Michael on September 13th, 2017

With the help of donors from St. James United Methodist Church, we recently sponsored a leadership conference in Uganda, partnering with Pastor Sam Bahiirwa’s church. Three men from Church on the Rock, in Butembo, Congo traveled to lead the conference. It was a great success. One of the pastors from Congo, Pastor Maskote, is a […]

Continue reading about Conference in Uganda

Michael on June 19th, 2017

On my recent trip to Africa, I learned about a GREAT water filtration system. I think it would be very useful for our friends and partners in Africa and Europe. The system is very simple and super effective. It is made by Sawyer International. They have several products, and the one we used is a […]

Continue reading about Water Filters — Good Stuff

Michael on June 19th, 2017

First, I give thanks to God for His amazing work. He is really great. He can do more than we can ask or imagine, and my time in Africa is a fulfillment of that truth. The Lord promises abundant life to His followers, and He has given me a very full and meaningful life. All […]

Continue reading about Uganda, Congo, Tanzania

Michael on May 25th, 2017

I’m finally able to post to the website. Our site was hacked and it took quite a while to clean up all the files and get things ship-shape. Last Sunday after church we went for a walk in the Summer Garden here in St. Petersburg. Spring is finally (pretty much) here, and it was nice to […]

Continue reading about A Postcard from Russia

Michael on February 6th, 2017

My connections with Africa continue to grow. A few days ago, here in Russia, I met with Mike Anticoli, the director of the ministry I worked with in Congo. Once again, Mike invited me to go with him to Uganda and Congo, this time at the end of May. While specifics are still being worked […]

Continue reading about Uganda and Congo

Michael on September 19th, 2016

I have just returned from a great trip to Uganda and the Democratic Republic of Congo (which I’ll call Congo from here on). A Bulgarian pastor, Ilia Iliev, and I went at the invitation of Mike Anticoli, an old friend who is the director of Victory Christian Global Fellowship. I met Mike when he lived […]

Continue reading about African Blessing

Michael on August 28th, 2016

Our busy summer is finally winding down. In June I attended a men’s conference in Norway. In July I drove from Russia to Montenegro where I met Stoneworks board member Glenn Cole. He and I then made our way north with ministry stops in Serbia, Romania, Ukraine and Estonia. It looks like doors may be opening for […]

Continue reading about On To Africa