Jean McAllister

“We always thank God, the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, when we pray for you, because we have heard of your faith in Christ Jesus and of the love you have for all the saints.” Colossians 1:3-4.

Jean McAllister first heard God speak to her about being a missionary in Rwanda during her first Impact Team trip in 2004. She heard God say to her, “You could live here.” So Jean consulted with friends, family, and pastors here at BelPres, and she devoted herself to prayer and to Scripture. Through this process, Jean experienced God’s call to move to Rwanda where she has faithfully served Jesus for the last ten years.

Jean speaks fluent Kinyarwanda and is often invited to speak or preach in her community. She has developed a local network of ministries to prostitutes and children living on the streets, mentored young Rwandans, and has been an advocate for the poor and for women. Jean’s life is a testimony to the amazing ways Jesus can use us when we say, “Yes!” to His calling. 

Jean’s ministry in Rwanda is coming to a close and she will return to BelPres this month. We are so thankful for Jean, for the fruit of her ministry in Rwanda, and for the ways she has partnered with Jesus in bringing His Kingdom to earth. Well done, good and faithful servant! Welcome back to Bellevue.

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