Ruby Riddle had lived in the Philippines all her life and through a series of life events, God led her to Wichita where she met her future husband, Mike.
Mike and Ruby were married in 2015 and attended Pathway in 2016 for Easter for the first time. When they arrived at the service, she said, “The church was very warm and welcoming to us.”
After attending for some time and learning more about Pathway, Ruby says, “We felt nudged by God to be spiritual contributors to what God was doing at Pathway and not just attenders.”
Mike and Ruby took a step of faith and started giving in 2016 after they both agreed that they wanted to sow into what God was doing through Pathway. Not only were they beginning their generosity journey financially, they committed to being generous with their time as well.
Since they have been attending Pathway, Mike and Ruby have started volunteering with Family Promise, Heart2Heart, and in the Children’s Ministry.
For the Riddles, giving isn’t really about the money or the time, it’s about living with surrendered hearts. Ruby says, “When we started giving, I didn’t know how we were going to make it because Mike was the only one that had a job. I quickly began to see God move by providing for us every month, and we learned that we cannot out give God.” God has been faithful in meeting their needs even when they didn’t see a way.
Mike and Ruby connect their giving to what God is doing at Pathway. They love being a part of others’ stories by sowing into what God is doing. Ruby said, “When I see someone take a step in baptism, salvation, or our church serving in the community, I know I’m a part of that story.”
The Riddles live a life of generosity because they’ve seen what God can do with what they give. “Part of living for God is stewarding well what He gives us, so it’s only right we live to give back through the church and to others,” said Ruby.
They both said that living generously may not be easy at first, but that you’ll begin to see God move in your life like never before. They shared that their story is God’s story and it’s meant to be shared not hidden.