Mission Central – Visiting Missionaries 2020

(Please kindly R.S.V.P. to Gary.Thies@lcms.org  or 712-882-1029 to join in on the Creation Theater tour and meal before the missionary presentation)


  • March 21, 2020 – Clausing family from Tanzania – 1:00 PM
  • June 13, 2020 – Stinnett family from Ethiopia – 1:00 PM


Mission Central on the road

Brent on the Road

October 2 Chapel speaker, Concordia Seminary, St Louis, MO

October 6 October Fest Mission at 10:00. Children from school singing. St Paul West Point NE with hosts and congregation chair Paul and Linda Meyer West Point Ne with host vacancy pastor Rev Bob Schilling (St. John Pender, NE) in the Neilson Community Center.

October 7-8 Nebraska District Fall Pastor’s Conference 10:00 am worship on the 7th and ends at 3:15 on the 8th. Staying with Host Family. 

October 9  8:30-9:45 am Madison Wisconsin, South Wisconsin District Mission Event, one hour presentation with host Steve Vera

October 9  St Mark Lutheran Church with Pastor Hauan, Wausau Wi   5 pm meal, 6 pm worship, then Midweek.

October 13 Immanuel Lutheran Church, Sheridan, WY with host Rev. Paul and Anne Cain, reporting on Mark Rabe in Ethiopia and Doug Thompson in Sierre Leone, West Africa. 

October 17 Mayer Lutheran High School, Mayer, MN 2019 ALL Workers Conference for the Minnesota South District. 

October 18 Travel to St. Robert, MO to stay with host Karen Boorom

October 19 Rolla Zone in Missouri District, Fall LWML Rally at Faith Lutheran Church, 981 Hwy Z, St. Robert MO 65584.   with Zone President Karen Boorom (573-736-5250) at Crocker, MO in Ozarks MO area, 1.5 hour presentation starting at 9:00 a.m.. Reporting on Pastor Preus.

October 19 Monett airport with host Bruce Sletton 3pm, Dinner with area mission leaders

October 20 Trinity Lutheran Church, Freistatt, MO with Bruce Sletton and Pastor Jacob Sletton

November 3  All Saints Day (observed)  Nancy Goddard and Pastor Ron and Faith Lutheran Church, 2100 S 11th St., Council Bluffs, IA 51501 

November 6  Immanuel/Faith Lutheran York NE school chapel report at 8:15 pm on Alyssa Anders in Russia

November 10 St Matthews Lutheran Church, Nortonville, Kansas with Pastor Richard Lally 

November 13  Zion-St John Lutheran School, 103 W Bertha St Paullina, IA  51046-7706 (Germantown IA), Chapel with Pastor Don Erickson 

November 15-16 IDW Sr. Youth Gathering, Embassy Suites by Hilton Des Moines Downtown, 101 E Locust St, Des Moines, IA 50309, USA

November 16 St Paul Lutheran Church, Ankeny, IA 

November 17  St Paul Lutheran Church, Ankeny, IA 

November 18 Trinity Lutheran Church, Des Moines, IA, Volunteer Team assembly of the one annual Thanksgiving Mailing. 

November 20 Concordia Academy Chapel at St Mark Lutheran Church, Omaha, NE with Nathan Domesch as host

November 24 St. John Lutheran Church, 2149 Lutheran Church Rd, Beaufort, MO, 63013-1103, with Pastor Marty Springer

December 1  The Gate in Ankeny IA with Pastor Hannemann  

December 6 LCMS Nebraska District, Board of Directors report, Seward, Nebraska

December 8  St Mark Lutheran Church at 414 15th St N, Benson, MN, 56215 with Pastor Jason Wolter . 

December 28  6:00pm service for St Paul and Immanuel Rural Charter Oak, IA

December 29  St John Lutheran Church, Charter Oak, IA with Pastor Richard Merrill and 8:45 bible class and 10:00 am worship with pictures in service (712-269-0576). Manteys in Uganda have presented already and Courtney Zalmanoff. 

Gary on the Road


  • December 1st, 2019:  Garner, Iowa for St. John Lutheran 9:30 BC and 10:30 Worship   Rev. Carl Hedberg
  • December 8th, 2019:  Elkhorn, Ne. for Lord of Life Lutheran Church – Rev. David Linkugel, W-8:00 BC 9:15 W 10:30
  • December 14th, 2019: Storm Lake at St. John’s for Evening Service with Rev. Bruce Lesemann.
  • December 15th, 2019: Storm Lake, Iowa at St. John for Sunday Worship and Bible Class for Rev. Telemann
  • December 21st, 2019: Davenport, Ia. For Saturday night service at Trinity Lutheran with Rev.Randy Golter, Tim Dunn
  • December 22nd, 2019: Davenport,Ia. Trinity Sunday Services at 8:00AM & 10:45AM  Bible Class between Services.
  • December 28th, 2019: Denison, Ia. for our Savior Saturday night Service
  • December 29th, 2019: Denison, Ia. for Our Savior Lutheran for Annual Mission Presentation Worship
  • January 8th, 2020:  Fremont, Ne. for School Chapel Presentation at Trinity Lutheran School with Greg Rathke, Prin.
  • January 5th, 2020:  Deloit, Ia. Faith Lutheran 9:00AM Worship, Kiron, Ia. St. John’s 10:30AM Worship, Rev. Kluzek.
  • Janury 10th, 2020:  Arrival of Rev. James Krikiva, in the morning, for staying overnight.
  • January 10th-11th, 2020:  Arrival of Seminary Students  St. Louis, arrive 3:00PM on the 10th, leave after lunch 11trh,
  • January 11th, 2020:  Departure of Rev. James Krikiva and presentation to Students.
  • January 11th, 2020:  Denison, Ia. For Saturday night service for Zion Lutheran Church at Denison, Iowa Rev. Josh
  • January 12th, 2020:  Denison, Ia. For Sunday services for Zion Lutheran Church with Worship and Bible Class.
  • January 18th, 2020:   Humboldt, Ia. For Zion Lutheran Service at 6:00PM – stay with Rev. Mark Hanson
  • January 19th, 2020:   Humboldt, Ia. For Zion Lutheran  8:45AM Bible Class and 10:00AM Worship Service
  • January 25th, 2020;    West Des Moines for Evening Worship Service for Shepherd of the Valley Lutheran  5:00PM