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Blessed: the robbins family

A few weeks ago, I had the great honor of photographing Rusty and Diane Robbins, Diane’s mother Louise and their ridiculously cute dog Bella! They are missionaries through the Church of the Nazarene currently working with Jesus Film Harvest Partners based in Olathe, Kansas. They are one of the sweetest families I’ve ever met!! I seriously could have just sat and talked with Diane for hours and hours!

Louise is just beautiful! Diane really wanted to get a photograph of her mother smiling, and Louise wasn’t going to give it up easily! Well, good thing I enjoy a challenge, and that Diane likes to kiss her mama and make silly voices. They were absolutely adorable together!

And of course I have to include little Miss Isabella!

I asked Diane to share their story because I just love and admire how they serve the body of Christ and made it their life mission to reach His people.

The Robbins’ had a heart for missions before being called as missionaries. They participated in Work and Witness trips to Russia and Argentina. Additionally, they served at Bonita Park Nazarene Camp and Conference Center in the beautiful mountains of Ruidoso, New Mexico. Though neither are pastors, God used their education and work experience allowing them to minister to 13,000 guests annually at the camp. After eight years of service at the camp, God directed them to accept a call to work at JESUS Film Harvest Partners serving as missionaries for the Church of the Nazarene. They have recently renew their contracts for a second term.

 Rusty is the Field Services Coordinator and the USA/Canada JESUS Film Representative and is responsible for working with the 400+ JESUS Film Harvest Partners teams around the world. His role is pivotal in moving resources to team needs. He facilitates JESUS Film Ministry Trips to connect partners with field teams. Learn more at http://www.jfhp.org/ministrytrips/index.cfm. Additionally, he works with District Superintendents, pastors and others wishing to experience the move of the Holy Spirit in JESUS Film settings globally. Rusty’s responsibilities have taken him to Ethiopia, Kenya, Brazil, Hong Kong, Argentina, and the Philippines.

 

Rusty, a third generation Nazarene, was born in Houston, Texas but spent his early years in Illinois and Okinawa, Japan. He is a graduate of Southern Nazarene University (SNU) with a degree in Accounting. SNU is where he met his wife Diane. By God’s grace, Rusty experienced success in the business world working in healthcare and telecommunications industries. In his spare time, Rusty enjoys hitting the links – for non-golfers that means playing golf.

 Diane is a Field Communications Specialist and works to share the testimonies of lives changed to the local church body through various media outlets. To get weekly prayer updates go to: Prayer and Praise Sign Up Diane was born in Dallas, Texas and adopted when three days old. She is a graduate of SNU with a business degree and has completed her Master’s in Business Administration. Diane’s background is working in the nonprofit sector where she has done fund raising and volunteer development for healthcare and faith-based organizations. Her part-time passion is oil painting.

 Rusty and Diane love to share how God is working around the world using the JESUS Film. They are frequent deputation speakers for missions and Faith Promise services.

 

 A huge thank you to the whole family!!! 

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