Alan and Marsha Barr are directors for Bridges International in Seattle, WA, an outreach to international students and scholars through CRU (previously Campus Crusade for Christ). Bridges International is a non-profit, Christian organization that exists to serve and mobilize the international student population in the USA and abroad. Many of the staff have lived, studied, and worked overseas. We understand the unique challenges facing international students. An estimated one-million of the new generation of world leaders are here in America right now. They have come to our colleges and universities as students and post-doctoral researchers. Among them are the most talented and resourceful young men and women from many nations closed to traditional Christian missionary outreach. As staff members with Cru for over 45 years, the Barrs are dedicated to helping to fulfill our Lord's Great Commission (Matthew 28:18-20) in these strategically important nations through their leaders-in-the-making. That means 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. (Please watch the inspiring two-minute video from Bridges International linked here about Cru's strategy for reaching internationals in the US: )

The Barrs lived in China for nearly 15 years. Now they apply the Cru strategy in Seattle with scholars from China and other nations of "The 10/40 Window"—the places in the world least reached with the Good News of God's love, forgiveness, and power for living through Christ. Alan also trains and coaches student and community volunteers locally in Seattle as well as leaders who have returned to their homelands, equipping them with the ministry skills needed for effectiveness in helping fulfill our Lord's Great Commission (Matthew 28:18-20).

The Barrs invite you to join their personal team of ministry partners who provide the prayer and financial resources without which their ministry would be impossible.

Contact Information:
Ministry: Bridges International
Missionary: Alan Barr
Mobile: 206-499-3073, Home: 206-526-8620
Email: [email protected]