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For over forty years, Melva and Rick have had the privilege of sharing Christ around the country through preaching the Word and in music.


Rick has an opportunity to share Christ on forest fires around the country. He hands out a special Firefighter New Testament as well as holds chapel services after shift. These pictures are from fires in CO and MT. During recent years Melva has been trained to accompany Rick and works in Public Information.


Rick and Melva with their family. Joy and her husband Stephen, Rebekah, Steve, Tim and Rick's mom Martha


When Rick accepted Christ in 1969 he was fortunate enough to be encouraged by Christian recording artist and Fellowship of Christian Athletes leader Ray Hildebrand. At a recent FCA reunion Rick and Melva were reunited with Ray and rejoiced in the Lord together!


Rick shares with a youth group in Gallatin, TN


Our grandson Trevor who was killed in a car accident.


Every Thursday morning, Rick meets with a group of men and women who feel called to ministry and missions. This is an exciting group involving students as well as businessmen and women. In this photo taken in the fall of '07, the McDonough family, formerly students in our ministry before becoming missionaries in New Guinea and Nepal, as well as the Shaws, former students who now serve in Peru, join us. Since this picture was taken in the fall of 07, some of those in the picture have served in Peru, Nepal and Haiti!


Tim Foley, forest Fire Management Officer, Rick, and Mike Miller, former student in our ministry and school administrator, meet together at a men's retreat Rick spoke at."


Students from three college ministries and the Western State head football coach join together to sing at the local nursing home


A recent Thursday Morning “Called To The Ministry” gathering


Rick and Jim Daly, President of Focus on the Family


Stephen (son-in-law) and Joy in Scotland


Rick and Melva Speaking in Scotland


Horizon Christian Fellowship in Littleton Colorado.


Tim and Sara

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