Ben and Doris have teamed up to provide the Fort Hood Hospitality House for 25 years. They originally focused on working with Chaplains to do Duty Day with God, Strong and Ready Families, and Strong Bond retreats. For the last eight years they have worked with the Wounded Warrior program through the Warrior Transition Unit (WTU) providing coffee, cookies, conversation, and spiritual counsel as requested. They have also opened their home to soldiers as a place of refreshment – some for a meal, a weekend, and some a tad longer.
Ben came to faith in Jesus as a teen. He has grown in belief and practice through IVCF as he attended VPI (Va. Tech), Multnomah Bible School, and multiple adventures with the Lord. Teaching Bible studies has amplified his awareness of Scripture and of the Lord. Doris came to faith in Jesus Christ when she was 18. She has followed her Lord, aggressively attending Fort Wayne Bible College, Wheaton Graduate School, and praying and growing in faith through multiple adventures with Ben.
Ben (from Annapolis, MD) and Doris (Spencerville, OH) met while she was helping coordinate adult Sunday school at his supporting church in Maryland (missionary dating?) They adventured deep into the heart of Korea to start a Hospitality House near Camp Walker. Then into central Texas to start the Fort Hood Hospitality House, learned Texan, and decided to stay a spell. Their adult daughters, Beth and Brittany, were magnificent facets of the adventure. They were homeschooled and went to college in Grove City, PA and Texas A&M (genuflect, and both interested in missions and are walking with the Lord.)