On Sunday, August 19, for part of the 9:30 am worship service, WELS Missionary John Roebke will be at St. Paul’s to share his experiences of serving as the Director of Communications for One Africa Team. Missionary Roebke and his wife Nancy have been living in Malawi since June 2018 and currently reside in the city of Blantyre.
Missionary Roebke works closely with the Publications Committee of the Lutheran Church of Central Africa – Malawi Synod to produce and distribute books and tracts. In addition, he is responsible for coordinating publications efforts across Africa with the WELS Multi-Language Publications Committee (MLP). This past summer, MLP underwrote a Translators Workshop that was held in Lusaka, Zambia. 24 participants from 8 countries spent two weeks gleaning valuable insights from Dr. Ernst R. Wendland into the art of communicating across cultural and linguistic barriers.
As a member of One Africa Team, Missionary Roebke oversees the social media and communications ministry for WELS missions in Africa. He manages a missions blog called “WELS Friends of Africa.” Visit www.oneafricateam.com to sign up for weekly updates. You can also follow WELS Africa missions on Facebook at “One Africa Team.”
Both John and Nancy Roebke are graduates of Fox Valley Lutheran HS (’86). The Roebkes served as WELS missionaries in Eastern Europe from 1994-2003. They have also served congregations in Wisconsin and Alabama, and have two daughters, Lily and Chrisssy, who live in the United States.