15 years ago I sat in the ballroom at the Double Tree Hotel at a Cru Conference as a sophomore in college (I cannot believe how long ago that was) and felt the hardened edge of my heart beginning to soften. I had so many wounds from the past 4 years of my life, many due to my own bad choices and giving God lip service and a stiff arm all the while doing my own thing, seeking my own pleasures in all the wrong ways. So there I sat, broken, hating who I was in so many ways, guilt ridden of the lifestyle I had been living and God spoke to me. I remember the room, the speaker, all of it as if I were still sitting there. I knew in that moment that God was saying, “You’ve tried it your way and now you can bring your broken self to me and we’ll try it my way.” I made a decision at that conference to give my life to God; Not just say that I believed in Him, but actually follow Him. That was the best decision I’ve ever made.
This is why I believe in conferences like the one our ministry does every year after Christmas. Not because it’s fun, although it’s incredibly fun (See the crowd surfing picture below to prove the fun part. And yes, that is Jenna’s pink helmet that Jason is wearing.), but because it can be life changing. It can change the trajectory of your life. It may not be as drastic for some as it was for me, but each year that I am there (still, 15 years later) God does something new and great in my heart; He changes me in different ways each time. It’s something I look forward to every year.
So, if you’re a college student, come join us. You won’t regret it. You’ll only regret not going. If you know a college student tell them to go. If you like to pray, pray for that time we’ll be there. You could be a part of someones life changing just by praying. If you want more info. you can find it here.
Four Days, For Change, For Life. It’s not just a slogan, my life is a living testament to it.
**If you want to see more amazing photos from last year check out this site.