Rick & Lisa Kellum
We hope you are well in these strange Covid19 times. The Lord has been doing some great things despite all this!
As you may know, we’ve been working with international students and scholars for the past seven years. The Lord has impacted many people in these years. Take, for example, Jerry & Lee, a couple from Taiwan. Jerry is a marketing professor there and Lee is a district judge. Before the lockdown, I (Rick) was meeting with him for English conversation and some Bible study. Jerry didn’t trust Christ, but was very touched by the love of believers. Lee, his wife, is a young believer and met with two of our staff women for basic follow up. They saw some great growth in her. They returned to Taiwan in the summer, but we think this won’t be the last time we’ll see them!
As of September, Lisa and I have a new role with Cru…it’s called Cru City. We feel the Lord is calling us to expand our ministry into the community and city where we can have a greater impact for Him. This is a way we can multiply ourselves, where we can leverage our many years of ministry…overseas and in the U.S. We feel Him opening up doors for us in three main areas:
1. with our neighbors: seeking to go deeper in relationships and share our faith
2. partnering with ACC in ministry and possibly with other Christian non-profits in the area
3. to equip, encourage and empower OTHERS to have a ministry right where God has placed them…in their neighborhoods, workplace and families.
Please PRAY for wisdom, direction and provision as we start this new ministry.
Thank you for your continued partnership with us… we are so grateful!
Rick & Lisa
Gabe & Alli were married July 3rd in a small backyard ceremony (14 people in all). Rick was honored to officiate.
Photo with Lee and Jerry, scholars at the UW this year (from Taiwan)
Rick & Lisa celebrate 30 years of marriage this August with a backyard Vow renewal – very special time!
We dropped off Mallory, our daughter, at Corban University (Salem,OR) in August (snif, snif)
Fun photo of Bridges students at Cascadia Community College in pre-Covid19 days