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Rockrohr July Newsletter Available

Paul with Stacy Andrew printYou are welcome to catch up on our family and ministry news including:

  • Update on Carl’s Back Surgery
  • Ted’s Schooling and Deborah’s Call to Concordia Lutheran High School
  • Paul’s Ordination
  • Updates on Paul, Stacy and new son Andrew; James and Megan; Scott, Becky and Eli
  • Carl’s New Writing Project
  • Stand Fast for Jesus
  • Prayer Requests

Our love in Christ,
Carl and Deborah


Back Home from Surgery

Dear Friends,

My back surgery and hospital stay went well. I am now home for recovery. We appreciate your prayers that the healing will go well during this 3-6 month process.

In Christ, Carl


Thanksgiving & Christmas 2014

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Christmas and New Year’s Greetings to you from the Carl and Deborah Rockrohr clan.

We were blessed to have all four children and their families together with us on December 28.

From bottom of stairs ascending:  Carl, Deborah, Baby Eli, Rebecca & Scott (Johnson), Stacy & Paul, Megan & James, and Ted.

Prayer requests are Carl’s back surgery scheduled for January 13 and his 3-6 month recovery. Also, both Carl and Deborah need full-time calls/employment.

If you are interested in receiving our email newsletter please contact us at

Enjoy some photos below – I especially like the photos of Ted now touching the ceiling for the first time contrasted to Eli sitting for the first time (tallest and shortest in the clan).

In Christ, Carl


August-September Newsletter Available

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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!

You can download the newsletter on the newsletter page.


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Photo: Sword Arch after Jim and Megan’s Wedding



June Newsletter Available

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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

You can download the newsletter at the newsletter page.




May Newsletter Available

Africa_Meeting_2014Our May newsletter is ready for your reading pleasure!

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.


April Newsletter Available

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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.

High quality link here.


Rockrohr March Newsletter

deb-at-akaki-riverIn this month’s newsletter Deborah writes about mercy and language learning. You may download here    or   go to newsletter page.


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.




Carl & Deborah’s Newsletter from Ethiopia – February

eecmy-management-meeting   Our February newsletter is available for download.

  Download click here.

   Newsletter page click here.

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.


December Newsletter Available


Bus & PeopleOur December newsletter is available for download.

Click here to downloadClick here for newsletter page.

Advent blessings!


Photo: Deborah is with Mekane Yesus Seminary Theology Staff traveling from a staff retreat at Hawassa, Ethiopia.