Ron & Claudine Glynn

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Ron & Claudine Glynn

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Food Store to Awana Missionary: Ron was the most decorated department head in the history of Hy-Vee Food Stores when presented with the opportunity to become an Awana missionary, he asked himself this question: “Do I want to devote the rest of my life to selling one more head of lettuce or reaching one more boy or girl for Christ?” The answer was obvious. He and his wife Claudine have been the Awana faith supported missionary couple for Iowa since December 1994.

Salvation: Both Ron and Claudine grew up in Northwest Iowa’s rural Webster County. They were childhood sweethearts. As a teenager, Claudine accepted Christ as her savior. Ron grew up as a regular churchgoer, but he had never heard the gospel. Then he observed how Claudine handled some difficult circumstances with grace and strength. That got Ron’s attention. When Claudine introduced Ron to a pastor who explained the gospel, Ron accepted Christ.

Life in Awana: He and Claudine were married in 1975. They learned about Awana when the first of their three daughters became involved in Cubbies. Later, they became leaders. Ron was a leader for a short time previously to his being a Commander for 10 years. Claudine was a Sparks leader than director for years prior to 1994. Since 1994 Claudine has stayed busy assisting Ron and has still found time over the years to be a JV and than a Varsity director…and now Sparks Game director.

Missionary Trips: Years ago, Ron and Claudine read the first article in the Signal about a summer missions trip planned for Awana teens. It was the first (MIT) Missionary-in-Training trip. They called Headquarters and asked how they could get involved. Since then the Glynns have participated in over twenty MIT “boot camps” and have accompanied groups of teens to 4 different continents, some of them more than once. They’ve seen the MIT program produce life changing spiritual growth in teen’s lives over the course of a few short weeks. Ron recently also took part in an Awana Vision Team trip. He can’t type the country on this web page (hint hint) but se saw the great wall. The Glynn’s home church is the First Evangelical Free in Boone, Iowa.

Career and Family: Claudine works part-time as a registered nurse at Mary Greeley Medical Center in Ames, Iowa. Ron also helps out the Sheriffs department for Boone County. Ron says being a small department he has found himself doing everything from delivering death notifications, to helping out at the jail. The Glynn’s have three daughters. All three of their girls are now married – they are Melissa, Emily, Katie. Their daughters where involved in Awana since they were old enough to be Cubbies. Ron and Claudine have six grandchildren.

Ministry Area: The Glynn’s presently minister (with the help of a large volunteer team…… called the Ministry Team) to over 200 churches in Iowa that are registered to use the Awana ministry.

Meet the Glynn's DVD

Ron and Claudine recently had a DVD made called “MEET THE GLYNN’S” that tells you a lot about them. The DVD tells more about them then we can tell here. They sent a copy to every Awana Church in Iowa. If you would like a copy give them a call.

If you would like a picture of the Glynn’s for your mission board or power point you may click on the following link:
 New Picture for Iowa AWANA Missionaries Ron and Claudine Glynn

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