Ohio University (Athens, OH)
Chad and Christ Helmer - Cru
Chad and Christy are part of the Cru ministry in southeastern Ohio. At Ohio University, Marietta College, Hocking College and other schools throughout southeastern Ohio, Chad and Christy help students grow in their relationship with God through Bible studies, one-on-one mentoring, training and more. Their team is committed to reaching college students with the Good News of Christ, building them up in their faith, and sending them out into the harvest to reach others for Christ. The students whom they lead are actively involved in taking the message of Jesus to the country of Slovenia and another secure country in South Asia. Their dream is to see hundreds of college students graduate from southeastern Ohio every year with a passion and desire to take the message of Jesus to the ends of the earth.
Miami University (Miami, OH)
Rich and Lois Jarvi - Navigators
Navigator Vision Statement: To advance the Gospel of Jesus and His Kingdom into the nations through spiritual generations of laborers living and discipling among the lost. Lois and Rich are involved in staff training at Miami University and in the Great Lakes Region. Additionally, they are also involved in the student work at Miami. In those efforts, they lead Bible studies, meet one on one with students and staff and spend time on campus with them in evangelism and discipling. They also travel to campuses in the region where other staff are being trained to help younger staff hone their training skills.
Kimmie C. - ISI (International Students Inc.)
“I had come to realize soon after serving in a large church that my heart went out to those who weren't seeking God. My first thought was to go abroad. I was encouraged to wait and pray. Then, God laid on my heart a desire to serve internationals here in the states. I was subsequently connected with ISI, a ministry whose focus is on international students in the U.S. - students who are leaders and future leaders of their own countries. I now connect with them through various activities such as teaching English as a second language, dinners, programs, etc. Building these friendships allows the opportunity to share with them the gospel – sharing the HOPE we have with those who have yet to realize they are missing something in their lives. “