Jim & Lynn Kessler
Cru - Faculty Commons - Stillwater, OK
Jim and Lynn Kessler have been TBC missionaries since 1982! Jim and Lynn have served with Cru in the States, Eastern Europe, and now, Oklahoma and the surrounding region. They currently serve with Cru - Faculty Commons, a ministry that reaches out to and encourages Christian professors to reach their colleagues and students for Christ. This can be risky, both relationally and professionally. Please pray for this vital ministry in Northeastern Oklahoma and beyond, and read an update from Jim below!
On a ministry note,
1) We have a group of young professors who are helping us think through how to best reach other young faculty members. It’s crucial to find them when they’re young because they are paving their way to intersecting their faith with their academic career.
2) We just opened Faculty Commons at the University of Tulsa with five believing faculty members. Four of them are younger and one is senior, which is a great mix. Being known as a believer in the university can have negative career consequences, so they show great courage, willing to support one another as they bring their faith to their students and subject areas.
3) Faculty Commons has begun at the University of Oklahoma (all you Sooners at TBC will be very happy!). One senior professor has brought together a group of other faculty and is leading them to bring their faith to the university. Pray for these brave professors; each department at the university has its own attitude towards the faith.
On a personal note,Lynn’s eyes have responded to her medical treatments. After three surgeries on two eyes, she was told she did not need the fourth surgery. Praise the Lord!
We are recovering from the new and improved Covid BA.5. It’s surprisingly sneaky and communicable, although not deadly.
Thanks for your prayers!
Jim & Lynn