Friday, 28 November 2008


From Detroit, MI, we took the bus to Cleveland, OI (Oct 15th). Pastor Gary Hill picked us up and did a tour through the beautiful city.

It was Autumn Season and the colorful leaves were something amazing!

Pastor Gary and Carol Hill – Bethany Lutheran Church, Parma, were in Kenya with the Pastoral Leadership Institute (PLI) group in June last year.

We were hosted at the home of Pastor Dave Luecke (Royal Redeemer Luth. Church), and

his wife Marcia.

Pastor Jim and Carol Martin, from Redeemer Luth.Church. Carol was in Kenya last April with the LWML group.

Eddie and Carol Albright. Carol was in Kenya with the LWML group too.

Bethany Lutheran Church prepared a poster, inviting people for our presentations.
Rev. Joshua Schoon is pastor at Bethany too.

We did several presentations at Bethany: At the service on Oct 16th and at the two services on Oct 19th;

– At the Bible Classes on 19th;

– At the School Chapel Hour on 22nd and on the same day at a Ladies group.

Carol Hill led the children at Chapel Hour. Their October offerings were for Kenya Mission.

One of the classes asked me to go to their class and do an extra presentation, with questions and answers.

The Bethany Seniors of Parma invited us for a presentation too.

Carol Albright took us to visit an Amish Community on Oct 17th. The Amish live like in the 1800s, when the first immigrants came to North America. They wear the old style clothes; some of them don’t use electricity; all the farm work is done with horses (no tractors or cars). Many of them are Mennonites. They make very nice old style furniture!

– Carol Albright took Lidia to see more of Cleveland, on the Lake Erie,

and Pastor Hill and Carol took us to visit an apple farm,

– where many pumpkins were sold.

At Royal Redeemer Luth. Church I preached on Oct.18th, Saturday evening.
Carol Martin and Carol Albright prepared a nice display with Kenyan handcraft, brought when both were in Kenya last April.

Royal Redeemer School scheduled presentations for 5 different groups, from Kindergarten to 8th grade, on the 20th, from 10:40 am to 01:30 pm.

It was nice to see how the children were amazed with the African hand crafts!

The Principal Krista Nagy introduced us to the children.

On Oct. 23rd we took part at the Ohio District Lutheran Educators Conference, at Royal Redeemer. 400 teachers came together. We had a display with our brochures and other materials. I was invited to lead a devotion, where I presented the PPS “Children of Africa”.

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