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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.

Ralph writes, "I grew up in a Christian home in Greenville, South Carolina and attended First Presbyterian Church during my early years. I graduated from high school at Ben Lippen in Asheville, NC where I first heard of GRN when Joy Ridderhof, the founder, visited Ben Lippen and shared about the ministry. Later Joy visited my parent's home in Greenville and my church, the Greenville Christian Fellowship. At age twenty, I received the Lord's salvation at a college retreat. After obtaining my finance degree at Clemson Univ. in South Carolina and attending Bible School at the Evangelical Institute in Greenville, I responded in August 1981 to the call of the Lord to serve at GRN in the Accounting office."

Ruth writes: "I also grew up in a Christian home, in South Pasadena, California. At age four, my 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.

"I learned about Gospel Recordings through my parents and from GR missionaries who attended our church. God called me to work at GR with verses from Hebrews 12:1 and 2 and gave me peace and assurance that this was His plan for my life. I joined GR in October, 1985. We have two sons, Matthew (a new Eagle Boy Scout and recent high school graduate) and Nathaniel (a Life Boy Scout and a rising high school sophomore). They both enjoy church activities as well as camping and hiking.

Ralph and Ruth have chosen together the following life verses. "But seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added to you" (Matthew 6:33.) 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" (2 Corinthians 9:8.)

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

The Loper Leaflet - Spring 2009

Here in the northern hemisphere, we have recently entered the beautiful springtime of the year.


Faces of GRN - The Accounting Team

When you think of a missionary, the first picture that comes to your mind is probably not of someone crunching numbers, balancing books and issuing financial statements.