Interview with Robert Ables with World Relief Ministries

Robert Ables & his wife, Cathy.

Robert Ables & his wife, Cathy.

Robert Ables is an elder of White’s Ferry Road Church of Christ and works with World Radio Relief Ministries. cheap albion gold (You can read more about this ministry here:) Robert and I have been friends for many years and I have never known him to be anything other than a good, sincere, hardworking man. After learning of his recent trip to Africa, I asked him for an interview for this blog and he graciously consented. My questions to him are in bold and his responses follow.

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