ago at this time we were in the US packing to return to Milan at the end of a Summer filled with meetings, meaningful visits and laughter with many of you! No one knew what was about to happen. As we look back, it is hard to believe only 12 months have gone by! Months packed with sudden changes to normal life, a global pandemic, trips planned and changed, directives which have affected our daily schedules, unusual stress and inevitable worries… nevertheless, here we are!...Keep Reading

Crossworld Update - July, 2020

Posted onJuly 17, 2020 | by: Dan & Donna Standridge | 0 comments

There were days when your encouraging messages and prayers were our sustenance! Thank you for the wonderful support you have given us in these months of intense stress during this world wide pandemic....Keep Reading

Grad Fellows Summer Mission - CRU Update, June 2020

Posted onJune 19, 2020 | by: Ashely & Heather Holleman | 0 comments

We have good news! The Lord has enabled us and led us and our team to relaunch the Grad Fellows Summer Mission. As we shared back in March, the mission was canceled due to COVID-19. However, we have been working over the past 6 weeks to relaunch it as a digital summer mission. It's going to look different, but we believe and trust the mission will have greater impact than if we had held it in person. Isn't that just what you would expect of our great God?!...Keep Reading

Crossworld Update - April, 2020

Posted onApril 14, 2020 | by: Dan & Donna Standridge | 0 comments

By your many messages, prayers, encouragement and support we know you are right here with us. You have touched us deeply. Health wise and emotionally, Donna, Elisa and I are doing well....Keep Reading

Different World. Same God. CRU Update

Posted onMarch 27, 2020 | by: Ashely & Heather Holleman | 0 comments

Well, our world has certainly changed over the past couple of weeks. Hasn't? And yet, the God of the universe--the God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, our God--remains the same. We can still trust Him completely. His love, mercy, and power are still not far off....Keep Reading

Crossworld Update - March 2020 #2

Posted onMarch 26, 2020 | by: Dan & Donna Standridge | 0 comments

Week one we said, "Great! A vacation." Week two we said, "This is too much. The government is overreacting." Week three we said, "THEY are really WORRIED. THEY must know something we don't." All the time the numbers were climbing....Keep Reading

Crossworld Update - March 2020

Posted onMarch 9, 2020 | by: Dan & Donna Standridge | 0 comments

Yes, we are living in a new epicenter of a pandemic disease. An invisible hand has emptied out our city, public trolleys, stores and once bustling coffee shops. Tourists have disappeared. Schools, offices, churches and every venue where people normally come together are now closed down by the government. ...Keep Reading

Crosssworld Update - February 2020

Posted onMarch 9, 2020 | by: Dan & Donna Standridge | 0 comments

As you have probably heard in the news, Italy and especially our region around Milan now has the highest number of cases outside China and South Korea. Three medical doctors in our church had advised us already Saturday to suspend our services. Then the local government began suspending all schools and universities in the area, religious gatherings, sports events and all public gatherings for one week. Grocery stores and restaurants remain open even if the shelves looked for a couple of days like those in Alabama when a snowstorm is predicted. ...Keep Reading