Lessons Learned from the TRUCE Outreach by Lisa Staats
We were privileged to have the TRUCE Outreach in Milwaukee for two weeks in July. The TRUCE Outreach is an evangelistic team of about 20 young people from New York City. They work alongside Nicky Cruz and Teen Challenge. In Milwaukee, TRUCE partnered with local churches and ministries (including BASICS) to hold neighborhood outreaches.
To prepare the ‘ground’ beforehand, local prayer groups interceded for the outreaches. And in all 30 outreach locations, we held prayer walks.
Finally the TRUCE team arrived in Milwaukee. Each night they descended on 3 different locations, with hip hop music and powerful testimonies. The Gospel was presented, and many came forward for prayer. In the final outreach at the Milwaukee Theatre, Nicky Cruz shared the amazing story of how God had saved him off the streets of New York City and transformed his life!
As I reflect on the TRUCE Outreach, I am thankful for the rich lessons that God taught me:
So, may I encourage you that even in the worst neighborhood in our city, God is there, calling people to Himself. He does want us to all work together, each of us doing our part. We are all needed! And lastly, please don’t let fear stop you. Just listen to His call and obey. He will use you and protect you. You’ll be blessed, just like I was!