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The Pauls in Taiwan – September 2021 Newsletter

Dear friends, Thank you for your interest and support!  Attached is our September 2021 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  

Valentine Greeting from the Wasmunds

View this email in your browser Dear friends and family, Happy Valentine’s Day and Happy Lunar New Year to you all in the name of Jesus, who has revealed his true love to us all. We send you this short greeting, thinking of you with thankful hearts. You should be able to view it: – within text below, though you…

Hanson_Asia_Feb2021_2

Hanson_Asia_Feb2021_2.pdf Click icon to open, read, download or print file.         www.ilcseoul.org +++ February 14, 2021 +++ Issue 736     And suddenly, looking around, they no longer saw anyone with them but Jesus only. Mark 9:8 ESV  Today we read how Peter, James and John caught a glimpse of Jesus’ radiant glory. As Jesus was wrapped in…

Hanson_Asia_Feb2021

    Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation. The old has passed away; behold, the new has come.  2 Corinthians 5:17 (ESV)   Blessings to you and your family as you begin a New Year in Jesus!    – Pastor Carl         International Lutheran Church 148 Hannam-daero Yongsan-gu Seoul, Korea 04417 +82.2.794.6274 ilcseoul.volunteer@gmail.com    …

Trinklein_S Korea_Feb2021

Trinklein_S-Korea_Feb2021.pdf Click icon to open, read, download or print file.     Edie Honaker Administrative Assistant Mission Advancement Missionary Support The Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod   314-996-1323 800-248-1930 ext. 1323 (toll-free) www.lcms.org  

Bush_Macau_Dec2020

Bush_Macau_Dec2020.pdf Click icon to open, read, download or print file.      

Hanson_Asia_Feb2021

Hanson_Asia_Feb2021.pdf Click icon to open, read, download or print file.         www.ilcseoul.org +++ February 7, 2021 +++ Issue 735     And he [Jesus] said to them, “Let us go on to the next towns, that I may preach there also, for that is why I came out.” Mark 1:38 ESV    Jesus’ response to the disciples’ early…

Thews_Taiwan_Jan2021

  Missionary Mindy Thews in Taiwan 2020 Dec/2021 Jan Newsletter Thank you for your support, prayers, and encouragement! Mindy Thews – Concordia Middle School Chiayi City, Taiwan     Blessed is the king who comes in the name of the Lord! Peace on heaven and glory in the highest! Luke 19:38       Christmas Joy! While the Christmas season has…

Cima_Cambodia_Jan2021

Cima_Cambodia_Jan2021.pdf Click icon to open, read, download or print file.     Can you taste the sweetness?   Have you ever heard of palm sugar?  Cambodia is famous for this natural sweetener.  This month Aimee got to see it made first hand!  Meanwhile, Celeste is tasting something else that is sweet…click below to learn more!   Family photoblog: click here! Did you…

Hanson_Asia_jan2021_4.pdf

hanson_asia_jan2021_4.pdf Click icon to open, read, download or print file.       www.ilcseoul.org +++ January 24, 2021 +++ Issue 733     The time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of God is at hand; repent and believe in the gospel. Mark 1:15 ESV With these words, Jesus calls us to follow Him. The Epiphany of Jesus at the lake…

Hanson+Asia_Jan2021_5

hanson_asia_jan2021_5.pdf Click icon to open, read, download or print file.         www.ilcseoul.org +++ January 31, 2021 +++ Issue 734     And they were all amazed, so that they questioned among themselves, saying, “What is this? A new teaching with authority! He commands even the unclean spirits, and they obey him.” Mark 1:27 ESV  Jesus’ amazing authority not…

Oliver_Taiwan_Jan2021

Oliver_Taiwan_Jan2021.pdf Click icon to open, read, download or print file. Dear Prayer Partners,   President Samuel Liu is leaving in June to be president of China Evangelical Seminary in Los Angeles and I have accepted the position of Director of the Luther Studies Graduate School. See the attached newsletter for more, and take a look at my new website (which…

Missions Unpacked – Wasmund

embark on a global mission experience View this email in your browser Dear friends and family, We wanted to share a resource that might interest you. Missions Unpacked is a joint project spearheaded by our colleagues in St. Louis that opens a window into the overseas mission world of the LCMS. Each region (Latin America and the Caribbean, Eurasia, Africa,…

Wasmund January 2021 update

View this email in your browser Dear friends and family, Happy New Year to you all in the name of Jesus, who makes all things new! Speaking of new, we have made a few, small tweaks to our newsletter format – both digital and print – and we hope you like it. What hasn’t changed is the way you can…

Cima_Cambodia_Dec2020_2.pdf

Cima_Cambodia_Dec2020_2.pdf Click icon to open, read, download or print file.     Christmas in small-scale.   It was an uncommon Christmas.  But might it be that this year’s Christmas was a blessing in disguise?  This Christmas we discovered the presence of Jesus in surprising places!  Click below to read more. Family photoblog: click here! Did you know you can access all…

Trinklein_South Korea_Dec2020.pdf

Trinklein_South-Korea_Dec2020.pdf Click icon to open, read, download or print file.     From: Hans Trinklein and Family <hans.trinklein@lcmsintl.org&gt; Sent: Thursday, December 31, 2020 7:06 AM To: Mission Letters <Mission.Letters@lcms.org&gt; Subject: Trinklein Family Newsletter December 2020   Merry Christmas, and a Happy New Year to you all!   Merry Christmas, and a Happy New Year to you all! We hope that…

Halter News

View this email in your browser Dear Friends, Even in the midst of COVID-19, I still have so many exciting ministries to share with you, that it is hard to know where to start.  This time I would like to tell you about a Christian lady whom I mentor.  Her name is Angela Anita Wong and she has recently held her…

SQUARE TWO: The Cima Family Newsletter!

Thankfulness creates abundance. Thankfulness creates abundance. Our November newsletter is available here. It’s funny how taking a moment to be intentionally thankful can change one’s perspective.  When we stop and recognize all that is around us, we are astounded by God’s graciousness.  Intentional gratitude can change lack into abundance, frustration into faith. This month we recognize a few of the things…

Going_Japan_Nov2020

Going_Japan_Nov2020.pdf Click icon to open, read, download or print file. Dear LCMS Coworkers around the world,  What is the percentage of Americans and Japanese who wear masks? What are the three most famous kinds of theater in Japan? What does it mean in Japan if you “can’t read the air?” How can we remind ourselves that we are like Superman?…

Wasmund update – Thanksgiving greetings

View this email in your browser Dear friends and family, We would like to send you our Thanksgiving greetings. You should be able to view this month’s newsletter in one of two options:  – Within text below, though you might have to allow the image to be shown by your web browser. – Download a higher resolution PDF version, which is also…

Wood_Asia_Nov2020.pdf

Meet the Woods Matthew, Kali, Laurel, Eleanor, and Caroline 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.     A Reluctant Return In response to the COVID-19 pandemic the Indonesian Government implemented a new online visa renewal process and shut down the immigration offices in…

Hanson_Asia_Nov2020_3

      www.ilcseoul.org +++ November 15, 2020 +++ Issue 723         “The great day of the LORD is near, near and hastening fast.” Zephaniah 1:14 ESV    Our biblical understanding of the “end-times” has a direct impact on our everyday living. Today, we hear how the “Day of the LORD” is coming soon. The imminent nature of…

Cima_Cambodia_Oct2020.pdf

      Worship as a two-way street.   Please know that we’ve been keeping our friends in the U.S. in fervent prayer this month as COVID-19 continues to spread and elections are (even presently!) underway.  Meanwhile, in a remote part of Cambodia, this month Christians gathered to discuss a key question: is worship what we do to and for…

SQUARE TWO: The Cima Family Newsletter!

What does it mean to worship? Worship as a two-way street. Our October newsletter is available here. Please know that we've been keeping our friends in the U.S. in fervent prayer this month as COVID-19 continues to spread and elections are (even presently!) underway.  Meanwhile, in a remote part of Cambodia, this month Christians gathered to discuss a key question:…

Hanson_Asia_Nov2020_2

      www.ilcseoul.org +++ November 8, 2020 +++ Issue 722         “But let justice roll down like waters, and righteousness like an ever-flowing stream.” Amos 5:24 ESV  Our theme for the next several Sundays will be focused on a biblical “End-times” theology and its importance for our everyday living. Today, we read about “The Day of…

Wasmund update – Reformation and All Saints’ Day 2020

View this email in your browser Dear friends and family, Reformation and All Saints’ Day in the Church year gave occasion for this brief update. We are grateful for your interest and support of God’s mission in the Asia region. Your partnership is what enables us to serve here by God’s grace.  You should be able to view this month’s…

Hanson_Asia_Oct2020_6.pdf

      www.ilcseoul.org +++ November 1, 2020 +++ Issue 721         These are the ones coming out of the great tribulation. They have washed their robes and made them white in the blood of the Lamb.  Revelations 7:14b ESV   Today is All Saints’ Day. Saint John’s vision in the book of Revelation gives us a…

Jastram_Japan_Oct2020.pdf

    Not Lost in Translation I will speak of your testimonies before kings, / [O Lord,]*  and shall not be / put to shame  (Ps. 119:46, Reformation Day Introit).    With these words of the Reformation Day Introit, we join with Lutherans around the world in remembering and proclaiming how God accomplished wondrous things for his Church in the…

Ferry_Taiwan_Oct2020.pdf

All Over Asia   Joys & Challenges… This is just everyday life, whether you live in Asia or in America.  Our Lord certainly does not promise us prosperity in this life, but He promises His forgiveness in Jesus, and strength from His Spirit working through the Word and Sacraments.  He is with us, He has died for us, and He…

Hanson_Asia_Oct2020_5.pdf

      www.ilcseoul.org +++ October 25, 2020 +++ Issue 720         For we hold that one is justified by faith apart from works of the law.  Romans 3:28 ESV   During this month of October we have been exploring the Reformation themes that appear in the readings during this season. Today, we reflect on the concepts…

Mahlburg_Sri Lanka_Oct2020.pdf

  And God saw everything that he had made, and behold, it was very good. And there was evening and there was morning, the sixth day. Genesis 1:31 God created the water. Now He adds His Word to the water. In this newsletter you can read how God added His Word to some river water in Sri Lanka. Thank you…

Hanson_Asia_Oct2020_4.pdf

        www.ilcseoul.org +++ October 18, 2020 +++ Issue 719     I am the Lord, and there is no other. Besides me there is no God!  Isaiah 45:5a   During the month of October we want to explore some of the Reformation themes that appear in the readings during this season. Today, we reflect on the concepts of…

Wasmund_South Korea_Oct2020.pdf

    Dear friends and family, Thank you, first of all, for coming alongside us as you support us through various means.  Early autumn blessings to you in Christ,  The Wasmunds Matt, Dee Dee, Lily and Olivia LCMS missionaries in East Asia – Here are links to our prayer card and our online, tax-deductible giving pages through the LCMS website or…

Wasmund October 2020 update

View this email in your browser Dear friends and family, Thank you, first of all, for coming alongside us as you support us through various means.  You should be able to view this month’s update in one of two options:  – Within text below, though you might have to allow the image to be shown by your web browser. – Download…

Rhein_Taiwan_Oct2020.pdf

    Dear Mission Partners, We have so many reasons to sing for joy. This month’s newsletter features the new LSB Companion to the Hymns, and how this new resource from CPH is beneficial for missions and outreach.  Thank you for your prayers and support.  In Christ’s Service, Sandra Deaconess Sandra Rhein Sandra.Rhein@lcms.org 574-360-6593 Ways to give: •Donate online, securely…

Hanson_Asia_Oct2020_3.pdf

View this email in your browser       www.ilcseoul.org +++ October 11, 2020 +++ Issue 718     We will not gather for worship at the sanctuary at this time. Please join the worship service online. Further details can be found in the full edition of The Messenger through the link below.     Rejoice in the Lord always…

Pauls’ Taiwan mission newsletter – September 2020

Dear friends and family: Thank you for your interest and support!  Attached is our Se[tember 2020 newsletter.  If you have difficulty opening or reading it, please let me know. 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 p.s. All of our monthly newsletters are archived at:  https://sites.google.com/site/baimushi/newsletters

Cima_Cambodia_Sept2020_2.pdf

      Baptisms in our living room!   Can baptisms happen in living rooms?  Yes, they can!  Click below to learn how our living room became “holy ground” in which God added two young ladies to His ever-growing family.   Family photoblog: click here! Did you know you can access all 13+ years’ worth of our newsletters here? Thank you for…

Thews_Taiwan_Sep2020.pdf

      Greetings from Taiwan! Aug/Sept 2020 Find out what students in Taiwan think about God and learn a little about COVID’s impact to the 2020-21 school year.  Thank you for your support and encouragement! Mindy Thews – Chiayi, Taiwan     For when Gentiles, who do not have the law, by nature do what the law requires, they are a…

Dicke_Papua New Guinea_Oct2020.pdf

Dickes to PNG Newsletter – October 2020   Dear Partners in the Gospel, Thank you for your continued support even in this time of great trial and turmoil. During these troubled times we pray that God will give us the strength and courage to continue to share His mercy through the light of Christ. For all of our newsletters and other links,…

Hanson_Asia_Oct2020_2.pdf

      www.ilcseoul.org +++ October 4, 2020 +++ Issue 717     Though certain government restrictions are easing, we will not gather for worship at the sanctuary at this time. Please join the worship service online. Further details can be found in the full edition of The Messenger through the link below.     I press on toward the…

SQUARE TWO: The Cima Family Newsletter!

God’s family just got bigger! Baptisms in our living room! Our September newsletter is available here. Can baptisms happen in living rooms?  Yes, they can!  Click below to learn how our living room became “holy ground” in which God added two young ladies to His ever-growing family.   September newsletter: click here! Family photoblog: click here! Did you know you can access all…

Hanson_Asia_Oct2020.pdf

      www.ilcseoul.org +++ October 4, 2020 +++ Issue 717     Though certain government restrictions are easing, we will not gather for worship at the sanctuary at this time. Please join the worship service online. Further details can be found in the full edition of The Messenger through the link below.     I press on toward the…

Cimas_Cambodia_Online Presentation on Wednesday!  Please join!

Special online presentation. Join our online presentation via Zoom! Long-time partner Holy Cross Lutheran Church in Los Gatos, CA is hosting an online presentation (via Zoom) where we’ll give a general update about God’s mission in Cambodia.  We’ll talk about ministry and life in a pandemic world, and anything else your questions bring up!  The event will last one hour. ALL…

Cambodia Cimas: Online Presentation on Wednesday!  Please join!

Online update on God’s mission in Cambodia. Special online presentation. Join our online presentation via Zoom! Long-time partner Holy Cross Lutheran Church in Los Gatos, CA is hosting an online presentation (via Zoom) where we’ll give a general update about God’s mission in Cambodia.  We’ll talk about ministry and life in a pandemic world, and anything else your questions bring up! …

Hanson_Asia_Sept2020_3.pdf

      www.ilcseoul.org +++ September 20, 2020 +++ Issue 715     Though certain government restrictions are easing, we will not gather for worship at the sanctuary at this time. Please join the worship service online. The Executive Committee is meeting this week and announcements will follow regarding the potential for future in-person worship.     So the last will…

Jastram_Japan_Sept2020.pdf

    New Focus Based On Tried and True Patterns During the past several months I have been shifting into a new direction and focus under my new title and responsibility: Asia Lutheran Resource Coordinator. This came about in the process of careful consideration with our Asia regional director, when it became clear that, with a surge in interest for Lutheran…