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Book release has Larned ties
COURTRESY PHOTO Judi Tabler points out features in the new book, “A People For His Name.”

LARNED – “A People For His Name” is the title of a new book recently released written by Duane and Sue Kershner with Judi Tabler. The book is published by Christian Faith Publishing.

The subjects and authors of the book have Larned and Pawnee County connections. Duane Kershner grew up in Rozel and later established a ministry for God called Rozel Fellowship. Later in life, Duane and Sue started and pastored New Covenant Church in Larned. Judi Tabler, of Larned, assisted the Kershners in writing and editing the book.

The book is a description of how God called out Duane from a dark world to use him and Sue to establish the Roca Blanca Mission Base near the small fishing village of Cacalotepec, Mexico, which today is a huge facility that serves that entire area of Oaxaca, Mexico, Tabler said. 

The book is filled with modern-day faith adventures with supernatural signs and wonders. Duane and Sue Kershner have demonstrated what it looks like to be led by the Holy Spirit. It begins with Duane’s Vietnam experience and takes the reader through his running away from society to answering God’s call to the ministry, to establishing churches in Rozel and Larned and finally in Mexico.

Duane and Sue have been full-time missionaries living and working with the indigenous tribes of southern Mexico for the past 30 years. Today the Roca Blanca Mission Base has graduated over 1,000 disciples from among the tribal people. These disciples pastor and lead, at the time of this writing, a network of 66 indigenous churches. Truly, “a people for his name.”

Tabler said this is not a book intended for one to breeze through but a book that after a few paragraphs causes one to think about God’s call on Duane and Sue’s lives but his call on the reader’s life as well. It informs as well as makes one think about each their lives and the place of those lives in God’s plan.

To learn more about Roca Blanca, readers can go to This new book is available for interested readers  through Amazon and Barnes & Noble.