Ruth grew up on the mission field in Uruguay, Brazil, and Mexico. Believing God called her full-time ministry, she came to Brazil in 1984 to take the gospel to the lost to whomever and wherever He led. In 1987 she joined BMM to serve under their umbrella.
Since 1986 Ruth and her Brazilian coworker Claudia have served together, focusing in two vital ministries: taking the Word of God to children and also to the hearing impaired people. Ruth says of her service in Brazil, “How grateful I am to the Lord, and I wouldn’t trade it for anything.” If the Lord permits, she hopes to share the Word of God with children and the hearing impaired until He comes or until the Lord takes her home.