Ron & Joy Hemsworth
While pastoring in Minnesota, we led a missions trip of volunteers from our church to Missionary Acres in southeast Missouri. Owned by Baptist Mid-Missions, Missionary Acres is a retirement community exclusively for qualified Baptist pastors, missionaries, and other Christian workers. Soon after our visit there, God led us to apply to Baptist Mid-Missions to join the Missionary Acres' staff. Because it is mission owned and extremely affordable, no salaries are paid to staff members. Instead, they raise their own financial support team. Our full support team was completed in May 2019 and we moved to the Acres shortly thereafter to begin our ministry.