Missionary Ron Rinnert passed into the arms of Jesus Monday, January 8th, 2018. Born in New Boston, Texas, in 1933, during the Great Depression, Ron lived 84 years as a bright light in a dark world. After graduating from Texas A & M in 1954, Ron was commissioned an US Air Force second lieutenant. Soon after transfer to Kadena Air Base in Okinawa, Japan, Ron was powerfully converted to faith in Christ.
He often spoke of the evening when Christ took hold of his life: Aimlessly wandering the streets outside the air base, Ron was drawn to the unusual testimony of a young Okinawan woman. Her words of faith compelled and illuminated his heart with the Gospel like a brightly lit jack-o-lantern on a dark, cloudy night. Immediately following his dramatic conversion, Ron began sharing Jesus with everyone he met. He talked about Jesus all the time—so much that his superior officer quipped that Ron was better suited to be a missionary than an Air Force officer.