Inner City Minneapolis/St. Paul
God is moving right here and now in the Twin Cities. We thank you for the time, talent, and treasure you have already invested in this kingdom work! We invite you to continue your support with a year-end gift to the inner-city ministry of Cru™.
$150 will help us minister to another family of five. Gifts of $450 enable us to impact fifteen children in need. $750 can make an eternal difference for twenty-five children! You can bless ten families with a gift of $1,500. $3,000 will help us reach 100 more children!
This summer Family Baptist Church had a successful PowerPack™ outreach in their neighborhood, giving away 70 new backpacks with school supplies and child-friendly gospel materials.
Curt took part in this outreach and also serves with Family Baptist's Good News jail and prison ministry. As Curt met with John, an inmate, Curt excitedly shared a story from the PowerPack event. John then told Curt that he had nine children at home and seven needed backpacks. It pained John that he could not provide for his family in this way.
To Curt's surprise, exactly seven PowerPacks were left over from the outreach! Family Baptist delivered the backpacks, which showed care and concern for John's family by meeting their need for school supplies.
Now that John has returned home, he attends Family Baptist faithfully with his family. This is the goal of all of Cru's Compassion in Action outreaches — that the backpack, box of food, or warm blanket would alleviate a physical need and also open the door to life-changing relationships between the church, Jesus, and a neighbor.
Any gift you contribute will help us expand our ministry to more children and adults in need this Christmas. More lives will be touched, and more hearts will be changed. Whatever you can do will make a difference for someone — right now and for eternity!
In the past year we saw fruit in each area of ministry:
CONNECT: 44,000 children and adults received an item like a PowerPack that connected them to a local church and an opportunity to hear the hope of the gospel that Jesus brings.
EMPOWER: Nearly 19,000 volunteer hours were mobilized to serve the inner city alongside our urban partners.
- 107 churches and 146 pastors from the inner city took part in one of our leadership development opportunities.
- 323 men and women were better equipped to find meaningful employment through one of our Adult Development programs.
- 22 S.A.Y. Yes! Centers for Youth Development® (Christ-centered after-school mentoring programs) are currently operating in the Twin Cities, with over 600 children being mentored.
We look forward to hearing from you. Thank you for the many ways you bless Inner City Twin Cities!
City Director, Inner City Twin Cities