Michelle’s life was changed through the ministry of Cru on her campus. She loved the weekly meetings and attended all the conferences and participated in a Summer Project. She grew a ton through her Bible study and her times with her discipler.
Her plan had originally been to go to law school after graduation, but she began to dream about doing an internship with Cru. She wanted to give at least one year of her life to investing full-time in the lives of college students. So, during the Spring of her senior year, she applied for an internship.
She filled out all the paperwork, got the required references and waited for the call. After a couple long conversations with her evaluator, she received a decision. Due to some struggles in the area of moral purity, she was told that she could not intern in the fall. Michelle was devastated.
After talking this over with her discipler, she began to understand why this decision was made. She then started making some major life changes. She broke up with her current boyfriend, starting putting some limits of what she was watching and reading, and began having the people in her life help her pursue purity.
After a year of working part-time and volunteering on campus, she re-applied. She shared how the initial decision changed her life for the better. She felt free from past struggles and had experienced victory for most of that year. She re-applied and was accepted.
Michelle went on to intern of her campus and spent the year investing in the lives of freshmen girls.
This is only one of over 150 stories of the students who apply every year to do an internship with Cru, both stateside and overseas. Over the past 3 years, Rachel has been one of the evalutors of these applications, both accepting interns/STINTers and making the hard decisions to tell an applicant that this is not the best time for them to intern.
On top of that, this Fall, Rachel took on an added responsibility. She kept track of the 165 applications that came in this year, noting who was evaluating each application and where they were in the process. Every applicant that received a “pre-acceptance” decision was sent a med/psych form, to determine if they were physically and emotionally healthy to go into full-time ministry. Rachel sent those out and received them, and if necessary, forwarded them onto the evaluator for further evaluation. If everything checked out, she called each applicant to give them Full Acceptance and communicated important information to them. She would then forward their information to the Sending Team, who then began the hiring process.
Rachel played a vital role in getting the 95 new interns/STINTers (the rest were declined, withdrew, or transferred to another region) into the field to invest in the lives of college students around the world. This role fit her strengths, giftings and passions perfectly. Thank you so much for your partnership and for making this possible!