by Adam Kronberger / Head of School
I was basking in the warm sun at Pioneer Square (Portland’s living room) sitting on a brick bench. Next to me was a stranger equally enjoying the rare sunny day. Two freshmen Crosshill students joined me and approached the stranger, asking him about his thoughts about Easter. We learned that “Joseph” was an Egyptian immigrant raised in a Christian home and had recently married an unbelieving wife. As he and I engaged in deeper conversation, another curious man approached our group asking what we were talking about. His name was “Joe” and without any direction from me, the freshmen pair focused their conversation with our new friend. Eventually, a third man “Charles” joined our spontaneous group as well. The gospel was shared generously with each person and everyone received prayer right there in the middle of the city. Our continued prayer for “Joseph”, “Joe”, and “Charles” is that they will fully commit their lives to Jesus Christ.
In Luke 10 we read about how Jesus sent out 72 disciples in pairs. He told them, “The harvest is plentiful, but the workers are few.” The discipleship training mission of Crosshill Christian School is annually adding numbers to the “few”. The week before spring break, CCS sent out 90 disciples to Salem, Turner, Albany, Woodburn, Portland, and Mexico as His “workers”. In Luke 10 we read how the 72 disciples returned with joy for being a part of God’s plan of salvation and for the powerful God they serve. In the same way, these 90 students have returned with unspeakable joy. As these students experience the goodness and power of God in their community, their faith that formed in their homes, churches, and classrooms becomes a more permanent resident in their hearts.
Throughout this recent missions week, salvation came to over a dozen new disciples that God had sovereignly placed in the path of our teams. Three houses were built for three families in Mexico who received both a physical and spiritual blessing. Spiritual transformation continues in the lives of students as they better understand their value and role in His Kingdom. Come join our “Worship & Missions Night" on Wednesday, April 10th at 6:30 p.m. in the sanctuary as our high school students and leaders report with joy the good work God is doing.
– Adam Kronberger / Head of School