Archive for August 2011

Deaconess History Article by Deborah

Deborah has posted an article at on the new deaconess training program at Lutheran Theological Seminary in Pretoria, South Africa. Carl

Now “ABD!” Congrats, Deborah!

All course work done for her Ed.D.! As some of our readers know, Deborah has been a full-time doctoral student the last 2 years. She is pursuing a Ed.D. (Doctorate of Education) in the area of Higher Education Leadership and Management from Regent University in Virginia Beach, VA. Several days ago, on Sunday August 14th, she turned in her last course assignments for the degree. I wanted to post a congrats yet that night, but Deb wanted me to wait until she knew she passed the courses. She did and with flying colors! She is now officially “ABD,” All But Dissertation. She has a good start on her dissertation, and in the midst of our missionary preparation and support-raising this fall Deborah will also be engaged in her dissertation research and writing. Way faster than me, Deb!  🙂  Carl

Rockrohr August Missions Newsletter Posted

Our August newsletter completed at last! Read here or download. The most current newsletter will always be available at the “Newsletter” button. Carl

Download August 2011 Newsletter link here .



Carl & Deborah Installed as Missionaries

Rev. Dr. Rick Wolfram from Michigan District LC-MS and Bishop Rev. Dr. Wilhelm Weber of the Lutheran Church of Southern Africa installed Carl and Deborah into their missionary calls to Lutheran Theological Seminary, Pretoria, South Africa. The installation service took place at St. Paul Lutheran Church, Farmington Hills, MI on July 31. What an blessed day! St. Paul members celebrated with cake, coffee and good food after both the Saturday evening and Sunday morning services. Thanks brothers and sisters in Christ! Carl