My name is Lauren Ayala, and I have had the privilege of spending the last two years working for Cru as an international intern in Puerto Rico.
During my two years in Puerto Rico, God has grown me, loved me, and met me where I was at. God gave me opportunities to learn and grow in my own cultural identity (Mexican, Puerto Rican, American) and fall in love with the island. He allowed me the opportunity to not only work with Puerto Rican students, but also meet international students from other Latin American countries.
During my time in Cru I have had the privilege of sharing the significance of a personal relationship with Jesus with many students through outreaches on campus, personal conversations through evangelism, and invest deeply. I have had the opportunity to build students up in their faith through things such Bible studies, large group meetings, and individual and group discipleship/mentorship. I’ve also had the pleasure of seeing students passionate about sharing Jesus with their peers be sent through conferences, mission trips, serving with their church or in Cru.
I have loved serving in Puerto Rico, but am very excited to be changing locations to South Florida (Miami-Dade county, Broward County, & Palm Beach County) and seeing how God will move there. I am super excited to join the South Florida team and continue reaching getting the opportunity to reach students from Latin America and Caribbean, but in a different context being in the States.
South Florida has half a million students and faculty on over 75 campuses and my team hopes to find students and faculty who want to launch movements on ALL 75 of those campuses! We do this by finding student leaders passionate about sharing Jesus with their peers and having the opportunity to partner with these students in launching and coaching/resourcing them to be able to do it. I am so excited to join my team in sharing the Gospel in South Florida, BUT I can not do it on my own!
I am searching for a team of people who are excited and encouraged by the ways God is moving in South Florida and want to partner with me financially, prayerfully, or both. Would you prayerfully consider partnering with me at a monthly amount of $50, $150, $300, or any other amount you are able?
This is a partnership between you and I.
My commitment to you:
I will aim to send you a monthly newsletter to keep you informed on how God is moving, vow to be financially faithful with the funds raised. I will also try and introduce you to some of the students there, and be checking in throughout the year for things that I could be praying for.
Your commitment to me:
You are supporting me and partaking in the Great Commission either financially, prayerfully, or both.
I am super grateful for you, Thank you for considering partnering with me!
If you have any questions feel free to email me. My email address is firstname.lastname@example.org