82-Year-Old Great-Grandmother Proves It’s Never to Make a Difference


82-Year-Old Great-Grandmother Proves It’s Never to Make a  Difference

Dr. Marion Bell was recently appointed Visiting Professor at Africa University in Zimbabwe. She worked as an educator for over 40 years and is passionate about continuing to work and inspire students. At 82 years old, Dr. Bell is still healthy and strong, attending Curves® nearly every day for over 3 years.

Dr. Bell was asked to apply to Africa University to teach this second semester 2013-2014 SY. She and her husband of 58 years, Robert Bell, will be leaving this January 2014.


Africa U’s Director of Planned Giving visited their church in Las Vegas over two years ago and told Marion that many students at the University frequently ask why there aren’t more African Americans coming over to serve as visiting scholars and lecturers.  The Director asked if she would apply.

Africa University is a United Methodist affiliated organization. Dr. Bell and her husband have served on many local and conference committees of the UMC over the years.

While Marion will be teaching, her husband Robert will serve as one of the university’s photographers and on the school’s computer technical support team.

The Bells are very excited regarding this latest journey to Africa as they have been many times. However, Africa University only provides housing for the visiting professors. Marion and her husband are open to sponsorship and donations to assist with making their trip successful. To learn more, visit http://www.youcaring.com/bells

Money received will be used to purchase plane tickets and school supplies including textbooks, educational materials, software, computer equipment, camera equipment, etc., that are essential for Marion and Robert to be successful in their roles at the university.

The couple will create an email newsletter to keep people informed and up to date about their activities, the school’s programs and donate items to AU once they complete their tour.

Help Dr. Marion Bell and her husband make this event a great success. Visit http://www.youcaring.com/bells to hear Dr. Bell speak about her journey and to make a donations, or email Dr. Bell personally for more information.

“Thank you in advance for any support you can provide. And, please keep us in your prayers.” Dr. Marion Bell & Bob Bell

Web site:  http://www.youcaring.com/bells


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