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Puerto Rico FORO: William’s Father, Asleep in Christ

With sadness we share the passing of William’s father   View this email in your browser William Torres Senior  Fallen Asleep in Christ, April 22, 2020 It is with great sadness that we share the news of the passing of William Torres’ father, William Torres Sr (pictured middle, with sons and grandsons). He died of respiratory complications in the morning…

Friends of Jamaica: April 25 Mini FORO

Subject: Friends of Jamaica: April 25 Mini FORO View this email in your browser Friends of Jamaica LCMS Missions Mini FORO April 25, 2020 Brent, consider a gift to support Rev. Ite and the work of LCMS Missions in Jamaica: Give Now Virtual FORO Meeting Saturday, April 25, 2020, at 9:00 AM Central Daylight Time Join missionaries, local leaders, and…

Lehman_Spain_Apr2020

The Lehman Family Newsletter for April 2020       The Lord has continued to bless the mission here in Spain!   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.       Learn how to support us! LCMS…

New post from missionary Erin Mackenzie

New post from missionary Erin Mackenzie Bring It On, Month 2 Posted: 20 Apr 2020 01:49 PM PDT It sounds like something from the Old Testament: On the third day of the second month… Yes, we are on day 34 of sheltering in place by my count. Time has become a blur. All of sudden it’s possible to reference something that…

KreyTi_Dominican Republic_Mar2020

Hello Wonderful Partners in Christ, Thank you for continuing on this journey with me! It is so wonderful to sit here and type "I AM IN THE DOMINICAN!"  It has been a whirlwind couple of months! Read my newsletter for all of the details but it’s consisted of language training, lots of meetings, and sheltering in place. Moving and Pandemics…

Preus_Dominican Republic_Apr2020

COVID-19 update       Update from the mission field     From our home in Santiago   Along with most of the rest of the world, we have been sheltering in place since mid-March. Pastor Preus has been holding services using Facebook live or a recording program and making them available on our church’s Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/luteranapalmararriba/). One of…

COVID-19, Peru, and You

Greetings in the name of our risen Lord and Savior! Easter celebrations in Peru and probably where you are, too, looked different this year than in years past, but we as Christians cling to Christ’s eternal victory over sin, death, the devil…and viruses, knowing that He vanquished them once and for all by His glorious resurrection. Ministry in Peru looks…

Zalmanoff_Dominican Republic_Apr2020

  Easter Blessings from the Dominican Republic! I pray you find much joy in this season as we celebrate our risen Savior! Click below to see what I’ve been up to amidst the global trials we are facing. He is risen indeed, Alleluia!     Attempting to recreate the famous Abbey Road album cover in my neighborhood with missionary friends, but #coronastyle….

New post from missionary Erin Mackenzie

New post from missionary Erin Mackenzie Jesus Still Rose Posted: 13 Apr 2020 09:57 AM PDT My pre-curfew walk yesterday featured two (welcome!) interruptions from fellow missionaries (I still made it home at 4:52 pm…eight minutes to spare!) – first bearing fresh flowers as a thank-you for technical assistance with MailChimp and then a hand-drawn missionary kid masterpiece with these…

Putnam_Dominican Republic_Apr2020

The Fruits of His Word Missionary Deaconess Danelle Putnam Dominican Republic – Easter 2020       Christ is risen! He is risen indeed!   Easter greetings to you from “Shelter in Place” in the Dominican Republic! During this time of suffering due to the coronavirus pandemic I pray you may be comforted by the cross of Christ. Jesus took upon himself…

Fritsche_Dominican Republic_Mar2020

Check out what the Fritsches have been up to…   Holy Week Greetings from the Fritsche Family in the Dominican Republic! You are receiving this because you either signed up or have supported us through LCMS or Mission Central.  Either way, thank you for following our journey.  We are incredibly grateful for your support! Through your support, the Lord is…

New post from missionary Erin Mackenzie

New post from missionary Erin Mackenzie The Store Posted: 10 Apr 2020 03:25 PM PDT It’s go time, people!  When living abroad as a foreign missionary, it’s perfectly acceptable to consider grocery shopping your accomplishment for the day. During a pandemic…I’ve got to be covered productivity-wise for at least a week. Yesterday, I braved my first store run since we…

New post from missionary Erin Mackenzie

New post from missionary Erin Mackenzie Picking up the Pieces Posted: 08 Apr 2020 05:34 PM PDT Puzzle #1 ✔  I promised a photo sequence in my last post, so here goes:  Sunday, 3:51 pm Sunday, 8:12 pm Monday, 9:32 pm Tuesday, 5:31 pm Tuesday, 8:06 pm Before the big reveal, can I just say that I’ve been looking at…

Krey_Dominican Republic_Apr2020

Greetings from Santiago! A blessed Holy Week to all of you. Please find attached our news from the field. God’s blessings to you, Rev. Ted & Rebecca Krey, Esther, Matthias, Natalia, Evangeline & Azariah

Neuendorf_Latin America_Mar2020

A few notes from LCMS Missionaries, James & Christel         Closed Doors I suppose I don’t need to tell you what it is like to be in quarantine. I doubt I need to talk about the anxiety that people are feeling, the fear or the panic that has overtaken the city. I don’t need to tell you…

Lehr_Puerto Rico_Mar2020

  Stay up to date with LCMS Missionary Ashley Lehr and what God is doing in Puerto Rico.    Hello from the Dominican Republic! Holy Week Blessings to you all. Please know that I am praying for us all as we social distance and trust in God. Amid the daily changes to life, we remember that God is always with us….

Mackenzie_Dominican Republic_Apr2020

April 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.   My first time lapse video (#thingsivelearnedwhileshelteringinplace): lettering Matthew 17:20:    He said to them, “Because of your little faith. For truly, I say to you, if you have faith like a grain…

New post from missionary Erin Mackenzie

New post from missionary Erin Mackenzie Having a Tropical Palm Sunday Posted: 06 Apr 2020 05:34 PM PDT Forget printable palm branches; I’d been scouting out the neighborhood for a week to find the ideal variety! I ushered in Holy Week with a triple header of Palm Sunday worship opportunities.  1. A pre-recorded service from my home church in St….

LAC Spanish resources for ministry during COVID-19

Attached is a schedule of virtual Holy Week worship and devotional opportunities from the church planting team in Spain. Additionally, here are some static resources. The links lead to Google Drive folders that will be continuously added to as additional content is created. Pastoral resources Children’s resources Disaster Response resources Music I hope you, Mission Central’s Spanish-speaking audience, and donors…

Devotions in Spanish – Monday of Holy Week

Subject: Devotions in Spanish   Dear Brent,    . Here is a link for a devotion in Spanish for Monday of Holy Week. Blessings on your day! In Christ, Daniel Conrad    ,https://youtu.be/Z6Jef4xWYw8  

Heidorn_Dominican Republic_Apr2020

    "Therefore we do not lose heart. Though outwardly we are wasting away, yet inwardly we are being renewed day by day. For our light and momentary troubles are achieving for us an eternal glory that far outweighs them all. So we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen, since what is seen…

Naumann_Dominican Republic_Mar2020

Dear friends in Christ, Greetings in the peace of Christ to all of you, from the Dominican Republic! We want to begin this March letter with a message of thanks and gratitude to you for your prayers for us and gifts to keep us working here in God’s mission. Thank you! Please know that we are also praying for you –…

St-Onge_Latin America_Mar2020

St-Onge_Latin-America_Mar2020.pdf Click icon to open, read, download or print file.     The St-Onges In the Way: March 2020 Folks who have been reading my newsletter for the last six years have gotten used to seeing the familiar “Work Up North” and “Work Down South” sections on the front page. This month, there is only one: “Work under Covid-19.” Missionaries…

New post from missionary Erin Mackenzie

New post from missionary Erin Mackenzie The Twelve Days of Sheltering in Place Posted: 29 Mar 2020 05:58 PM PDT On the first day of sheltering in place, my true love gave to me…one mask required to shop at Bravo (one of Santiago’s grocery store chains). Nacional, where I usually go, is taking temperatures before letting people in. (I’m still going…

Conrad_Mexico_Mar2020

Conrad_Mexico_Mar2020.pdf Click icon to open, read, download or print file. Dear Partners in Mission,       Greetings in the name of the Lord. Our prayers are with you as together we confront the reality of the Corona Virus Pandemic. We have decided to remain in Mexico during this crisis. Attached please find our latest newsletter. Thank you for your support and…

Warren_Dominican Republic_Mar2020

an update on how the COVID-19 virus has changed our life in the Dominican Republic   UPDATE FROM THE WARREN FAMILY   Dear friends, family, and supports, We pray that you are well during this time of chaos and uncertainty in our world. We wanted to give you an update on how the COVID-19 virus has changed our life in…

Peru Foro March 2020

Greetings! First and foremost, know that our prayers are with each of you during this challenging, uncertain time. “May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, so that by the power of the Holy Spirit you may abound in hope” (Romans 15:13). Thank you for your prayers on behalf of the faithful laborers around the…

Rickman_Panama_Mar2020

Dear Brothers and Sisters,   Attached is our latest newsletter.   Our prayers are with each of you during this challenging time.  May God grant you His peace!   In Christ <><, The Rickman Family Rickman_Panama_Mar2020.pdf Click icon to open, read, download or print file.

March 2020 update from Cheryl and Jonathan Naumann

  Dear missionaries Gary and Brent, and friends and supporters of the work at Mission Central,   Greetings in the peace of Christ to all of you, from the Dominican Republic!   We want to begin this letter with a message of thanks and gratitude to you, for continuing to support to our mission work in the name of our…

Preus_Dominican Republic_Feb2020

      The Preus Family in the Dominican Republic Winter 2020 Newsletter   What’s in a name?        Names are important. Consider how moms and dads think long and hard searching for the perfect name for their child. Some names we dismiss right away and others we mull over until, eventually, we select just the right one. Perhaps it’s…

New post from missionary Erin Mackenzie

New post from missionary Erin Mackenzie Living my Best Virtual Life Posted: 22 Mar 2020 11:09 AM PDT I was supposed to pick up a short-term team today at 12:02 am. Instead, after a rough day or two of adjusting, I’m over here living my best virtual life. The president of the DR addressed the populace on Tuesday night; he…

Tinkey_Dominican Republic_Mar2020

March 20, 2020 God is in control. God is faithful. God is love.  What a week it has been. I am thankful for those of you who have checked in to see how we are doing. Our missionaries are standing firm in their countries of service, and working hard to find creative ways to continue doing what we, as Christians, are called to do: be the light! I’ve been praying for…

DR Foro_March2020_2

Greetings in Christ, brothers and sisters. We want to take a moment to thank those of you who joined us in Santiago earlier this month for our Spring FORO. We experienced Dominican culture, shared in fellowship, and had productive conversations. Thank you to those of you who were unable to join us, but continue to prayerfully and financially support the…

Ramirez_Dominican Republic_Mar2020

  Photo from the Dominican Republic Foro March 2020   February and March 2020 Newsletter from the Ramirez Family   Share Forward   Ramirez Family Personal Update                Our family is currently on a self-imposed quarantine. We’ve been staying at home and away from others trying to stay safe and healthy during the spread of…

Latin America Zoom update opportunity

Thanks for your commitment to LCMS church planting efforts in Lima, and for taking time out of your St. Patrick’s Day for a brief update on how your gifts and prayers are bearing fruit. You’re the pot of gold at the end of our rainbow!  Our agenda will be 1.    Welcome & Opening Prayer 2.    Los Olivos Report –…

New post from missionary Erin Mackenzie

New post from missionary Erin Mackenzie My Corona Posted: 14 Mar 2020 07:36 PM PDT [Here’s a little something for your listening pleasure while you read this since it keeps playing in my head. If no one’s written a parody of it yet, they will, and it’ll go viral.] I remember serving as a GEO missionary in El Paso, TX,…

Neuendorf_Latin America_Feb2020

A few notes from LCMS Missionaries, James & Christel         Run and Not Be Weary When we first started our missionary service over a decade ago in the country of Panama, my dad gave me some advice which I often think of; “remember that you are in a marathon, not a sprint.” At the beginning of this…

FW: February Blessings ?

Jonathan & Cheryl’s February 2020 Mission Newsletter Odalis receives a print of “Children of the heavenly Father” for which he was the model of Jesus   Greetings from Deaconess Cheryl and Pastor Jonathan! Dear friends in Christ, This account of February covers a broad set of topics – reflecting the wide range of activities in motion in the LAC mission field!…

Zalmanoff_Dominican Republic_Mar2020

  Greetings in Christ! This year continues to March onward, doesn’t it! February was a busy month, like most months on the mission field. The highlight for me was hosting my first short-term team outside of the Dominican Republic. Read about my time spent in Lima, Peru!     My fearless co-hosts and I! Jamielynn, Human Life Coordinator for for…

Lehr_Puerto Rico_Feb2020

  Stay up to date with LCMS Missionary Ashley Lehr and what God is doing in Puerto Rico.    I have been on the field one MONTH!!! ¡Hola! ¡Buenos días! I pray this finds you well. I am excited to share with you what I have been up to during my first month in the Dominican Republic (DR).  It has…

New post from missionary Erin Mackenzie

New post from missionary Erin Mackenzie Assembled as One in the Name of the Son Posted: 07 Mar 2020 05:39 PM PST It’s FORO weekend in the Dominican! Somehow, it feels like the head counts this go-round just kept climbing higher. When you’re in charge (or training your assistant to be in charge) of transportation, meals, setup, nametags, etc….and budgeting…