The Rudd’s are a family of four currently living just north of Austin, Texas. They are pursuing a call to serve as full time Christian missionaries in the city of Reynosa, Mexico, located on the U.S./Mexico border.
Marcus and Heather Rudd’s calling is to serve with Isaiah 55 Deaf Ministries, a grace-based mission, evangelizing the deaf and their families through education, and the city of Reynosa through mercy and community-building.
Born into an Air Force family, Marcus lived in many places but his family settled in Colorado Springs, CO. He attended Baylor University in Texas, graduating with a fine arts degree with an emphasis in sculpture. Marcus will develop and expand the newly forming trade school with Isaiah 55. His mission will be to provide income-earning skills for the deaf and local underprivileged children.
Born and raised in Beaumont, Texas, Heather attended Lamar University, earning a BBA in marketing. She hopes to show hospitality in her home and at the mission to work teams, and lend her skills in organizing and administration wherever needed.
Both Heather and Marcus came to know the Lord at an early age. Their desire is to share with others the gospel of grace that has transformed their own lives. They met and married in San Antonio, Texas, and it was there that they began taking short-term trips to the border. As a deacon in their current church in Georgetown, TX, Marcus was tasked with planning the church’s first mission trip to the border. It was this first trip that brought Marcus to Isaiah 55 where he felt God’s calling to serve there full-time. In June 2013, the Rudds returned and immediately sensed God had a place for them at Isaiah 55.
Heather and Marcus have a fun-loving son, Calder, born in October 2011 and a daughter Samantha born in November 2014.