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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…

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      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:…

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      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…

Vanderhyde_Sri Lanka_Oct2020.pdf

      October 2020 Serving the Lord in Sri Lanka Final Newsletter from the Vanderhydes   Click Here for Serving THREE of Short Eats   This September, we returned to the USA. With uncertainty in the air and a baby on the way, our LCMS team thought it best to give us a good cushion of time between our return…

Vanderhyde’s End of Service Letter

October 2020 Vanderhydes End Service in Sri Lanka Dear Christian Friends and Family, In the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, greetings from the Vanderhydes! We have the privilege of sharing with you that our service in Sri Lanka as missionaries of The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod is ended. We celebrate all that God has accomplished and will yet accomplish as His…

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…

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      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…

Baker_Central Asia_Sep2020.pdf

    THE BAKER BULLETIN September 2020   Because of the sensitive nature of our work, please do not post this newsletter on the internet or pass it on without our permission. Thank you!     DAVID, RACHEL, JULIA, TIMOTHY, DANIEL & ESTHER BAKER    SERVING THE LORD WITH THE LCMS IN CENTRAL ASIA         “LORD, TEACH US TO…

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…

James_Philippines_Oct2020.pdf

PENTECOST August 2020 This is the son of one of our seminarians. Maybe he will be a seminarian in a couple of decades. Thanks be to God we are back in class for the new academic year. You can read a bit more in this newsletter. As always, thanks for remembering us. Peace in Christ, Roger James      …

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…

Wasmund_South Korea_Sept2020

      Dear friends and family, Post summer greetings to you from Seoul, South Korea, in the name of Jesus. In these unusual times, coupled with travel restrictions that hampered a visit to the US this summer, we decided to create an update in video form.  Just a few additional comments: – Feel free to share the video link. …

Wasmund end of summer update 2020

Newsletter of the Wasmunds in East Asia View this email in your browser Dear friends and family, Post summer greetings to you from Seoul, South Korea, in the name of Jesus. In these unusual times, coupled with travel restrictions that hampered a visit to the US this summer, we decided to create an update in video form.  Just a few…

Hanson_Asia_Sept2020_2.pdf

        www.ilcseoul.org +++ September 13, 2020 +++ Issue 714     But God meant it for good. Genesis 50:20b ESV    Our identity in Christ as the forgiven and forgiving family of God has a lot to do with how we evaluate the events of our lives. Even the cruelest act ever, Jesus’ death on the cross,…

Schaff_Taiwan_Sept2020.pdf

Dear Friends in Christ,   God’s peace to you in turbulent times! Here is the latest installment for September and October. Thank you for your continued prayers and you will continue to remain in ours.   Peace in Christ Jesus,   Noel and Andrew  

Rebentisch_Asia_Aug2020

Barb’s Bulletin     August 2020     Dear Praying Friends,   August began in St. Louis for new missionary orientation.  There I was supported in developing a power point presentation and a message to share with congregations.  Orientation was held in a prayerful and worshipful environment, filled with very kind and talented servants of God’s church at the International…

Paul_Taiwan_Aug2020.pdf

Dear friends,   Thank you for your interest and support!  Attached is our August 2020 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  

Wood_Asia_Sept2020.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 Soft Opening In retail a soft opening is a chance for a store or restaurant to prepare for business as usual. Things are not…

Hanson_Asia_Sept2020.pdf

        www.ilcseoul.org +++ September 6, 2020 +++ Issue 713     For where two or three are gathered in my name, there I am among them. Matthew 18:20 ESV  Today is Education Sunday here at International Lutheran Church. We are gathered in the name of Jesus to give thanks to God for the teachers in our midst…

Cima_Cambodia_Aug2020_2.pdf

      Teaching the book of Acts.   Our August newsletter is here! How does a Khmer buddhist conception of suffering differ from a Christian understanding?  In what ways are sermons today different from or the same as the sermons in Acts?  Does that difference matter?  Does becoming a Christian mean leaving Khmer culture? Why or why not? When or…

Trinklein_South Korea_Aug2020.pdf

      Hey everyone! Another crazy couple of months…another late newsletter.   Hey everyone! Another crazy couple of months…another late newsletter. I’m sure that all of you have been having your own difficulties just as we have, but we’re so grateful to be able to share our struggles with you all as brothers and sisters in Christ! God bless…

Rhein_Taiwan_Aug2020.pdf

Dear Mission Partners, Greetings from Indiana. Thank you for your prayers as we navigate how to best serve and share the Gospel through our vocations amidst COVID-19. I continue to pray for all of you who partner with me. Thank you for walking with me! Thank you for your prayers and support. In Christ’s Service, Sandra Deaconess Sandra Rhein Sandra.Rhein@lcms.org 574-360-6593 Ways…

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            www.ilcseoul.org +++ August 30, 2020 +++ Issue 712     Let love be genuine… Romans 12:9ff ESV  Last week we saw how Paul’s talk about God ended in praise to God. Today, we focus on the implication of this theology of grace for our lives as followers of Jesus. Romans 12 and following is the…

Pauls’ Taiwan mission newsletter – August 2020

Dear friends and family: Thank you for your interest and support!  Attached is our August 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

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      www.ilcseoul.org +++ August 23, 2020 +++ Issue 711     Oh, the depth of the riches and wisdom and knowledge of God! How unsearchable are his judgements and how inscrutable his ways! Romans 11:33 ESV  Paul ends his theology of God in praise to God. As we gather this week in “the riches and wisdom and knowledge of…

[Resend – Corrected Link – Sorry!] SQUARE TWO: The Cima Family Newsletter!

God’s mission to and through the Khmer people. Teaching the book of Acts. Our August newsletter is here! How does a Khmer buddhist conception of suffering differ from a Christian understanding?  In what ways are sermons today different from or the same as the sermons in Acts?  Does that difference matter?  Does becoming a Christian mean leaving Khmer culture? Why or…

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      www.ilcseoul.org +++ August 16, 2020 +++ Issue 710     But if it is by grace, it is no longer on the basis of works; otherwise grace would no longer be grace.  Romans 11:6 ESV  With these words, Paul brings us back to the starting point. Grace is truly God’s action to show us and all people His…

Jastram_Japan_Aug2020

      In Season and Out: Overcoming Barriers   August — the month of summer holidays in Japan — is normally full of festivals and travel. But this was not a typical August. Festival gatherings were canceled. Tokyo residents especially, who would normally travel to ancestral homes to visit relatives and family gravesites, were discouraged from doing so. Despite…

Thews_Taiwan_Jul2020

    Greetings from Taiwan! July 2020 Great is the Lord, and greatly to be praised, and his  greatness is unsearchable. Psalm 145:3 (ESV)         Thanks for the Memories  (a.k.a. – A Gift from God) People love to collect things. Some collect rare coins, art, or antiques. I’ve been a collector for 26 years, gathering precious pieces during my…