Lauren Ashley Tripp

Missionary Journalist, Writer, Dancer

-Missionary Journalist for Cru, formerly known as Campus Crusade for Christ. My role includes writing for and "Worldwide Challenge" magazine.

-Graduated cum laude from the University of Alabama in 2013 with a BA in dance and journalism.
-Social Media Editor for University Chic
-Staff reporter for "The Crimson White."
-I was involved with organizations such as Order of Omega, Campus Crusade for Christ, Nu Delta Alpha, Gamma Phi Beta and Alabama International Justice Mission.
-I also choreographed for my dance department’s annual fall and spring concerts.

Cru in the NFL

Barrett Jones applies lessons from Alabama during his first year with the Rams. Photo courtesy Leslie Jones. Trading in his crimson and white college colors for millennium blue and new century gold, Barrett Jones tackles his first season as offensive guard for the St. Louis Rams. It's a season of transition for the NFL rookie.

Fearless Freshmen

Bold football players share their faith with teammates and coaches. Photos by Jeffery Uleau. 3 freshman football players at Kutztown University initiated a Bible study for their teammates every Saturday morning before each game. Cru staff member Jeff Eshenour said this idea was something God had laid on their hearts.

Giving God Control

Kaitlin tried to believe that everything would be okay. Photo courtesy Kaitlin Wernet. Growing up in a Christian home, I found my identity in being the good Christian girl. I wanted to be a good student, sister and friend. I wanted to be loved by everyone.

Packed House in Alabama

Greek students respond to the gospel. Photo courtesy Jeff Norris. The crimson carpet was barely noticeable as there weren't enough seats prepared for the overflowing capacity of students sitting inside the large gathering room, known as the Zone, in Bryant-Denny Stadium.