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Thews (Taiwan) Update – April & May2024

Thews_Taiwan_April-May2024.pdf Click icon to open, read, download or print file.   News from Missionary Mindy Thews Serving the Lord in Taiwan 2024 April-May Newsletter Thank you for your support, prayers, and encouragement! Mindy Thews  Lutheran Education Coordinator Asia Region – Chiayi City, Taiwan And we know that for those who love God all things work together for good, for those who are called…

Nelson (Indonesia) Update – April 2024

Nelson_Indonesia_Apr2024.pdf Click icon to open, read, download or print file.   Deja Vu All Over Again Ahhh, it seems like it was just April a couple of months ago!  And yet, here it is again.  Photos from our Home Service travels to Colorado, Missouri, Illinois, Iowa and Minneapolis enclosed. Thank you to everyone we were able to spend time with…

Jastram (Japan) Update – May & June 2024

Jastram_Asia_May-June2024.pdf Click icon to open, read, download or print file. Serving the Lord in Japan: News from the Jastrams (May–June 2024) Dear Friend, Thank you so much for your prayers and support for LCMS mission work in Japan. It means a lot to us! To read our latest newsletter click the attachment. If you would like to schedule a mission…

Nelson (Indonesia) Update – March 2024

Nelson_Indonesia_Mar2024.pdf Click icon to open, read, download or print file.    It’s March!  Errr…belatedly? Want to re-live March of 2024?  Us neither, but we do want to update you retroactively on what the last few months have been like for us during Home Service.  March is just the beginning – stay tuned for several more newsletters in short order bringing…

Schaff (Taiwan) Update – June 2024

Schaff_Taiwan_June2024.pdf Click icon to open, read, download or print file.     Dear Friends in Christ, We wanted to share the latest news. We will be traveling in the States for July and will be returning to Taiwan for next school year. We praise God for your continued prayers! Peace in Christ, Noel

Park (Taiwan) Update – May 2024

Park_Taiwan_May2024.pdf Click icon to open, read, download or print file.   Dear Friends, Hello.  I am excited to tell you that I will be in the U.S. for my home service. It will be wonderful to see you. May our Savior Jesus continue to bless you and your family. Have a great day!   In Christ, Pastor Tom Park  …

Paul (Taiwan) News – April 2024

Paul-Michael_Taiwan_Apr2024.pdf Click icon to open, read, download or print file.   Dear friends and family: Thank you for your interest and support!  Attached is our April 2024 newsletter.    In Christ, Pastor Michael and Jen-Yi “Irene” Paul   Rev. Dr. Michael Paul Theological Educator to Taiwan LCMS Office of International Mission www.lcms.org/paul

Cima (Cambodia) Update – April 2024

Cima-Cambodia_Apr2024.pdf Click icon to open, read, download or print file.     What is love? Our April newsletter is attached! How do you define love?  How does that compare to the way the Bible defines love?  What does all this mean for the way we love?  These were some of the questions J.P. posed to those gathered for a family…

Park (Taiwan) Update – April 2024

Park_Taiwan_Apr24.pdf Click icon to open, read, download or print file.   Dear Friends, Greetings in the name of our risen Savior Jesus! Thank you for your continual prayers, encouragement, and financial support. My work is possible with your help. Thank you! I cannot believe that it is already May. I look forward to seeing many of you during my home…

Jastram(Asia / Japan) Update – March and April 2024

Jastram_Asia_Mar-Apr2024.pdf Click icon to open, read, download or print file.   Serving the Lord in Japan: News from the Jastrams (March–April 2024) Dear Friend, Thank you so much for your prayers and support for LCMS mission work in Japan. You can read our latest news in “Jastram Newsletter” attached.   In order to schedule a mission presentation, please find instructions and a…

Thews (Taiwan) Update – January through March 2024

Thews_Taiwan_Jan-Mar2024.pdf Click icon to open, read, download or print file.   News from Missionary Mindy Thews Serving the Lord in Taiwan 2024 January-March Newsletter Thank you for your support, prayers, and encouragement! Mindy Thews  Lutheran Education Coordinator Asia Region – Chiayi City, Taiwan Therefore its name was called Babel, because there the Lord confused the language of all the earth. And from there the Lord dispersed…

Schaff (Taiwan) Update – April 2024

Schaff_Taiwan_Apr2024.pdf Click icon to open, read, download or print file.   Dear Friends in Christ, Sorry it has been so long! This year has been busy relearning my skill of teaching. Then this winter my old email account was hacked and it has taken me some time to rebuild my contacts in a new account. My apologies! Here is what…

Oliver (Taiwan) Video News – April 2024

Dear Prayer Partners, This episode of MISSION POSSIBLE has a double meaning: the tea we love to drink and TEA (Theological Education in Asia). Enjoy: https://youtu.be/rfhMRQ2WHrQ  

Michael Paul (Taiwan) Update – March 2024

Paul-Michael_Taiwan_Mar2024.pdf Click icon to open, read, download or print file. Dear friends and family:   Thank you for your interest and support!  Attached is our March 2024 newsletter.      In Christ, Pastor Michael and Jen-Yi “Irene” Paul   Rev. Dr. Michael Paul Theological Educator to Taiwan LCMS Office of International Mission www.lcms.org/paul

Mahlburg (Sri Lanka) Update – April 2024

Mahlburg_Sri-Lanka_Apr2024.pdf Click icon to open, read, download or print file. Dear Friends, Always being prepared to make a defense to anyone who asks you for a reason for the hope that is in you; yet do it with gentleness and respect, having a good conscience 1 Peter 3:15-16 Alleluia! Christ is Risen! He is Risen Indeed! Alleluia! The resurrection of…

Pauls are fine in Taiwan

Dear Friends and Family: Many of you have asked if we’re doing okay after the massive earthquake that struck Taiwan yesterday.  Thank you for your concern, and for your prayers for Taiwan. By our Lord’s grace, we are fine.  We, and all the other LCMS missionaries, live on the western third of the island.  The epicenter of the earthquake was…

Ferry (Taiwan) Update – March 2024

Ferry_Asia_Mar2024.pdf Click icon to open, read, download or print file.   Post-Earthquake Update We have been humbled and touched to have so many of you reach out to us individually to inquire about our well-being. The earthquake earlier this week certainly shook us, but there was no damage beyond a few things that fell and broke. We and all your…

From Steve Oliver (Taiwan) About the Earthquake

Thanks to everyone for the outpouring of care and concern regarding the big earthquake in Taiwan today. We are all ok. The damage, death and injuries happened on the other side of the island, quite far away from us. The most updated news I just saw reports that it was a 7.4 magnitude earthquake on the East side of Taiwan…

Borgwardt (Taiwan) Update – February 2024

Borgwardt_Taiwan_Feb2024.pdf Click icon to open, read, download or print file. Greetings in Christ,   Christ is Risen! He is Risen indeed, Alleluia! I pray you and your family enjoyed a blessed Holy Week and you were once again reminded of the love of God in Christ and His great sacrifice on our behalf. I am attaching my February 2024 newsletter…

Cima (Cambodia) Update – March 2024

Cima-Cambodia_Mar2024.pdf Click icon to open, read, download or print file.    Community Development in Ratanakiri Our March newsletter is available!  Aimee is at it again, continuing work with partners to bring Christ-centered community development work to Ratanakiri province. What does it mean to be well?  Click through to learn how rural Jarai Christians defined it! READ THE MARCH NEWSLETTER: click here!…

Park (Taiwan) Update – March 2024

Park_Taiwan_Mar24.pdf Click icon to open, read, download or print file.   Christ is risen! It is beautiful to celebrate Easter. When we are going through problems and witness discouraging things, we forget that Christ won against sin, Satan, and death. My friends, because Christ is risen, we have hope! It is time for us to look at Christ and receive…

Deaconess Rhein (Asia Region) Update – April 2024

Rhein_Asia-Region_-Apr24.pdf Click icon to open, read, download or print file.     Dear Friends and Supporters, Thank you, as always, for your prayers and support. This month’s news comes primarily from Chiayi, Taiwan, where I spent the past month. Easter blessings to you, Deaconess Sandra Rhein Sandra · 546 Altgeld St · South Bend, IN 46614-1222 · USA

Oliver (Taiwan) Update – Mar2024

  At Easter the power of the Resurrection is revealed, and in this episode of MISSION: POSSIBLE you can see some of that fruit in CHINA! Pass this on to others this Easter as I hope you enjoy a little bit of humor in the scene from Tombstone, Arizona as we think of the change made by Ole’ Missionary Gary…

Bartelt (Taiwan) Update – March 2024

Becky Bartelt’s March 2024 Newsletter Serving the Lord in Taiwan/Asia But if anyone does sin, we have an advocate with the Father, Jesus Christ the righteous. He is the propitiation for our sins, and not for ours only but also for the sins of the whole world. (I John 2:1b-2) Jesus said to her [Mary, the sister of Lazarus], “I am the resurrection and the…

Oliver Video Message (Praying for Servant Leaders) – March 2024

In this video message, Steve travels to and around St. Louis and speaks about leaders serving Jesus at the International Center, Lutheran Hour Ministries, the LWLM, Concordia Seminary-St. Louis, and Concordia Historical Institute.  Let’s pray for our leaders in St. Louis! Our mission of spreading the Gospel of Jesus Christ is possible with good leadership, led by the Lord, and…

Wood (Southeast Asia) Update – March 2024

Wood_SouthEast-Asia_Mar2024.pdf Click icon to open, read, download or print file. Meet the Woods Matthew, Kali, Laurel, Eleanor, Caroline, and Kermit serve in Medan, Indonesia with LCMS International Mission.  Matthew supports The Indonesian Christian Lutheran Church (GKLI), by mentoring pastors, providing continuing education, and overseeing translation projects. Back to the Grind: Hymnal Editing and Teaching      I recently had the…

Wood (Southeast Asia) Update – January 2024

Wood_SouthEast-Asia_Jan2024.pdf Click icon to open, read, download or print file. Meet the Woods Matthew, Kali, Laurel, Eleanor, Caroline, and Kermit serve in Medan, Indonesia with LCMS International.  Matthew supports The Indonesian Christian Lutheran Church (GKLI) by mentoring pastors, providing Continuing education, and overseeing translation projects.                 Inside the attached Newsletter, you will find brief stories from God’s work among…

Borgwardt (Taiwan) Update – November 2023

Borgwardt_Taiwan_Nov2023.pdf Click icon to open, read, download or print file. Greetings in Christ, I pray you enjoyed a restful Christmas and New Years with family and friend. I am attaching my November newsletter for you to learn more about the work of your LCMS in Asia. The Holy Spirit continues to call people to faith across Asia as we spread…

Pauls’ (Taiwan) December 2023 Newsletter

M-PAUL_TAIWAN_Dec2023.pdf Click icon to open, read, download or print file.   Dear friends and family: Thank you for your interest and support!  Attached is our December 2023 newsletter.  in Christ, Pastor Michael and Jen-Yi “Irene” Paul   Rev. Dr. Michael Paul Theological Educator to Taiwan LCMS Office of International Mission www.lcms.org/paul

Cima (Cambodia) Year End Update – December 2023

Cima_Cambodia_Dec2023.pdf Click icon to open, read, download or print file. December 2023 Our December newsletter! This Epiphany, as we celebrate that Jesus is a light to the nations, what a joy to go the nation of Cambodia to share the light of Jesus with others!  Christmas is a perfect time to do that. Click through to learn about some highlights…

Park (Taiwan) Year End Greetings and Newsletter – December 2023

Park_Taiwan_Dec2023.pdf Click icon to open, read, download or print file.   Dear Friends, I wish you a blessed Christmas and a great 2024! When I look back on 2023, I accomplished new and challenging tasks. I cannot believe it is almost 2024, and I have been in Taiwan since August. Thank you for your continued support and prayers. May our…

Olivers (Taiwan) Send New Year Greetings

Happy New Year from the Olivers in Taiwan: Gary (14), Stephen, Ginny (12), Isaac (16), and Maggie.   Thanks for your prayer and care!   Enjoy MISSION POSSIBLE 4 – https://youtu.be/coPMSIi5FfE?si=yVMjtUXyUvFK1dLZ

Bartelt (Taiwan) Shares December 2023 Newsletter

Bartelt_Taiwan_Dec2023.pdf Click icon to open, read, download or print file. Here is my December newsletter. Becky     Rebecca Bartelt LCMS Sacred Music Educator Missionary in Asia Cell/WhatsApp:  +886 903337255 Rebecca.Bartelt@lcms.org   2 Corinthians 5:20-21 We are ambassadors for Christ, God making His appeal through us. We implore you on behalf of Christ, be reconciled to God. For our sake He made…

Merry Christmas from Cambodia! (Special Greetings from the Cimas)

  A Christmas message from the Cima Family in Cambodia. MERRY CHRISTMAS FROM PHNOM PENH! Often when we think of a great gift, we think of things.  A pair of shoes.  A bicycle.  A car.  A cell phone.  But the best gifts are not things; they are people.    I think of Mary.  She was not wealthy or powerful.  She…

Ferry (Asia Regional Director, Taiwan) Update – Dec2023

Ferry_Taiwan_Dec2023.pdf Click icon to open, read, download or print file. Merry Christmas from the Ferrys The last month has been anything but boring for each of us. The newsletter linked here is to share how the last few weeks have been full of opportunities for us to be your hands, feet, and voice to the people of Asia. We pray…

Oliver (Taiwan) Update – December 2023

Thanks for your prayers for Grandma (AhMa)! Her surgery went well and she has been recovering and returning to her normal life well. We were able to pray with her and share God’s care for her, so continue to pray for her follow-up visits with the doctors and for her to believe in Christ.   Here is “Mission: Possible 3”…

Jastram (Japan) Update – November and December 2023

Jastram_Japan_Nov-Dec2023.pdf Click icon to open, read, download or print file. Serving the Lord in Japan: News from the Jastrams (Nov–Dec 2023) Dear Friend, Thank you so much for your prayers and support for LCMS mission work in Japan. You can read our latest news in our attached Newsletter. Thank you for your interest in our work! Wishing you God’s greatest…

Rhein (Taiwan) Update – December 2023

Rhein_Taiwan_Dec2023.pdf Click icon to open, read, download or print file.   Blessed Advent and Christmas, dear friends and supporters!   Come, Thou long-expected Jesus, Born to set Thy people free; From our fears and sins release us; Let us find our rest in Thee. Israel’s strength and consolation, Hope of all the earth Thou art, Dear desire of ev’ry nation,…

Wood (Southeast Asia) Update – December 2023

Wood_Southeast-Asia_Dec2023.pdf Click icon to open, read, download or print file. Meet the Woods Matthew, Kali, Laurel, Eleanor, Caroline, and Kermit serve in Medan, Indonesia with LCMS International. Matthew supports The Indonesian Christian Lutheran Church (GKLI), by mentoring pastors, providing continuing education, and overseeing translation projects.   November Events Exceed Expectations The meeting between GKLI and LCMS leadership produced extremely edifying study and…

M Paul (Taiwan) Newsletter – November 2023

M-PAUL_TAIWAN-Nov2023.pdf Click icon to open, read, download or print file.     Dear friends and family: Thank you for your interest and support!  Attached is our November 2023 newsletter.  In Christ, Pastor Michael and Jen-Yi “Irene” Paul   Rev. Dr. Michael Paul Theological Educator to Taiwan LCMS Office of International Mission www.lcms.org/paul

Nelson (Indonesia) Update – December 2023

Nelson_Indonesia_Nov2023.pdf Click icon to open, read, download or print file. November in Nepal… …and the Philippines!  It was a busy month (again?!) but a productive one, sharing the Word of God and explaining it to those charged with teaching it to others.  In Nepal Rev. Dr. Michael Lockwood and I were blessed to share teaching on the Apostles’ Creed with…

Cima (Cambodia) Update – November 2023

Cima_Cambodia_Nov2023.pdf Click icon to open, read, download or print file. November 2023 Advent greetings from Phnom Penh in Jesus’ name!  In November, Aimee had a chance to partner with a great organization to work with local churches on issues of addiction and smoking in remote parts of Cambodia.  Click through to learn more! Family photoblog: click here! Did you know you…

Park (Taiwan) Update – November 2023

Park_Taiwan_Nov2023.pdf Click icon to open, read, download or print file. Dear Friends, I cannot believe that we will soon welcome December. It will be busy for many of you as you prepare for Advent and Christmas. May the Lord bless you on your preparation to celebrate the birth of our Savior Jesus. Please know that I am thankful for every…

Oliver (Taiwan) Update – December 2023

OLIVER-Dec2023pdf.pdf Click icon to open, read, download or print file.   Dear Prayer Partners, With this newsletter, I’m also launching my new video (film) series, MISSION POSSIBLE! You can access MP #1 here for home, church and school use: https://youtu.be/TOVHSNkpUdU   Enjoy the newsletter and video, and remember that “All things are possible with God!” (Mark 10:27) Steve

Bartelt (Taiwan) Update – November 2023

                                                                  November 2023 … NEWS FROM BECKY BARTELT …Serving the Lord in Taiwan/Asia Thanksgiving In Chinese “thank you” is xie xie (pronounced shyeh shyeh). It is written in the…