Ruth serves in MVS assignment

Matt RuthELKHART, Ind. (Mennonite Mission Network) – Matthew Ruth, of Harleysville, Pa., began a one-year term of Mennonite Voluntary Service Sept. 11 in Fresno, Calif., as a youth worker with Valley Teen Ranch.

A 2006 graduate of Eastern Mennonite University, Ruth is the son of Sharon and Marlin Ruth and attends Salford Mennonite Church.

Rooted in the spirit of Jesus, MVS invites adults, age 20 and older, to join together in Christian ministry for one- or two-year terms in more than 20 locations in the United States. Since the program began more than 60 years ago, thousands of volunteers have had the opportunity to live out their faith through this program of Mennonite Mission Network.

Mennonite Mission Network is the mission agency of Mennonite Church USA and envisions every congregation and all parts of the church will, together, be fully engaged in God’s mission sharing all of Christ with all creation. More information about MVS is available online: