Ricky was commended from the Mitchell Good News Centre in Mitchell, Manitoba, Canada in June 2012. He spent the next couple years in Pharr, Texas and different places in Mexico with established missionaries to learn about the work. When he married Erika (Thiessen), they were commended as a couple from Mitchell in July of 2015. Most of their time is spent in:
- Study and preparation for meetings.
- Sharing the Gospel through regular distribution of literature, gospel meetings, and special outreaches.
- Teaching new believers through home Bible studies, ministry meetings and quality time together outside of the meeting schedule.
- Spending time with the foster children who live at a believer’s home.
- Volunteering at a christian school.
- Volunteering at a camp for teens.