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Adrienne grew up attending church and began a relationship with the Lord as a young girl. But as she got older, she encountered obstacles that hindered her relationship with the Lord: a good-paying job seemed impossible to obtain, housing was difficult to secure, and an unhealthy relationship left her caring for her two sons, Cooper (10) and Rylan (7), by herself. Alone and out of options, she and her boys moved to Minnesota for a fresh start.

Upon arrival, someone shared with her about a food shelf at New Creation Baptist Church, a partner church of Cru® serving the inner city of Minneapolis. She made note of the resource, but never visited. Then, last summer, years after hearing about the food shelf, she received an invitation to a back-to-school bash at the same church. There would be PowerPacks™ filled with brand new school supplies for her sons.

“I’ve heard of that church!” she remembered.

Adrienne, Cooper, and Rylan enjoyed food, a bouncy house, music, pantomimes, and more at the event. It was so much fun! The boys got to pick out their own backpacks for the upcoming school year.

After being blessed with PowerPacks, Adrienne’s family visited the church. That same Sunday, she re-committed her life to Christ! They continued attending regularly, and Adrienne expressed wanting to join the church. Her sons became involved in Sunday school. Now, both boys proclaim, “I want Christ to be the head of my life, the Lord of my life!”

Since being invited into a community of believers, Adrienne has been able to secure a better-paying job and move into a neighborhood that is a healthier environment for her sons. At New Creation, Cooper receives direct mentorship from godly men in the church. And Adrienne’s once-parched soul has been receiving spiritual nourishment through one-to-one discipleship by an older woman in the congregation.

Adrienne, Cooper, and Rylan will be baptized in June 2019 at the summer church picnic!

Blessings,

Renae Kemp
Aaron Robertson
City Co-Directors

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