Twin Cities Boxes of Love


Every weekday, Peter Villa worked alongside Andy, Orlando and Jairo at a homebuilding firm. Even though they were colleagues, they rarely spoke to each other.

So Peter's coworkers didn't know he was also a pastor at a local church. Or that he had been praying for them, patiently waiting for a chance to share the gospel.  

And the opportunity presented itself last November. That's when Peter's church partnered with Cru® Inner City for Boxes of Love®, a compassionate outreach that provides a Thanksgiving meal for a family of six. The Box of Love created a chance for Peter to bless his co-workers with much-needed food during the holiday season. 

But more importantly, it opened the door for him to share his testimony. Equipped with the power of the Holy Spirit, and the practical techniques he had learned through Cru Inner City's evangelistic training, Peter was able to have one-on-one gospel conversations with the three men for whom he'd been praying.

​As Peter shared God's message of Hope, the men opened their hearts, telling Peter about their personal struggles - broken relationships, family illness, and previous negative experiences with religion.

In the end, all three men gave their hearts to Christ!

Every time you donate a Box of Love, you create an opportunity for our urban church partners, people just like Peter, to share the good news in their community. Would you consider helping them make an even bigger impact this year? With just $43.40, you can fill one box that feeds a family of six.

Help provide those in need with a meal that could change a life!

Thank you for giving, for praying and for living out God's heart for the poor!


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