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My Granddaughter Is Saved!

While at Christian Summer Camp last week my beautiful granddaughter Amber gave her heart to Jesus Christ!!! We rejoice with my daughter Gina and her wonderful husband Kevin and we celebrate them for being such diligent parents, teaching by example…

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Professional Counselor Certification!

Today I received my certification as a Clinical Temperment Counselor and licensing as a Professional Member Counselor from the National Christian Counselors Association in Sarasota, Florida. This is first level certification on my way to completion of my graduate studies…

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Alicia's Birthday!!

On this date forty-eight years ago, God called forth out of the womb a beautiful part of His creation into His purpose and inspired her parents to call her Alicia. As my greatly beloved Covenant partner and Bema Outreach Ministries…

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A New Grandson!!!

This morning at 11:30 a.m. The Lord Our God gave Alicia and I the wonderful gift of a beautiful, healthy new 6 lb. 11 oz. grandson! Our hearts are in full with rejoicing with our son and his wife over…

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"The Burning Lights"

Bema Outreach Ministries has officially launched its Men's and Women's prison ministries which will conduct weekly Bible studies at the Prince Georges County Correctional Center. This ministry outreach is based upon Luke 12:35 where Jesus instructs His disciples declaring "Let…

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"The Day Breakers"

Bema Outreach Ministries has officially launched a correspondence ministry to incarcerated men called the "Day Breaker Ministry" for the purpose of encouraging these men in their faith, and answering any questions on their hearts. This ministry is based upon 2…

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64th Birthday!

Today I awakened to the beginning of my 64th year in the earth realm by the grace and mercy of God, and God alone! I am blessed with a wonderful wife, four children, five grandchildren, six loving siblings, and some…

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My Children's Baptism!

My wife Alicia and I were wonderfully blessed to witness the Christian baptism of my 8 year-old grandson Tyler today. He was joined in baptism by his sister Amber, my daughter Gina (his mom), and my son-in-law Kevin as they…

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New Grandchild News!!

My son Leon II, called me from Greensboro NC to inform me that I am about to be a grandfather for the sixth time, and it is going to be a boy!! A Swanson name-keeper!! He gave me the honor…

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Twenty-fourth Ministerial Anniversary!

This day marks the 24th year of Elder Swanson's commitment to the service of God in the work of spreading the life-changing Gospel. God be praised for His faithfulness in keeping Elder Swanson steadfast, unmovable, and abounding in the work…

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Oldest Grandaughter's Baptism

On Sunday, August 17, 2008 at 5:00 p.m., my oldest grandaughter, Ms. Amber Hayes, eleven years old, was consecrated to the Lord Jesus Christ by immersion through the sacrament of water baptism. The ritual was conducted by Pastors Joe and…