This year Kurt turned 90, which, he says, is older than his oldest student! He has been a Bible Study Partner with New Creations since 2011. In addition to regular students, Kurt is one of our 3 mentors for the ROGMA graduate studies. He has 47 students who are currently active, 36 of which are ROGMA students.
Kurt is a retired aerospace engineer who worked with the Pentagon, NATO and Department of Defense. He is very active in ministry at his church including pulpit prayer ministry and a care ministry that provides meals, hospital visits, shut-in ministry, and visitation. Yet he still manages to volunteer with New Creations! He obviously has a heart for caring for others, including those behind bars.
Kurt enjoys exchanging letter with prisoners, but whether or not they write him, he always writes to them. He says that now he is getting letters from 75-80% of his students. Kurt says “I think the work is vital, fun, and valuable, and I like it very much! I do not look up the crimes that my partners have committed, nor do I care what skin color they may have, but I try to meet their needs, which includes inquiring of any questionable converts discretely as to whether they have had a real conversion experience. I try to sense any hang-ups they may have, or doctrinal misunderstandings and we discuss them.”
We are so blessed to have Kurt on our team! Thank you, Kurt, for your love and care for those who are striving to know Christ behind bars. Your work will have a lasting impact for the kingdom of God!