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New post from missionary Erin Mackenzie What did I just agree to? Posted: 12 Sep 2020 03:50 PM PDT Evidently, teaching English.  As of the would-be first day of school, I could have counted the total enrollment at both DRLM Lutheran schools on my hands. Much prayerful deliberation led to the decision to postpone the start of the academic year….

Sharp_Uruguay_Sept2020.pdf

Greetings in Christ from Latin America. Much as we had hoped to gather in Lima, the Peru mission team is planning yet another virtual FORO on Saturday, November 7, at 10:00 am, Central Standard Time. Expect updates and discussion on ministry opportunities, personnel, and facilities. At this time, please simply mark your calendars; a formal invite with an RSVP request and…

FW: September Updates

  Happy September from Santiago! Though not many people have been able to travel much this year, there are still lots of exciting events happening around our missions and churches in Latin America & the Caribbean. This month, I am sharing a little of what our work looks like around the region. Check it out! Exciting things are coming! After a…

Neuendorf_Latin America_Aug2020.pdf

A few notes from LCMS Missionaries, James & Christel   August came and went in what seemed like the blink of an eye. We finished up our final hurricane prep as well as a few of our on-going summer projects. We received a new executive order that forced us in Ponce to go back to online services (we couldn’t meet the capacity…

Lehr_Puerto Rico_Aug2020.pdf

  Stay up to date with LCMS Missionary Ashley Lehr and what God is doing in Puerto Rico.  Happy almost fall from my new home in Puerto Rico! I am very happy to have arrived in Mayaguez. Fall is my favorite season of the year but where did summer go? Read about how my summer flew by and how I am…

Ramirez_Dominican Republic_Aug2020.pdf

      End of Summer 2020  News from the Ramirez Family   Share Forward              This summer we have had a busy time both in ministry and in our personal life. I apologize as a print newsletter went out the beginning of July recapping the month of May and June, however this newsletter did not…

Conrad_Mexico_Aug2020.pdf

Dear Partners in Mission,                   Greetings in the name of the Lord. We continue to pray for the many people who are suffering due to the Covid virus. Amid this crisis the church of Christ continues to march forward as it continues to guide the world through the Divine Word that never changes. Attached please find our latest newsletter….

St-Onge_Latin America_Aug2020.pdf

    LCMS Missions, thanks for your support! The St-Onges In the Way: August 2020 Two years ago this month I was preparing for our biennial network reconnect trip. Olivia and Sophia were looking forward to a visit with Old Missionary Gary and friends in Mapleton, IA and connecting with folks in Houston, TX. I was looking forward to the…

Naumann_Dominican Republic_Aug2020.pdf

Jonathan & Cheryl’s August 2020 Mission Newsletter         Greetings from Deaconess Cheryl and Pastor Jonathan!   Dear friends in Christ, God bless and keep you.     Deaconess Cheryl & Pastor Jonathan Pastors and secretaries, please print copies of the newsletter for your congregation display board. Rev. Dr. J. Naumann, Theological Educator and Regional Chaplain Deaconess Cheryl Naumann, missionary in the Dominican…

Mackenzie_Dominican Republic_Aug2020.pdf

    August 2020 News from Erin Mackenzie Serving the Lord in Latin America & the Caribbean   Due to COVID-19, my home service plans are on pause indefinitely.   “When peace like a river attendeth my way / When sorrows like sea billows roll / Whatever my lot, Thou hast taught me to say / It is well, it…

August News from James & Christel

A few notes from LCMS Missionaries, James & Christel August came and went in what seemed like the blink of an eye. We finished up our final hurricane prep as well as a few of our on-going summer projects. We received a new executive order that forced us in Ponce to go back to online services (we couldn’t meet the capacity requirements)….

New post from missionary Erin Mackenzie

New post from missionary Erin Mackenzie The Library Lowdown Posted: 05 Sep 2020 06:12 PM PDT Welcome to today’s edition of blogging between games of a Cardinals doubleheader.  I’ve mentioned the seminary library and working in said library often over the past couple months. I’m on a bit of a hiatus for the moment but thought it high time to…

FW: Sharp_Uruguay_Aug2020.pdf

  From: Mission Letters Sent: Friday, September 4, 2020 2:55:59 PM (UTC-05:00) Eastern Time (US & Canada) To: Honaker, Edie Subject: Sharp_Uruguay_Aug2020.pdf   Serving the Lord in URUGUAY News from the Sharp Family       The Big Story   The Coronavirus pandemic has affected people all over the world and as missionaries we have had to adapt to it,…

Sharp_Uruguay_Aug2020.pdf

  Serving the Lord in URUGUAY News from the Sharp Family       The Big Story   The Coronavirus pandemic has affected people all over the world and as missionaries we have had to adapt to it, too.They didn’t train us to be experts in video editing or online education, but we are doing okay!       PLEASE…

New post from missionary Erin Mackenzie

New post from missionary Erin Mackenzie Don’t Forget Fall Posted: 01 Sep 2020 04:55 PM PDT Happy September! Today’s high was 85, but I have decided that it’s the official start of fall in Santiago.  Given that the first signs of Christmas will start popping up in a month or so, can I please just have the next 30 days…

Join us for our virtual fall FORO!

The Fall FORO meeting for Puerto Rico will be virtually held over Zoom.  FALL FORO INVITATION  Join our virtual FORO over Zoom on October 10th, 2020 at 10:00 am AST Register for FORO The Fall FORO meeting for Puerto Rico will be virtually held over Zoom. This will be an opportunity to see videos, hear from our missionaries about their work and…

St-Onge August 2020 Newsletter

Coming to a town near you this October and November! Friends in Christ, thanks for your support! View this email in your browser The St-Onges In the Way: August 2020 Download our August 2020 newsletter or read it online.  Two years ago this month I was preparing for our biennial network reconnect trip. Olivia and Sophia were looking forward to…

News & Mission Presentation Invitation

Jonathan & Cheryl’s August 2020 Mission Newsletter View this email in your browser Greetings from Deaconess Cheryl and Pastor Jonathan! Dear friends in Christ, Please click  HERE to read our August 2020 news – including information about how you can watch one of the September mission presentations we will give online from our home in the Dominican Republic! God bless and keep you.   Deaconess Cheryl & Pastor…

DR Group Home_Dominican Republic_Aug2020

  To view pictures, click here: View this email in your browser Hogares Luteranos el Buen Pastor News from the Group Home August 2020   Family! We are so thankful for our aunts and uncles who daily take care of our kids. Over the next few months, we are going to take some time to tell you about them.  Four of…

Neuendorf_Latin America_Jul2020

  A few notes from LCMS Missionaries, James & Christel     And who is my neighbor? The question which motivated Jesus to tell the story of the Good Samaritan is an interesting one. You can find the account in Luke 10:29, but I’m sure you are quite familiar with it. A lawyer is having a discussion with Jesus about…

New post from missionary Erin Mackenzie

New post from missionary Erin Mackenzie It’s like raaa-a-ain on your wedding day… Posted: 24 Aug 2020 01:40 PM PDT …which is bound to happen, if you get married in the tropics in the middle of hurricane season. Thanks, Laura.  Tropical storm notwithstanding, Jamielynn and Rafa finally tied the knot. The road to the altar was anything but easy. Due to…

New post from missionary Erin Mackenzie

New post from missionary Erin Mackenzie Work Up North Posted: 21 Aug 2020 06:11 PM PDT One of my missionary colleagues has a section in each of his newsletters entitled “Work Up North.” (He divides his time between Ascension Lutheran Church, a multicultural SELC congregation in Montreal, and several Caribbean islands, so there’s another section entitled – you guessed it…

August 2020 Update

God’s protection through the first tropical storm of hurricane season AUGUST UPDATE Join our virtual FORO over Zoom on October 10th and October 24th. More Details to Come. Support the Puerto Rico Mission First Tropical Storm of the Hurricane Season Tropical Storm Isaías was the biggest storm the team has experienced this year. Neighborhoods that never experienced flooding were flooded during the…

July News from James & Christel

A few notes from LCMS Missionaries, James & Christel And who is my neighbor? The question which motivated Jesus to tell the story of the Good Samaritan is an interesting one. You can find the account in Luke 10:29, but I’m sure you are quite familiar with it. A lawyer is having a discussion with Jesus about the law, to…

Campbell_Gary_Aug2020

Growing in grace and wisdom at CTSFW       Summertime in Ft. Wayne… and the living is TOUGH   This summer has seen your missionary surrounded by brilliant, gifted men of God. I have learned a lot while taking classes at Concordia Theological Seminary. Some things even came out of my textbooks! The Professors, like Rev. Dr. Don Wiley (standing…

Zalmanoff_Dominican Republic_Aug2020

  Hot, humid, and sunny August greetings from Santiago! What is summer like where you are? The endless sunshine here is an excellent reminder of Psalm 113:3. “From the rising of the sun to its setting, the name of the Lord is to be praised!” Join with me in praising our Lord for who He is and what He does…

New post from missionary Erin Mackenzie

New post from missionary Erin Mackenzie Serving from Home Posted: 11 Aug 2020 03:22 AM PDT Things I didn’t do on day 153 that I would have done if COVID-19 weren’t a thing: fly to St. Louis for the start of my home service.  Instead, I’m still working…er, serving?…from my home in Santiago. The latest out of the DR is…

Conrad_Mexico_Jul2020

Dear Partners in Mission,      We continue to serve the Lord in Mexico during the Corona virus. Thank you for your prayers during this difficult time. Be assured that you are also in our prayers as we confront this epidemic in all parts of the world. Nonetheless the Word of the Lord continues to go forward. God still reigns and…

Naumann_Dominican Republic_Jul2020

Jonathan & Cheryl’s June/July 2020 Mission Newsletter     Greetings from Deaconess Cheryl and Pastor Jonathan! Dear friends in Christ, We think of you in various parts of the United States and other countries, and pray that you will be sustained with patience and hope during the lessening or reintroduction of various “social distancing” challenges. We invite you to read how God is…

Inglehart_Dominican Republic_Jul2020

Good afternoon, Dear Friends,   Thank you for your continued support during this strange time. I have been mostly working from home, but staying plenty busy with the mission work, and staying away from the virus. I hope you are well and safe, too.   Here is a link to my most recent newsletter: https://spark.adobe.com/page/Qqcs7vtPeDy0R/   I hope you enjoy…

Summer News from the Dominican Republic

Jonathan & Cheryl’s June/July 2020 Mission Newsletter View this email in your browser Greetings from Deaconess Cheryl and Pastor Jonathan! Dear friends in Christ, We think of you in various parts of the United States and other countries, and pray that you will be sustained with patience and hope during the lessening or reintroduction of various “social distancing” challenges. We invite you to…

New post from missionary Erin Mackenzie

New post from missionary Erin Mackenzie The I of the Storm Posted: 30 Jul 2020 06:02 PM PDT Greetings from the middle of Isaias, 2020’s first tropical cyclonic activity in the Atlantic Basin that’s posed any threat to the DR.  Firstly, thanks be to the God, all LAC missionaries are safe.  If you’ve been following the LAC Facebook page, you…

St-Onge July 2020 Newsletter

An online VBS, the Lord’s Supper in person again, and our intern at work Friends in Christ, thanks for your support! View this email in your browser The St-Onges In the Way: July 2020 We pray that the Lord has been with all of you in these unimaginable times. We know that heartache has visited some of you. We have…

New post from missionary Erin Mackenzie

New post from missionary Erin Mackenzie MAN, I could GO for a Mango Posted: 28 Jul 2020 06:28 AM PDT Day: 140. Summer reading program pages logged: 3,045. New mango recipes attempted in the past two weeks: 7.  It all started when missionary colleagues Jonathan & Cheryl gifted me a plastic grocery bag full of mangoes from the trees (yes,…

Lehman_Spain_Jul2020

  The Lehman Family Newsletter for June/July 2020     The Lord has continued to bless the mission here in Spain! We are thankful for your continued support and prayers!   Please read our newsletter. It will fill you in on all that is going on with our family and with your brothers and sisters in Christ living in Spain….

Lehman Family Newsletter June/July 2020

The Lehman Family Newsletter for June/July 2020 The Lord has continued to bless the mission here in Spain! We are thankful for your continued support and prayers! Please click the link below to read our newsletter. It will fill you in on all that is going on with our family and with your brothers and sisters in Christ living in…

New post from missionary Erin Mackenzie

New post from missionary Erin Mackenzie Phase ??? Posted: 21 Jul 2020 06:17 PM PDT And on day 133…curfew is back with a vengeance. The language of phases seems to have vanished from the vernacular, but between the economic sector reopening, campaign rallies leading up to election day, and Dominicans heading to the polls on July 5, the COVID-19 situation…

Neuendorf_Latin America_Jun2020

A few notes from LCMS Missionaries, James & Christel         A Miraculous Catch I bet that you recently had to learn a new way of doing something you have always done. Last Sunday our text was the calling of Simon the fisherman, to be a fisher of men. I love this story. Peter starts and ends as…

June News from James & Christel

A few notes from LCMS Missionaries, James & Christel A Miraculous Catch I bet that you recently had to learn a new way of doing something you have always done. Last Sunday our text was the calling of Simon the fisherman, to be a fisher of men. I love this story. Peter starts and ends as a fisherman. The Lord…

New post from missionary Erin Mackenzie

New post from missionary Erin Mackenzie Bienvenidas y Despedidas Posted: 15 Jul 2020 10:21 AM PDT Update: 53 library books cataloged Monday + 34 yesterday. Yes, I went back…this is exactly the kind of thing I have a tendency to dive headfirst into… About Sunday, though. I left Costambar a few minutes after 9 am and arrived early for Pueblo Nuevo’s…

New post from missionary Erin Mackenzie

New post from missionary Erin Mackenzie Vitamin Sea Posted: 13 Jul 2020 09:04 AM PDT At one time, I was considering making a packing list template in Excel that I could print 4 or 6 to a page and use instead of scrawling the same items on a Post-It note whenever I travel. Before I could get around to it, though,…

Tinkey_Dominican Republic_Jul2020

  July 2020 Friends of the mission, Hello from Santiago! I am happy to bring you this summer update from the field. As the Proverb says, “A man’s heart plans his way, But the LORD directs his steps” (16:9). Plans have come and gone for us on the mission field, too. However, the Lord has been with us each step of the way,…

Zalmanoff_Dominican Republic_Jul2020

  God has a funny sense of humor.            Isn’t it strange how this year is playing out? Did we ever expect a lot of the things that have happened in the first half of 2020? Is life on the mission field ever simplistic and follow the plan that is laid out? How many hairs really…

New post from missionary Erin Mackenzie

New post from missionary Erin Mackenzie Christmas in July Posted: 05 Jul 2020 04:23 PM PDT I’ve never understood the notion of “Christmas in July.” I think it’s mainly another reason for retailers to have sales, as if they need one, but why not Christmas in June, which would be exactly six months from December?  Never mind, though . Yesterday, July…

Conrad_Mexico_Jun2020

Dear Friends in Christ,     Greetings in the name of the Lord. We continue to pray for all of the countries of the world as they combat the covid virus. We thank God that so far the three of us have not been affected by this virus. Attached please find our latest newsletter. Thank you again for your support. God’s…

St-Onge_Latin America_Jun2020

LCMS Missions, thanks for your support! The St-Onges In the Way: June 2020 We welcome the summer of 2020, but not as we expected to welcome it back in the cold of winter. We are welcoming it through masks, at a distance from loved ones, behind closed borders. Yet the Lord is with us, the God of Jacob remains our…

St-Onge Newsletter June 2020

The summer that is, not necessarily the summer we expected Friends in Christ, thanks for your support! View this email in your browser The St-Onges In the Way: June 2020 We welcome the summer of 2020, but not as we expected to welcome it back in the cold of winter. We are welcoming it through masks, at a distance from…