Ruth Alexander

“For you have been called to live in freedom – not freedom to satisfy your sinful nature, but freedom to serve one another in love. For the whole law can be summed up in this one command: love your neighbor as yourself.”

Galatians 5:12-14

Ruth Alexander

After four and a half years of being a missionary in Pemba, Mozambique, with Iris Ministries, God called me back to the UK. It took some time to transition back to life in the UK, find my feet again, but I never really got settled. I feel like this is because I am truly called to be a missionary, so although it was right for that season, it wasn’t my first calling.

It took a while to work this out with God, but He was so gentle and kind, leading me on, teaching me, and giving me rest.

I have known Amy, David and their family since meeting them in Pemba in 2010. They go twice a year to minister in the missions school held there, so I got to know them over the years. During these few years, I saw their servant’s hearts shine through. Whether it was picking up trash or preaching at the missions’ school, they taught me so much.

Pemba was a season of learning many things, but particularly to go ‘low and slow’ with God’s Holy Spirit leading me; obeying at each step, however crazy or big I felt it all was. Amy and David were part of this learning process.

I had always wanted to come and visit We Will Go to see first hand the place behind the powerful testimonies. I finally got to go on a two-week trip in April 2016, not knowing that this would change immediate plans. God called me to ‘get out the boat’ (Mathew 14) and go back to missions.

I am just a daughter of my Daddy God, crazy in love with Him, trying to take in how in love He is with me as I step out every day. So here I am, ready to start this new adventure with God.