Marilyn Raatz resigned on February 28, 2019, after three years of faithful service as an IM regional global servant in Africa assisting partners to promote peace and justice. First called to Africa in 2007, she encouraged personal and community commitment to Psalm 85:10, “Mercy and truth have met; justice and peace have kissed.”
Marilyn taught at Cape Town Baptist Seminary, a ministry of the Baptist Union of Southern Africa, and especially found joy in introducing her students to new dimensions of spiritual formation in preparation for ministries of peacemaking, restorative justice, trauma awareness and response and other topics.
“God took me to South Africa, and I embrace with open arms whatever God has planned for me to do going forward,” says Marilyn. “He has been, and remains, the clear light upon my path. Whatever comes, God is my strength, my refreshment and my joy. May we all radically trust his goodness.”
For friends and donors who have a heart for IM’s ministries of Peace and Justice, we urge you to learn more about
IM’s global servants who serve in this area:
Mylinda Baits – Global
Carlos Bonilla and Mayra Giovanetti – Colombia
Dan and Sharon Buttry – Global
Deliris Carrión-Joseph – Mexico
Sue Hegarty – Costa Rica
Joel Hoefle & Trish Magal – Thailand
Ricardo Mayol-Bracero – Iberoamerica and the Caribbean
International Ministries is grateful for Marilyn Raatz’s sacrificial service in Africa and we know that God will lead her into meaningful ministry in his name.
International Ministries, also known as the American Baptist
Foreign Mission Society, works cross-culturally to invite people to become
disciples of Jesus Christ and to proclaim, through both word and deed, God's
reign of justice, peace and abundant life for all creation.
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