Summit Life Church:
“If this pandemic has done anything, it’s reminded us of what, or who, the church is. Our church family as strengthened and grown as we have learned to care deeper for one another during these days. Caring for each other (inside & outside the church) is the quickest way to see Jesus change lives. And that’s exactly what has happened. On March 15, we met for the last time in person (until September 20). And since that time, we have seen many people place their faith in Jesus and 10 people baptized. In addition, we have added two key roles to our leadership team. John Dammarell is now serving as our Connections Pastor and Frank Dang is relocating from Atlanta, GA as our new Minister of Worship (begins Oct.1). We are thankful for the momentum that God has been building over the past several months and we are encouraged as we push toward our vision of being a catalyst for spiritual awakening in Bellevue and beyond. Thank you for partnering with us for the journey!”
-Pastor Jonah Easley
“By God’s grace, while a sophomore at the University of Hawaii, on 1/5/81, I got involved with Cru (Campus Crusade for Christ) and met my (1) Master, (2) mate, and (3) mission. After graduation, Gay, my future wife and I joined the full-time staff of Cru. That was 35 years ago–26 of those years was spent as missionaries in “Closed East Asia.”
Our work was primarily pioneer evangelism and discipleship on college campuses. Again, by God’s grace, He blessed our ministry. From our one campus, we raised up almost 20% of our country’s national leaders, planted four house churches, and sent out some of Cru’s first “East Asian” foreign missionaries. Even today, I’ve been told that we raised up all the pastors in our former city. I’m sure that’s an exaggeration but it’s encouraging to hear that our disciples are still walking with the Lord and serving Him.
Today, I am serving at Cru’s international headquarters in Orlando, FL as part of Cru’s Intercessory Prayer Group (IPG). Sadly, on 7/29/18, Gay suddenly passed away from an aneurysm. We have two sons in college–by God’s grace both are doing very well.”