Episode #10 | Terry & Nieta Merrell

Founders of Cross America (Part 1 of 3)

Romans 8:28 |  And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose.

We all have had that ‘Santa Claus’ moment in our life when we are made aware of the world we are in and that there really is no Santa Claus.   Growing up on farms, this special couple shares the joys and sorrows of their lives over the past 42 years.

This is part one of a three-part series where we talk about their testimony. Then in the subsequent episodes, we will talk about the birth of Cross America and the future of this 501(c)3 non-profit.  Terry and Nieta Merrell are the founders of Cross America and both are still active on the Board of Directors.

God was working all things for the good in the lives of these two very special people.  An equally yoked couple that has walked through trials and tragedy.  In every situation, they drew closer to God and saw His hand working in their lives at every stage.

Dates of note:

  • June 8, 1981, the beginning of Terry’s health crisis when He spent almost 60 days in the hospital.
  • The summer of 1981 dealt them both a lot of trauma.
  • August 14, 1981, Nieta was Baptized (one week after Terry came home from the hospital and before they met each other)
  • Northwestern High School, Kokomo IN 1955 Sectional Champs
  • Northwestern High School, Kokomo IN 1981 Sectional Champs
  • You Tube Clip https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=65WWW80EEUM&t=9s

Merrell Bros. https://merrellbros.com/

374 Water https://374water.com/

There are 114 million Households in the United States of America.  God was calling Terry to get the Gospel message to every home.  He started the process in 2017, then in 2018 Cross America was established and God has been blessing this one-of-a-kind ministry since then.  At the time of this recording, we have sent over 3,599,618 cross-mailers.

If you want to sponsor a zip code or learn more about how you can be involved in the ministry and mission of Cross America – visit https://crossamerica.net/.

The podcasting workshop mentioned in this episode is on Friday, November 3, register here: https://web.charityengine.net/Podcasting