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Richard and Sue Ellen Harrell

Rick and Susan are university educators who have chosen to live in "post-modern, post-evangelical Christian" Europe in order to point others to the life-giving forgiveness and power found in Jesus. They are serving the academic community as well as the internationals, immigrants, and refugees of Padova as they work alongside International Christian Fellowship - Padova. Their ministry includes creating innovative places and connection points for evangelism and discipleship. With nearly 30% of the Italian community of 300,000 being internationals and educators, and with only a handful of evangelical churches serving here, the Harrells have discovered that "the nations of the world" have come to their city. They lead short-term mission teams and host and disciple interns in missional work while reaching out to the people of their city. Their long-term goal is to establish an on-going work that will demonstrate the values and mission of God's work in their city. Rick enjoys writing and loves the beach; Susan loves meeting new people, leading worship, and enjoys the mountains.

Country of Service: Italy

Home Church: Seacoast Vineyard Church

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