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Blessing the Community – Easter 2017

In past years, First Central Bible Church in Chicopee, MA, held an Easter outreach on our property. We had train rides, puppet shows, and food. This year, we decided to participate in a community event, the Chicopee Easter Egg Hunt at Szot Park. The parks department coordinated the egg hunt, had a bunny foot contest, and provided balloons and an appearance by the Easter bunny.

The city gave us permission to have a refreshment table and put our labels on the coffee and water. Robin Dolbow put together a team that served coffee for adults and provided snacks and water for kids. We also had brochures about our children’s ministry and church programs. It was a ministry of presence where we could serve the community. Rocco, the husky/lab mix put on a T-shirt and dressed for the occasion. Our presence naturally led to conversations about who we are and why we were there. Thank you to the team who made it all happen and to those who donated the snacks and drinks.


Awana Luau Night

Each month, the Awana program at First Central Bible Church in Chicopee, MA, has a theme night where kids and leaders dress the part. Tonight was Luau Night where we brought out the Hawaiian shirts, dresses, and leis. Mr. Stan gave the T&T group a review quiz and the Cubbies made Easter baskets. Up in the gym, they played volleyball with Nerf balls. It was another fun evening of games, memory verses, and fun.


Exploring Historic Wethersfield, CT

Carol and I ventured southward to historic Wethersfield, CT, just south of Hartford. The town dates back to 1634 and boasts that General George Washington helped plan the battle of Yorktown in their town. It was a bit of a cool day to go for a stroll, but it was interesting nonetheless. We concluded we need to return in the summertime to see it when it is green.

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Posted by on April 8, 2017 in Connecticut, Photos


A 30 Year Walk

Earlier this month, the week before I left for Russia, Carol and I were in Atlanta, GA, for Walk Thru the Bible Ministries InstructorFest 2017. It was an opportunity to reconnect with old friends and compatriots and to be trained in WTB’s newest event, OTLive.

I was recognized as part of the “Class of ’87”, a group of instructors who have now served for 30 years.

This morning, I gathered all the notebooks for the various seminars, classes, and events I have taught for WTB for the past 30 years. It is quite a collection.

As I have written on previous occasions, I owe a debt of gratitude to Walk Thru, and I still love teaching the events. During our time at the conference, Carol thanked Phil Tuttle, the current president of the organization, for Walk Thru “being a rock.” Over the past 30 years, Carol and I have gone through many challenging, difficult, stretching seasons of life. Walk Thru as an organization, and as a family of caring individuals, has been one of the rocks we have leaned on.



Posted by on March 30, 2017 in Photos, Walk Thru the Bible Ministries


Russia 2017 Trip Report – Homeward Bound

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Posted by on March 25, 2017 in Ministry, Missions, Photos, Romans, Russia, Scripture


Russia 2017 – Elista Class

Here are the pictures from the week in Elista, Russia. I had 12 people in my class on Romans and John Musgrave had 6 men in his class on church leadership. We were staying at City Chess, a complex built in 1998 and the host of the World Chess Championships in 2006. It was a great week. Thanks for praying.

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Posted by on March 24, 2017 in Ministry, Missions, Photos, Romans, Russia, Scripture


Russia 2017 – Tsibanobalka class

Here are some pictures from the class in Tsibanobalka. We had 11 students in the class on Romans 9-16. It was a great week.