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. We now live in southern Iowa while we are doing just that. When our support team is complete and our financial needs are provided, we will move to the Acres to begin our ministry. Our goal is to move there this fall.



We praise God for each of the five children that He has given to us. With our youngest two attending Faith Baptist Bible College this year, we are new empty-nesters.

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