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Missionary Highlight: Kirk and Lou Ann Johnson

Today's Missionary Highlight: kirk and lou ann

Serving with cru


1. Tell us about your family.

     Lou Ann and I live in Eden Prairie, MN and work with the Upper Midwest regional team of the Cru campus ministry. All three of our sons also currently live in the Minneapolis area as well. In 2012 we moved from Des Moines up to MN to take on a new role with Cru.

2. How would you summarize your ministry?

    As part of the Leadership Development team and Global teams, the goal of our contribution has been to help foster growing staff on healthy teams leading vibrant spiritual movements making global kingdom impact. Practically speaking that entails training, coaching and shepherding individual staff and teams.

3. Favorite non-ministry activity:

  Kirk enjoys anything outdoors (feeding and watching the birds, yard work, photography, and hiking) and ESPN during the not so nice outdoor weather. Lou Ann loves walking outdoors, antique browsing, finding unique coffee shops, gardening and indoor plant cultivation.

4. how you have seen God work recently?       

   Because of longevity, we find great satisfaction in seeing students come to Christ, grow in their faith and going on to serve the Lord in whatever venue God calls them into, ie: seeing the Lord raise up lifetime laborers including some who worship and serve at Valley Church. As we were thinking about this not long ago, we realized that three staff came from the same small community college we worked on in SE Iowa and went on to live and serve in France, East Asia, and on our regional team. 


   Some praises: Lou Ann and I have the privilege to be part of three different training opportunities this fall mostly with younger Cru staff and students serving in the Upper Midwest and around the country. Some of them will eventually be serving long-term globally. We truly love to come alongside our staff in a shepherding/coaching capacity pointing them to the simplicity and purity of devotion to Christ.

   Prayer requests: Pray for wisdom and discernment as we will be traveling to five different local movements in Wisconsin, Minnesota and South Dakota in the months of November and December for training, coaching and team building. Also, thanks for praying for our annual region wide winter conference in Minneapolis Dec 28-Jan 1...1400 students from around our region normally attend for spiritual challenge and growth. 

Thanks so much to Kirk and Lou Ann for sharing this brief look into your life on the mission field. More missionary highlights are coming soon!

Posted by Nikki Twedt at 9:00 PM