Nate and Ruth Reutter

Japan

Missionaries Nate and Ruth Reutter work at the PAZ base in Santarém, Brazil. Ruth is the daughter of mission co-directors Jeff and Becky Hrubik, and grew up in Brazil. Like much of her family, Ruth knew the call of missions on her life from a young age. Ruth went to the United States for college and in 2002 graduated from Oral Roberts University with a master’s degree in Christian counseling.

Ruth planned on working for a year or two after college before returning to Brazil, but God had other plans! Nate, son of PAZ missionaries Ken and Joanne Reutter, had just graduated from Trinity International University with a degree in church music when the two met. It was love at first sight — for Nate, but not for Ruth! Nate became the worship pastor at the First Evangelical Free Church in Moline, IL. After some coaxing, Ruth’s heart warmed to Nate and Nate’s heart warmed to missions. The buds of love grew and a year later Nate and Ruth were married.

The couple made their first preparations to serve on the mission field in early 2005 under the blessing of the leadership of First Evangelical Free Church (and later other churches as well). In December of 2006 the couple moved to Santarém.

Nate and Ruth are involved in missions through cell groups and one-on-one discipleships. Nate is very involved in the worship ministries at Central Church in Santaém, helping them develop, produce and record their music. Nate is also the PAZ webmaster and responsible for website, video, facebook and twitter content. Ruth is currently involved in counseling, administration, and is the host of a local Christian television show, Mais Que Vençedores (More Than Conquerors). After losing their first child Anna Rebecca on the mission field during birth, God blessed Nate and Ruth with twin girls Rebecca Joy and Anna Grace. See this video for their powerful testimony.

  • Location: Japan