For the fourth edition of “A Conversation With,” we sat down with a longtime member here at the Deaconry, Sister Ruth Rhenius.
Where are you from?
I was born in Reading, Pennsylvania, but moved to Germany as a child and lived there for almost 20 years.
How did you end up here at the Deaconry today?
I returned to the United States in 1947, and a week later I was introduced to the Sisters of the Fellowship Deaconry in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Through this contact, I became a Christian and came to know that God had a purpose for my life. The hymn “Trust and Obey” by John H. Sammis attracted me to the ministry as a servant of God. I then started at the Deaconry in July of 1950.
What is your role here at the Deaconry?
I learned to submit myself to Jesus in every situation. Whether it be youth and children’s ministries, translation and language ministries, evangelism or teaching the Gospel, I’m a jack of all trades!
What are some of your hobbies and interests?
I enjoy sowing the seed, cultivating, and harvesting! My favorite spot to go would be Mt. Camelback, Pennsylvania. What a view!
What is your favorite scripture?
"But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well."
Any leaving thoughts?
May the Lord make me a blessing!