Benjamin
Systems Administrator

A Little About Me:


I am a husband and daddy who gets to spend my working hours enabling the proclamation of the gospel through serving and encouraging the staff of TWR and our partners by helping to support and maintain our collaboration systems and digital ministry projects.
God has equipped me with gifts of creativity, advocacy, administration and a refiner's eye to use the skills I have learned in process development, technology and communication to allow me to bring a multiplicity of resources to TWRs very diverse areas of ministry. I often find the Holy Spirit equipping me with unique awareness to people and their needs as to then empower me to offer encouragement and exhortation in truth that is relevant and helpful to them. I see these things and my time walking in-step with the Lord as the essence of gospel living and that is what I strive for.
I have been involved in strategy development and training for several of our digital initiatives and ministry outreaches. I am currently a member of the leadership team for the Mobile Ministry Forum (MMF) whose burden is to advocate, equip and train ministry workers around the world with the information and tools they need to take advantage of the unprecedented access we have to deliver the gospel and engage people using mobile technology.
Outside of work I am an outdoorsman, sportsman and gamer who wants to make more time for books and some of the creative arts.


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A Little About Us:


My wife Ruth is my best friend and the most passionate, patient and long-suffering wife and mother I know. She is a loyal and determined person whose joy and excitement for life and all the little things makes her one of the most fun people I know. She is a wonderful example of the woman Solomon describes in the last Proverb and I'll stop there lest I write a book about her.
Our children Penelope and Emmett are our greatest joy and treasures. Penny is an amazing little person. We love watching her play and create and imagine. She is clearly a right brained thinker and has a creative, logical mind. Emmett is a sensitive and loving little boy who will be your best friend if you happen to have a ball that he can hang onto. He has a lot to say for someone who can't speak English yet.
We are excited about this new step in our journey, but the decision to become missionaries is not one that we take lightly or without some apprehension. The fact is that God has lead us to this point over the last 6 years and has made it clear that this is the time and that this is what He wants for us. So we are confident and hopeful as we trust His guidance in our life. I have always had a sense that God had been grooming me for ministry and this place in particular. This most recent opportunity and the calm, confident peace that the Lord had laid on our hearts confirm that this is where He wants us. With calling reaffirmed and new opportunities presented we look forward to seeing how God provides for the next part of our journey.

Prayer Requests

Benjamin will be in Global IT meetings all week and Ruth will be working hard to get our house in order for our trip to Ohio Grandma Tangeman's 95th birthday. Pray for focus, energy and grace as we put our hands to the task and prepare for our trip.

Prayer Requests

The Lord has been building our team fast and we are so excited for the people who are joining us! Pray for the Lord to abundantly bless our efforts and build His team!

Prayer Requests

The Lord has been healing Zoe's eye in amazing ways. Her surgeries are over for the time being and while there is really no way of knowing exactly what she can and cannot see out of her eye we do know tha she can see color and rough shapes at the very least. Time will tell if the Lord will restore any more.