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Looking toward the horizon you see where heaven touches earth. The sight challenges you to look beyond your current circumstances, to set your feet firmly, and to look ahead with hope and inspiration, knowing our faithful Father God sits enthroned upon the circle of the earth and has all things within His loving, capable control. The Hebrew word for horizon, אופק (ofek) also implies hope or renewal. Horizon Ministries endeavors to bring you to this faith-filled place through sharing life experiences accentuated with sound biblical teaching and reminders to look for evidence of God’s faithfulness.

Ruth McMillan Mayfield is an ordained minister, author, and speaker for Horizon Ministries. Her passion for sharing God’s heart using biblical references is practical and inspiring. Ruth’s biblical insight and application of God’s Word are accentuated by life stories of God’s faithful direction, intervention and protection. Ruth’s ministers to the individual heart while her vision maintains a global focus, especially for Christian workers in Israel and abroad. God has used this foundation to launch Ruth as a key resource for teaching understanding and effective prayer for Israel and the Middle East in Rochester and internationally.

Ruth serves as Director of Horizon Ministries, is from Rochester, New York, and holds a BS degree in computer science and an Executive MBA from the Rochester Institute of Technology. She worked in telecommunications software in Rochester, as a project manager until May of 2005, when she married and began full-time ministry while residing in Jerusalem. She enjoys gardening, which she considers her “prayer closet” and spending time with her precious family scattered around the US. She enjoys Bible reading and research, but also has several hobbies and she is constantly expanding her horizons with useful tidbits of knowledge on a variety of subjects.

She is currently completing her training as a US-NYSCTF Chaplain to facilitate her passion to serve those God causes her paths to cross, especially those serving as First Responders and fellow ministers so that they can perform the jobs they have passion for.

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