Sorry to hear about your dad’ he was the last of the Iken men
Jeri Lea Iken
Nov 15, 2017
Rick Habegger’s Story - In 1961, I after growing up in a one-room school house, attending the same farm school from 1st – 12th grade in Bluffton, Indiana, I barely graduated with a C grade average...so I joined the USAF. I boarded a prop plane for the first time in my life to basic training and then a $10 bus ticket to technical training in Amarillo, TX and then another bus ticket to Altus, OK. I got off the bus as 18 yr old home sick boy!!!! I went to the chapel on Sunday morning to sing in the choir...because they had free coffee and donuts!!! The I met Ray and Sue Iken....and a Christ that had not met! The airmen invited me out to the “Iken Farm” at the end of the runway! There I met Christ....and it took Ray & Sue 1 ½ yrs to convince me of what Christ had done for me. During that journey to faith.... I had a hard time with these airmen that had a joy and hope...that I did not have!! It made me angry. But one day, after meeting numerous times with Ray, Sue and going to the Bibles studies....Christ found me in a bunk bed one night and slipped out...and he CHANGED ME LIFE!!! I know there has been great reunion in Heaven with Ray, Sue and many others that gone on before!!! It was a letter from Ray when he way in Viet Nam to me to find a church in Ft. Lauderdale, FL where I ended up after leaving the USAF in 1965! Tomorrow, I have organized a reunion at the church where I found my wife in 1968!! Coral Ridge Presbyterian (Dr. D. James Kennedy) and I learned to share my faith with others thru the missionary organization he started.... www.eeworks.org He grew that church from 17 to 10,000 and EE became the largest missionary organization in the world...the only one in every Country and Territory of the world...because it is in and thru the church!! Thanks Ray...for setting me on this journey!! See ya in Heaven one day.... what a great reunion that will be!!
Nov 17, 2017
Dan, this was such a wonderful tribute to your father. I think I only met him once or twice but it is such an inspiration to see God's faithfulness in his life. And great to see your Christian heritage!
Dale and Carol Rowelkl
Dec 13, 2017
Fort Smith, AR