Lancaster Covenant Community, Lancaster, Pa., Lindale Mennonite Church, Harrisonburg, Va.
"Your kingdom come, your will be done, on earth as it is in heaven" (Matthew 6:10).
Michael and Ruth serve as members of the Christian-Muslim Relations Team, having served previously for nearly 10 years in South Asia. During this time they lived and worked in a Muslim community. This deep background experience is critical to understanding Muslims and gives them something to draw upon as they equip others for fruitful and life-giving relationships with Muslims. During those years in South Asia, they were devoted to prayer as one of their primary ministry functions. Their gifts and experience help the CMRT continue to grow in prayer and equipping others in prayer as a vital part of mission.