Alan and Marsha Barr –
Working with Cru to Help fulfill our Lord’s Great Commission through international students and visiting scholars
An estimated one-million of the new generation of world leaders from outside the US are here in America right now. They have come to our colleges and universities as
students and visiting scholars – mid-career post-doctoral researchers. Among them are the most talented and resourceful young men and women from many nations closed to traditional Christian missionary outreach.
This population is of strategic importance to Cru* (previously Campus Crusade for Christ), a world-wide Christian ministry whose primary purpose is the fulfillment of our
Lord’s Great Commission (Matthew 28:18-20).  Alan and Marsha Barr have engaged in cross-cultural ministry with Cru for over 45
years. Almost 15 of those years were spent in China. The Barrs have the training and experience needed for understanding the unique challenges facing this strategic group of people. Their outreach focuses on winning them to Christ, building them in their
relationship with him, and then sending them back to win, build, and send others in their homelands (2 Timothy 2:2).
Currently the Barrs live in Seattle where Alan trains and coaches both internationals and American community volunteers who join him in reaching out to students and scholars at the University of Washington. Marsha reaches out to our target group as a volunteer
English teacher with our church’s language institute. North Shore is part of the Barrs’ personal team of Cru ministry partners who provide the
prayer and financial resources without which their ministry would be impossible.

Contact Information:
Ministry: Cru
Missionary: W Alan Barr / Cru Staff Account #0003904
Phone (mobile): (206) 499-3073
Email: [email protected]
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