Bill and Wini Babione
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Wini was “sent out” from Central Peninsula Church (CPC) in January of 1992 to serve long-term with Campus Crusade for Christ’s Community Health Evangelism ministry in East Africa. That summer she met Bill while serving in a Somali refugee camp in Kenya. Bill served on staff with CCC at Ohio State University for two years before moving to Albania in September of 1993. A long distance, pre-email friendship extended between Albania and Zambia for 2 years before they were married at CPC in August of 1995.
Bill and Wini attended seminary at the International School of Theology in San Bernardino where Bill earned a Masters in Bible and Theology. In January of 1998 they moved to Albania where Bill served as the National Campus Director of Campus Crusade in Albania and Kosovo for 10 years until the role was passed to an Albanian in January of 2008. In June of 2008 the Babione family moved to Budapest, Hungary where they continue to serve in the Eastern Europe/Russia headquarters for Campus Crusade for Christ. Bill is the Campus Ministry Director of Cru Eastern Europe / Russia. They are part of a team seeking to serve and give direction to the campus ministries in 20 countries of an area that spans 11 time zones. There are approximately 300 campus ministry staff in the region, a vast majority of whom are nationals, seeking to give over 14 million college students the opportunity to know and follow Jesus Christ. Bill and Wini are mentors to CPC Mission Partners, Bobi and Gabi Jakimovski.
Bill and Wini have 3 children, Susanna, Ben and Ellie.