Meet Ryan!

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Today, we’re going to introduce you to our second Summer Missionary, Ryan.

To recap from last week, each year, MissionLab hires a team of 8 college-age guys and girls to serve with us all summer. These SMs partner with MissionLab for 9 weeks of ministry and help facilitate easy communication between the leadership of the groups and MissionLab. They are also there to minister to the campers–because even though our MissionLab participants come here to serve, it is our prayer that the Lord works in their own hearts as well.

So, let’s learn a little more about Ryan!



What is your name?

Ryan Renfro

How old are you?


Are you in school? If so, where, and what are you studying?

Yes. I am studying Civil Engineering at the University of Kentucky.

Have you been to New Orleans before?


What made you want to work for MissionLab?

I had the best week of my life when I attended MissionLab with my youth group in 2014. I completely fell in love with the city of New Orleans and the people. I had to come back and be a part of the awesome work that MissionLab has been doing in New Orleans.

What’s one thing you’re looking forward to this summer?

Meeting new people.

What’s your favorite genre of music?         

Christian Hip-Hop.

What’s your favorite movie?

Hidden Figures.

What’s your favorite food?


What’s the most embarrassing thing that’s happened to you?

In 6th grade math class I completely flipped over my desk and fell onto the floor with the desk on top of me trying to pick up my pencil. The whole class was dead silent.

Do you have any hidden talents?

Maybe. But if I told everyone then they wouldn’t be hidden.

Who would win in a fight: a horse-sized duck, or 10 duck-sized horses? Please provide very specific reasons for your answer.

10 duck-sized horses would definitely beat a horse-sized duck. First of all, you have to remember that there is strength in numbers. Also, think of how much power would be packed into a duck-sized horse. A horse-sized duck would not have as much concentrated strength as a duck-sized horse. Plus, the horse-sized duck would be too slow and clumsy for the quick and nimble duck-sized horses.

If you could use any quote to sum up your life, what would it be?

“To give anything less than your best is to sacrifice the gift.” – Steve Prefontaine 



We’ll keep you posted when we figure out what those hidden talents are.

Until then, remember to keep MissionLab in your prayers as we gear up for the summer. Also be praying for the groups who will be serving in the city and for the people they will eventually come in contact with.

If you’re bringing a group to serve with us this summer, we can’t wait to have you here!

If you aren’t yet signed up, it isn’t too late. Simply call us at 1-877-TRY-MLAB or send an email to [email protected]