Celebrating 40 Years with Campus Crusade for Christ

by Marti Fisher

For I am confident of this very thing, that He who began a good work in you
will perfect it until the day of Christ Jesus
(Philippians 1:6).

The past 40 years have been filled with so many unique experiences on so many different continents. I thank the Lord for the way He has guided my footsteps and for all that He has taught me.
I can still remember faithfully taking the National Collegiate Religious Survey on my first campus in Bowling Green, Kentucky. Many came to Christ after I shared The Four Spiritual Laws. However, one girl consented to take the survey but didn't want to talk further. I could sense her discomfort and anger. I thanked her and said that I hoped I would see her again. She shot back, "I hope I never see you again!" I got a jolt but I was not discouraged at all.
Another time I was teaching a student how to share her faith. Being a bit nervous, she introduced us the the student to whom we were witnessing and said that I was with "Campus Crusade for Strife." We all got a good laugh.
I praise the Lord for keeping His hand of protection on me and for all He has taught me through many faith challenges, especially in Kenya.
The following photo group has a few snapshots that show where I have served on staff and how my life has changed after 40 years of service with Campus Crusade for Christ.

For "Marti Loving," 1970 was my first year on the staff of Cru when I ministered at Western Kentucky University.

From 1976 to 1978, I served with Cru as a missionary nurse at a Red Cross clinic in Colombia, South America.

In this 1976 photo, I was treating a young dehydrated patient.

Anna, lying on our laps, was born in 1982. The following year, Dale and I started attending seminary.

In 1986, the Fishers (with Andrew in my arms and Anna in Dale's) spent an enjoyable time with Cru founders Bill and Vonette Bright.

I always enjoy feeding giraffes. See my big smile in 2001 when I fed giraffes in Kenya.

When Dale and I were serving in Cameroon earlier this year, I held and cared for a baby so that his mom could focus on sewing a washable menstrual pad while we were helping village women there.

I want to thank all of you for supporting us over these 40 years. I look forward to what He has for us in the future. To God be the Glory.

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