The Ruckman Family

About Us

On January 3rd, we began full time deputation. I stand amazed at how the Lord has prospered us already. Our calendar is filling up with meetings and mission conferences. Pledges for support are coming in quickly. God is meeting our needs. We also want to praise the Lord for providing us with a 40’ by 60’ gospel tent, trailer, sound equipment, chairs, etc. that will be used in Sioux Falls for evangelism purposes in the start-up of a church. We want to thank Pastor Mark Stroud and Wahoo Baptist Church for purchasing this tent for our ministry. This tent will also be available in communities throughout the Midwest for evangelistic crusades. There is a community of 20,000 Ghanaian immigrants close to Minneapolis where we hope to set it up for an evangelistic crusade. Would you believe that the State of Minnesota has 45,000 West Africans living there? Friends, the foreign mission field is moving to the United States!!!

As most of you know, our hearts are in West Africa. However, because of Micaiah’s medical situation, God has made it very clear that we cannot move there now. Presently, our goal is to plant a church amongst the African and International Community in Sioux Falls in the spring of 2018. Out of approximately 176,000 residents in Sioux Falls, 4.54% (approximately 8,000) of them are African? That is a very conservative estimate. 

The West African Community Center (which assists African immigrants) claims there are 20,000 African immigrants living in Sioux Falls. These immigrants are new to the US and western culture. They are looking for help, for friends, and are very open to the gospel. The Lord has already allowed us a ministry among some of the Liberians in Sioux Falls, and they are anticipating our return to start a church. While planting that church, we will be involved in traveling to West Africa several times a year to assist missionaries and nationals there in church planting efforts. In time, we believe that the Lord will allow Angie and myself to return to West Africa to be involved in full time missions there.

New Book!

Missions are near and dear to the heart of God. God’s plan of redemption involves going into all of the world and preaching the Gospel to every creature.

New Testament Church-Planting Missions is the culmination of fifteen sets of class notes designed to teach fifteen classes on church-planting missions.

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