His name is Ron Nelson and he will be doing Cindi’s HOPE business administration. Welcome aboard, Ron! Here is more about him:
Ron Nelson is retired and lives on a farm with his wife, Linda, in Lawrenceburg, Kentucky. They have two adult sons. One lives in Covington, Kentucky, where he is employed by the government. The other is a missionary to Western Alaska along with his wife. They have six grandchildren.Prior to retirement Ron was a Church Administrator having served churches in both Kentucky and South Carolina. As a Church Administrator he was responsible for the oversight of the business affairs of the church including but not limited to finances, property, personnel, investments and stewardship. Before entering the field of church administration, Ron was employed in the insurance industry, both in the home office management as well as in the field, marketing insurance products.
Ron is a graduate from Christian Life College (formally Chicago Bible College) and Grand Canyon University. In addition, Ron received training at Union Seminary to become a Certified Church Administrator. Ron became aware of Cindi Mendoza when she and her family lived in Lexington, Kentucky. Cindi was an educator at a school where Linda, Ron’s wife, was the School Administrator. Over the years Linda and Cindi have been in contact as Cindi’s HOPE evolved in Kenya. Ron spends his time on the farm helping with the horses and fixing up their hundred year old farm house and barn. In addition, he sends out a weekly blog entitled Monday Matters that helps to inspire and motivate individuals in their personal and spiritual lives.
by Sherrie Lewis
As I was finishing my first potato she was reaching for her fifth. “You take too much,” she laughed. “I take too long I know,” I replied, but she still chuckled saying I was taking too much of the potato as I cut the skin. Ha! She began to demonstrate how to gently insert the knife under the skin and let the knife work for you in following the grain of the peel. Needless to say, after potato #10 my hand was cramping and I was laughing at how tedious this process was, and this selfless woman lives and breathes this task EVERYDAY in order to feed the more than 100 mouths at Cindi’s Hope Rescue Center in Naivasha.
How can someone have this daily commitment and perseverance at such a daunting task? Just as Cassia carves away with her sharp knife, potato after potato, to feed these precious children, isn’t this how our Lord is with our lives? Every day His word sharpens our lives. His pruning and peeling of our “dirty skin” is never too much for Him. He never takes “too much” or complains about how much time or years it may be taking to get us where He wants us.