From March 19, 2018 through April 17, Beverly and I will visit three African countries where we feel near and dear to the people. We have worked there in various ways through the United Church of God and in humanitarian terms through LifeNets.
We will visit South Africa, Malawi and Zambia. We have people, projects and buildings on the agenda. I will have an up to day TravelArk blog posted at
December 3, 1997
On Wednesday, December 3, 1997 Jim O’Brien, pastor of UCG Cincinnati North and Lexington, KY congregations and I visited with former McDonald’s vice-president and ombudsman, Mr. John D. Cooke. We were guests at his home in Galena, Illinois where he and his wife Marge have retired. Jim O’Brien has been a friend of Mr. Cooke for many years, going back to the time when they both lived in Paducah, Kentucky.
Beverly and I traveled by AXA bus from Blantyre to the capital Lilongwe, Malawi on Wednesday, March 28, 2018. All these scenes and slices of Malawi life were taken from the bus.
In 1985 I wanted to visit refugee camp Lyssenko in Hannover, Germany camp where my parents lived from 1945-1949. I was born there in October 1947. From other Ukrainian families who were from the same camp as my parents at camp Lyssenko I got the address and the exact location where my parents lived. Camp Lyssenko was in the northern part of Hannover, north of the city center.
As I sat on my porch in the cool of the day
I heard wild geese calling,
High in the air, with the wind in their wings,
Their echoing voices falling.
Along with few friends about sunset time, I quickly walked over the Pasadena campus of Ambassador College where I went to school from 1966-1968. Some of the stately buildings are there, others are torn down making way for residential condos. Some of you find this slide show of interest.