Ruth’s ministry is theological education. She lives in Costa Rica, where she serves on the faculty of the Latin American Biblical University (UBL), a seminary founded in 1923 that prepares pastors and leaders to serve in churches throughout Latin America.
Ruth teaches the Christian education courses as well as written communication (university-level writing skills). She also serves as campus pastor, welcoming new students, resolving conflicts and planning recreational outings and spiritual development activities. This role includes serving on the Scholarship Committee.
Her other responsibility is as director of publications, in which position she coordinates the editing and publishing of university journals and faculty books, as well as supervising the bookstore.
She writes: On Monday we start a new quarter. I will be teaching a Christian Education course and also a 4-session CE workshop in the extension program. … [There are] numerous responsibilities at the UBL: student care, scholarship committee, editorial committee, publications and the bookstore, and classes. Pray that I will be able to organize my time and energy enough to keep up.
At church, we have organized a “Green church” committee to encourage more commitment with the environment. We have been given the morning worship for Oct. 17 to introduce the theme, which we will blend with Independence Day celebrations. Pray that this will go well.
I have been asked to lead the women’s retreat at Escazu Christian Fellowship (an English language church where I am occasionally asked to preach) in November, so pray that the organizing process will go well and it will be a success.