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Ralph and Ruth Loper

Ralph and Ruth Loper are home-based missionaries serving with Global Recordings Network at the Temecula office. Ralph, as Finance Director, heads the accounting office in Temecula and is also responsible for handling international accounting duties. Ruth is a full-time homemaker, mother, and home-school teacher. She participates in the Wednesday Praise and Prayer mornings as often as she is able and is an encouragement to Ralph in his responsibilities at GRN. Ruth also listens to 'copy masters' at home for quality control, helping the GRN order department.

Ralph grew up in a Christian home in Greenville, SC. At age 20, he received the Lord's salvation at a youth retreat. After obtaining his Finance degree at Clemson, SC and attending Bible School in Greenville, SC, Ralph responded in 1981 to the call of the Lord to serve at GR in the Accounting office. He first learned of GR as a teenager when Joy Ridderhof, the founder, visited his parents home and church in Greenville.

Ruth also grew up in a Christian home, in South Pasadena, CA. At age 4, her mother read a true story of a farmer who lost his farm due to a prairie fire. Later, as he assessed the damage to his farm, he kicked a black charcoal ball and little chicks came running out from under the wings of the deceased mother hen. "That night I knew Christ died on the cross for me so that I would live for Him and with Him. My mother prayed with me to receive Christ into my heart as my Savior and Lord," says Ruth.

She learned about Gospel Recordings through her parents and from GR missionaries who attended her church. God called her to work at GR with verses from Hebrews 12:1 & 2 and gave her peace and assurance that this was His plan for her life. She joined GR in October, 1985.

Ralph and Ruth have two sons, Matthew (05-22-97) who enjoys home-schooling, playing the clarinet, AWANA and children's choir at church, and Nathaniel (04-05-00), who loves to recite AWANA Bible verses, read storybooks and do computer projects. He enjoys Sunday School and children's choir at church.

Their life verses are: Matthew 6:33 - "But seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added to you." II Cor. 9:8 - "And God is able to make all grace abound toward you, that you always having all sufficiency in all things, and may have an abundance for every good work."

Please pray with them that they would be faithful servants who love the Lord, love others, and seek to reach their world for Christ. Also that they would diligently teach their children the ways of the Lord, (Deut. 6:7).

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