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You Were Where?

Well, it’s been a long time since I’ve written anything for my blog/website and there have been a lot of things that have happened since last August, for sure. Here’s the story of one of my little adventures. I was supposed to go back to Africa in April 2015 but, four days before I was … Continue reading »

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Larry Robert’s Obituary & Guest Book

Larry W. Roberts (Died August 11, 2014) Larry W. Roberts, age 77, of Bessemer, AL, passed away Monday, August 11, 2014. He was retired from Vulcan Engineering. Larry is survived by his wife, Betty Roberts; his son, Jeff Roberts, his daughter, Kelly (Stevon) Higgins; his grandchildren, Adam and Lexie Roberts and Austin Higgins; his brother, … Continue reading »

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Arrived Safely

Just a quick post to let you know that Ron has arrived in America safely and he is spending time with his family. Your continued prayers are greatly appreciated. Thank you, Karen Welch

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Get Your Motor Runnin’

It’s Thursday, July 17th, I think. We are on our way somewhere, and of course I have no idea where we are going. We just stopped at a village close to Bishop Jackson’s home to get this out. My reception was good on the way to his house but right in his compound I don’t … Continue reading »

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I Love Mwanza

I have been in Mwanza, Tanzania for three weeks of unofficial “cultural training” and I’m now getting ready to go on to Dodoma on Tuesday the 15th. That’s getting ready…it might actually be Tuesday or it might be Wednesday…or Thursday…after all it’s Africa. Mwanza is an awesome town on the shores of Lake Victoria in … Continue reading »

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Privileged to Pray for God’s Children

This Thursday, July 10, 2014, was a good day for a deacon. We were up before 6am headed to the hospital to visit a relative of Bishop Sekelwa’s wife. Bishop said that this was the third largest hospital in Tanzania and the best in Mwanza. It was built by the Israelis and is part of … Continue reading »

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The Best Sermon I’ve Ever Preached!!

This was my 3rd Sunday in Mwanza but my first Sunday to preach at one of Bishop Sekelwa’s churches. We went to a church just outside of Mwanza in Myamhongoro. Yep, that’s a mouth full! Even Africans have trouble trying to say that name unless they from there. We left home at around 9:15 am … Continue reading »

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My First Week in Tanzania

This has been a full week!!!! We started the clergy retreat on Wednesday and my part was over on Friday, thank goodness! When we started, I was scheduled to do two sessions on Friday but we had some guest so I was able to sit out on Friday, which I was glad to do. So … Continue reading »

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Oh My Gosh!!!!! I Am So Pumped!

Oh my gosh!!!!!!!!!!!!! The church here in Mwanza is way over the top! We had a four and a half hour service with great worship, about 200-250 at church. The Lord totally wrecked me. I feel like a kid in a candy store!!!!!!! They have 1 hour of prayer before they start church. About half … Continue reading »

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Ch-ch-ch-ch-Changes

I have to confess that preparing to leave Mbale to go to Dodoma, Tanzania has its moments of doubts and fears. I’ll be stay with Bishop Jackson in a small village outside of Dodoma called Homboro where I’ll be living without electric power. That will take some getting used to. Homboro is around an hour … Continue reading »

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