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Brian & Jessica Russell
Bear Lake Valley, Idaho
Brian & Jessica are church planters in the Bear Lake Valley of Idaho. Since 2011, they have been focused on building relationships with people and making disciples in their 97% Mormon community. Brian & Jessica have a burden for the great need in rural America where many communities have no Bible-teaching, Gospel-teaching churches. Their small fellowship meets on Sunday evenings in a rented building in Montpelier, Idaho for worship, fellowship and teaching.
A few facts:
Brian is originally from upstate NY. Jessica is originally from Oregon.
Brian & Jessica both attended Frontier School of the Bible in LaGrange, WY.
They became acquainted with New Castle through ties with RHMA and Pastor Somers.
Brian & Jessica have 5 children: Titus, Micah, Kaylee, Elijah and Lia.
What does an average day look like for you?
In addition to the church plant, I (Brian) work full time at an auto body shop (both to supplement our support as well as to build bridges into the community). My job is not just a paycheck but also a pulpit as I constantly have opportunities to talk to people about Jesus and His Word. Sunday prep happens during lunch breaks at work, evenings or any other time I can find a spare minute. I also meet regularly with a couple men for discipleship. Jessica home schools the older kids and takes care of the younger ones – so her average day looks like diapers, dinner and school.
What do you love about your ministry?
We love to meet with real people in real life for the purpose of introducing them to Jesus and being able to flesh out our faith so that people can understand what it means to be a follower of Christ.
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