City Director (Kamloops)
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I lived most of my life in Kamloops, attended TRU in the mid-90’s, and met Edi there while we were both studying. We graduated in the same year and married seven days after convocation! After I graduated from Briercrest Seminary in Saskatchewan, we came home for pastoral ministry. Eleven years later, I joined ISMC and started leading TRU’s FOCUS Club, sharing Christ’s love with amazing individuals from all over the world.
About 35 students regularly attend our FOCUS Club. We have a great team of ten student and non-student leaders directing worship, table discussions, and social activities. I disciple these individuals and provide a place where they can share friendship, build confidence, and develop Christ-centered leadership skills. It is a pleasure to host gatherings in our home; for example, we invited 38 students for an Easter turkey and ham luncheon. We thank God for a blessed time of chatting, sharing, egg hunting, and water balloon volleyball.
As we plan for the new semester, please pray with us that God will send more Christian student leaders; many of our faithful volunteers graduated. We have great expectations and can’t wait to see what the Lord will do through us this fall.
Jeff Torrans serves as Kamloops city director and campus director of the Thompson Rivers University FOCUS Club. TRU, with 26,000 students on its Kamloops and Williams Lake campuses, has about 3,000 international students from over 80 countries. ISMC has run the FOCUS Club for almost 20 years.