The Shadow of the Cross

Ralph Digman and his wife, Penny, a nurse, first came to Belize as part of a medical mission team in 1995 for one week. Their mission work complete, they returned home to Indiana. For a while, life went on as usual. They had no idea what God had in store for them. He placed a burden in their hearts which continued to grow until it could no longer be ignored. They both knew that God demanded action on their part and they were obedient to His Will.


On Their Way

They sold their home, and with two small boys, packed up an ancient school bus with a few belongings and a cross tied to the top. After several hundred miles in their rickety old bus, in 100 degree heat with no air conditioning, and two precious boys, Penny decided that this could not be what God wanted. Determined to have Ralph turn around and go back to Indiana, she made her way to the front of the bus. 



But the words she spoke with tears in her eyes were not hers, but her Father's, "Ralph, we must stay in the shadow of the Cross."  for when she looked out the front windshield of the bus, there was a perfect shadow created in the middle of the road of the Cross atop the bus.


Body and Soul

Thus, Body and Soul Ministries was born and God has continued to bless this Ministry and the people of Belize through the prayers, works, and donations of people just like you....


Uriah Compound in Roaring Creek village, home of Body and Soul Ministries,  has a clinic, a learning center, and housing facilities for mission teams.

Ralph N. Digman was the founder of Body & Soul Ministries. Early on October 16, 2017, he saw the face of Jesus and it took his breath away. He is now at the feet of his Father. Ralph touched so many people both in the U.S. and in Belize. He was a mighty servant of our Lord.  Please pray especially for the love of his life, Penny.  

If you wish to honor Ralph, Penny has asked that a donation be made in Ralph's memory to Body & Soul Ministries, P.O. Box 2339, Church Hill, TN 37642.


Rest in Peace good and faithful servant.  We all miss you!


Body and Soul Ministries is a Christian organization.  Our Statement of faith is based Upon the Bible and we consider it imperative to preach the Good News of Jesus and to live out our faith.