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Have you ever tried to comfort a crying child? One mother was faced with that challenge last Easter. Her son was crying uncontrollably, and she didn't know what else to do. She took him to back to the church. Her son had asked a question about "the Man on the cross." She told him that was Jesus. Then he wanted to know why He had nails in His hands, and she replied, "Because He died for our sins."
That's when the tears started to flow, so overwhelmed by such a graphic image of love in action.
This concerned mother wasn't troubled by his emotional response ... she praised God before the entire congregation, thanking Him for the church and the difference it was making in her family.
Her son had attended an evangelistic party at the church the night before Easter. There a volunteer had presented him with an Easter Bag — provided by Cru, serving the inner city — and had also given him a special bracelet made of colored beads. Each bead represented a different aspect of the gospel message. Her son came home changed from the inside out. Twenty-two others also came to faith in Christ that evening. Now they attend the church together, receiving encouragement from other members.
You can make the Man on the cross visible to people in need this Easter. A simple paper bag of Easter treats and gospel materials for kids brings the Good News to families who might not usually hear it! Can you help us touch the lives of kids and their parents this Easter?
A gift of $85 will supply Easter Bags for 10 children; $42.50 will bless 5 children; $8.50 will make a difference for one child. Whatever you can do will help! You can make your contributions above at the right ... or you can send a check, payable to Cru Inner City, to Cru, 2112 Broadway Street NE, Minneapolis, MN 55413.
Thank you for helping us to provide the necessary resources and training for our partner ministries as they reach out to families in their communities with the powerful message of the gospel.
Thank you. God bless you.
City Director, Inner City Twin Cities