After watching the JESUS film, Ron realized what Jesus did for him personally on the cross so he could have forgiveness of sin and eternal life. Ron began volunteering at Union Gospel Mission, Winnipeg. He was soon offered a full-time position and joyfully served wherever needed, including managing the Family Life Center. When Ron took early retirement, he and Linda volunteered at Deer Lodge, reading Scripture and praying with residents and sitting with them in their last hours. Ron served faithfully as a deacon at Salem Church. He and Linda were best friends.