Joel and Aliza Settecase


A note from Joel Settecase:

Think about your neighbors for a moment. What would you say is their greatest need? We all need food and shelter, safety, and companionship. Yet there is a need that goes deeper than all others: the need for God and eternal life. Jesus (God's Son) is the only way to God. So the greatest need your neighbors have is the need for Jesus. 

And yet your neighbors, like you and me, are sinners whose sin has separated them from God. We all deserve death, not life. What is to be done? 

The answer is the Gospel, the Good News about Jesus. The Gospel says that "God proves his own love for us in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us" (Romans 5:8). Jesus took our place in death, and he rose from the dead to give eternal life to "all who did receive him" and "who believe in his name" (John 1:12). 

Did you catch that? The key to eternal life with God is to receive and believe in Jesus. We believe that, and we want to help our fellow believers get the word out.

As Cru City missionaries, our mission is to see as many followers of Jesus as possible equipped with knowledge, engaged in conversation with unbelievers, and encouraged to share  and defend their Christian faith. 

By partnering with local churches as well as sharing our faith one-to-one, we expect God to bring more and more people into right relationship with himself through Jesus. 


Joel and Aliza reside in the Portage Park neighborhood of Chicago with their four children. The Settecases love road trips, books and crazy stories, family dance parties, and getting together with family and friends. After five years of local church ministry, Joel and Aliza are excited to begin their journey as missionaries.

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