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Jastram (Japan) Update – May 2022

Jastram_Japan_May2022.pdf Click icon to open, read, download or print file. “Alleluia. In the world you will have tribulation. But take heart; I have overcome the world. Alleluia.” (Liturgical Verse for 6th Sun. of Easter, John 16:33b) Finnish Blessing in Tokyo “As an elementary school girl, I always thought I would some day visit one of three mission churches in my…

Mahlburg (Sri Lanka) Update – May 2022

Mahlburg_Sri-Lanka_May2022.pdf Click icon to open, read, download or print file. View this email in your browser Dear I waited patiently for the LORD; he inclined to me and heard my cry. Psalms 40:1 The above pictures are the line in front and behind me at the gas station. I was waiting to fill up my scooter. You can see there…

Nelson (Indonesia) Update – March 2022

Nelson_Asia_Mar_2022.pdf Click icon to open, read, download or print file. View this email in your browser Settling Into Indonesian Spring We pray your Easter was (and continues to be daily!) a blessed celebration of our victory in Jesus Christ. In a world full of uncertainty and fear we – though not immune to these things – transcend them. They do…

Pauls (Taiwan) Update – April 2022

Paul-Taiwan-mission-update-2022-04.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 2022 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…

Trinklein (South Korea) Update – April 2022

Trinklein_S-Korea_Easter-Update.pdf Click icon to open, read, download or print file. You don’t want to miss this. Hearts In Seoul returns! Hello, friends! Hans here, trying my hand at creating and sending the Newsletter without the benefit of my super-tech-savvy children! I’m sorry it has taken so long to get “back into the swing” of Newsletter production, but we certainly haven’t been…

Cima (Cambodia) Update – April 2022

Cima_Cambodia_Apr2022.pdf Click icon to open, read, download or print file. Sowing seed in Ratanakiri. Our April newsletter is available here! Greetings from the Kingdom of Cambodia!  We pray that all of you had an impactful Holy Week.  What a joy to know that Christians all over the world join together in their remembrance of Jesus’ death and their celebration of…

Oliver (Taiwan) Update – April 2022

Luther-on-War.docx Click icon to open, read, download or print file. 基督徒是否能支持戰爭?.docx Click icon to open, read, download or print file. Dear Prayer Partners, Resurrection power is alive in us through faith in Christ Jesus! What a strength and comfort in the midst of a world filled with so much evil! We are doing well and very thankful to you for…

Jastram (Japan) Update – April 2022

Jastram_Japan_Apr2022.pdf Click icon to open, read, download or print file. “Alleluia. Christ Jesus abolished death and brought life and immortality to light through the gospel. Alleluia.” (Liturgical Verse for Easter Day, 2 Timothy 1:10b.) From Death to Resurrection Holy Week and Easter rivet our attention on the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ. His crucifixion and death save us from…

Pauls (Taiwan) Update – March 2022

Paul-Taiwan-mission-update-2022-03.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 2022 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…

Cima (Cambodia) Update – March 2022

Cima_Cambodia_Mar2022.pdf Click icon to open, read, download or print file. We are a new creation in Christ. Our March newsletter is available here! As we celebrate both Holy Week and the Khmer New Year this week, we also celebrate the new things God is always doing in and among His people.  Click through to read about how we’ve had opportunities…

Pastor Matt Wood Update -March 2022

Wood_Indonesia_Mar2022.pdf Click icon to open, read, download or print file. 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.   Visas Have Arrived About a week ago we finally received our visas to Indonesia. Praise God!…

Ferry (Taiwan) Update – March 2022

Ferry_Taiwan_Mar2022.pdf Click icon to open, read, download or print file. Lenten Greetings from Taiwan! What a joy to be able to write that from here. Please see our latest newsletter for some glimpses of life back in Taiwan, and the special milestones we celebrated recently The above is a picture of the actual sign that greeted us when we returned…

SQUARE TWO: The Cima Family Newsletter!

Intentional visitation. Our February newsletter is available here! What do the Apostle Paul, Martin Luther, and the Cambodia Lutheran Church have in common?  Despite their differences in time, geography, and culture, all see one activity as crucial for a budding movement of churches.  See Acts 15:36 for a clue, and click below to learn more! READ THE FEBRUARY NEWSLETTER: click here!…

Paul (Taiwan) Update – February 2022

Michael-Paul_Taiwan_Feb2022.pdf Click icon to open, read, download or print file. Dear friends and family:   Thank you for your interest and support!  Attached is our February 2022 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

Halter (Hong Kong) Update – March 2022

My Dear Friend, Even though we are in the midst of COVID,  I remain very busy with many activities.  As usual I have Zoom meetings including the editing of the Practical Evangelism book up to three times a week—with lots of work in between getting pictures finalized, organizing the outlines, revising the Appendix, finding the correct music for all the…

Nelson (Indonesia) Update – January 2022

Nelson_Asia_Jan2022.pdf Click icon to open, read, download or print file. Click on the Logo Below to Read Our Blog…. Nearly Done Packing! We aren’t going to actually take ALL of these suitcases – at least we don’t think we will! However we are so blessed to have been gifted with them, eliminating the need for us to purchase them and…

Jastram (Japan) Update – March 2022

Jastram_Japan_Mar2022.pdf Click icon to open, read, download or print file. “Put on the whole armor of God, that you may be able to stand against the schemes of the devil” (liturgical verse for the first Sunday in Lent, Ephesians 6:11). God’s Word Our Armor Lent is a season for self-examination, repentance, and growth in faith and life. Each year at…

Mahlburg (Sri Lanka) Update – February 2022

Mahlburg_Sri-Lanka_Feb2022.pdf Click icon to open, read, download or print file.   Make a joyful noise to the Lord, all the earth; break forth into joyous song and sing praises! Psalms 98:4 Our God is worthy of all praise and honor. Especially do we praise Him for His saving work in Jesus Christ our Savior. I thank you for partnering with…

Michael Paul (Taiwan) Update – January 2022

Michael-Paul_Taiwan_Jan2022.pdf Click icon to open, read, download or print file.   Dear friends and family: Thank you for your interest and support!  Attached is our January 2022 newsletter.  Pastor Michael and Jen-Yi “Irene” Paul Rev. Dr. Michael Paul Theological Educator to Taiwan LCMS Office of International Mission www.lcms.org/paul

Rebentisch (Taiwan) Update – February2022

Sundays are filling up fast! February 2022 Dear Praying Friends, Chinese New Year means lots of visiting.   I had twelve visitors to my apartment, and went to 4 other homes in response to invitations.  I also spent a few days with my prayer partner Cathy and her family.  This Year of the Tiger celebration involved an abundance of food, laughter, prayer,…

Missionary Thews (Taiwan) Update – 2021 Year-end

Thews_Taiwan_Dec2021.pdf Click icon to open, read, download or print file. News from Missionary Mindy Thews Serving the Lord in Taiwan 2021 Oct/Nov/Dec Newsletter Thank you for your support, prayers, and encouragement! Mindy Thews – Concordia Middle School Chiayi City, Taiwan For the word of the Lord is upright, and all his work is done in faithfulness. Psalm 33:4 (ESV)  因 為 耶 和 華 的 言 語 正 直 ; 凡 他 所 做 的 盡 都 誠 實 。 詩 篇 33:4 (CUV) Enjoying…

The Pauls in Taiwan – October 2021 Newsletter

  DOWNLOAD OUR OCTOBER NEWSLETTER   Dear friends, Thank you for your interest and support!  Attached is our October 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  

Schaff (Taiwan) Update – October 2021

Dear Friends in Christ, Thank you to all of you who visited this summer and who attended presentations about Taiwan. I praise God for all of you and your continued prayers, encouragement and support! I just arrived in Taiwan last night after about 26 hours of travel. For those of you who are unfamiliar with Taiwan’s procedures right now, it…

Oliver (Taiwan) – October Update

Dear Prayer Partners, A few days ago, I was driving my children to school and while stopped at the stoplight before their school, we noticed the scrambling of Taiwan fighter jets in the sky as they vectored off to the West. There is a major air base near their school. Later that day, I heard on the news that a…

The Cima’s Fall Update (and Video!) – October 2021

Cima – Cambodia Update (October 2021) Click the icon to open, read, download or print file. This month we give thanks for two major opportunities to grow together with and for God’s people–first with our partners in Cambodia as we grow in our faith, and second with our team in Asia as we grow in our missionary task! J.P. had…

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

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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…