Monthly Archives: May 2011

Latinos Reaching Undocumented People Around the World

During our bible study tonight two of our students shared about meeting Reyno, a worker in our hotel here.  Reyno approached Carlos yesterday and asked, “What do I need to do to become a Christian?”  So, Carlos and another student ...

Are You Human?

Day 3 I remember reading a book while living in North Africa about an Anglican missionary in the Sudan. He wrote about how one day, while walking in the village, one of the children asked him, “Are you a white man, ...

Destino Summer Project Journal

My husband and I are a part of the Destino Summer Project that has been re-routed to the Domican Republic this summer.  While we are here, I thought it would be fun to invite others into what makes a Destino ...

Revolution from the Margins

While testing out my wife's new Kindle I read the opening chapter to Eugene Peterson's memoirs, The Pastor. On page 16 he writes something that I think speaks to the amazing potential there is present in Destino: I didn't know it ...

Our Values: Liberating Discipleship

Win. BUILD. Send. Discipleship is one of the hallmarks of Campus Crusade ministry. So many of our resources are dedicated towards developing our students. Spiritual Multiplication is dependent upon our ability as a movement to effectively disciple each generation of ...

Why the Hispanic Student in Cru May Not Want to Start Destino

Recently, I was reading some resources that had been created to help staff and students launch Destino movements on their campuses.  One of the strategies mentioned for launching a new Destino movement  was to ask Hispanic students in your Crusade ...

Grapes

New Wineskins

  "No one puts new wine into old wineskins." - Luke 5:33-39 I was meditating on these verses this morning, thinking about how this might apply to my own life and to life in ministry.  I often think that as God works ...

Willing To Be Wrong

I listened to this great TED talk yesterday on the topic of being wrong.  Kathryn Schulz talked about how we as Americans have a pull towards believing that we are right about literally everything.  Because discovering we are wrong creates ...

Our Values: Evangelism

Evangelism is one of the highest values that fuels our movement. We've seen God do so much when we step out in faith to share the gospel. We want to see it continue to make it integral to everything we do in ...

Asking Big Questions

Our Destino summer project is going to the Dominican Republic this summer.  As I sat in our doctor's office today with my daughters I thought about how expensive it is to pay for vaccines to go on these trips overseas.  ...

Our Values: Dependence on God

As a Destino movement one of our values is Dependence on God. For us this means that everything we do must be in God’s strength. We don’t want to be busy at ministry in our own strength. We want God ...

Our Values: Loving Familia

In our Destino Movement a core value is that of familia. Students come to college and they know hardly anyone. They’re leaving a close, tight-knit community at home and trading it for the anonymity of college. That transition can be ...

Who Are We? Values in Strategic Planning

We just finished a week of staff planning. After evaluating the current year we began to plan for the fall. Typically in Campus Crusade this planning revolves around the “Strategic Planning Process”. The process has been helpful for us, but ...

The Back Door is Open

To evaluate our movement this year is a “Tale of Two Lists”. The first is the 70+ people who have trusted Christ this year through our students. Even with incomplete buy-in from our leaders on evangelism we saw God do ...

Can’t Do Brown Like You Did White

This past week we spent 5 days planning for the fall. The first day of planning involved evaluation of the past year. While it was a good year overall, there were definitely a lot of expectations that went unmet. There ...

What Culture is Your Christianity?

Christianity is shifting to the global south. The growth taking place in Asia and Africa is changing the church. No longer is the average Christian a European or American. Now they are more likely to be Asian, African, or Latin. The ...

Nurturing Success in Minority students

by @destinokristy “Minority Students Benefit Academically From Improved Self-Esteem” - http://www.hispanicallyspeakingnews.com I thought this article was fascinating. It evoked a lot of emotion in me as I thought about our students in Destino.  It is so true that what is often holding minority students ...

Coming to Destino Trek? The deadline to apply for

Coming to Destino Trek? The deadline to apply for Destino Trek is just a few days away. This is one of the best things you can do for your movement this summer. Getting people to go on Destino Trek will grow ...