Rug, John & Cathy

Serving in Chile | Acct # 16511


John and Cathy met at Geneva College in Pennsylvania and later married. As time passed, they became interested in the spread of the gospel in other lands through various missionaries who visited their church.


The Rugs have served as church planters in Chile since 1986. Currently, they have a two-pronged ministry of church planting and work among those with disabilities. In 2015, John and Cathy began working with a Presbyterian church plant in Valparaíso where John participates in the ministry of the church leadership. Cathy helps with music and discipleship of women in the church and community through her quilt evangelism ministry.


The Rugs also reach out to some of Chile's "disposable" peoples, including the blind through the CEMIPRE Foundation which they founded. In order to facilitate a church-planting movement that reaches this largely overlooked group of people, they minister to them, their relatives, and friends through a resource center for the disabled (the CEMIPRE project #90831). This project seeks to enable the Church to be more effective in crossing special needs barriers with the gospel of Jesus Christ. 

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