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Becker_Africa_Nov2020_2.pdf

Thank God for partners in the Gospel. Scroll down for a minute mission message   Search and Rescue Sometimes we need someone to come looking for us and help us in a time of great need. Sometimes God uses us to do this for others. Watch and see how this happened here. Click below to open the video message   Search…

Becker_Kenya_Oct2020_4.pdf

Thank God for partners in the Gospel. Scroll down for a minute mission message   The Word Remains Classes have resumed at Matongo Lutheran Theological College despite various challenges. On Reformation Day we celebrate the power of God’s word to overcome the Devil. Click below to open the video message   The Word Remains minute message video       You…

Becker_Kenya_Nov2020.pdf

We are thankful for you as a partner in the Gospel.   Students are returning. Vance has started teaching and students are returning as they are able. Meanwhile, Vance is also preaching at area churches .        You can financially support us with a monthly recurring gift, a yearly pledge or a start-up gift. using several methods. Give…

Becker_Kenya_Oct2020_3.pdf

    Thank God for partners in the Gospel. Scroll down for a minute mission message   Under Construction The church at Nyagowa is under construction but that does not mean it is not yet usable. Watch part of a recent service of worship there. Click below to open the video message   Under construction minute message video      …

Becker_Kenya_Oct2020_2

Thank God for partners in the Gospel. Scroll down for a minute mission message   A Pastor Is Needed Pastor Becker attended the funeral of a local Lutheran woman, pictured below. Hear what Pastor Bernard Minuki says is the most important thing in a funeral. Click below to open the video message   Pastor needed minute message video       You…

Becker_Kenya_Oct2020.pdf

    Thank God for partners in the Gospel. Scroll down for a minute mission message   Join the Choris You have to see this! A choir making a music video got Linda to join in. Watch to see who else got in line. You too can be part of the chorus declaring God’s praise. Click below to open the video…

Becker_Kenya_Sept2020_5.pdf

We are thankful for you as a partner in the Gospel.   Classes are Starting! Classes are starting soon at Matongo. Students are eager to return. But we have not just been sitting around. In fact, Linda has been dancing.  Click below to open the “October Newsletter.”       You can financially support us with a monthly recurring gift,…

FW: Minute Mission Message video

Thank God for partners in the Gospel. Scroll down for a minute mission message Welcome to our house Welcome to our house at Matongo. We are getting ready for guests. God wants his house, which is us in the church, to be fixed up and ready for guests also. Click below to open the video message Our House minute message video…

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    Thank God for partners in the Gospel. Scroll down for a minute mission message   We are placed where we are Our like these cows, we are placed by our master where we are for good purposes. See what the cow’s job is here. Click below to open the video message   Our Place minute message video    …

Meet our Principal

mo Thank God for partners in the Gospel. Scroll down for a minute mission message Principal Purpose Meet the principal of Matongo Lutheran Theological College and hear what he has to say about the important mission of our school. Click below to open the video message Principal Purpose minute message video Our Place minute message video Salt and Light minute message…

Becker_Kenya_Aug2020_6

Thank God for partners in the Gospel. You can financially support us with a monthly recurring gift, a yearly pledge or a start-up gift. using several methods. Give online at lcms.org/givenow/becker Call 1-888-930-4438 Write a check to LCMS with Becker-Kenya Support in the memo line & mail it to:    LCMS / P.O. Box 66861 , St. Louis, MO 63166-6861 Write a check to Mission…

Becker_Kenya_Sept2020.pdf

    We are thankful for you as a partner in the Gospel.   Home at Matongo We are very happy to have arrived at our new home at Matongo, Kenya. We are getting settled in with help from friends, learning the neighborhood, getting acquainted with the College and local church and starting to work.       August Jambo  …

Becker_Kenya_Aug2020_4.pdf

Thank God for partners in the Gospel. Scroll down for a minute mission message   We’ve Arrived! We have arrived in Kenya at Neema Lutheran Theological College, Matongo and are settling in. Meet one of our new friends who is a lot like your friend. Click below to open the video message   We’ve arrived minute message video     Moving On…

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Thank God for partners in the Gospel. Scroll down for a minute mission message   We are moving on to Kenya We are are happy that the time has come that we are now able to move from this little house to our long term home in Kenya. You will see that we are so excited we almost lost our heads….

Becker_Kenya_Aug2020_2

  We are thankful for you as a partner in the Gospel.   Moving On! After a lot of changes in situations and plans, we are excited to be moving to Matongo, Kenya. We leave Sat., Aug. 8, driving through western Tanzania on the way, and plan to arrive on Mon., Aug. 10.  In this issue, you will also read…

Becker_Kenya_Aug2020

Thank God for partners in the Gospel. Scroll down for a minute mission message   Watch what we are watching out for The devil is prowling like a lion. Here is what that looks like. Yes, we took these pictures ourselves. We are not lion to ya. Click below to open the video message   Prowling Lion minute message video  …

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Thank God for partners in the Gospel. Scroll down for a minute mission message   Here is what walking together looks like “Synod” is a word that means walking closely together because of being unified. Here is a picture of what that looks like, but be warned, some may consider it creepy. Click below to open the video message   Walking…

Becker_Kenya_Jul2020_2

Thank God for partners in the Gospel. Scroll down for a minute mission message   While we watch monkeys, who is watching us? Monkeys are fun to watch, even when they are naughty. God is always watching over us, even when we are naughty. Thank you for watching out for us as well. Click below to open the video message  …

Becker_Kenya_Jul2020

We are thankful for you as a partner in the Gospel.   A Step Closer We are still preparing in Tanzania but there are ever changing new developments, including getting a step closer to going to Matongo. The details are on the newsletter.       June Jambo   May Jambo   April Jambo   April Jambo   March Jambo  …

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Thank God for partners in the Gospel. Scroll down for a minute mission message   When it is dry water is still needed for life. Here is another minute mission message we think you will enjoy. See what needs to be done now that it is dry season here and listen to how we all get what we need for life….

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  Thank God for partners in the Gospel. Scroll down for a minute mission message   God makes himself understood Here is another minute mission message we think you will enjoy. Don’t just take our word for it. Are we really learning Swahili? The answer may not be enthusiastic but at least it is affirmative. Click below to open the video…

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Thank God for partners in the Gospel. Scroll down for a minute mission message   Making the Connection Here is another minute mission message we think you will enjoy. Listen to how we can be connected with each other as we all connect with God Click below to open the video message   Making the Connection minute video     Powerful…

Becker_Kenya_Jun2020_2

We are thankful for you as a partner in the Gospel. Scroll down for our newsletter   The Latest Learning Beside continuing Swahili study, we are learning other things as well by taking online classes. Vance is happy that he has just recently learned what classes he will be teaching and he is getting excited about them. The details are…

Becker_Kenya_May2020_2

We are thankful for you as a partner in the Gospel. Here’s a special message for you.   A special word for of encouragement This is not our regular newsletter. Instead you get to hear our voices themselves. First is a one minute video we recorded for you by the river rapids near where we live right now. Next is a…

Becker_Kenya_May2020

We are thankful for you as a partner in the Gospel.   Lessons finish but learning continues We have finished our scheduled Swahili lessons, meeting with our teacher online, but we continue studying Swahili and other things on our own as we wait for things to open up enough to move to where we will teach in Kenya. Many things…

Becker_Kenya_Apr2020

We are thankful for you as a partner in the Gospel. Scroll down for our newsletter   Still on the Job A lot has changed in the last few weeks, often very quickly. What has not changed is that we are still in Tanzania at Camp Masumbo learning Swahili, and expect to stay here for a while. Some have gone,…

Becker_Kenya_Mar2020

  We are thankful for you as a partner in the Gospel.   Keeping Calm and Carrying On This newsletter is late because it requires seven factors  to be "green" all at the same time, which is rare here, but we are just fine ("safi sana" as they say here). The attached newsletter is about our routing of learning Swahili, including…

Becker Kenya Newsletter

Rev. Vance Becker Theological Educator, Neema Lutheran College, Matongo, Kenya LCMS International Mission The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod +255 747 942 663 vance.becker@LCMS.org http://www.LCMS.org/ 2020MarJambo.pdf Click icon to open, read, download or print file.

Becker_Kenya_Feb2020

We are thankful for you as a partner in the Gospel. Scroll down for our newsletter   Many New Things in the New Year We have made the move to Africa. After wrapping up visits and packing, We flew to Nairobi in mid January for a few days of orientation. Then, on to Iringa, Tanzania, where we will be learning…

Vance and Linda Becker Africa mission news

Get Outlook for iOS From: Becker, Vance Sent: Saturday, February 1, 2020 12:05:11 PM To: silochurch@immanuelsilo.org <silochurch@immanuelsilo.org&gt; Subject: Thank you   Dear members of Immanuel, thank you so much for your support. 2020FebJambo.pdf Click icon to open, read, download or print file.

Becker_Kenya_Jan2020

We are thankful for you as a partner in the Gospel.   Good News of Great Joy Christmas Greetings to our friends and supporters! More good news just in time for Epiphany is that we are approved for departure and are flying to Kenya on January 15. We are making final visits to partners in the Gospel in Minnesota, Chicago,…

Becker_Kenya_Dec2019

We are thankful for you as a partner in the Gospel.         Support raising in Kansas, Nebraska and Minnesota Now that we are out of the house, we are on the road. In this newsletter read about: Much to be Thankful For, tour of Kansas and Nebraska Room in the Inn and Other Places, life as "homeless…

Becker_Kenya_Oct2019

    We are thankful for you as a partner in the Gospel. Here is our latest newsletter   Wonderful Welcomes It has been a busy month as we traveled through seven states to share about what our church is doing to help train church workers in Kenya, were welcomed by wonderful pastors and overnight hosts and met people excited…

Becker – Kenya – October 2019

  We are thankful for you as a partner in the Gospel. Here is our latest newsletter Wonderful Welcomes It has been a busy month as we traveled through seven states to share about what our church is doing to help train church workers in Kenya, were welcomed by wonderful pastors and overnight hosts and met people excited about God’s…