Meet Dwaine and RuthAnn Armentrout! Dwaine has served several terms on The Boaz Project’s Board of Directors and both are faithful trip goers and supporters. Over the years, Dwaine and RuthAnn have thought it important to take trips with The Boaz Project and also expose their children to international missions, here is a little more of their story:
“After we were connected with Jim and April and introduced to the Boaz Project, RuthAnn felt a strong calling of God to go on her first short-term international missions trip with The Boaz Project in 2003. When RuthAnn returned home she wasn’t really planning on going again, but felt the calling of God, to go which she did two more times. When she returned from her third trip, Levi invited Jesus into his heart after asking RuthAnn why she went to Russia. During Levi’s 8th grade year, he asked us if he could go to Russia with The Boaz Project to which we, of course, said, “Yes!” After that, we wanted each of our children to experience a similar short-term mission trip outside of the US before their senior year in high school. Since they had heard so many stories from RuthAnn’s four previous trips they each wanted to go on the same trip. We also wanted either RuthAnn or me to go with them on the trip so they wouldn’t feel scared about it (at least not too much). We are so blessed that RuthAnn was able to go with Levi, Cara, and Kate, and I was able to go with Caleb during either the May VBS or Christmas trips.”
We at The Boaz Project are so honored to partner with individuals and families, like the Armentrouts, that have chosen to serve orphans in Russia, India, and Kenya.
This year as you think of your New Year’s resolutions, would you consider making a resolution to serve orphans? There are many ways to invest in the lives of orphans so that it fits your schedule and abilities. You could take a short term trip, volunteer at The Boaz office, participate in an Encounter, or join our Race for an Orphan 5k Run/Walk.
How will you partner with The Boaz project to serve orphans this year?
“Doing small things with great love”,
The Boaz Project, Inc.