Monday, July 7, 2014

Thursday, June 5, 2014

Friday, May 30, 2014

  • Upcoming Summer 2014 Mission to "Light of Love" Mission in Ukraine
  • LifeNets Australia helps fund school supplies, uniforms and shoes for Guatemalan children. See photos and report.
  • LifeNets sponsors two more young adults Michael Slocum and Julia Stewart for teaching mission in Thailand. We have a total of three going for the 2014-2015 year. Please read more about the participants and mission at

Monday, May 12, 2014

Sunday, April 6, 2014

Saturday, March 8, 2014

Sunday, March 2, 2014

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

  • We visited Pastor Nikolai Gantiuk and his wife Angelina at Ukrainian Sabbatarian community in Willow Springs, Missouri on February 16, 2014. Great story!

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Friday, January 31, 2014

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Monday, January 13, 2014

  • Jed Sy along with her brother Jong Pilapil is serving a life sentence in the Philippines for a crime she did not commit. I visited her and Jong on July 14, 2013. They have earned great trust in prison and were allowed laptop computers that LifeNets provided. MORE

Wednesday, January 1, 2014

Tuesday, December 25, 2013

Monday, December 9, 2013

  • After the November 8, 2013 Typhoon Haiyan (Yolanda) struck Tacloban, Leyte, Philippines, LifeNets around the world has come to aid of victims. Pictured above is LifeNets affiliate in Japan sending first shipment of 1000 items of children's clothing. Follow progress at

Monday, November 11, 2013

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Thursday, October 3, 2013

Sunday, September 22, 2013

Thursday, September 9, 2013

Wednesday, September 4, 2013
  • Jorge de Campos returns from Brazil with great report and pictures of our growing LifeNets cattle program. Read more
Sunday, August 11, 2013
  • The Minneapolis Church will celebrate its 50th anniversary September 5, 2013. Shown is the first pastor Sherwin McMichael with wife Beverly. We plan to be there. See MORE pictures and info.

Monday, August 5, 2013 Thursday, August 1, 2013 Sunday, July 7, 2013

Sunday, June 23, 2013

Saturday, June 15, 2013

Sunday, April 7, 2013

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

  • On March 19, 2013 we established the Dennis Luker Memorial Foundation in honor of our dear friend Dennis Luker who died on March 14, 2013. Along with his wife LeeAnn they ardently supported LifeNets education projects and we would like to memorialize his life with future education initiatives.

Monday, March 11, 2013

  • Report on the LifeNets Kenya Goat Project funded by LifeNets Australia. We are so pleased to see people from different continents working together to bring about a higher quality of life.
  • LifeNets member Neil Wallis participates in 7000 km road rally driving through 7 countries in Southern Africa, giving LifeNets exposure and giving out hundreds of pairs of shoes to poor people along the way.  Great story!
  • Kids for Cows Update.  We thank children who through LifeNets help children get milk in Brazil, Zambia and Kenya 

Friday, March 1, 2013

Wednesday, February 27, 2013

  • TWO NEW Messages from Bill Bradford in Australia --  in our AUDIO section - Subjects:  "I Can Do Nothing of Myself"  Tragedy
  • LifeNets establishes new service program in South Africa: Live Clean Program to be presented to groups of vulnerable children in order to provide them with a message of hope and practical techniques for daily living to alleviate emotional and mental suffering.  It will be headed by LifeNets Southern Africa chairman, Monique Webster.

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

  • In January 2013 I recorded these three short testimonials from our LifeNets Developing Nations Scholarship Fund students who tell us of their ambitions and how they are doing. They are studying to be a doctor, social worker and school teacher--none of which would have been possible without a a Developing Nations Scholarship grant. Please take a look at this three minute YouTube video. We thank All of God's Children 501 (c)(3) in Lansing, Michigan that has just provided $4000 towards the Zambia scholarships.

Monday, February 11, 2013



Saturday, February 9, 2013

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Saturday, January 5, 2013

Friday, December 21, 2012

Prophetic Times is back!  Author Jim Tuck had been ill, but is now back producing this interesting newsletter with insights into the signs of our times. Please come back and become a regular reader at  Last issue is December 22.  See back issues going back to October when he started doing them again.

 Thursday, November 24, 2012

Sunday, October 7, 2012

  • LifeNets helps farmer get water from the stream onto his land. In April of 2012 we provided a hosing to connecting to gasoline and treadle pump to send water from the stream and a reservoir over his acre of land that provides livelihood for a large family. MORE
  • Three young adults complete first phase of LifeNets and Good Works hydroponic project in Guatemala.  We hope to expand our project to provide food security in urban areas. MORE
  • Another LifeNets success story.  We helped finish the building of Dunya School for 70 orphans in Kosele, Kenya. Full Story

Thursday, September 22, 2012

  • LifeNets also helps sponsor Charles Wilson on extended mission to Thailand to work with the Burmese and Thai community.  See more at

Friday, September 14, 2012

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

  • LifeNets 2011 Annual Report is now online. See a summary of our activities and financial report for the last reporting year. 

Saturday, August 18, 2012

Sunday, August 12, 2012

Sunday, July 15, 2012

Thursday, July 12, 2012

  • Omaha teens helping send humanitarian items to Malawi, third poorest country in the world. MORE.
  • Greg Rorem, one of five working on LifeNets Project with Vinogradov children in western Ukraine from July 3-18.  This is the fourth of year of this valuable program and you can read more about it here.  
  • Prayer Page
  • Mark Mickelson, UCG pastor in Spokane, WA suffers heart attack July 10

Sunday, July 8, 2012

  • We are sent 85 handmade crocheted stocking caps made by Renee Robertson and Ruth Chuprinko in Vancouver, WA which will be on their way to our children in Malawi and Zambia. MORE

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

  • UCG member Greg Dullum has been producing this publication for about 45 years...since he was a teen in our church in the Twin Cities. He has back issues on his website at

Friday, June 22, 2012

Sunday, June 3, 2012

  • LifeNets helps sponsor mission to Thailand for Hanna Reisdorff starting June 11. Please read
  • We have met our goal of raising $6000 for the Kosele Dunya Orphans School in Kenya. See story at

Sunday, April 29, 2012

  • Scholarship successes.  LifeNets Developing Nations Scholarship student studying to become dental technician in Ukraine. MORE!

Thursday, April 26, 2012

Thursday, March 29, 2012

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Monday, March 12, 2012

Thursday, March 8, 2012

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

  • About a year after the March 11, 2011 Japanese disaster, LifeNets Japan director Dr. Yumi Yamamoto writes about special symposium in her city of Kochi discussing disaster issues for the disabled http//

Sunday, March 4, 2012

Wednesday,  February 29, 2012  

  • LifeNets is now supporting Dunya Orphans School in Kosele, Kenya. We love supporting well-managed indigenous projects that have already produced good outcomes.  Please read more and see how you can help at

Monday,  February 20, 2012  

Tuesday,  January 24, 2012  

Monday,  December 18, 2011  

Friday,  December 16, 2011

Thursday,  December 15, 2011

 Sunday,  December 11, 2011

Monday,  November 21, 2011

Friday,  November 18, 2011

  • FOUR NEW Prophetic Times  October 29, November 5, 12, 19, 2011

  • See highlights and/or relive the 2011 United Church of God Feast of Tabernacles in Estonia


Friday,  October 14, 2011

Monday,  October 10, 2011

Sunday,  October 9, 2011

Thursday,  October 6, 2011

Wednesday,  September 14, 2011

Friday,  September 8, 2011

  • Would you like to join us for the Feast of Tabernacles in Estonia on the enchanting island of Saaremaa from October 13-20?  ??!! Click here to see more...   latest updates September 8, 2011

Sunday,  August 14, 2011



Sunday,  October 9, 2011

Thursday,  October 6, 2011

Wednesday,  September 14, 2011

Friday,  September 8, 2011

  • Would you like to join us for the Feast of Tabernacles in Estonia on the enchanting island of Saaremaa from October 13-20?  ??!! Click here to see more...   latest updates September 8, 2011

Sunday,  August 14, 2011

Saturday,  August 12, 2011

Friday,  August 5, 2011

  • NEW Prophetic Times  August 6 Global Stock sell-off continues, Putin: US is parasite on global economy, Japan warms of Chinese growing naval muscle and MORE

  • Prayer Page   

  • Lafayette, IN United Church of God members serve dinners to formerly homeless people in Lafayette, IN.  Read the story.  

Wednesday,  August 3, 2011

Saturday,  July 30, 2011

  • NEW Prophetic Times  July 30 - Ahmadinejad: Iranian, Iraqi nations have common enemies, Possible Ft. Hood Attack Thwarted?, Disunited in Hunger, The Euro Crisis Will Give Germany the Empire It's Always Dreamed Of, Ex-CIA Officer: Israel Likely to Attack Iran in the Fall, Fed and Wall Street Prepare For Default.

Thursday,  July 28, 2011


Sunday,  July 24, 2011

Kenny Graves and Tim Howie sing "Restore To Me" in Terre Haute Sabbath Services on July 23, 2011

Friday,  July 22, 2011

Thursday,  July 21, 2011

Wednesday,  July 20, 2011

Monday,  July 18, 2011

Thursday,  July 14, 2011

Tuesday,  July 12, 2011

Saturday,  July 9, 2011

Monday,  July 4, 2011

  • See excellent video about the building of JohJan LifeNets Academy nearing the end of infrastructure completion.  Update on the new LifeNets project: The JohJan LifeNets school in Migori, Kenya. Posted July 3. 2011 MORE
  • Postscript on our experience with the Green Herons born and raised in a crab apple tree outside my office at home

Friday,  July 1, 2011

  • NEW Prophetic Times  July 2 -  China eyeing Canadian Oil....US's nest egg, Iran do do missile war games and test fires long-range missile,  Stimulus plan did little good for US and more.... (posted July 1, 2011)
Tuesday,  June 28, 2011
  • UCG 2011 Winter Family Weekend at Great Wolf Lodge in the Cincinnati/Mason, Ohio area.  WOW!!  See more info!!

Sunday,  June 26, 2011

Saturday,  June 25, 2011

Saturday,  June 18, 2011

Wednesday,  June 15, 2011

Monday,  June 13, 2011

  • NEW Prophetic Times   June 11 -  China: building 50 square mile self-contained city near Boise, Id and genetically modifying cow's
     milk to human breast milk. Iran: evidence of nuke program and now submarines!, And, more Muslim news
  • NEW!! SEVEN  messages from Bill Bradford in Australia --  in our AUDIO section -- posted June 14, 2011.  Listen to them from my home page.

    Kenny Graves of Houston, Texas, is working in Illinois and attends the Terre Haute, Indiana United Church of God. He does music in our congregation regularly.  On June 4, 2011 he sang his own composition "Sabbath" that I'd like to share with you.

Friday,  June 10, 2011

  • HUGE chicks appeared in the crab apple tree by my home office on June 10, 2011.  There are three of them in a shaky little nest.  Can you help me identify them?  The walk all around the tree through the day. The mother is skittish and only swoops in so often to feed them.  They are very interesting, a little ugly and comical.  Write to me at if you have any information.   See MORE pictures of these birds at

Monday, June 6, 2011

Friday,  June 3, 2011

  • NEW Prophetic Times   June 4  -  News: Food poisoning outbreak in Europe, Cyber attacks now "Act of War," Iran to respond big to Israel, More Iran chatter and more....

Thursday,  June 2, 2011

  • June 2011 issue of Virtual Christian Magazine  

    See the completely NEW look of VCM.  Explore the new features, see the newest, most popular and most bookmarked articles

    Marriage between a man and woman is one thing, but does God have even a bigger marriage plan?

Monday,  May 30, 2011

  • A friend of mine wrote this book based on his life.  Knowing him, it was very interesting, revealing and moving to me.

    He has allowed me to share it with all my Web site who would like to read it.  It can be downloaded in either PDF or Kindle Format. 
    DOWNLOAD PDF      Meet JT Hall

Friday, May 27, 2011

  • NEW Prophetic Times  May  28  -  News: Hezbollah, Netanyahu, Hamas, Putin back as Pres?, Pakistan

Monday, May 23, 2011

  • Gary Petty's AGAPE series in its entirety. Download and listen to all eight messages given between June and October 2010 in San Antonio, Texas

Saturday, May 14, 2011

Tuesday, May 10 2011

  • Estonia FOT! It's Time To Register and Make Reservations!! Would you like to join us for the Feast of Tabernacles in Estonia on the enchanting island of Saaremaa??!! Click here to see more...

Friday, May 6, 2011

  • NEW Prophetic Times  April 16, and 30, May 7  -  News: Osama, floods, tornados, terror, Pakistan and plenty more....

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

  • Updates by Dr. Yumi Yamamoto from Japan about the trials the nation is suffering.

  • NEW Prophetic Times  April 9  -  News: Oklahoma drought similar to dust bowl, oil to $300 a barrel?, Israeli isolation, Iran with new line of cruise missiles and more...

Monday, April 4, 2011

 Tuesday, March 29,  2011

  • It's been almost 25 years since the Chernobyl nuclear disaster. We have been working with and are a part of the "Revival" Centre in Chernihev, Ukraine since April 1996-- before it opened in June of that year. 
    See latest updates and photos.


  • Latest LifeNets eNews
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Friday, March 25,  2011

Thursday, March 24,  2011

Sunday, March 20,  2011  

  • We have been working with and are a part of the "Revival" Centre in Chernihev, Ukraine since April 1996-- before it opened in June of that year. We have traveled there many times and have become dear friends of Dr. Vasyl Pasichnyk and his wife Natalya who are founders and directors of a children's rehabilitation center 30 miles due east of Chernobyl. It has treated thousands of children for various ailments and serious health conditions for the past 15 years. The causes of many disabilities that have been passed onto another generation now, go back  to the fateful day on April 26, 1986 when fateful nuclear accident took place. It awakened and sobered our world to the dangers of nuclear power.  LifeNets continues to help the center on an annual basis.
    We appreciate Dr. P's updates and would like to share the following along with his photos

  • The latest edition (March 18, 2011) is now online. You can also subscribe there for your own copy
  • NEW Prophetic Times  March 19  - Libya, Japan, China dominate the news.....

Saturday, March 19,  2011  

  • See remarkable award-winning video produced by 16-year old Jonathan McClure about the Chernobyl nuclear accident 25 years ago. The current Japanese crisis bears eerie resemblance. Jonathan is the son of UCG members Malcolm and Cathy McClure of the Lafayette, IN congregation on a LifeNets Mission in January 2003. Jonathan won first place in Indiana contest for video.

Thursday, March 17,  2011  

  • LifeNets will be helping with earthquake victims and will facilitate relief to victims through our friends in Japan. You can donate on our Japan page.  100% of donations will go towards relief.

Saturday, March 12,  2011  

Thursday, March 10,  2011  

Wednesday, March 9,  2011  

  • LifeNets helps upgrade equipment that it originally helped with in 2002 for Sierra Productions in Colombia. LifeNets mission is to help people in practical ways that lead to self-sufficiency. MORE.
  • LifeNets helping with eyeglasses: Bev Kubik from LifeNets gives Lions Bob Price 400 pair of eyeglasses to take to Central America. MORE

Monday, March 7,  2011  

March 2011 issue of Virtual Christian Magazine  

Now you can easily SHARE these articles on FACEBOOK!  Share with your friends....

Sunday, February 27, 2011


Lafayette, IN Variety Show Feb 12. Starring Sam Howie, Mike Snyder, Michael Kubik, Elena Kubik, Rory Washburn, Winston Snyder, Katherine Rowland, Steven Rowland, Jamie Snyder, Meredith Keeney and many more in this multi-star production.  We can only show you 13 minutes on YouTube.


My visit to South Africa, Malawi and Zambia. Visits with many people, including Jason and Monique Webster, Roy and Jean Demont, Derrick and Cherry Pringle and more. I had an accident on this trip and was in the hospital for five days

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Monday, February 21, 2011

  • Progress continues on the construction of the JohJan LifeNets Academy in Migori, Kenya.  This is one of five buildings built.  See progress report at  We are very excited about the work being done!
  • Families for God Weekend and Teen Prom April 1-3, 2011 in Minneapolis/St. Paul Be sure to visit our special website and register at:
  • Would you like to join us for the Feast of Tabernacles in Estonia on the enchanting island of Saaremaa??!! Click here to see more...

Friday, February 15, 2011

Monday, February 14, 2010

The last SIX Prophetic Times  from December 25 - February 12 just posted!


Saturday, February 12, 2010

Monday, February 7, 2011


    NEW!! Three messages from Bill Bradford in Australia -- in our AUDIO section -- some are very timely for our present time:

    • Jesus Christ of the Apocalypse

    • The Time to Repent

    •  Why Does God Allow His Church to Experience Trials?                                                  (posted February 7, 2011)


Saturday, January 22, 2011

  • The Good News of the New Stronger United Church of God

               NEW:  Aaron Dean answers questions; Greg Thomas sermon 12 Corrupt Men?  MORE

Friday, January 21, 2011

Monday, December 20, 2010

  • Latest LifeNets eNews
    December 20 2010

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  • NEWEST  Prophetic Times  December 18 -- Bar-coding human embryos?, Chavez to rule by decree for one year?, Israeli general drops missile defense bombshell, Iran to place missiles in Venezuela that could reach US? and MORE

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

  • Emirates seek missile shield, Is Sweden as clean as it seems?, Germany ready to share military duties in Europe, What Europe should do about the euro crisis and MORE!   MORE

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Friday, December 3, 2010

  • NEWEST  Prophetic Times  December 4 -- Wiki leaks: China to dump North Korea?, 200 sextillion more stars? Russian tactical nuclear weapons concern and MORE .....
  • Our Travelpod entries for trip to September/October trip to Malawi and Zambia is DONE!

Friday, November 12, 2010

  • Roderick Thungula of Lilongwe, Malawi is one of LifeNets many successful  scholarship students. Read desc

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Sunday, November 7, 2010

Saturday, November 6, 2010

  • Updates on the LifeNets Wheelchair Project  New donations and testimonials from beneficiaries and donors.
  • NEWEST  Prophetic Times  November 6 -- Ali Qaeda ally in Iraq says "all Christians are legitimate targets," Yemen cargo plan plot, Fed will probably start $500 billion of Bond France and UK start unprecedented military cooperation, Syria's new Russian missiles could challenge Israeli Air Force, Vatican Synod ends with criticism of Israel MORE
  • The 2010 Feast of Tabernacles in Malawi and Zambia


Wednesday, November 3, 2010

  •  Below: My beautiful Autumn bike ride Friday afternoon October 15, 2010 in Indianapolis, Indiana.

Saturday, October 30, 2010

  • NEWEST  Prophetic Times  October 30 -- Superbug in Brazil kills 18, Entire police force in Mexico town resigns, Chinese computer trumps US as fastest?, Indonesia trunami--343 bodies found, Muhammaed most poplular boys name--ahead of Jack and Harry, MORE  
  • Latest Travelpod entries for trip to September/October trip to Malawi and Zambia. Entries and pictures added daily 

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Sunday, October 24, 2010

  • NEWEST  Prophetic Times  October 23 -- Iran and Venezuela seek new world order; China stakes claim to S. Texas oil, gas and widens embargo on minerals; US confirms 60 billion arms deal to Saudi Arabia MORE

Friday, October 22, 2010

  • NEWEST  Prophetic Times  October 23 -- Iran and Venezuela seek new world order; China stakes claim to S. Texas oil, gas and widens embargo on minerals; US confirms 60 billion arms deal to Saudi Arabia
  • United Church of God youth in Portland, Oregon raise $2000 towards treated mosquito nets for children in Chapita Village in Malawi as part of a LifeNets program. The people of the village greatly appreciate the work being done not only to improve the nutrition and health of the children, but by the latest gifts of treated mosquito nets during 2010. The first ones were distributed in January and February, during the rainy season of the year when malaria is prevalent.  The remainder of the distribution of 200 nets occurred in August. See Story  

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Monday, October 18, 2010

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Sunday, October 10, 2010

  • NEWEST  Prophetic Times  October 9 -- Growing ties between Turkey, China, Iran worry Israel and US; N. Korea's nuclear threat reaches "alarming level"; Banks' $4 trillion debts are 'Achillies” heel of the economic recovery' warns IMF; Dollar set for sharp decline, Goldman forecasts; IMF chief says China, others may see currency as a weapon; Coldest winter in 1,000 years on its way.

  • NEW!!  THREE messages from Bill Bradford in Australia -- in our AUDIO section: |

    • What is the Purpose of Man?

    • What Does it Mean to Grow in Grace?

    • What Kind of Authority Do You Have?

Friday, September 10, 2010

  • NEWEST  Prophetic Times  September 11: Jordanian king: world will 'pay price' if direct Mideast talks fail; Abbas: we will not recognize Israel as a Jewish State;  Jordan and Syria call for Israeli withdrawal from all Arab lands; Iran dismisses un report citing boost in nuclear work despite sanctions; Somali refugees tell of hellish scene in Mogadishu;  Report: Castro says Cuban model doesn't work;  US loses ground in competitiveness report

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Sunday, September 5, 2010

  • Fifth Annual Mandan, North Dakota LifeNets Triathlon August 22, 2010. Great success! See story and pictures!
  • LifeNets is finally registered as a non-governmental organization (NGO) in Malalwi on July 12, 2010. More.

Saturday, September 4, 2010

Friday, September 3, 2010

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Tuesday, August 31, 2010 

  • LifeNets FIRST rice project. This is in northern Malawi.  A one-time investment provides long-term support for family
  • YOUTUBE Known as the "52nd Street Urban Arts Project," this display of many murals facing the trail can only be viewed by those on the Monon Trail. The murals depict the spirit and nature of Indianapolis. I have biked past them hundreds of times and enjoy them every time I view them. I want to share them with you. I also took ...still that you can see on my Website at

Sunday, August 29, 2010 

  • Janice Spieker, wife of UCG elder Harlan Spieker died Thursday, August 26, 2010.  See more.
  • One of LifeNets newest Developing Nations Scholarship students - Gabriella in Vinogradov, Ukraine who will start study to become a dental technician. See updated story about LifeNets scholarship fund.

Tursday, August 26, 2010 

  • Miss Washington, Devanni Partridge, promotes LifeNets at Seattle Rotary fundraiser on April 17, 2010.  It was a fantastic evening that helped raise more than $11,200 for building the JohJan LifeNets school in Migori, Kenya. See story and photos of our biggest fundraiser to date.

  • Update on the new LifeNets project: The JohJan LifeNets school in Migori, Kenya. Posted August 26, 2010  MORE

Monday, August 23, 2010 

Highlights of a Ukrainian wedding on June 6, 2010 in Spokane, Washington. Our dear friends' son Ivan Yurishko, Jr from Khust, Ukraine marries Angelica Sederova from Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. The wedding was held in Spokane where most of the families could meet and where many friends from Portland, Sacramento and Seattle could attend. See this YouTube version focusing on the music that Ukrainians are noted for. Ivan and Angelica will make their life together in Khust, Ukraine.


Friday, August 20, 2010 

Thursday, August 19, 2010 

  • Recent donations to the LifeNets Wheelchair Project came from our website and by calling hospitals and physical therapy clinics in the Indianapolis area.    UPDATES AND MORE....  

Wednesday, August 18, 2010 

On June 27th the 3rd Annual New York City area fundraiser was held for the LifeNets Orphan Care Centre in Balaka, Malawi. The organizer and host for this summer's event was JoAnn Hawker who lives in Springfield Gardens and works in Manhattan. About $3000 was raised towards this program that started in 2003. See some of the highlights and interesting points about this aspect of LifeNets' work.  JoAnn Hawker, Dr. Barbara Walls and Beverly Kubik speak.


Monday, August 16, 2010 

Our annual family visit to the Indiana State Fair in Indianapolis


Saturday, August 7, 2010 

Thursday, August 5, 2010

Saturday, July 24, 2010

Wednesday, July 21, 2010




Sunday July 4 2010

  • Still looking for a unique setting in which to keep the Feast Of Tabernacles?  Space is available on the island of Saaremaa, Estonia. 

    This year the currency exchange between the US Dollar and the Estonian Kroon are the best they've been in years.  Your cost will be surprisingly attractive.  All services will be conducted in English and will be held in the luxurious George Ots Spa located in a park-like setting overlooking the Baltic Sea. A double room at the spa costs a reasonable $75 per night which includes a buffet breakfast and use of all pools and spas. A group
    lunch will be held each day. Saaremaa can be reached by bus/ferry or a short flight costing approximately $40 one way from Estonia's capital city Tallinn. Restaurants, shops, and other sites are within walking distance.  If a taxi is needed, prices are very reasonable. Come and join brethren from six nations for a memorable and enjoyable Feast of Tabernacles.

    For more information, contact and call Johnnie Lambert at 607 796-2660.

Thursday, June 24, 2010

  • New President for the Untied Church of God is Dennis Luker.  He was selected by the UCG Council of Elders at 12:30 PM on June 24.   

Sunday, June 20, 2010

At the 2nd Annual Concert for God by the Terre Haute and Lafayette, Indiana United Church of God, the Maria Howie dances "Amazing Grace" accompanied by her vocalist husband Tim Howie. Date: May 22, 2010 at McCormick's Creek State Park in Indiana. It was Pentecost weekend.

  • Poem written by Terre Haute, IN UCG member Peggy Huckstep The Story of Man.  Illustrated by one of our children. Clever.

 Friday, June 11, 2010


Friday, June 4, 2010

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

  • NEW Prophetic Times  May 29  Iran: Russian support for sanctions "unacceptable", N. Korea threatens military action in disputed waters, Volcanic ash could threaten Europe's peak tourist season, US Japan to keep military base in Okinawa, Nicaraguan leader threatens to dissolve congress, N. Korean threatens to attack S. Korean ships as tempers flare, S. Pacific quake triggers Tsunami warning



Sunday, May 30, 2010

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Friday, May 21, 2010

Sunday, May 16, 2010

  • New LifeNets initiative for Naomi target goal of $12,000 was achieved today.  This has been one of our fastest fundraisers  See her FACEBOOK PAGE

Sunday, May 9, 2010

  • ABC Choir Visits Lafayette, IN United Church of God on May 8, 2010....Hear their inspiring music and see story of their visit!

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

  • New LifeNets initiative for Naomi   See her FACEBOOK PAGE

    MORE... Can you help?

    Shortly after birth Naomi developed Athetoid Cerebral Palsy due to severe  jaundice, resulting in damage to her basal ganglia located in the mid-brain.  She is presently three years old and after many different therapies she can now hold her head up for most of the time, sometimes roll over, and more effectively cough and swallow.

    One of the therapies she is using, Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT), helps those with Cerebral Palsy by bringing extra oxygen to damaged brain cells.  If this treatment is started early and is done frequently, these dormant cells can begin to function and this contributes to significantly improved CP symptoms.

Sunday, April 25, 2010

  • NEW Prophetic Times  April 24 (also see April 17th issue)-- Iran in Venezuela? Syria fearing Israeli-Syria war, Earthquake in Tonga, .Greece taking financial battering again, NATO: missile defense needed against irrational players, potentially deadly fungus spreading in US and Canada.

  •  April 23 Letter from Roy Holladay to UCG ministry now on Inside UCG: Realtime blog

  • Be sure to see daily updates to UCG news on our new blog Inside UCG: Realtime

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Sunday, April 11, 2010

  • Promotional video about LifeNets explainingour origins and programs. It was made to be shown for Seattle Skyline Rotary's fundraiser on April 17, 2010.


Wednesday, April 7, 2010

  • In the Lafayette, Indiana United Church of God we have a Change for Change jar to collect change for a LifeNets project, in this case the Street Kids in Vinogradov, Ukraine. A few members from this area traveled there to help teach English as a Second Language and help with a Day Camp.  Would you like a laminated poster to put into a jar.  Write to us at for poster and instructions. Thanks!

Sunday, April 4, 2010

Friday, April 2, 2010

  • NEW Prophetic Times  April 3-- Western Policy in Mideast a failure, Obama resigns himself to nuclear Iran, Undersea volcano threatens Italy, India launches biometric census for its 1.2 billion people, Proton collider ushering in new science?

Sunday, March 28, 2010

Friday, March 26, 2010

  • The latest edition (March 26, 2010)is now online. You can also subscribe there for your own copy.

  • The 2010 Triathlon August 22nd and its different this year: you can be part of it no matter where you live.  Visit LifeNets North Dakota Web site.     On our LifeNets Website see a history of our Triathlons since 2005.

  • NEW Prophetic Times  for March 27-- Israel pressed to bring goodwill, Netanyahu humiliated at White House, Saudi's complain of Israel's arrogance, gold prices sinking, Iran anti-missile launch succeeds, Pope implicated in cover-up.

  • Update on the new LifeNets project: The JohJan school in Migori, Kenya. MORE

  • On February 10, 2010 a building was purchased for the Terre Haute, Indiana United Church of God congregation. This video clip shows some of the work that was done by enthusiastic Church volunteers.  We are very blessed and thankful for this place to worship.


Friday, March 19, 2010

  • New LifeNets eNEWS March 19 -- Ukraine president visits LifeNets project in Chernobyl area, Assisting Parma victings in Philippines, a wonderful wheelchair story and Boot Scoot fundraiser in Ft. Worth, TX  See all eNews

  • What mobility means to a woman in Balaka, Malawi.  See Story and more photos.  Visit our LifeNets Wheelchair site.

  • NEW Prophetic Times  March 20-- China in great Bubble?, US wanting Israeli regime change?, N. Korea with 1000 missiles, Greece in financial trouble, German arms exports double, US modernizing nukes?

Sunday, March 14, 2010

  • LifeNets assists UCG members in the Philippines who suffered property and livelihood loss in the Super Typhoon "Parma" that raged for three weeks last October/November. Read a few testimonials from those helped.

Saturday, March 13, 2010

  • NEW Prophetic Times  March 13-- Russia and India jointly develop fighter, Iran and Israel play cat and mouse, budget deficit sets record in February, brain scan can read people's thoughts, religious hatred, poverty behind Nigeria violence.

  • Our visit to the Big Sandy United Church of God on March 6, 2010.  See more.

  • The rest of the story. Jeremy Lallier delivers LifeNets wheelchair to Edwin Kangethe Ndung'u of Ngong Town. Kenya

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

March 6, 2010 Boot Scoot for LifeNets Developing Nations Scholarship Fund in Ft. Worth, Texas. See YouTube video below.

Friday, March 5, 2010

  • NEW Prophetic Times  March 6 -- Iran: Nukes are a religious obligation, NATO futures dwindles, US backs off sanctions to Iran, Chile earthquakes changes earth, Iran making smart bombs.

Thursday, March 4, 2010

Sunday, February 21, 2010

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Monday, February 15, 2010

  • Touching Story of giving part of your life for someone else's.  Lonna Erwin donates kidney to Eric Boerner -- see story on this Website's Prayer Page

  • NEW Prophetic Times  February 13 -- Lebanon/Israel tension, China #1 Exporter, Germany calls for removal of US missiles, Iran to initiate 2 new nuclear sites this year, Greece a financial mess, Iran: Finish off Israel if it attacks.

Friday, February 5, 2010

Thursday, February 4, 2010  

  • NEW Prophetic Times  January 30 -- Usual troubling news about Iran/Israel, Stem cells research--brain cells from skin cells, earthquakes most deadly disaster killer of the past decade.

Sunday, January 31, 2010

  • We want to share our January 29, 2010 day in Lahaina, Maui with you

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Friday, January 22, 2010

Friday, January 8, 2010

  • UCG member John Wennström of Oslo, Norway talks about his new life in the Church in the January 2010 issue of the United News. See it here NOW!
  •  NEW Prophetic Times  January 9 -- Rise of disease from animals to humans, Yemenis and Guantanamo, Israel successfully tests anti-rocket system, China buys into Canadian tar sands project, China/US/Taiwan and more...

Sunday, January 3, 2010

  • YOUTUBE of my granddaughter's first swimming lessons starting on October29, 2009

Thursday, December 31, 2009

  • ONE Last LifeNets eNEWS for 2009!  Southern Africa News, Kids for Cows, Hair Salon Livelihood Development, Water Chlorination, ESL in Ukraine (
  • Kids for Cows!  LifeNets started providing cattle for Zambians in 2001. There has always been a strong link between children and the cows. Children in the poorest of all countries are the biggest beneficiaries of the cattle.  Cows provide milk, a much-needed and lacking part of their diet. We are expanding our Zambian cattle program to Kenya and Zimbabwe.  We need your help in stocking the original heifers and bulls  MORE
  • Andre and Elize van Belkum have relocated to New Zealand. Andre headed LifeNets Southern Africa for nine years overseeing projects dealing with scholarships, camps and livelihood development in South Africa and Zimbabwe.  New director for LifeNets is Neville Smith. MORE.


Tuesday December 29, 2009

  • Below is a sampling of UCG's Winter Family Weekend in Louisville, KY December 22-27, 2009.  Fun!

Sunday December 27, 2009

Friday December 25, 2009

  • NEW Prophetic Times  December 26 -- Iran's President derides Obama and the US, Seized N. Korean weapons were bound for Iran, Russia to develop new nuclear missiles, Copenhagen failure "disappointing and shameful," Congress raises debt ceiling to 12.5 Trillion, Hamas armed wing says ready for new fight, Ahmadinejad dismisses US deadline for nuclear deal




Thursday December 24, 2009

Wednesday December 23, 2009

Monday December 21, 2009

Sunday December 20, 2009

Saturday December 19, 2009

Friday December 18, 2009

  • COLUMBUS, Ohio - Hopkins Printing is proud to announce it has been named a Best of the Best Workplace in America from the Printing Industries of America.  Hopkins Printing prints many of United Church of God's publications and has done special projects for LifeNets. MORE  CONGRATULATIONS!!

  • NEW Prophetic Times  December 19 -- EU Foreign Policy Chief lambasts "Israeli Occupation," Iran test fires advanced missile, US National debt tops national debt limit, Gulf petro-powers launch currency in threat to dollar's hegemony, Experts concerned about the rise of US homegrown terrorism. 

  • UCG Council of Elders met from December 7 to December 10, 2009 in Cincinnati, Ohio.  Go to reports. All reports are complete!

Tuesday December 15, 2009

Friday December 11, 2009

  • NEW Prophetic Times  December 12 -- Iran vows to hit Israeli sites if attacked, Greece first EU default?, Iran with clear path to nuclear weapons, world environmental problems and MORE

Friday December 4, 2009

Thursday November 27, 2009

  • Prophetic Times  November 28: Climategate--scandal in data manipulation, Brazil's president welcomes Iranian leader, Dubai's dream ending?, lending declines as bank jitters persist and MORE

Wednesday November 25, 2009

Sunday November 23, 2009

Friday November 20, 2009

  • NEW Prophetic Times  November 21 -- Israeli army problem, consequences for Iran, Hamas statement on terrorism and MORE
  • TWO NEW Bill Bradford sermons from Australia in our AUDIO section: It is More Blessed to Give than to Receive & You Are What You Think

Wednesday November 4, 2009

Tuesday October 27, 2009

Thursday October 22, 2009

Saturday October 17, 2009





Monday September 28, 2009

Saturday September 26, 2009

  • NEW Prophetic Times  September 26-- Netanyahu wants UN to confront Iran, Europe now richer than North America, US will cut border patrol, US may face Armageddon if China and Japan don't buy debt, Al Qaida enters new stage in Saudi. 

Wednesday September 23, 2009

  • NEW Prophetic Times  September 19-- Iran working on Nukes,  Latin America Arms Race?, Dismay in Europe as Obama ditches missile defense and more..

Sunday September 20, 2009

Saturday September 12, 2009

  • TWO NEW Bill Bradford sermons from Australia in our AUDIO section: What the Devil Wants You To Believe and Can You Ever Repay God?

Friday September 11, 2009

  • NEW Prophetic Times  September 12-- UN wants new global currency to replace dollar while China moves away from dollar reserves, Netanyahu planning attack?, Iran near getting the bomb and more.

Tuesday September 8, 2009

 Sunday, September 6, 2009

Share our Tour of Copenhagen in 4 minutes on YouTube

 Saturday, September 5, 2009

Friday, September 4, 2009

  • Another successful LifeNets livelihood project....a Mini Shop in Lilongwe, Malawi that is providing a good living for a family.  Read this wonderful report by proprietor Wordsworth Rashid, UCG member.  This is what LifeNets is all about!
  • NEW Prophetic Times  now available - September 5-- Russia supplies Syria with MIG jets while leader of Venezuela to arrive in Syria for talks,  N.Korea in last stages of enriching uranium, Iran begins marketing nuke services and more.

Thursday, September 3, 2009

Wednesday, September 2, 2009


Tuesday September 1, 2009

  • LifeNets is ten years old today!

Monday August 31, 2009

Friday August 28, 2009

Monday August 25, 2009

Friday August 21, 2009

  • NEW Prophetic Times  now available - August 22-- UN Watchdog hiding evidence on Iran's nuclear program, Boeing unveils new anti-missile concept, Russian/Israeli leaders discuss Mideast Peace Plan, Iran ... and more.
  • My Friend Paul Spenser Jamming....on May 16, 2009 when we were in Sweden.

Wednesday August 19, 2009

  • Ivan Veller's UCG Sermon site BACK! --- great compendium...of sermons and other media content.  (back online August 19, 2009)

Tuesday August 18, 2009

Friday August 14, 2009

Friday August 7, 2009

Thursday August 6, 2009

Thursday July 30, 2009

Tuesday July 28, 2009

  • Once again, a beautiful Charity Tea was held in Piscataway, New Jersey on an ideally beautiful day June 28, 2009. The chief organizer was Dr. Barbara Walls who again put forth a phenomenal effort to raise attention and money for disadvantaged children in Balaka, Malawi where LifeNets operates the LifeNets Orphan Care Centre. LOTS MORE!
  • THREE NEW Bill Bradford sermons from Australia in our AUDIO section including The Casual Christian, To Be Forgiven. Why Firstfruits

Sunday July 26, 2009

  • Updated wheelchair stories
  • My clip of riding the ICE (Inter City Express) High Speed train from Bonn the Frankfurt at 300 km (186 miles per hour).  Trip used to take 1.75 hours by 37 minutes by this amazing train that made the German Autobahn look slow. Woo Hoo!! 


Saturday July 25, 2009

  • This woman in Salima, Malawi was hit by vehicle in this wheelchair. It became unusable.  It sat for four years and she had to move around a big walking stick. No one came to help her. LifeNets became aware of her and repaired the unique hand operated wheelchair for $129.  See story and photos.

Friday July 24, 2009

Tuesday July 21, 2009

Friday July 17, 2009

  • Latest update of my current trip from Ukraine  -- back home now

 Tuesday June 30, 2009

  • The latest edition (June 30, 2009) is now online. You can also subscribe there for your own copy
  • UPDATE on Lauren Graham, 21 year-old daughter UCG pastor Ken Graham critically injured in accident. MORE.

Friday June 26, 2009

  • NEW Prophetic Times  now available - June 27 --Warren Buffett: US Economy in Shambles, North Korea could fire missile at USA, EU Bank bank bailouts could dwarf stimulus spending, To fight deflation, abolish cash? ... and more...

Thursday June 25, 2009

  •  Brother-sister Hunter (4) and Gloria (2) Williams of the Puget Sound Chapter of LifeNets in the Seattle United Church of God donate some of their lemonade stand money to help LifeNets Vinogradov, Ukraine Street Children's Program.  MORE

Tuesday June 23, 2009

Saturday June 20, 2009

  • NEW Prophetic Times  now available -  June 20 --US net work shrinks 1.3 Trillion in quarter 1, Oil prices leap to year's high, 21st century  - flu pandemics.....and more..

Friday June 12, 2009

  • LifeNets provides wheelchair for man with cerebral palsy, epilepsy, and a heart condition. His wheelchair was stolen. Story reported on KOMO-TV in the Seattle-Tacoma area. MORE
  • FIVE NEW Bill Bradford sermons from Australia in our AUDIO section including Deep Conversion, Why Did God Have a Church?. How God's Purpose is Accomplished Through Christ and more.
  • NEW Prophetic Times  now available -  June 13 --US net work shrinks 1.3 Trillion in quarter 1, Oil prices leap to year's high, 21st century  - flu pandemics.....and more...

Monday June 8, 2009

  • Surprise for Tom and Sue Peine who experienced a special 50th wedding anniversary commemoration celebrated by family and friends on Saturday night June 6.  The Peine's have been loved and respected by many over the years.  Tom Peine is a United Church of God elder in Lafayette, IN and LifeNets Chairman of the Board.   See some photos!

Saturday June 6, 2009

Friday June 5, 2009

Wednesday June 3, 2009

Friday May 29, 2009

 Monday May 25, 2009

  • LifeNets helps large family with extreme makeover of their home.  We thank donors, participants who helped! MORE.
  • New LifeNets Project in Suriname, South America for low-income children!  Read about our new exciting venture....

Saturday May 23, 2009

Friday May 22, 2009

  • NEW Prophetic Times  now available -  May 23 --FBI thwarts terrorist attack, Iran missile program more advanced than we think, day of reckoning for dollar looms

Thursday May 21, 2009

  • NEW Prophetic Times  now available -  May 16  -- insight by Jim Tuck about our times...

Friday May 8, 2009

Friday May 1, 2009

Thursday April 23, 2009

  • Friend and co-worker in Eastern Europe, Johnnie Lambert undergoes a very difficult kneed replacement.  Doing well. 

Friday April 17, 2009

  • Time to Pray   Valid advice in this poem I read from time to time.

Tuesday April 14, 2009

Friday April 10, 2009

Tuesday April 7, 2009

Sunday April 5, 2009

  • New Crossword puzzle by Vic Kubik -- UCG Fundamental Belief #9  Water Baptism along with solutions to former puzzles. (posted April 5, 2009)

Saturday April 4, 2009

  • Some thoughts and quotes about Government as administered by the human species 

Friday April 3, 2009

Friday March 27, 2009

Thursday March 26, 2009

  • Great new blog by friend Mike Bennett at  Commentary on things going on and lots of practical stuff. Visit Mike!

  • Flooding on the Red River in Minnesota/North Dakota
    March 26, 2009

    From Herb Teitgen, Moorhead, MN 

    I humbly enlist your prayers for God's deliverance from the flooding of the Red River of the North.  As you have probably been following in the national news, we are facing a rising sea formed by the flooding Red River that is threatening a huge disaster in the Fargo, ND and Moorhead, MN  communities as well as other nearby cities. The river flows North through the area and through Grand Forks, ND and into Winnipeg, MB and eventually North into Hudson Bay.  MORE

Wednesday March 25, 2009

  • The latest edition (March 25, 2009) is now online. Get it!  If you would like to be put on the mailing list write me with your name and email to and I'll make sure you get our regular news by eNewsletter.

Tuesday March 24, 2009

  • We hosted our District Rotary's Group Study Exchange Group for lunch on March 23.  They will be travelling to Malawi, Zambia and Zimbabwe on May 1 for 30 days. See LifeNets Blog. MORE.
  • FOUR NEW Bill Bradford sermons from Australia in our AUDIO section

Sunday March 22, 2009

Friday March 20, 2009

Wednesday March 18, 2009

  • Christina Davis writes her last blog entry from Malawi.  Really great!  She's on her way home TODAY.  

  • On March 15, 2009 we encountere a Gila Monster on our hike through the Superstition Mountains outside Phoenix, Arizona

Thursday March 12, 2009

Wednesday March 11, 2009

Tuesday March 10, 2009

  • Soundpost band performs at the Ft. Worth, TX Boot Scoot Fundraiser January 10, 2009 for the LifeNets Developing Nations Scholarship Fund which was a great success. More than 100 attended and about $5000 was raised. This will send three young adults to college for one full year in Malawi or Zambia.  See report and photos.
  • TWO NEW Bill Bradford sermons from Australia in our AUDIO section
          1. Can You Lose Your Salvation?
          2. The Lamp That Does Not Burn

Monday March 9, 2009

Panorama photo of Old City in Warsaw, Poland that I took on January 22, 2009.  On our travel blog I have our Budapest and Warsaw photos all complete.
Still more to come in Latvia, Estonia and Sweden.  Start by going to

New Crossword puzzle by Vic Kubik -- UCG Fundamental Belief #8 (Repentance) along with solutions to former puzzles.

Friday March 6, 2009

Monday March 2, 2009

Saturday February 28, 2009

Sunday February 22, 2009

  • The latest edition (February 22, 2009) is now online. At the bottom of this issue you can order it to come to your emailbox.  It will be coming out about once a month. Get it!  If you would like to be put on the mailing list send me an email with your name and email to and I'll make sure you get our regular news about our Work in the areas you see above.

Friday February 20, 2009

Thursday February 19, 2009

  • On January 21, 2009 we took this video clip as we travelled on the Budapest Castle Hill Funicular or Budavári Sikló. It is a funicular railway in the city of Budapest, in Hungary. It links the Adam Clark Square and the Széchenyi Chain Bridge at river level to Buda Castle above. The line was opened on March 2, 1870, and has been in municipal ownership since 1920

Wednesday February 18, 2009

Monday February 16, 2009

  • Rebecca's Well final update-- A Young Person's unselfish act that makes a big difference for a lot of ladies carrying water in water in Malawi.

Saturday February 14, 2009

  • Paul Kieffer, Director of the German speaking areas  (left) and Marcos Rosales, UCG deacon (right) in the Netherlands in Suriname, South America from January 27-February 2, 2009. 
    A great story blogged at

    Day 1  Jan 28
    Day 2  Jan 29
    Day 3  Jan 30
    Day 4  Jan 31
    Day 5  Feb 1
    Day 6  Feb 2

Friday February 13, 2009

  • Christina Davis has great entry in her blog from Malawi about her investigative journey. 

American Carolyn Scharpen and Ukrainian Vasyl Nemesh sing three classic hymns at January 18, 2009 wedding in Khust.  They do a beautiful job!  SEE AND LISTEN!  (or click below)  


Wednesday February 11, 2009

  • Below:  YouTube clip from our first full day in Ukraine on January 16, 2009.  I'm adding photos to our blog. Take a look

Tuesday February 10, 2009

Monday February 9, 2009

  • Another happy LifeNets wheelchair delivery--this time in Lilongwe, Malawi. Chiphale Njewa suffered stroke and has had no mobility for months. When we visited him in his home in October 2008 we promised a wheelchair. (See blog) It was delivered just before the end of 2008.  Thanks to all who support the LifeNets Wheelchair Project. Updates at  We are always looking for wheelchair donations.  We made our goal of 100 wheelchair matches for 2008.
  • LifeNets Developing Nations Scholarship Program update

Sunday February 8, 2009

  • New Crossword puzzle by Vic Kubik -- UCG Fundamental Belief #7 (Three Days and Three Nights)  along with solutions to former puzzles. (posted February 8, 2009)

Saturday February 7, 2009

Thursday, January 29, 2009


On our visit to Vinogradov, Ukraine on January 18, 2009 at a sing-a-long children sang "As the Deer" along with us. 

Monday  January 26, 2009

  • The latest edition (January 22, 2009) is now online. At the bottom of this issue you can order it to come to your emailbox.  It will be coming out about once a month. Get it!

Sunday  January 25, 2009

Wednesday  January 21, 2009

Wednesday  January 14, 2009

  • Boot Scoot Fundraiser in Ft. Worth, Texas for the Developing Nations Scholarship Fund was a great success. More than 110 attended and $4658 was raised. This will send three young adults to college for one full year in Malawi or Zambia. Photos and report coming asap... See Boot Scoot Website

Friday  January 9, 2009

  • Clip of LifeNets Developing Nations Scholarship Fund students. See testimonials from young people whose lives are transformed by LifeNets.
  • THREE NEW Bill Bradford sermons from Australia in our AUDIO section (posted January 9. 2009)
          1. God Speaks out on Sexual Immorality
          2. The Most Significant Reason For Failed Leadership
          3. The Hardest Thing for God To Do

Sunday  January 4, 2009

Friday  January 2, 2009

  • On YouTube: Teaching English as a Second Language.  See how music is used as a powerful teaching tool at the LifeNets Summer 2008 project in teaching English as a Second Language in Vinogradov, Ukraine.  You can also see higher quality WMV version

    Also, go back to the entire story from this past summer.

  • NEW Prophetic Times  issue for January 3, 2009

Tuesday  December 30, 2008

Monday  December 29, 2008

Friday  December 26, 2008

  • Updates on LifeNets Wheelchair Project
  • Itinerary of my next trip to Europe from January 13-Feburary 2. It will start in Budapest, Hungary and we will go to Ukraine, Poland, Latvia, Estonia and Sweden. See our NORDIC/BALTIC/EAST EUROPEAN Newsletter at  If you would like to be put on the mailing list send me an email with your namd and email to and I'll make sure you get our regular news about our Work in the areas you see above.  
  • Ivan Sobolev is a 29 year-old paraplegic from Chernihev, Ukraine. He just received his college degree. LifeNets has been helping him since we met him near Chernobyl in 2003. Truly a story of faith, perseverance and courage. READ MORE with PIX

Tuesday  December 23, 2008

Monday  December 22, 2008

Saturday  December 20, 2008

  • Snowed in today and couldn't make it to Church?  Listen to sermon by Kambani Banda given in Cincinnati, Ohio and Lafayette, Indiana about Zambia -- "The Hope Within Me."  He speaks about how the United Church of God and LifeNets work together teaching similar values but in different ways.  Audio  and video versions available.   See Kambani Banda's last report, too.
  • Latvian Sabbath-keeper Antra Kikute writes an article in UCG's United News about how a Baptist church in Smiltene, Latvia now keeps not only the Sabbath, but all the Holy Days.  They kept the Feast of Tabernacles by themselves this past fall. An inspiring story!
  • EW Prophetic Times  issue for December 20, 2008
  • Council of Elders meetings in Cincinnati December 15-18. Read reports:

Friday  December 12, 2008

Wednesday  December 10, 2008

  • Amanda Rupp of Youngstown, Ohio UCG helps coordinate calendar fundraiser for LifeNets Developing Nations Scholarship Fund that will benefit student in Ghana. The amount raised will pay for nearly a year of college.  MORE.
  • LifeNets sent Jennifer Myers this past summer to Malawi and Zambia to teach a "Business 101" seminar and to assess many of our livelihood development projects in those countries. She was a joy and inspiration to our people in those countries.  Read her report and see a LOT OF PICTURES!
  • Wheelchair updates....

Sunday  December 7, 2008

  • LifeNets Helps Save the Life of Matilda.....a Wonderful Story...  At age two Matilda weighted as much as a newborn when she came to the LifeNets Orphan Care Centre in 2002. She is now alive and thriving. Please read about her and the LifeNets Orphan Care Centre in Balaka, Malawi.
  • Entire Dental Office is donated by Dr. Andrew Benedetto of Palmdale, California to LifeNets. It was shipped to El Salvador where LifeNets helped establish a dental practice for Developing Nations Scholarship students back in 2001 for the United Church of God.  MORE.

  • Howdy!  You're invited to join us on Saturday, January 10, 2009 at 7:00 p.m. in the Fort Worth Stockyards for a silent auction, dinner, dancing and sweets benefiting the LifeNets Developing Nations Scholarship Fund.  MORE

Wednesday  December 3, 2008

Sunday  November 30, 2008

Friday  November 28, 2008

Monday  November 24, 2008

  • LifeNets Livelihood Development Project in Malawi helps finance a music studio, music school and tailor shop for a young family. Very successful result.  See short video here or see
    YouTube version (only 2 minutes--take a peek!

Friday  November 21, 2008

  • BLOG of our one-month trip October trip to Malawi, Zambia and South Africa is DONE!!  Latest additions have been posted on November 21st.  There are lots of photos and a few video clips to tell the story about the work of United Church of God and LifeNets in these countries.  Please be sure to take a look at the updated entries.

Monday  November 10, 2008

Saturday  November 1, 2008

Friday  September 26, 2008

  • We are leaving for trip to Malawi, Zambia, South Africa from October 2-29th.  We will be at the Feast of Tabernacles in the first two countries. We will also follow up and report on all the LifeNets projects in those areas. Follow our trip on TravelPod by clicking here.
  • Hilliar Belloc, UCG member, and wife Hti Mu celebrating move into their Habitat for Humanity home in Ft. Wayne. Indiana.

    The first of its kind in Fort Wayne, it is a cutting-edge, environmentally friendly "green" home. It was designed by IPFW (Indiana University Purdue University Ft. Wayne) students and the entire process was filmed to make a DVD for nationwide release to public television stations and for training volunteers across the whole Habitat for Humanity program. See more about this wonderful story and photos!

Thursday  September 25, 2008

  • Pam Redline, LifeNets North Dakota Chapter president speaking with Bruce Furness, former mayor of Fargo, North Dakota at the Far West Rotary Club the day after the LifeNets Triathlon September 8th.  Pam and I gave the Club a report about the successful Triathlon to the Rotary Club. Bruce Furness was the featured speaker that day. He heads a Safety and Insurance Workforce commissioned by the Governor of North Dakota.


Tuesday  September 23, 2008

  • Real Simple magazine, circulation 2,000,000, mentions LifeNets as a good place to go to to recycle your wheelchair. See Web version.
    Real Simple is a monthly women's interest magazine, which was launched by Time in 2000, features articles and information related to homekeeping, childcare, cooking and emotional wellbeing. Real Simple is distinguished by its clean, uncluttered style of layout and photos.

    Real Simple made its television debut in 2006, with a half-hour segment airing on the Public Broadcasting Service (PBS).



Friday  September 19, 2008

Friday  September 12, 2008

Thursday  September 11, 2008

  • Vola Boaz, beloved by many, dies on September 9, 2008. MORE.
  • Report and photos/video of the 2008 Mandan LifeNets Triathlon -- super event! 

Friday  September 5, 2008

Monday  September 1, 2008

Friday August 29, 2008

Thursday, August 28, 2008

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Thursday, August 21, 2008

Tuesday, August 19, 2008



Friday, August 15, 2008

  • UCG Council of Elders meets in Cincinnati, Ohio from August 11-14, 2008.  Council Reports for meetings

  • Subscribe to receive LifeNets eNews.  New sign-up form.  New issue coming shortly

Saturday, August 9, 2008

Friday, August 8, 2008

Monday, August 4, 2008

  • The 2008 Peinerosa of Lafayette, Indiana  MORE MORE

Friday, August 1, 2008

  • In the July 31, 2008 About My Father's Business UCG President Clyde Kilough interviews Jim Franks who just returned with us to visit Estonia and Sweden. Very interesting!  Also see earlier interview with Victor Kubik and Johnnie Lambert about our work in Eastern Europe and Scandinavia from February 9 of this year.

Tuesday, July 29, 2008

  • We're just finishing a spectacularly successful trip to Estonia and Sweden.  We will be home later today (Tuesday)  Our blog tells the story.  Please come and visit.  Dates of this journey are July 16 - July 29th.

Sunday, July 13, 2008

Sunday, July 6, 2008

  • Gene Bremer, friend, deacon in the Jackson, TN UCG dies Saturday 7:32 am.

Friday, July 4, 2008

  • A noteworthy new Web site supported by Northwest UCG women in the Puget Sound and Spokane, Washington areas who sponsor annual women's retreats. We had the privilege of attending the Enrichment weekend this past March. The site can be found at 
  • LifeNets helps former orphan Godfrey with his studies at School of Mines in Zimbabwe.  Read about some of LifeNets work in Zimbabwe.
  • New book Homeschooling And The Only Child by Lorelei Nettles, Phoenix UCG member and managing editor of Virtual Christian Magazine ( Bob and Lorelei are long-time friends of ours. The book is marketed by BookLocker at

    You can read a sample PDF chapter also right here. For homeschoolers, consider joining Lorelei's forum--information below.

    New Home Schooling Forum moderated by UCG member and Virtual Christian Magazine managing editor Lorelei Nettles. To join go here or click into FORUMS on the above Navigation Bar.

Wednesday, July 2, 2008

Tuesday, July 1, 2008

Monday, June 30, 2008

  • This is the sixth time we've done the Indianapolis NITE RIDE....a 20 mile ride through the heart of Indy between 11 PM and 1:00 on June 28-29, 2008.  See 7 minute clip of my son Michael and me.


Friday, June 27, 2008

Thursday, June 26, 2008

  • Dr. Barbara Walls, UCG member in Piscataway, New Jersey organizes a most wonderful LifeNets Ladies Charity Tea on June 22, 2008. It was well-attended and provided funding for almost an entire year for the LifeNets Orphan Care Centre in Balaka, Malawi. Take a look at a few more photos and story about the event.
  • In case you're interested:  June UCG Church bulletins for our congregations |
              @ June Lafayette, IN
              @ June Terre Haute, IN     

Friday, June 20, 2008

Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Monday, June 16, 2008

  • The ABC Choir visits the Lafayette, Indiana UCG congregation on June 14th and performs a number of inspirational anthems.  We'd like to share some of them with you!

Saturday, June 14, 2008

  • New prisoner to write to added to our Prison site....Please go to  This is Valdur Vesingi in Tartu, Estonia
  • NEW Prophetic Times  issue for June 14
  • New Home Schooling Forum moderated by UCG member and Virtual Christian Magazine managing editor Lorelei Nettles. To join go here.

Thursday, June 5, 2008

Sunday, June 1, 2008

Friday, May 30, 2008

Wednesday, May 28, 2008

  • UCG Council of Elders Reports from Two Day Conference May 21-22, 2008

Sunday, May 25, 2008

Saturday, May 24, 2008

  • New Crossword Puzzle May 24  PENTECOST with solutions to previous puzzles.

Friday, May 23, 2008

  • Clyde Kilough is reconfirmed as President of UCG for three more years on May 22
  • My May 23, Friday afternoon with coons. Please read story

Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Sunday May 18, 2008


    Elected to the Council of Elders:

    International: Paul Kieffer
    US: Aaron Dean, Darris McNeely, Robin Webber

Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Tuesday, May 13, 2008

  • Edna Rush, a member of the Indianapolis UCG congregation, was greeted by 27 family members, friends and members from the Fort Wayne and Indianapolis congregations in a surprise celebration of 95 years on May 3. MORE
  • Worker Bee Program for kids gets started in Lafayette, IN UCG.  MORE
  • NEW Jazz Clip!  Things Ain't What They Used to Be.  On July 23, 2003 I was able to record the last recording session of the beloved Hampton Sisters in Indianapolis. It was done at the Indiana Historical Society and produced their album The Hampton Sisters, a Jazz Tribute.  Here is one more clip of that recording session with the selection "Things Ain't What They Used to Be." See earlier clip "Watermelon Man"   See also 10 minute documentary by Jonathan McClure -- Indiana Jazz: Changing the Sights and Sounds of America.

Monday, May 12, 2008

Friday, May 9, 2008

Thursday, May 8, 2008

Tuesday, May 6, 2008

  • UCG elder David Smith sends some spectacular photos of icebergs off Cape Spear in Newfoundland taken the first week of May, 2008. He says it's been a great season for sighting icebergs -- see them.
  • New Crossword Puzzle today  UCG Fundamental of Beliefs #4  Humanity  -- with solutions to previous puzzles.

Friday, April 25, 2008

  • Earth Day program at Park Tudor School in Indianapolis about LifeNets water wells in Malawi and Zambia. It was given by Cathy McClure and Victor Kubik on Friday, April 25, 2008. More.
  • Here are some final links of interest regarding Kayleen Hannaway's successfully winning scholarship contest:

Thursday, April 24, 2008

Monday, April 21, 2008

  • New Crossword Puzzle today (April 21) courtesy of Kate Washburn: UCG Feast Sites

Saturday, April 19, 2008

  • New Crossword Puzzle:  UCG Fundamental Belief 1 (answers found in chapter 1 of booklet Fundamental Beliefs of the United Church of God)
  • Kayleen Hannaway is in the FINAL TWO!!!  If you voted, PLEASE COME BACK for the FINAL ROUND!  Your click TODAY can help Kayleen Hannaway with this $20,000  scholarship! 

Thursday, April 17, 2008

Tuesday, April 15, 2008

  • Mother and Daughter's Tea Party in Lafayette, IN on April 12, 2008.  More--with video!

Monday, April 14, 2008

Saturday, April 12, 2008

  • Your click TODAY can help Kayleen Hannaway with a scholarship!

    To vote, please   CLICK HERE and then click on the tab "Final Four". Then click on the "vote" link for Kayleen, and it will take you to a page with her profile, (along with the profile of her most direct competitor). That is where you can cast your vote for Kayleen. Only one vote, per computer, per round is allowed. You can vote any time between right now, and the morning of Wednesday, April 16th for this "Final Four" round.

Friday, April 11, 2008

  • NEW  Prophetic Times  issue for April 12
  • Below is a 4 minute clip from 8 mm film found of my Dad making pottery. He was a master artist who painted in various media, carved wood and made pottery at home.  This was created an fired in our garage when we lived in West St. Paul, Minnesota.
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Sunday, April 6, 2008

  • Bev Kubik (left) with LeeAnn Luker at the Puget Sound 10th Annual Women's Enrichment Weekend March 21-23.  Bev made a presentation entitled "Do You Have Children?" on March 23.  It's the story of a heroic woman in Ukraine working with street children.  Our Vinogradov Project.  See text of message along with PowerPoint

Saturday, April 5, 2008

Tuesday, April 1, 2008

 Friday, February 22, 2008

  • KENYA: After weeks of delay in the LifeNets Girls Scholarship Program due to political violence, we finally start our program with the first nine girls. School started on February 19th.  Report by Rose McDowell

  • Brian Gallagher, CEO of the United Way of America speaks to the Indianapolis, Indiana Economic Club on February 21, 2008. He spoke about how social change comes from making programs people oriented and market driven away from institutional orientation and from being process driven. MORE.

Thursday, February 21, 2008

Wednesday, February 20, 2008

  • One of the Balaka, Malawi's area chiefs, Chief Mpulula thanks United Church of God Northwest Women, LifeNets and others for the their help to Malawi's orphans. Blankets, mosquito nets, food, medicine and more has been donated.

  • UCG member Mrs. Karen Schuster, who attends in Portland, Oregon, is running for Mrs. Washington as Mrs. Clark County.  See contestants

  • 1977-2007- What a Difference 30 Years Makes!

  • The Lighter Side Updated

Tuesday, February 19, 2008

  • LifeNets volunteer Sonali Fiske travels to Sri Lanka in December 2007/January 2008 and helps distribute 560 pair of eyeglasses.  See the story.  Also, check LifeNets on our Eyeglasses page

  • LifeNets Memorial Page update

Sunday, February 17, 2008

 Sunday, February 10, 2008

Saturday, February 9, 2008

  • The work of God in Eastern Europe and Scandinavia is featured in this segment of "About My Father's Business" when Johnnie Lambert and Victor Kubik are interviewed by UCG president Clyde Kilough.  (posted February 9, 2008) Real Media stream.  Real Media download

Friday, February 8, 2008

 Friday, February 1, 2008

  • Artist Carmel Smith, daughter of UCG elder David Smith and his wife Blanche of St. John's Newfoundland talks about the opening of a new art gallery in Bridgewater Nova Scotia where she lives.  Carmel and her mother write children's books.  See this site's promo for Digger Donald that was distributed throughout bookstores in Canada.

 Wednesday, January 30, 2008

  • Chris Rowland of the Lafayette United Church of God is featured on Indianapolis PBS station WFYI on Across Indiana first aired on January 28, 2008. The segment is called Reuben Realm. You can watch the 4 minute segment by clicking on the links below.  

    Real Video stream
    Real Video

 Sunday, January 27, 2008

 Tuesday, January 15, 2008

Sunday, January 13, 2008

  • Historic moment in the Lafayette, Indiana UCG congregation as the MEN prepared the potluck meal after Services on
    January 12, 2008 AD.  Family Christian Club followed.  MORE!


Friday, December 7, 2007

 Tuesday, November 20, 2007

  • On July 23, 2003 I recorded the Hampton Sisters making a CD recording.  Here is one of my favorite: Watermelon Man.  See it on YouTube below.

Sunday, November 18, 2007

Saturday, November 17, 2007

  • Arielle Falardeau is UCG Youth Corp Volunteer who served in Ghana from August 10-20, 2007.  Her trip was also sponsored by LifeNets.  Read about her experiences.

 Wednesday, November 7, 2007

 Friday, November 2, 2007

Thursday, November 1, 2007

Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Monday, October 29, 2007

Thursday, October 25, 2007

Tuesday, October 23, 2007

  • LifeNets continues to collect and distribute eyeglasses. At the UCG Home Office in Cincinnati, Ohio Janet Treadway and Larry Perkins help ship 560 pair of LifeNets glasses to Sri Lanka Tsunami victims on October 15, 2007. 
  • LifeNets was beneficiary of September's Walk for Hope in Long Beach, California for the third year running....

  •  Life Now you can ALSO SHOP online and benefit LifeNets by clicking on the icon.  To shop click on the icon or click here to go directly to shopping.  It's EASY!  GoodSearch: You Search...We Give!

Monday, October 22, 2007