Don was born in Timmins, but grew up in Manitouwadge, a small, isolated mining town in northwestern Ontario.
Ruth was born in Vita, in southeastern Manitoba, and grew up in that area as well as Winnipeg.
Don & Ruth minister as International Mentors in Latin America and Cuba. In Latin America we call these people Alongsiders, individuals who come alongside other Kingdom laborers to encourage, support and counsel them in their personal life, marriage, family and ministry. The goal is to help those laborers be faithful and fruitful over the long haul.