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Becker (Kenya) Update 4 – August 2022

Thank God for partners in the Gospel. Scroll down for a minute mission message Get Together Girls The Get Together Girls meet weekly to encourage each other and encourage others by mail. May God also encourage you with his presence and through other believers. Click below to open the video message Mission Central Mission Message You can financially support us with…

Becker (Kenya) Update 3 – August 2022

Becker_Kenya_Aug2022_2.pdf Click icon to open, read, download or print file. We are thankful for you as a partner in the Gospel. Special Events and Special Friends We celebrated our 40th anniversary in Minnesota and a 91st birthday in Kansas, visited Mission Central in Iowa, and along the way enjoyed times with many supporters, family and friends.   You can financially…

Becker (Kenya) Update 2 – August 2022

Thank God for partners in the Gospel. Scroll down for a minute mission message David’s Harp Using hymns to teach music can be a way to share the gospel and using hymns is a good way to teach music to those who share the gospel. Click below to open the video message Mission Central Mission Message You can financially support us with…

Becker (Kenya) – Update & Mission Message – July 2022

Thank God for partners in the Gospel. Scroll down for a minute mission message View this email in your browser Mission Central “Mission Central,” in the middle of a field in Iowa, raises support for LCMS missionaries who are sent all over the world. Listen to Gary Thies tell about it. Click below to open the video message Mission Central Mission…

Becker (Kenya) – Minute Mission Message

Thank God for partners in the Gospel. Scroll down for a minute mission message Personal Touch Touch screens may replace a personal touch to keep people safe here but Jesus saved us by coming in person and he sends people out to share his salvation with others. Click below to open the video message Jonah song Mission Message You can financially…

Becker (Kenya) Update 2 – July 2022

From: Vance and Linda Becker <vance.becker@lcms.org&gt; Sent: Saturday, July 9, 2022 9:52 PM To: Mission Letters <Mission.Letters@lcms.org&gt; Subject: Minute mission message Thank God for partners in the Gospel. Scroll down for a minute mission message View this email in your browser Choir song about Jonah A deaconess intern is working with a women’s choir which sings a song about Jonah, one…

Becker (Kenya) Update 1 – July 2022

Becker_Kenya_July2022.pdf Click icon to open, read, download or print file. We are thankful for you as a partner in the Gospel. M M Good We spent June in Missouri and Minnesota, starting in St. Louis, then in St. Paul, and then mostly in rural Minnesota. We are enjoying seeing old friends and new friends all along the way. You can…

Becker (Kenya) Update 3 – June 2022

Thank God for partners in the Gospel. Scroll down for a minute mission message LWML friends We spent a week visiting groups of the Lutheran Women’s Missionary League. They are among the women who have always been important in God’s kingdom, serving, learning and sharing about Jesus. Click below to open the video message Many Supporters Mission Message You can financially…

Becker (Kenya) Update 2 – June 2022

Thank God for partners in the Gospel. Scroll down for a minute mission message View this email in your browser Many Supporters We are now in the U.S. and visited the St. Louis Office. Here are some of the people we talked to who support our work. Not seen here is the one who supports us in every way, Jesus. Click below…

Becker (Kenya) Update 1 – June 2022

Becker_Kenya_June2022.pdf Click icon to open, read, download or print file. We are thankful for you as a partner in the Gospel. Scroll down for our newsletter Finishing Up and Getting Started Some have finished internship as others are getting started. We have finished some projects in Kenya and are getting started on a “Thank you” tour in the U. S….

Becker (Kenya) Update 5 – May 2022

Thank God for partners in the Gospel. Scroll down for a minute mission message View this email in your browser One Essential Voice Listen to a student, Pastor Benjamin, tell a story about the one voice that all animals in the desert want to hear and the one voice every person in the world needs to hear. Click below to open…

Becker (Kenya) Update #4 – May 2022

Thank God for partners in the Gospel. Scroll down for a minute mission message One Essential Voice Listen to a student, Pastor Benjamin, tell a story about the one voice that all animals in the desert want to hear and the one voice every person in the world needs to hear. Click below to open the video message Essential Voice minute…

Becker (Kenya) Update 3 – May 2022

Thank God for partners in the Gospel. Scroll down for a minute mission message View this email in your browser Not Empty Handed God does not send us out empty handed but supplies what we need for his work. We do not send student interns empty handed either, thanks to those who help supply resources for us to share. Click below…

Becker (Kenya) Update 2 – May 2022

Thank God for partners in the Gospel. Scroll down for a minute mission message View this email in your browser No need to cram for the final exam There shouldn’t be a need to cram but our students do anyway because it is most of their grade. We should not have to cram for the final exam of life because there…

Becker (Kenya) Update – May 2022

We are thankful for you as a partner in the Gospel. Scroll down for our newsletter Going out Students have finished classes and are going back to their churches for a few months, many as interns. We also are going to the U.S. for three months to visit supporters. Look and see where we will be. Click below to open…

Becker (Kenya) Update – April 2022

Thank God for partners in the Gospel. Scroll down for a minute mission message View this email in your browser Prepared to share God’s word Papyrus is soaked in water and pressed to prepare it to be a medium for sharing God’s word. Our baptism and pressures we experience prepare us to be living letters from God. Click below to open…

Becker (Kenya) Update 3 – April 2022

Thank God for partners in the Gospel. Scroll down for a minute mission message View this email in your browser A Living Offering For church offerings here, some people bring produce and some of it may be alive and flapping. Jesus gave the most valuable living sacrifice for us. Click below to open the video message Living Offering minute message You…

Becker (Kenya) Update 2 – April 2022

Thank God for partners in the Gospel. Scroll down for a minute mission message View this email in your browser Easter Confirmation Jesus’ resurrection is confirmation that Jesus’ promises are true and we are truly saved. So, it is also a good time for Peter to confirm that he has this faith. Click below to open the video message Easter Confirmation…

Becker (Kenya) Update – March/April

Thank God for partners in the Gospel. Scroll down for a minute mission message View this email in your browser Palm Sunday Procession People on Palm Sunday used what they had to honor Jesus. All we have also comes from Jesus and can be used to honor him.. Click below to open the video message Palm Sunday minute message You can…

Vance & Linda Becker (Kenya) Update – April 2022

Becker_Kenya_Apr2022.pdf Click icon to open, read, download or print file. We are thankful for you as a partner in the Gospel. Scroll down for our newsletter Retreat and Return We learned about being reconcilers at our Africa Team Training retreat. Now are back and working hard toward the end of the semester. Click below to open the April Newsletter. April…

Becker (Kenya) Update 4 – March 2022

Thank God for partners in the Gospel. Scroll down for a minute mission message Many Helpers Spreading God’s Word takes many helpers. One of them is Lutheran Heritage Foundation, an LCMS auxiliary represented here by Tuomo Simojoki. Click below to open the video message Many helpers minute message You can financially support us with a monthly recurring gift, a yearly pledge…

Becker (Kenya) Update 3 – March 2022

Thank God for partners in the Gospel. Scroll down for a minute mission message   An enjoyable visit We have always said we are ready for guests. Our son and his wife came and enjoyed being with the students. Who is next? Click below to open the video message Family guests minute message You can financially support us with a monthly…

Becker (Kenya) Update 1 – March 2022

Becker_Kenya_Mar2022_2.pdf Click icon to open, read, download or print file. We are thankful for you as a partner in the Gospel. Coming and going People have been busy coming to Matongo. We also are busy with some going, taking others with us. You can financially support us with a monthly recurring gift, a yearly pledge or a start-up gift. using…

Becker (Kenya) Update 3 – February 2022

Thank God for partners in the Gospel. Scroll down for a minute mission message Sharing the Message There are many who help us with our ministry, including Erik Lunsford, LCMS photographer, who was on our campus. Click below to open the video message Sharing the Message You can financially support us with a monthly recurring gift, a yearly pledge or a start-up…

Becker (Kenya) Update – February 2022

Thank God for partners in the Gospel. Scroll down for a minute mission message View this email in your browser Help for disasters Rev. Dr. Ross Johnson from LCMS Disaster Response was on campus to lead a class for Deaconess students on how to help with suffering and disaster. Click below to open the video message Help with Disaster Misison Message…

Becker (Kenya) – Special Video Message February 2022

Thank God for partners in the Gospel. Scroll down for a minute mission message   Missions Unpacked Presentation We are sharing a presentation we did a week ago as part of the LCMS Missions Unpacked program. About the first 19 minutes are us talking about pictures from here and then we answer questions. All are welcome to share it with those…

Becker (Kenya) – November 2021 Update 2

Thank God for partners in the Gospel. Scroll down for a minute mission message Take a walk As we walk around our neighborhood, we encounter things that are like a Christian’s daily walk with Christ. Come along with us. Our Walk Minute Mission Message (Video)     You can (continue to) financially support us with a monthly recurring gift, a…

Becker (Kenya) – November 2021 Update 1

We are thankful for you as a partner in the Gospel. Taking care of health Going to the team retreat helps us stay emotionally and spiritually well. We are also doing what we can to help students stay well. Download our November 2021 Newsletter!     You can financially support us with a monthly recurring gift, a yearly pledge, or…

Becker (Kenya) – October 2021 Update

Thank God for partners in the Gospel. Reformation Day Reformation Day is about the eternal gospel which we have to proclaim to every nation and language. That is what we are doing here in eastern Africa. Click below to open the video message   Reformation Minute Mission Message   More Minute Mission Messages: Choir Rehearsal  Beazilians  Student Leaders Open Door…

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Thank God for partners in the Gospel. Scroll down for a minute mission message   Secondary School Chapel One of our students leads chapel at an area secondary school. This week, he invited me to come along and give the message. The first button is the video format we have been using. The next is mp4 format. We would be interested…

becker_kenya_Feb2021.pdf

becker_kenya_Feb2021.pdf Click icon to open, read, download or print file. We are thankful for you as a partner in the Gospel.   Filling Clases Classes are filling as students continue to arrive, so now Vance and Linda are both filling needs as teachers.       You can financially support us with a monthly recurring gift, a yearly pledge or…

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  Thank God for partners in the Gospel. Scroll down for a minute mission message     Meet Some Students Meet Vance’s students this semester. God has a purpose for each individual including you.  Click below to open the video message   Meet students minute message video     You can financially support us with a monthly recurring gift, a yearly…

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becker_kenya_jan2021.pdf Click icon to open, read, download or print file. We are thankful for you as a partner in the Gospel. Scroll down for our newsletter   Looking ahead and looking back. We are looking forward to the new semester starting with new students. In this newsletter is also a look back at the last year full of many changes….

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…

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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…

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    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      …

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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…

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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…

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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….

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  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…

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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…