Levi and Jessie Benkert
Levi and Jessie Benkert are the Founders of Bring Love In and serve on the Board Of Directors.
Bio: We are Levi and Jessie Benkert, and even though it still sounds crazy to us every time we say it, we lived in Ethiopia with our four children for six years during that time we worked with the Thomas and the local staff to create Bring Love In. In 2015 we moved to Austin, Texas where we work part time as directors, fundraisers and cheerleaders for Bring Love In and all that the incredible staff are taking on over in Ethiopia. Levi travels back several times a year to catch up with everyone on the ground.
Together, we are doing our best to share the love that God has shown us with others. As a family, we have devoted our lives to finding better ways to give orphans the love and care they deserve. It’s not always easy – and, at times, just plain frustrating, but we are passionate about the call we feel God has placed on our lives. We strive to do what we can with what we’ve been given.
Levi is a founding partner of a company that helps create jobs in Ethiopia, you can read more about that work here.
Levi and Jessie Benkert
And if you want to get a hold of us, we would love to hear from you. Just drop us an Email.
Levi@bringlove.in or Jessie@bringlove.in
Luther and Ronda Ramsey
Luther and Ronda erve on the Board of Directors and Luther is the US Manager of Bring Love In
Bio: I have been married to Ronda since 1992. We have 6 children: Gabrielle, Grace, Natalie, Esther, Luke and Emma. Our family lives in Clarksville, Tennessee, 45 miles northwest of Nashville on the Tennessee-Kentucky border and home to the 101st Airborne at Fort Campbell. God broke our hearts for orphan care and prevention as we journeyed to Ethiopia twice in 2012 to adopt Esther and Emma. Since 2012 we have continued to return to Ethiopia leading several advocacy trips. In 2015 we adopted Natalie and Luke from Ghana as a domestic second chance adoption.
Luther has worked in sales, sales management and operational management in several industries including retail, marketing, manufacturing and for the last 12 years in Real Estate Title and Escrow. Ronda has been an elementary school teacher since 1994. Luther has also served in several churches as a deacon, in media production and as an associate pastor. We currently work with young adults as small group leaders and invest our time as mentors. Luther currently serves as the executive pastor at oneChurch.tv
I would love to connect with you to answer any questions about what Bring Love In is doing or helping you become part of the Bring Love In family.
Luther and Ronda Ramsey
Nick and Millie Widgingtons
Nick and Millie serve on the Board of Directors and prepare sponsor updates to donors
Bio: I would like to take a moment to introduce myself. My name is Nick Wiginton, and my wife’s name is Millie. We have four wonderful children, two of which were adopted from Ethiopia in 2012. From this a real passion developed in our hearts for this country filled with such beauty amidst such hardship. We were connected with Levi and Jessie Benkert by what some might call chance, but we believe it was the Father aligning our lives together for a purpose. Almost instantly, we could see that their mission lined up with our hearts towards the country, and towards the people we had fallen in love with.
We are now coming alongside Bring Love In to help you stay more connected with the families you sponsor through monthly giving. We have taken on the role as a volunteer to help track all the families and sponsors that are involved with Bring Love In. If you are currently a monthly sponsor you’ve probably received an email from us regarding the family you are connected with already. As we set the communications up on a more routine basis you should start receiving quarterly updates as to how the family you sponsor is doing and how you can be praying for them.
It’s our prayer that as you read these updates you will feel the reality of the difference you make in the lives of the ones you’ve been called to love each month!
Nick and Millie Widgington
Neal and Kim Kellenberger
Neal and Kim serve on Board of Directors and Neal is the Treasurer for Bring Love In
We are Neal and Kim….and 14 years of marriage later, we are now Neal and Kim and Cailer, Brock, Jaci, Kebe and Shena! The Lord has transformed our family over the years, and its all to His Glory! We live in a bedroom community 8 miles east of Champaign/Urbana, IL, and enjoy the lively world of college students (University of Illinois) in the area. One of our passions in life as we pursue Jesus is to care for orphans, which led us to adopt twin girls from Ethiopia many years ago. Neal is a CPA and the CFO at a small manufacturing business. Kim is a stay at home mom and direct sales leader for Norwex. We strive for God’s glory and for the Gospel of Jesus to be spread among the nations!
Reuben and Courtney Gobezie
Reben and Courtney serve on the Board of Directors
Bio: We are Reuben and Courtney…. I am an orthopedic surgeon and President of The Cleveland Shoulder Institute. My wife stays at home and cares for the home. We believe in the testimony of Jesus in Matthew 25: 31-46… a call to love in action. We are privileged to be involved with this ministry with our time amongst the children and our money. Praise the Lord!!
Moody and Emily Alexander
Moody and Emily serve on the Board of Directors
Thomas is the Local Director for Bring Love In in Ethiopia
For those who know him, Thomas is a light and a man of integrity, someone you can rely on no matter what comes your way. We have had the pleasure of working along side Thomas since 2009 and were overjoyed when he agreed to take on the role of Local Director for Bring Love In in 2012. We could not ask for a more trusted and amazing man of God to take on this responsibility and the ever-twisting paths that will come as we journey together. In 2014 he married Martha and together they are the drive and heart behind the ministry and the logistics of things on the ground in Ethiopia.
Thomas and Martha have a heart for children and ministry, they feel that God has called them to dedicate their lives to helping the people of Ethiopia rise up through bringing hope into the lives of orphans and widows.Thomas and