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Missionary Highlight: Dan and Carrie Ritzman

Today's Missionary Highlight: Dan and carrie Ritzman

Serving in brussels

 

1. Tell us about your family.

      We are Dan and Carrie Ritzman, and we have two boys, Jeremie (21) and Nathaniel (19).  Both are studying at John Brown University in Arkansas.  Carrie is originally from Nebraska, and Dan is originally from Washington State.  We met in Brussels and have been serving here for many years (25 for Dan and 32 for Carrie).   

2. How would you summarize your ministry?

    We are church planting an Iranian Church and Dan is also the Brussels City Team Leader for the EFCA-ReachGlobal. 

3. Favorite non-ministry activity:

   Taking walks and visiting places we haven’t seen yet. 

4. how you have seen God work recently?

    After church a few weeks ago, I noticed one of our leaders occupied with a young man who comes in from a distant refugee center.  They were in deep discussion and were taking a long time…and this wasn’t the first time.  Often our leaders are inundated with people wanting to talk with them.   Afterwards, our leader said to me…oh that was fun!  Each week, X reads his Bible and notes all of his questions, then he comes and asks me.  He is growing like a weed!  For me, it was beautiful to see the thirst of this young man, and to witness the passion of our leader to help him grow.  We are all about the transformation of the Gospel in people’s lives and God is indeed at work!     

5. PRAYER REQUESTS

     Praises

1)      Praise God for the new leadership team in our church.  They seem to be a good combination of gifts and abilities for ministry.  

2)      Praise God that our boys found summer jobs!   

      Prayer Requests:

1)      Pray for the numerous ministries of Serve the Church, July 6-16.  At this point we have 26 US team members and 13 others who will be joining to serve in 8-10 ministry sights. 

2)      Pray for an upcoming combined baptism service (4 churches) near the end of June.  There will be around 22 baptized that day…4 from our church.  Pray that these new believers would be rooted and grounded in their faith.      

3)      Pray for our first church retreat in mid-August.  Pray that many would be deeply touched by this time away. 

Thanks so much to Dan and Carrie for sharing this brief look into your life on the mission field. More missionary highlights are coming soon!

Posted by Nikki Twedt at 7:56 PM