Former member Michael Ritzman is going to Papua New Guinea to serve the Lord as a missionary of The Lutheran Chruch -- Missourt Synod as a buisness manager. More information about his trip can can be found here on the LCMS website.
Michael and Beth Ritzman serve the Lord as missionaries of The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod in Papua New Guinea. In his role, Michael serves as a business manager and is responsible for overseeing all the assets associated with this LCMS mission field.
Michael was born in Seattle, Wash. His home congregation is Redeemer Lutheran Church, Fort Wayne, Ind. He received a degree in business administration from Everett Community College, Everett, Wash. Before becoming a career missionary, Michael worked in the accounting field, in property rehabilitation and management and managed their family’s home-based business, BabyEtte. His hobbies include writing poetry and music and playing the guitar.
Beth was also born in Seattle, Wash. Her home congregation is Redeemer Lutheran Church, Fort Wayne, as well. Prior to heading to the mission field, she owned her own home-based business, BabyEtte. Her hobbies include reading, gardening, sewing, weightlifting and animal husbandry. Michael and Beth have five beautiful children, Moreah, Onika, Azrielle, Vignette and Eric, who join them on the mission field.
Please pray for Michael and Beth as they serve the Lord in Papua New Guinea. Ask God to give their entire family strength and peace as they transition to life in this part of the world, learning the new language and culture. Please pray that the hearts of people here in the United States are moved through the power of the Holy Spirit to pray for and to financially support the Ritzmans so they may “go with this family” on their journey of faith. In particular, Michael says, “We would love you to follow along with us on our journey to Papua New Guinea. Our newsletters, blog posts and Facebook updates are a great way to keep up with our family!” Let us give thanks to God for Michael, Beth and their family serving His people in Papua New Guinea!