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John Rug - Chile

Both John and Cathy received Christ at age 18. They met at Geneva College in Western Pennsylvania and were married a couple of years later.

As time passed, they became interested in the spread of the gospel in other lands through various missionaries who visited their local church. In 1984, the Rugs were appointed to Chile by MTW and have been involved in church-planting since 1986.

Currently they are working with the Viña del Mar church planting effort. They minister the gospel to some of Chile’s “disposable” peoples, including the blind and deaf.  John is blind.  In order to facilitate a church-planting movement that includes this largely overlooked group of disabled people, the Rugs minister to them, their relatives, and friends through a special project called CEMIPRE (#090831). This is a resource center for the uniquely-abled, in cooperation with the church-planting effort, helping the body of believers cross special needs barriers with the gospel of Christ.

Cathy also teaches quilting to women. Some have come to know the Lord as a result, and others are now open to the message of truth.

The Rugs have four children: Ana, Elena, Benjamin, and Juanita (4/22/92).

Learn more about the Rug's ministry in Chile here.