Rebecca Strickfadden Cru Lifelines, Portland, Maine
Lifelines is the experiential learning ministry of Cru, the US ministry of Campus Crusade for Christ. Its purpose is to use the outdoors to help people grow in relationship with God, in relationship with each other, in character and leadership. Rebecca has been on staff since 2010, currently in Maine leading trips with colleges all across the Northeast region (New York to Maine).
Lifelines challenges students spiritually, relationally, and physically on wilderness trips like rock climbing and white water rafting. Adventure outside our comfort zone tends to expose our deepest fears and beliefs about God, ourselves, and others! In that place of heart awareness, Lifelines staff share about Christ and help people experience the grace and truth of the Gospel. They come alongside students in their spiritual journeys also through Bible study and small group mentoring on campus. They interact with diverse groups, like fraternities, sports teams, freshman dorm floors, and international students.
Last year’s Joy to the World funds went toward the Patagonia Chile trip that Rebecca led last January, focused on spiritual and leadership development of the college students who went and exposure to international missions.