Denny's Tractor. The Luker Foundation, through LifeNets, donates $10,000 for tractor to be used by Legacy Foundation in Thailand for operation in small rice paddies. We are so happy to see this be able to help more people with food security. MORE at http://lifenets.org/thailand/tractor.html
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 http://lifenets.org/thailand
We always appreciate reports about how the LifeNets Developing Nations Scholarship Program benefits children. Latest note from Malawi. You can see more about our program at http://www.lifenets.org/scholarships
One of LifeNets successes in Malawi: the Jumpha Clinic. We have provided medicines for 10 years. The clinic is on the border with Zambia and Mozambique and provides healthcare for people in those countries, too. It is run by Cephas and Patricia Chapamba. We gave him a scholarship to get his Practioner degree. He is also LifeNets Malawi board chairman.
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
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 http://lifenets.org/typhoon2013
On March 19, 2013 we established the Dennis Luker Memorial
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.
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
Kids for Cows Update.
We thank children who through LifeNets help children get milk in
Brazil, Zambia and Kenya
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.
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. http://lifenets.org/scholarships
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 http://kubik.org/pt Last issue is
December 22. See back issues going back to October when he started doing
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 http://lifenets.org/thailand
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//lifenets.org/japan
I'm so pleased to receive this
report from the LifeNets Orphan Care Centre that includes photos. The
introduction of goats to help provide milk for the orphans is working well. Read
Dr. Chilopora's report. http://lifenets.org/malawi/goats3-4-2012.htm
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 www.lifenets.org/kosele
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.
LifeNets has been
pleased to be on the ground floor of the Chernobyl's "Revival"
Centre of Rehabilitation of Disabled Children since 1996. See their
video on right that gives some history of the center. More on our
website at http://lifenets.org/chernobyl
In Retrospect: Two messages from Nelson Arnold and Mike
Caputo on January 1, 2011 that in hindsight explain UCG events at
the beginning of this year. Worth listening on this site's
AUDIO PAGE -- Go directly to http://victorkubik.com/audio1/sermons.htm
Leigh Turner visits "Revival" Centre for the Rehabilitation of
Disabled Children in Chernihev, Ukraine on its 15th Anniversary June
23. LifeNets has worked with this Centre since before it opened in
latest updates and photos
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.
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
June 28, 2011
UCG 2011 Winter
Family Weekend at Great Wolf Lodge in the Cincinnati/Mason, Ohio
area. WOW!! See more
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
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any information. See MORE pictures of these
birds at http://kubik.org/misc/birdsJUNE11.htm
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.
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
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
March 17, 2011
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
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
Progress continues on the construction of the JohJan LifeNets
Academy in Migori, Kenya. This is one of five buildings built.
See progress report at http://lifenets.org/johjan. 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: http://FamiliesforGod.org.
Would you like to join us for
the Feast of Tabernacles in Estonia on the enchanting island
of Saaremaa??!! Click here to see more...
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
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
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
November 3, 2010
Below: My beautiful Autumn bike ride Friday
afternoon October 15, 2010 in Indianapolis, Indiana.
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
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
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
NEWEST Prophetic Times October 16--10% of Germans want a new Führer; Dollar falls as currency concerns linger; US alarmed by
harsh tone of China's military, NATO to reach out to Russia on
Missle defence; Ahmadinejad bears a message for Israel;
Iran elected to OPEC presidency
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.
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
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 http://www.kubik.org/indyurbanart
August 29, 2010
Spieker, wife of UCG elder Harlan Spieker died Thursday,
August 26, 2010. See more.
the new LifeNets project: The
JohJan LifeNets school in
Migori, Kenya. Posted August 26,
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.
August 20, 2010
NEWEST Prophetic Times August 21 -- Lots of Iran and Gulf tensions--reaching
flash point with Iran?
NEW Prophetic Times from June 26 - August 14 -- Sorry about being a bit slow regarding
posting of late.
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
August 16, 2010
Our annual family visit to
the Indiana State Fair in Indianapolis
The LifeNets 2009 Annual Report is online. It
will be mailed to friends, donors and volunteers about July 23. View it in PDF
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.
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.
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.
NEW Prophetic Times June 12 AHMADINEJAD STRESSES NEED FOR NEW WORLD ORDER, SOROS SAYS
`WE HAVE JUST ENTERED ACT II' OF CRISIS, DEBT SPREADING 'LIKE A
CANCER': BLACK SWAN AUTHOR, ARAB NATIONS CHEER TURKEY FOR TOUGH
messages from Bill Bradford in Australia -- in our AUDIO section: Out of Love, The Mindset and THREE MORE!
NEW Prophetic Times June 5 Syria Nuclear?, Anti-Israel sentiment
grows, world currency to rival $, Hungarian currency
tanking, US to join S. Korea in military exercise and more.
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
This guided tour of biblical Israel was sponsored by Ambassador Bible
Center (ABC). The tour starts in Tel Aviv then we will use the Sea
of Galilee as our base of operation for several days. The last five
days were in Jerusalem including the Day of Pentecost.
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
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
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
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 email@example.com for poster and instructions. Thanks!
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?
Some great messages from Bill Bradford in Australia -- THREE NEW Bill Bradford sermons from
Australia in our AUDIO section: Our Responsibility in Tragedy, Crisis in Confidence,
Obedience--the Neglected Part.
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.
the new LifeNets project: The JohJan school in Migori,
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
March 19, 2010
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
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?
March 14, 2010
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
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.
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.
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.
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 http://kubik.org/prayer/boerner.htm
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.
3rd Annual Boot Scoot Barbecue Dinner
and Auction Benefiting the LifeNets Developing Nations
Scholarship Program -- March 6, 2010 at the Fort Worth
Stockyards. MORE!! 2007
Boot Scoot 2009
Can't Make it to
Church? Bad Weather? No worries....hear some great
messages from Bill Bradford in Australia -- THREE NEW Bill
Bradford sermons from Australia in our AUDIO section: Don't Fear Battle, Following In His Steps, Buy of Me Gold
Tried in the Fire
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...
YOUTUBE of my
granddaughter's first swimming lessons starting on October29, 2009
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
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.
Below is a sampling of UCG's Winter Family Weekend in
Louisville, KY December 22-27, 2009. Fun!
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
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
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!
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.
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
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.
September 3, 2009
Nordic newsletter to be included in Scandinavian mailing of
September/October Good News
Would you like a
laminated poster to collect change for LifeNets
Can easily be placed in school, work or church. We
will gladly send you one if you request it at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Be sure to send us your name and address.
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.
August 19, 2009
Ivan Veller's UCG Sermon site BACK! ---
great compendium...of sermons and other media content. http://media.ucgnet.org/
(back online August 19, 2009)
NEW Prophetic Times
now available - August 8-- Pope calls for a "Global
Authority" on economy, Scientists study huge plastic patch in the
Pacific, Catholics alarmed by EU Equal Rights law, EU population
hits 500 million. ... and more...
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
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 car....now 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
UPDATE on Lauren Graham, 21 year-old
daughter UCG pastor Ken Graham critically injured in accident. MORE.
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...
June 25, 2009
(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
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...
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
June 6, 2009
NEW Prophetic Times
now available - June 6 --Dollar declining again, US
ducks Bush support for Jewish cities in Yesha, Democracy seen
threatened by new authoritarianism and more.
NEW Prophetic Times
now available - May 30 --Russia fears that North
Korean conflict could go nuclear, China warns Federal
Reserve about "printing money," Venezuela moves towards
"Cuba-like" regime .... and more.
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
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 email@example.com and I'll make sure you get our regular news
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.
Soundpost band performs at the
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
While at the Council of Elders
Meetings Councillors Paul
Kieffer and Darris McNeely
(right) observe the French Good
News being stuffed into
envelopes for immediate mailing
on February 24th. Connie Seelig,
manager, on left. Full Council
reports will be available on
about Tuesday, March 3rd. Please
The latest edition (February 22, 2009) is now online. At the bottom
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about our Work in the areas you see above.
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
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 www.lifenets.org/wheelchair. We are always looking for
wheelchair donations. We made our goal of 100 wheelchair
matches for 2008.
Death of Edna Rush in Indianapolis,
Indiana. January 18th
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
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
1. God Speaks out on Sexual Immorality
2. The Most Significant Reason For Failed
3. The Hardest Thing for God To Do
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.
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 www.kubik.org/ucgee.
If you would like to be put on the mailing list send me an email
with your namd and email to email@example.com and I'll
make sure you get our regular news about our Work in the areas you
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
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
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
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
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!
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
December 3, 2008
Blankets donated to
LifeNets by Whittier Alternative School in Sedalia, Missouri arrive
in Balaka, Malawi and will be given to orphans. Shown above is
Dr. Sam Chilopora and Beverly Kubik at the Chizeni Clinic on October
8, 2008. See
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!)
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 totake a
look at the updated entries.
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
Hilliar Belloc, UCG
member, and wife Hti Mu
celebrating move into
their Habitat for
Humanity home in Ft.
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!
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
commissioned by the
Governor of North
Simple is a
Simple made its
SIX NEW Bill Bradford sermons from
Australia -- including God's Wisdom, Human Wisdom and
the Devil's Wisdom (posted August
Saxin from Gothenburg, Sweden was one of four people who worked for a LifeNets project teaching English as a Second Language and helping
with a day camp for children coming from difficult circumstances. This was in
Vinogradov Ukraine from June 16-27. Read his impressions and thoughts and see his wonderful photos! We will publish one more report: from Dan and Cindy Harper
A presentation from the "Summer
Gathering" at Leksand, Sweden: Christian Isolation by Johnnie Lambert on July
25, 2008. Several new additions coming to our Audio Page
August 4, 2008
Peinerosa of Lafayette, Indiana MORE
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.
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.
July 13, 2008
LifeNets project in Vinogradov Ukraine was held from June
16-27 to teach
children English and help with
summer camp. Read his impressions and
thoughts. This is the first of
several reports from our
volunteers that also included
Dan and Cindy Harper from
Cherbourg, France and Stefan
Saxin from Gothenburg, Sweden.
friend, deacon in the Jackson, TN UCG dies Saturday 7:32 am.
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 www.womenofvalor.org
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.
case you're interested:
June UCG Church bulletins for
our congregations |
@ June Lafayette, IN
@ June Terre Haute, IN
2008 meeting of the LifeNets Puget Sound Chapter in Seattle.
We appreciate the support that this chapter has given to
LifeNets projects around the world to help the disadvantaged
and vulnerable. MORE
Tuesday, May 13, 2008
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
earlier clip "Watermelon Man" See also 10
minute documentary by Jonathan McClure -- Indiana Jazz: Changing the Sights and Sounds of America.
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"
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.
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
weeks of delay in the LifeNets Girls Scholarship Program due
to political violence, we
finally start our program with the first nine girls. School
February 19th. Report by Rose McDowell
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.
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
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
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 Donaldthat 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.
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
Aletra Hampton of the
well-known Hampton sisters dies November 12 at the age of 92
in Indianapolis, Indiana. The funeral was on November 17th. Aletra and her sister
Virtue were amazing jazz musicians who certainly left their
mark on the minds of their community and Church of God
friends and will be greatly missed. Take a look at the
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!
Monday, October 22, 2007
This short video is still being played on Indianapolis PBS TV
station WFYI. It is from a Communities
Building Communities segment hosted by former Indiana
First Lady Judy O'Bannon (right). She speaks about LifeNets
and its work. View the clip.....
LifeNets van for our Vinogradov Street Children
is delivered in September 2007 to its destination in
Ukraine. On the left is Vasyl Polichko along with some of
the children that he and his wife Irina (in the middle) care for.
Thank you all for helping us with the funding of this Mercedes van. MORE
Phil Myers who along with Aaron Blue and Jennifer Myers
participated in the LifeNets Malawi Medical Mission in
June/July 2007. He completes his wonderful travel blog on October 11th. You may want to read his
On August 12, 2007, Dr
Garvey Chilopora tied the knot with Gloria
Milanzi in a colourful wedding, officiated
by United Church of God minister Morgen
Kriedmann. It was officiated in Chichiri,
Blantyre, and thereafter a reception at the
Mount Soche Hotel. See more photos. Dr. Garvey
Chilopora is the son of Dr. Sam and Esther
Chilopora of Ntcheu, Malawi.
LifeNets volunteers Megan, Mariah and Marissa
Fooshe finished a project for socks and shirts collected in the
Nashville, TN for 26 shirts and 108 pair of socks that were sent
to Mexico and Peru. Way to go!
LifeNets earned a penny every time you searched the Internet? Well, now
GoodSearch.com is a new search engine that donates half its revenue, about a penny per
search, to the charities its users designate. You use it just as you
would any search engine, and it's powered by Yahoo!, so you get great
Just go to www.goodsearch.com and be sure to enter LifeNets as the charity
you want to support. Just 500 of us searching four times a day will
raise about $7300 in a year without anyone spending a dime! And, be sure
to spread the word! START NOW by clicking on the GoodSearch icon
on the right!
UCG Festival in Estonia in 2007....
master schedule updated. There is still room for more attendees for this
exciting, inspiring, scenic Feast of Tabernacles in
Estonia. Read updated post about the Feast. We invite you to come and share
this special time with us.
Every time you SEARCH the
Internet, you can quickly, effortlessly and with no cost
to you, raise funds for LifeNets scholarships,
livelihood development programs, agriculture, orphans,
medicine and much more. It's simple. Go to GoodSearch.com.
On the line that says "WHO DO YOU GOODSEARCH FOR?" type
in LifeNets. Then search. Every click on search
item will automatically give LifeNets .01. That
means 500 people a day clcking twice will raise $10.
A thousand people clicking 4 times will raise $40.
It's easy, painless and the Search Engine, powered by
Yahoo, is as good as any. You can also add
GoodSearch to your Browser Toolbar and make searching
and benefiting LifeNets even easier!
Gladstone and Alice Chonde of Lilongwe UCG
Malawi are happy to announce that their son Meshack Chonde and
Tionne Nyioringo were united in marriage on May 13, 2007. Father of
the groom, Gladstone Chonde officiated at the ceremony.
LifeNets North Dakota Chapter builds float for
4th of July Parade promoting the 2007 Mandan Triathlon on August
26th. Read more about the PARADE. Details about this year's Triathlon
Want to participate? Register at Active.com
Phil Myers and Aaron are
arriving home from a phenomenal trip to Africa. Read
their latest posts on their TravelBlog.
Thursday, July 12, 2007
Former Indiana First Lady Judy
O'Bannon visited and spoke to my Rotary Club on July 11,
2007. She is always an animated and exciting speaker.
She is currently hosting a long-standing PBS series
"Communities Building Community." On May 8, 2003 her
program featured the work of LifeNets. More on Judy O'Bannon's visit or go to
my blog. You can see
Karen Schuster, Chip Chuprinko and others in Portland,
Oregon are organizing fundraiser to benefit LifeNets and Lions. See website
www.lunchspecialstoday.com. Karen did May
20, 2007 interview to promote Lunch Specials Today on 1190 KEX radio. Hear it! (mp3)
Bev and I visited Malawi
and inspected the finished 500
meter security wall around the Lilongwe, Malawi Boys School as
Rotary Matching Grant that we had written was completed. This was
just prior to the Feast of Tabernacles. This is similar to the wall
that is almost complete at the LifeNets Chizeni Clinic in
Thursday, April 5,
Manager of Operations at the Indianapolis Air Traffic
Control Center speaks to our Rotary Club on April 4th about
the construction of nearly year-old super control tower at
Indianapolis Airport. See my
Editor of the Indianapolis Star speaks to my Rotary Club on March 14,
200. He gave a fascinating
speech about what's happening in the constantly changing world of
media and information.
UCG member Mary Chisevente of rural Mapoko, Zambia receives LifeNets
wheelchair delivered by Kambani Banda in January 2007. She
has been disabled since age 15, yet continues to work in
the fields and walks five miles to church services each week on
her crutches. Please
read Kambani Banda's inspiring story about Mary. Bev and
I had the privilege of meeting her at the 2006 Feast of