This has been a big month in the Meritt household. Justin graduated from high school a couple weeks ago. We are so proud of the young man he has become. We look forward to all the Lord has planned as he heads to Florida State University in the fall.
In Matthew 9:38-39, Jesus says, “The harvest is plentiful, but the laborers are few: therefore pray earnestly to the Lord of the harvest to send out laborers into his harvest.” Within Cru High School, this has been our earnest plea for many years. This year, we have placed renewed focus on trusting the Lord to raise up laborers for the harvest. We have called our staff and students to pause and pray at 9:38 each morning and evening. Right now, we are in the midst of a forty day prayer and fasting emphasis for laborers.
Even as we pray and trust God to raise up laborers to help reach the 531 million high school students throughout the world, we are also making plans and producing materials that will help resource, train, and equip those the Lord provides. There has been a great deal of work done to figure out the￼ top locations to which we will send the new staff we are trusting the Lord for. Dave and his team continue to focus on producing training videos for these new laborers. Lynn and others continue to work to streamline our written training materials. She is also working to ensure that those who coach and train our new staff are fully equipped. We know that these efforts will make a difference in students reached for Christ. Dave in his resources has discovered that almost fifty percent of students that are actively involved with us have come to Christ through our ministry. In addition, about one in four of the students we share Christ with indicates a decision to follow Him.
God is beginning to do some exciting things as we step out and trust Him for more laborers. We hope to share more in the coming months of how He is answering our prayers.
Thanks so much for making a difference in students’ lives through your generous gifts and prayers.
Dave and Lynn
- Praise God that Justin’s graduation and all the festivities went very well.
- Please pray for the summer intern that Dave will be overseeing this summer. He will be helping develop some new ministry videos.
- Pray for good family time for us this summer before Justin heads off to college in August.