- That’s how many days we have left on Chicago Summer Mission.
- That’s approximately the amount of days we have left in the Crossroads office.
Time is ticking but the mission continues and our work at Crossroads continues. What’s exciting is seeing the projects we have been working on for the past eight weeks finally coming together! We are rewarded with meeting deadlines and seeing results, which is encouraging on so many levels for our team. Each completed project causes a weight to be lifted off of our shoulders.
At Crossroads we have the opportunity to work with incredibly talented individuals while working on equally unique projects. Our sole computer engineer, Joe Stockton, has completed the creation of the Crossroads web and blog sites. Stockton’s next steps include creating programs for IndyCC. When questioned about the deadlines on his agenda, Joe confidently said,
“Everything is going to be done by the time that it needs to be”.
He expressed his frustrations with the parts of his projects that are hindering further development. “Some of what I’m doing can’t be finished before the summer ends. Some things are difficult to code and some things just aren’t that simple to change, but I think I’m almost there,” Joe continues, “I’m not really stressed because those things will get done.” Joe will be continuing his work on IndyCC for Crossroads after the summer, leading up to the conference.
With two weeks left, IndyCC is still in the works. “We are literally working on everything!”, head designer, Cassidy Anderson commented in our weekly project update meeting. Cassidy and the rest of the design team have currently completed pieces for Fall Retreat and the IndyCC style guide. Social media, as well as interactive pieces, banners, t-shirt designs, etc. are in the design process.
“It comes as a surprise,” Cassidy commented about deadlines quickly approaching, “but we will get it done because we are college students working under pressure, which is nothing out of the ordinary for us”.
Cassidy expressed overall positive feelings toward the following days in the office.
Other words can be used to describe how the writers in our office feeling about the upcoming deadlines. Outgoing and a bit on the sassy side Crossroads writer and attendee at Ball State University, Pearl Mohankumar, has “no worries”, regarding deadlines and the completion of projects, “we are always ahead of deadlines”. When discussing more with Pearl, she expressed her thankfulness for everyone’s contribution to the Crossroads web and blog sites. She hopes that the availability of these sites will inspire others to apply for Crossroads and hopes that
As for Jacklyn George, an eccentric individual, she feels no stress writing and editing blogs for Crossroads and IndyCC.
The coolest aspect of this process on Crossroads is seeing God finish the projects that He started. As we look back on our time here thus far, and our time now, we can see how far God has brought us and how far we have to go. God can do tremendous things through our hands in these last weeks at Crossroads and we are excited to see God move in incredible ways