Renewing Families, Refreshing Lives (Part 1)
Richard and Debbi Ross
It is common for people to suffer from a gnawing pain in their emotions. More people deal with it than we realize. Perhaps you are afflicted by it today. It’s a feeling. More than a feeling, it’s an experience. Loneliness. Often, when you’re lonely, human interaction and finding someone who cares, who listens, and is willing to be your friend can make a big difference. And anyone who has ever been there and been a recipient of someone’s compassion and kindness and love may have, even for a moment wondered if they have not been graced by an encounter with Jesus himself. Our guests today have been just that – Christ through them touching lives of broken people with His love and hope.
Richard and Debbi Ross and their family have been serving as missionaries or as pastors in varied churches and ministries here and around the world for 20 years, interspersed with another dozen years of work as a University of Hawaii administrator and non-profit executive. Currently, he and Debbi are the resident managers for a transitional home for women in recovery and their children, operated by the Salvation Army in Manoa Valley. Richard and Debbi will celebrate their 25th wedding anniversary this summer. Debbi’s greatest achievements relate to being a mom to daughters Naomi and Hannah.
“But God chose the foolish things of the world to shame the wise; God chose the weak things of the world to shame the strong.” 1 Corinthians 1:27