Summer Training + Training Leaders

Summer Training


This summer we gathered with over 5,000 other Cru staff to be trained and developed by Christian thought leaders in becoming more effective ministers of the gospel. We discussed how to partner better with other organizations, how to be better learners of other cultures and how to further the gospel around the world. Thank you for investing in us with your prayers and financial support. We had exactly what we needed financially with $2 over our goal!


As we enter into a new year, we are excited to get to invest in two teams this year. Matt is on the North Orange County/Long Beach team which he was on last year. He will be focusing on reaching a freshman dorm with the gospel as well as continuing to lead his upperclassman small group. From the 10 men he developed last year, 7 will be in leadership roles this year and 3 went on summers missions. It’s been awesome to see leaders raised up!

Matt's team photo
Holly will be focusing on coaching a team of interns leading the multiple ministries at Cal Poly Pomona. They will meet at our home on Friday’s while the kids are napping so that Holly can coach them toward reaching the whole campus with the gospel. (This pic is of both of our teams coming together for a day of training.) Holly will also be teaching this semester an online class to senior staff on Biblical Conflict Resolution. It’s been encouraging to find ways for Holly to stay engaged in the mission with her spiritual gifts of teaching/training while still being active at home with the kids.

Please pray for us as the next 6 weeks is a crucial time where students are open to exploring spiritual things as well as trying to figure out what groups they want to associate with. Please pray we follow the Spirit’s lead as we engage with others. Pray for hearts to be open to the gospel. Pray for endurance for our family, as the first 6 weeks are long days and busy nights.

CSU Carter riding a pony CSU Briella

Thank you for your partnership through prayers and finances in reaching this next generation with the gospel! We couldn’t do it without you!
Thank you!Matt and Holly Melton ~ 2132 Mendocino St Fullerton, CA 92831 ~ ~ Support our ministry at: or write a check to “Cru”. Thank you for your partnership in the gospel!