Ruth Mooney retired on December 31, 2018, after 32 years of faithful service as an IM global servant in El Salvador, Cuba and Costa Rica. Most recently, she served as a theological educator and advocate for peace, justice and radical hospitality on the faculty of the Latin American Biblical University (UBL) in San José, Costa Rica. This seminary, founded in 1923, prepares students from a variety of countries, backgrounds and denominations to serve as pastors and leaders in churches throughout Latin America. There, Ruth taught courses on Christian education and written communication (university-level writing skills) and also served as campus pastor, welcoming new students, resolving conflicts and planning recreational outings and spiritual development activities.
Ruth Mooney’s responsibilities at UBL are being picked up by her colleague, Costa Rican pastor Ruth Vindas, who was recently appointed as an IM associate global servant. Ruth Mooney invites her supporters to continue their support for the ministry of theological education in Latin America by extending their prayers, encouragement and financial gifts to Ruth Vindas.
International Ministries is grateful for Ruth Mooney’s years of sacrificial service in Latin America and knows she will continue to be a supportive presence and servant as she continues residence in Costa Rica following her retirement.
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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