Mercy Matters: Q&A with Missionary John Rug

By Staff, Jun 3, 2014
Missionary John Rug was born blind, but he is not disabled. He is "differently enabled." Not only has it not stopped him, it has provided the vision and framework for his CEIMPRE ministry in Vina del Mar, Chile. We sat down with John recently for a Q&A. 

Tell us something surprising about yourself. 

I used to ride a unicycle. For a long time I wanted nothing to do with working with those having disabilities despite the fact that I was born blind. 

In a perfect world, ______________. 

I'd be out of a job because there'd be nobody to evangelize and nobody with disabilities or marginalized. 

What is your passion? 

My passion is to work with those with disabilities, preparing them spiritually, emotionally, and physically to become differently enabled. 

You can learn more about John Rug and the CEMIPRE ministry by visiting his profile or subscribing to his newsletter. 

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