About Mike Rusch

Based in Downtown Bentonville, Arkansas, Mike is the Chief Executive Officer at Pure Charity, a nonprofit dedicated to building world class technology solutions for Nonprofit Organizations, Individual Fundraising, and Community Advocacy.

Mike currently serves on the Board of Directors for Help One NowMercy House GlobalCanopy Northwest Arkansas99 Balloons@HopeMob, Laundry Love, and Serve Northwest Arkansas.  

Prior to Pure Charity, Mike worked for Nickelodeon, The Walt Disney Company, Hershey Foods, and served in the US Marine Corps. Mike is a husband of 22 years, father of 4, a lover of a great story, and never too far from a fly-fishing river.  

"...the pathway to the Everything life"

Everything Book I had the distinct honor of meeting Mary DeMuth on the Help One Now trip to Haiti last month.  She was so very gracious to give everyone on the trip a copy of her newest book "Everything" a few days before its official release.

I can only imagine what Mary must have felt as she stood in a room full of people (some complete strangers) holding something so very personal.  She humbly extended her book to all as an invitation into her story.  I humbly accepted it & placed it in my bag.

As the team boarded the plan for our return to the US, I pulled her book from my bag and turned the first page.  Today, I slowly closed the last page.

While in Haiti, I had the privilege of hearing some of Mary's story first hand as we shared meals, rode in the van together, and sitting in a tent city church surround by 20,000 people who literally had nothing.

Those five days in Haiti, surrounded by some of the greatest poverty I've ever seen, will be etched in my mind forever.  However, it's not the poverty that I will remember.  The memories will always be the simple stories of people, just like Mary, who have endured, remained faithful, and have risen above their circumstances to point others toward the Father.

Mary's story and the encouragement found within the pages of "Everything" show that God is present, faithful, and in the surrender we truly find He is Everything.

Mary, thank you for pointing me towards the truth that "Jesus is the pathway to the Everything life."

For everyone else...this is a must read.

A Day of Glory...from Austin Stone Worship

A Day of Glory...from Austin Stone Worship

First World vs. Third World Problems

First World vs. Third World Problems