“It all started with a trip to Haiti.”
Back in 1989 a friend approached Ken with a simple request; “Why don’t you and Ginny join me on a mission trip to Haiti?” Since then Ken and his wife of 61 years have gone on 20 missions trips to the country of Haiti. However, that first trip was only the beginning of over 26 years of faithful service.
It was immediately after that first trip that Ken and Ginny started volunteering at Monadnock and ingraining themselves into the family. For seven years Ken lived in the camp-ground every Spring, Summer, and Fall as a faithful full-time volunteer. God has used Ken to build buildings, repair sinks, foundations, and roofs; but more importantly Ken has been a vital part in in the ministry of God’s kingdom.
He and Ginny have “lived life” together with summer staff, full-time staff and volunteers for many years. When asked why he volunteers Ken says, “It’s a great way to spend my time.” He truly loves the interaction with guests and staff – it is an act of worship for him. Ken is a true servant. These days Ken spends 3-6 hours daily visiting Ginny at the local nursing home and still volunteers at camp 15-20 hours each week.
Next time you come to camp and use a napkin or eat a cookie, you can thank Ken. The next time you are served a meal at camp on the weekend you can probably thank Ken. If there were one verse that epitomized Ken’s time at camp it would be Romans 12:1 I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, to present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable to God, [which is] your spiritual service.
Thank you Ken for your years of spiritual service to the Lord here at Monadnock.