Where do I begin? There’s so many things running through my mind as I reflect on the journey it’s been up until this point and the journey that is ahead.
My first semester of college, specifically over winter break, I had been pondering my summer plans: what I’d do for work, where I’d get to travel to, things I’d do for fun. Thinking about previous summers was nice, but none of it really seemed appealing to me for this upcoming season. During November, or shall I call it “Govember”, my Cru discussed how we are called to go and make disciples. The Great Commission (Matthew 28:16-20) was our foundation.
16 Then the eleven disciples went to Galilee, to the mountain where Jesus had told them to go. 17 When they saw him, they worshiped him; but some doubted. 18 Then Jesus came to them and said, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. 19 Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, 20 and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.” Matthew 28:16-20
In December I spent a week in the Cities at Cru’s winter conference, TCX. We were able to experience a day of outreach in the city- giving boxes of food to families in need and sharing the Gospel. It was amazing! That night we had a mission night, learning about all the places stateside and globally that we could go.
The adventurous part of me was thinking big… like international big. For some odd reason though Milwaukee, WI had worked its way into the running. Still pretty convinced I would go overseas, I spent a good amount of intentional time praying and listening to what God had for me. Needless to say, He made it pretty clear that I would be staying in my beautiful home state of Wisconsin to serve His people.
Keep reading to see how the Lord has been at work in my life and the city of Milwaukee!
As you read above, or in other Summer Mission posts, I’m currently spending two months in the city of Milwaukee. I thought I’d just share some of the logistics to possibly help give you a clearer understanding of how my schedule looks!
For this particular mission, there are three different ‘tracks’ or paths you can take. I chose the Millennial track, which basically just means I get a full time job during the week days. Because of this, my workplace is my ministry site during the day and I’m being trained on how to best go about that.
Each week night we have something different planned. This includes a small group Bible study (we’re studying 1 Timothy and also reading the Gospel Centered Life), a training night, a night dedicated to spending intentional quiet time alone with God, Cru Summer Connect, and a social!
On Saturdays we do outreaches in different parts of the city. Some of these include Bradford Beach, Summerfest, and 7 Mile Fair. During these outreaches we initiate conversations with people in a variety of ways in hopes of getting into a spiritual conversation that leads to sharing the Gospel with them.
We attend a different church each Sunday- all of them Cru Inner City has a partnership with. We also get time to rest.
Thank you for taking the time to keep up with how God is working in and through my mission team this summer!
The following are links to a blog post from each week I was on mission. Enjoy!