Ohio University (Athens, OH)
Chad and Christy 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.
View the Helmer's latest ministry updates here.
Miami University (Miami, OH)
Rich and Lois Jarvi - Navigators
Since its founding in 1933, The Navigators has upheld the mission “To know Christ, make Him known, and help others do the same®.”
Lois and Rich are involved in staff training at Miami University and in the Great Lakes Region. Additionally, they are involved in the student work at Miami. 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 staff are being trained to help younger staff hone their training skills.
View the Jarvi's latest ministry updates here.
Kimberly 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.
Shaun & Karlie Brainard - Athletes in Action
Shaun and Karlie have completed their training and are currently raising funds to become full-time missionaries with the soccer ministry at Athletes in Action's headquarters in Xenia, OH.
Read the Brainard's latest ministry updates here.