Serving the Lord with Gladness At Any Age

“We’re called to be servants; that is something God expects of us,” said Ruth Martens, a great-grandmother and member of St. Peter-Immanuel Lutheran Church in Milwaukee.

And serve she does. During her 19 years as a volunteer at the Lutheran Home, a skilled-nursing community in Wauwatosa, Wis., the 89-year-old Martens has worked in the gift shop and beauty shop, led bingo games, taken residents to the doctor, helped with the organization’s mailings, visited residents one-on-one and pushed a lot of wheelchairs. Read the full story.