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New post from missionary Erin Mackenzie

New post from missionary Erin Mackenzie Channeling My Inner Grade Schooler Posted: 29 Jun 2020 12:54 PM PDT I’m supposed to be in Peru right now in between two short-term teams, and the first native Peruvian Lutheran pastor was supposed to have been ordained yesterday. At least, I had an extended trip to Lima, with an unprecedented ordination as its…

KreyTe_Dominican Republic_Jun2020

Greetings from Santiago!      We are thankful for your prayers and continued support.  It has been a busy on-line couple of months for us here, and we are thankful that at last we have returned to church with our family in Christ here in Santiago.    Our prayers are with you all as well, for continued strength and faith…

Burch_Belize_Jun2020

Greetings!   The attached is a “newsy letter” that will fill you in on life in the mission field of Belize. I hope you have a minute to take a look.   Thank you! Markie

DR Foro_Jun2020

  2020 | Quarter 2   Upcoming FOROs: Fall 2020: September 12 (Virtual only) Spring 2021: March 5-8 Contact Courtney Zalmanoff with questions or for more information.  Spotlight: Missions   The congregation at Pueblo Nuevo worships together again on June 7 with added protocols for safety. Photo by Clarion Fritsche   June 7 was a glorious day for the congregations of the Dominican…

KreyTi_Dominican Republic_Jun2020

Hello Wonderful Partners in Christ, A blessed belated Easter to you all! The Lord He is Risen, He is Risen Indeed! I pray you all had a wonderful Easter, even if it was quieter than usual. Spring has sprung and we’re already in Summer (can you believe it?). I continue to be thankful for not only my good health –…

Friends of Jamaica: June Mini FORO Report

Thanks to everyone who came. Here are links you might like. View this email in your browser Friends of Jamaica LCMS Missions REPORT: Mini FORO June 20, 2020 Mission Central, consider a gift to support Rev. Ite and the work of LCMS Missions in Jamaica:  Give Now Virtual FORO Meeting Report and Links First, thanks to all of you who…

New post from missionary Erin Mackenzie

New post from missionary Erin Mackenzie The Cloud Posted: 23 Jun 2020 12:45 PM PDT I didn’t need my sunglasses on this morning’s run. Nope, a Saharan Dust Plume made sure of that. We’re inside a cloud! The particles that regularly accumulate on basically any horizontal surface is my house originate in the Sahara (how else to you think tropical storms…

Puerto Rico FORO: June 2020

An update on the ongoing work of our missionaries in Puerto Rico View this email in your browser June 2020 Update Support the FORO Puerto Rico Ministry Update As the island begins to reopen, we rejoice that we were able to have our first in-person worship service on Pentecost Sunday. At Iglesia Luterana Fuente de Vida in Ponce, the service…

DR Group Home_Dominican Republic_Jun2020

  Hogares Luteranos el Buen Pastor News from the Group Home June 2020 Hello to all of you! We are thankful that the kids are strong and healthy! Between mid-March and now, the kids have been under quarantine and inside the house. They have missed their normal routines of school, church, work, and other activities in the community, but they are…

New post from missionary Erin Mackenzie

New post from missionary Erin Mackenzie Phase 2.5 Posted: 18 Jun 2020 11:00 AM PDT The DR was supposed to move from Phase 2 to Phase 3 yesterday. Instead, here we sit on day 93 having failed to meet whatever would have triggered the transition. The government will reevaluate things early next week. In the meantime, authorities will be cracking down…

Friends of Jamaica: June FORO Agenda

What to expect at our FORO Saturday morning – don’t forget to RSVP! View this email in your browser Friends of Jamaica LCMS Missions AGENDA: Mini FORO June 20, 2020 Mission Central, consider a gift to support Rev. Ite and the work of LCMS Missions in Jamaica:  Give Now Virtual FORO Meeting Saturday, June 20, 2020, at 9:00 AM Central…

News from the Group Home in the DR

Update on the kids, lockdown in the home, summer plans and more! View this email in your browser Hogares Luteranos el Buen Pastor News from the Group Home June 2020 Hello to all of you! We are thankful that the kids are strong and healthy! Between mid-March and now, the kids have been under quarantine and inside the house. They have…

Lehr_Puerto Rico_Jun2020

    Stay up to date with LCMS Missionary Ashley Lehr and what God is doing in Puerto Rico.  I have been a missionary for ONE Year!   Throwback to 1 year ago in Wisconsin putting my acceptance letter in the mail!   Happy June from the Dominican Republic!  At this time last year I received my official appointment to be…

Naumann_Dominican Republic_May2020

  Jonathan & Cheryl’s May 2020 Mission Newsletter     Greetings from Deaconess Cheryl and Pastor Jonathan! Dear friends in Christ, While changes like “social distancing” bring challenges, God provides ways for His work to still be accomplished! As the hymn says, “God moves in a mysterious way His wonders to perform.” (LSB#765) We pray that you are staying healthy and…

Never separated from God’s loving care! ?

Jonathan & Cheryl’s May 2020 Mission Newsletter View this email in your browser Greetings from Deaconess Cheryl and Pastor Jonathan! Dear friends in Christ, While changes like “social distancing” bring challenges, God provides ways for His work to still be accomplished! As the hymn says, “God moves in a mysterious way His wonders to perform.” (LSB#765) Please click  HERE to read our May 2020…

Mission News from the Wildauers

Fellow Redeemed, Greetings to you in our Lord Jesus Christ. We pray that this newsletter reaches you in good health and wellbeing. While most of our newsletters address the work which is taking place on the field, we wanted to answer the questions which many have asked in various forms. “Where are you now and how did you get there?”…

Fall 2020 DRLM FORO

Fall 2020 DRLM FORO Survey Dear FORO partners and guests,            Below is a short survey regarding the upcoming DRLM FORO this fall. Please take a moment to provide your thoughts on how to move forward at this time. Your response is critical in our preparation for this event. The deadline to submit the survey is…

New post from missionary Erin Mackenzie

New post from missionary Erin Mackenzie Enter His Courts with Praise Posted: 08 Jun 2020 06:54 PM PDT I WENT TO CHURCH YESTERDAY (day 82). After a nearly three month hiatus, Iglesia Luterana Cordero de Dios held in-person corporate worship, with Holy Communion. You better believe I was in the “pew” (plastic chair) and at the altar. I even remembered…

Neuendorf_Latin America_May2020

A few notes from LCMS Missionaries, James & Christel         In His Perfect Timing We had our first in-person worship service in the reopening on Pentecost Sunday. We met in the outdoor patio of our earthquake damaged buildings rather than the much smaller rented location where we could barely seat 10 people under the strict social distancing…

May News from James & Christel

A few notes from LCMS Missionaries, James & Christel In His Perfect Timing We had our first in-person worship service in the reopening on Pentecost Sunday. We met in the outdoor patio of our earthquake damaged buildings rather than the much smaller rented location where we could barely seat 10 people under the strict social distancing requirements.  Because of our…

Ramirez_Dominican Republic_Jun2020_2

  First Church Service After COVID-19 Shutdown — June 7, 2020                Last weekend we had a wonderful and joyous event as we gathered together in the Lord’s house after nearly 3 months apart. The government here in the Dominican Republic has begun the process of re-opening. We have a four phase process which…

Mackenzie_Dominican Republic_Jun2020

June 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.   #coronastyle walks made a resurgence when curfew was pushed back from 5 pm to 7 pm. Here, we’re checking out the house a fellow missionary family will be moving into soon. Virus or…

Zalmanoff_Dominican Republic_Jun2020

  Dear brothers and sisters in Christ, Is it really June already? It’s hard to believe so much of this year has passed. Time seems to have stood still the past few months as I have been working from home. My work has continued online and expanded into new realms of international work for the Gospel. Read my full newsletter…

New post from missionary Erin Mackenzie

New post from missionary Erin Mackenzie Phase 2 Posted: 06 Jun 2020 02:02 PM PDT Happy Saturday (day 81), friends.  Sometimes, my blog posts merit an apology due to photo overload. This one merits the opposite. You’ve already seen much of what has graced my computer screen during COVID-19, but I can think of two virtual engagements within the past…

Friends of Jamaica: June 20 Mini Virtual FORO

Learn more about the Kingston Ministy Centre and Lutheran Hour’s work View this email in your browser Friends of Jamaica LCMS Missions Mini FORO June 20, 2020 Mission Central, consider a gift to support Rev. Ite and the work of LCMS Missions in Jamaica:  Give Now Virtual FORO Meeting Saturday, June 20, 2020, at 9:00 AM Central Daylight Time Know…

Ramirez_Dominican Republic_Jun2020

    Please Pray for the Reopening of the Mission Congregations in the Dominican Republic after COVID-19 Shut-down   The Dominican Republic has begun to slowly reopen activity in the country. We are still under a state of emergency and a daily curfew but we can now leave our homes during the day to do many necessary activities. Grocery stores, book stores,…

Ramirez_Dominican Republic_Jun2020

    Please Pray for the Reopening of the Mission Congregations in the Dominican Republic after COVID-19 Shut-down   The Dominican Republic has begun to slowly reopen activity in the country. We are still under a state of emergency and a daily curfew but we can now leave our homes during the day to do many necessary activities. Grocery stores, book stores,…

Conrad_Mexico_May2020

Dear Partners in Mission,                 Greetings in the name of the Lord. We pray  that the riots and discord that are taking place throughout the United States come to an end. All is well with the three of us; the corona virus has not hit us. We look forward to the time when we can resume normal church and teaching…

St-Onge_Latin America_May2020

LCMS Missions, thanks for your support! The St-Onges In the Way: May 2020 A new way of ministry and mission continues in Quebec and across the Caribbean. We are reaching out through Facebook, Google, and YouTube in podcasts, videos and written devotions. This month’s work also included a virtual VBS in Hong Kong, developing plans for small communion services in…

New post from missionary Erin Mackenzie

New post from missionary Erin Mackenzie Phase 1 Posted: 27 May 2020 06:11 PM PDT Greetings in the name of our crucified, risen, and now ASCENDED Lord. On Thursday, I attended a TRI-lingual Ascension Day service organized by my missionary colleague Rev. Charles St-Onge. Charles lives in Montreal, Quebec, where he pastors a multicultural SELC congregation coincidentally called Ascension when…

St-Onge Newsletter May 2020

What have the St-Onges been up to as summer approaches?  Friends in Christ, thanks for your support! View this email in your browser The St-Onges In the Way: May 2020 A new way of ministry and mission continues in Quebec and across the Caribbean. We are reaching out through Facebook, Google, and YouTube in podcasts, videos and written devotions. This…

Puerto Rico FORO: May 2020 Update

Hurricanes, earthquakes, viruses: nothing can stop the Word View this email in your browser May 2020 Update Support the FORO On May 2nd, 2020, a major 5.4 earthquake hit Puerto Rico near the city Ponce.  Two hundred families lost their homes after the earthquake. About twenty families were moved to a hotel near the church. The hotel is full because…

Ramirez_Dominican Republic_May2020

    Greetings from the Ramirez Family! Sending you smiles from our little man this afternoon and praying that you all have a wonderful memorial day weekend. As things begin to open back up in the United States we pray that you are able to enjoy a chance to get out of your house and breath in some fresh air. …

Inglehart_Dominican Republic_May2020

Good afternoon, Dear Friends, I pray this finds you well and safe. If you need something to read, I have you covered with my latest newsletter. Here is a link to it: https://spark.adobe.com/page/MvgEP4KKoiThy/ Your continued support and prayers are greatly appreciated, especially during these uncertain times. I pray God’s richest blessings for you and your loved ones. In Christ, Jana Inglehart…

Lehr_Puerto Rico_May2020

  Stay up to date with LCMS Missionary Ashley Lehr and what God is doing in Puerto Rico.  Eastertide Greetings, Christ has Risen, He has Risen Indeed Alleluia.   I continue to remain safe and health here in the Dominican Republic. I pray the same for you and your families. April 17th marked 3 months of living in the Dominican…

Neuendorf_Latin America_Apr2020

A few notes from LCMS Missionaries, James & Christel         Empty Rooms Lately I’ve been doing a lot of speaking into empty rooms. On social media, a running joke among pastors has been to print out cardboard cutouts of their church members and put them in the pews. It’s been a strange time. After a while the…

Zalmanoff_Dominican Republic_May2020

  My dearest brothers and sisters in Christ,           Alleluia! Christ is risen! He is risen indeed. Alleluia! I continue to keep you in my prayers as the unprecedented circumstances of the world continue to affect each of us in different ways. Thank you for your continued support and encouragement! Read my newsletter to see what I’ve been…

April News from James & Christel

A few notes from LCMS Missionaries, James & Christel Empty Rooms Lately I’ve been doing a lot of speaking into empty rooms. On social media, a running joke among pastors has been to print out cardboard cutouts of their church members and put them in the pews. It’s been a strange time. After a while the empty rooms start to…

Campbell_Gary_May2020

May 2020 Mission Field: Gary, IN News from the Campbell family     Shelter In Place – Stay On Mission  The Novel CoronaVirus has imposed an unusual situation upon the residents of Gary, IN and the Gary Lutheran Community has been affected. We have not been deflected away from Christ’s Mission. There is a serious financial issue, but God is in Control.   …

New post from missionary Erin Mackenzie

New post from missionary Erin Mackenzie I Lost at Tic-tac-toe Posted: 08 May 2020 10:04 AM PDT To a cat. I successfully recreated a Facebook video of someone playing tic-tac-toe with a cat (by placing cat treats in each square), and Freddy beat me without my even realizing it at first! Sheltering in place for 51 days has made us…

Naumann_Dominican Republic_Apr2020

Jonathan & Cheryl’s April 2020 Mission Newsletter     Greetings from Deaconess Cheryl and Pastor Jonathan! Dear friends in Christ, How wonderful it is that God provides opportunities for us to serve Him, even during this time of pandemic! We hope you will rejoice with us as you read about new possibilities for Gospel outreach. We love to hear from you via…

New Opportunities in Latin America!

Jonathan & Cheryl’s April 2020 Mission Newsletter View this email in your browser Greetings from Deaconess Cheryl and Pastor Jonathan! Dear friends in Christ, How wonderful it is that God provides opportunities for us to serve Him, even during this time of pandemic! We hope you will rejoice with us as you read about new possibilities for Gospel outreach. Please click  HERE to…

Conrad_Mexico_Apr2020

Dear Partners in Mission,      May the Resurrected Lord give you strength and hope during this Easter Season. Without a doubt the Covid virus is presenting some great challenges to our church and to our life. Yet we go forward in confidence knowing that the Risen Lord will triumph over all things. His victory is our victory. Attached please find…

Ramirez_Dominican Republic_Apr2020

End of April 2020 Newsletter from the Ramirez Family Share Forward He is Risen! He is risen Indeed, Alleluia!           This was certainly an unusual Easter season, we were not able to join together as the church of Christ in person with the full glory of our Easter celebration. Our family participated in Holy Week daily devotions online…

St-Onge_Latin America_Apr2020

LCMS Missions, thanks for your support! The St-Onges In the Way: April 2020 One of the wonders that the Lord has built into us is the ability to adapt to new circumstances. Knowing that our Lord holds us in the palm of his hand allow us to adapt even more quickly while others struggle.  It was a different Easter. Not…

St-Onge Newsletter April 2020

Mission is about sharing the Good News, and that continues to happen Friends in Christ, thanks for your support! View this email in your browser The St-Onges In the Way: April 2020 One of the wonders that the Lord has built into us is the ability to adapt to new circumstances. Knowing that our Lord holds us in the palm…

New post from missionary Erin Mackenzie

New post from missionary Erin Mackenzie A Win Posted: 28 Apr 2020 06:51 PM PDT Today marked a major corona win!  In light of the changes that COVID-19 has brought to our world, the Short-term Coordinator workgroup put our heads together to come up with virtual service opportunities and voila, the English conversation partner project – pairing stateside volunteers with…

Friends of Jamaica: School Presentation

A video of Pastor Ite’s presentation on our school in Parade Gardens View this email in your browser Friends of Jamaica LCMS Missions Post-Meeting Follow-Up Mission Central, consider a gift to support Rev. Ite and the work of LCMS Missions in Jamaica:  Give Now Notes from our Virtual FORO Saturday, April 25, 2020 Thanks again to everyone who attended our…

New post from missionary Erin Mackenzie

New post from missionary Erin Mackenzie O Lord, throughout These Forty Days Posted: 27 Apr 2020 01:03 PM PDT In the story of Noah and the Flood, it rained for 40 days and 40 nights. Moses spent 40 days and 40 nights on Mt. Sinai prior to receiving the Ten Commandments. The twelve spies scouted out the land of Canaan…

New post from missionary Erin Mackenzie

New post from missionary Erin Mackenzie Together in Spirit [Week] Posted: 24 Apr 2020 01:09 PM PDT It’s the last day of spirit week in LAC. Yep, just like the days leading up to those pep rallies in grade school and high school: a different dress-up prompt each day, with photos shared throughout the day on our regional WhatsApp group…