Tracy Harper, Christian writer, speaker, and missionary with Cru
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About Me

I'm a Christian writer, speaker, and missionary with 20+ years ministry experience. Originally from the East Coast, I now serve on the Big Island of Hawaii.

As a college student, I traveled with the ministry of First Priority to all fifty states and 183 cities on the “Whats Up America Tour” with the goal of “Looking at America Through the Eyes of Our Youth.” After serving in the fourth-anniversary memorial service of the downtown Oklahoma City federal building bombing, the worst act of homegrown terrorism in our nation’s history, our team received word of what would become the first mass school shooting in the United States. Continuing to Littleton, Colorado, we talked to and prayed with Columbine High School students in the days after the massacre. 

My observations and reflections from that experience of the spiritual state of young people contributed to my selecting full-time vocational ministry with Cru (formerly Campus Crusade for Christ) after graduation. As a global community, we are passionate about connecting people to Jesus.

Now that I live on a Pacific Island, I have the privilege of connecting with people of diverse cultures and backgrounds. From this place, a new song will arise from "you who go down to the sea, and all that is in it, you islands, and all who live in them" (Isaiah 42:10).

Fun facts about me: I'm married to my college sweetheart, Tim, who has been my sidekick in ministry all these years. We have three teen daughters and two cats we adopted during the pandemic. 

Additionally, I'm an identical twin (my twin is married to Tim's cousin, and they have three daughters, too--the same ages as our girls!). I love trying new foods, discovering local coffee shops, and feeling sunshine on my arms during winter. Our family enjoys reading, playing Settlers of Catan, and going to the beach.

Want to Begin a Relationship with God?

In his book, The Knowledge of the Holy, A.W. Tozer writes, "What comes into our mind when we think about God is the most important thing about us." 

I couldn't agree more! In a time when many of us feel powerless or paralyzed in a rapidly changing world, we can live empowered lives. We can experience the abundant life that Jesus promises (John 10:10).

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