By Brooke McAuley
Lizzie Sansing, an Ole Miss alumna, has chosen to postpone her career aspirations of attending law school to minister students as a Campus Crusade for Christ (Cru) leader. Cru is an on-campus ministry that is open to students and faculty to learn more about Christianity.
Sansing knew she wanted to minister to students after realizing there was a need for more student leaders. After attending Cru worship nights for most of her college career, she knew she wanted to be more involved in the community.
“My freshman roommate actually took me to Cru for one of the worship nights, and then I started actionably going for a while. Around my junior year is when I started going every week and have been ever since,” Sansing said.
Cru meets weekly during the school year and allows students and faculty to come together freely and worship Christ. The organization accepts interns after they graduate to stay and help minister students through weekly Bible lessons and other types of gatherings.
“It just felt right to minister to college kids. Law school did not seem like the right choice at the time I graduated and I really wanted to do something for other students. I have not regretted my decision at all to choose to do this over law school, because it feels right to be where I am,” Sansing said.
Her relationship with Christ first started after her freshman year, she said. Cru helped her accept Christ, and she slowly grew into her faith more and more. The experience of being mentored by other Cru interns led her to her calling.
“I was mentored by Cru interns throughout my growth in Christ, and I just wanted to do the same for other students. I know the feeling and impact it had on me to relate to someone who went through the same sort of stuff. I wanted to be the person for someone else,” Sansing said.
Sansing knows she can always attend law school if she wants to. However, she said she has decided to listen to God for the next move in her life.
“This job is so important to me, and I have grown so much in my faith from it,” she said. “It really has opened my eyes, and I just love being around other students. I really understand the things they go through because I went through them as well.”