In 1994, the McKellips family was deployed to Ecuador, South America, as Career (Global) Missionaries with the Church of the Nazarene. Over the next 13 years, Bruce worked with nationals and Work & Witness volunteers to build 40 churches he had designed. Cinda was Ecuador Mission Treasurer, and served as hostess for innumerable construction, medical, and evangelism teams.
After a ministry assignment in the United States, they now live in Lisbon, Portugal, where Bruce is the Field Strategy Coordinator for the Western Mediterranean Field (Portugal, Spain, France, Italy, and Greece), and Cinda is the West Med Field treasurer. For the Eurasia Region, Bruce coordinates Alabaster and W&W. Bruce is also currently serving as interim District Superintendent of Spain. For JESUS Film/Harvest Partners, Cinda manages the statistics from Pakistan, Nepal, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, and India.
Thanks to technology, they maintain contact with their two grown children who live in the Kansas City area. Michael and Brooke McKellips have two boys, Austin and Blake, while Melissa and Travis Emerson have four children: Caden, Maebry, Arabella, and Bryson.