Photo: Rockrohr Family July 4, 2014
August-September Newsletter Available
- Return to the USA
- Family Events (Wedding, Ordination, Deaconess Commissioning)
- Future Ministry
- Prayer Requests
- Thank you for your interest and support!
Photo: Sword Arch after Jim and Megan’s Wedding
Photo: Mekane Yesus Seminary School of Theology Staff
This issue includes:
- Photos of activities and people at Mekane Yesus Seminary
- Ministry changes for Carl and Deborah
- Rockrohr Summer visitation schedule
- Photos of our new grandson and baptism
This month’s topics include:
– Reflection on ministry in Ghana 20 years ago
– Summer visitation Schedule
God bless your day!
Photo: LCMS Missionaries from South Africa, Ghana, Togo, Kenya, Guinea, and Ethiopia; and Rev. Dr. Collver. Not pictured: Missionary Phil Jaseph of Kenya took the picture.
Photo: Rev. Dr. William Schumacher from Concordia Seminary in St. Louis has joined Carl and Deborah for two months to teach two MA systematic theology courses. He is the Director of Institute for Mission Studies and Mission Associate Professor of Historical Theology at Concordia Seminary.
Photo: Deborah overlooks the Akaki River in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. About 1 mile downstream from this bridge the river runs alongside Mekane Yesus Seminary where we live and work.
Our February newsletter is available for download.
Photo is of meeting between LCMS President Matthew Harrison and Dr. Al Collver (Assistant to the President for Church Relations) and the Management Committee of the Ethiopian Evangelical Church Mekane Yesus. Carl and Deborah were able to attend the meetings.
Rebecca and Scott are now together in the Ft.Wayne, Indiana area. Rebecca is in her deaconess internship year serving at a Lutheran camp and also at a Lutheran congregation. Scott is continuing his education at Concordia Theological Seminary in the S.T.M. program while also serving as the student editor of Concordia Theological Quarterly journal.
Many thanks to all family who helped us, and especially to Pastor Wieting, the ladies and youth group of Luther Memorial who helped with planning, setup and take-down for two receptions and the dance in the gym. It was a very blessed event! May God bless Rebecca and Scott!
The Monday after the wedding (Aug. 12) Carl, Deborah and Ted drove to Missouri to spend the night with Grandparents David and Carol Roth, and see Uncle Jim Roth in Jackson, Missouri. Brother Dan Roth and children Kenny and Karma were already there. We enjoyed a nice evening together. After getting Ted a smartphone for communication on Tuesday, we traveled to Concordia, Missouri where Ted would start boarding high school at St. Paul Lutheran High School. That week in Concordia included sports physical, dentist and orthodontist appointments for Ted. We were blessed with great and quick care. In fact, the orthodontist (Ted’s third) saw that the work had progressed far enough to remove the dental appliances and finish with only a retainer. Ted is thrilled! Ted is doing cross-country as a sport and taking the standard freshman courses.
After all these exciting events, another one occurred on August 31. Our son James asked Miss Megan Frisque to marry him. She accepted and we look forward to adding another daughter-in-law. Megan just graduated from the Lutheran Teacher Program of Concordia University Wisconsin and she is starting her first year as a called LCMS Lutheran teacher in Milwaukee. James continues his training in Virginia. They have yet to set a date for their wedding.
So within the span of Easter 2012 when Paul and Stacy got engaged (married December 16, 2012) through the engagement of Rebecca and Scott (in April 2013) and their marriage on August 10, 2013 to now the engagement of Megan and Jim, we have added three more children to our family. We thank the Lord and ask Him to guide and protect them.
Higher Education Leadership and Management from Regent University in Virginia Beach, Virgina. So proud of you, Deb! Carl
(Photo from is from a restaurant in Milwaukee, WI while we were in the U.S. in August.)