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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…

Hanson_Asia_Aug2020_5.pdf

            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

Hanson_Asia_Aug2020_4.pdf

      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…

Hanson_Asia_Aug2020_3

      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…

Cima_Cambodia_Aug2020

Celebrating acts of mercy and witness.   Greetings from your missionaries in Cambodia!   CLICK HERE or on the image above to watch this “hot off the press” 4-minute video celebrating the Cambodia Lutheran Church’s recent food aid project.  It wasn’t ready in time for this month’s newsletter, but we didn’t want you to miss it!  What a joy to see the…

Hanson_Asia_Aug2020_2

      www.ilcseoul.org +++ August 9, 2020 +++ Issue 709     So, faith comes from hearing, and hearing through the word of Christ.  Romans 10:17 ESV    This week at International Lutheran Church we hear again God’s Word that calls us to faith in Him and sends us to share this Good News to all. He puts this Word in…

Paul_Taiwan_Jul2020

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

Pauls’ Taiwan mission newsletter – July 2020

Dear friends and family: Thank you for your interest and support!  Attached is our July 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_Jul2020

Scattered news for a scattered month.   Our July newsletter is here! This month included a little bit of this and a little bit of that–finishing the food relief project, teaching, discipling youth, visiting other ministries, and sharing about our work with others halfway around the world.  It all adds up to a great month full of things to be…

Mahlburg_Sri Lanka_Aug2020

God loves a cheerful giver. 2 Corinthians 9:7 Thank you for being cheerful givers. In this month’s newsletter, we see how God uses our cheerful gifts to provide the fruits of the earth and the fruit of His Word. Thank you for your continued partnership in God’s mission work in Sri Lanka. Your prayers and financial gifts allow to remain…

SQUARE TWO: The Cima Family Newsletter!

A bit of this and a bit of that. Scattered news for a scattered month. Our July newsletter is here! This month included a little bit of this and a little bit of that–finishing the food relief project, teaching, discipling youth, visiting other ministries, and sharing about our work with others halfway around the world.  It all adds up to…

Hanson_Asia_Aug2020

      www.ilcseoul.org +++ August 2, 2020 +++ Issue 708     The children of the promise are counted as offspring.  Romans 9:8b ESV    Paul reminds us all that we who are in Christ are connected to Him through the promise that is God’s Word. Just as Abraham, Isaac and Jacob were born of and in God’s promise, so we…

Rhein_Taiwan_Jul2020

  Dear Mission Partners, Greetings from Indiana. I’m looking forward to when I can write you from Taiwan, but for now my work continues via the Internet.  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 from any device: lcms.org/givenow/rhein; •Call a donor care representative: 1-888-843-5267; or •Send a…

Dicke_Papua New Guinea_Jul2020_2

Dickes to PNG Prayer Partners Dear Friends in Christ and Faithful Prayer Partners, Yesterday we received an update on the Coronavirus in Papua New Guinea from Jennifer Pyakalia, a nurse who grew up on our mission field and now heads up obstetrics for the PNG Health Department. It comes from the PNG Joint Agency Task Force National Control Centre for Covid-19 (see image…

Going_Japan_Jul2020

Dear LCMS Coworkers around the world,    How far back in history have Japanese people been wearing masks? What was in those 764 boxes sent in the mail to all Urawa Lutheran School (ULS) students? Who wants to join the Mathematics Department at ULS? What new ethnic dishes are being tried at our Urawa Park Heights apartment?    We hope that…

Hanson_Asia_Jul2020_4

      www.ilcseoul.org +++ July 26, 2020 +++ Issue 707     For I am sure that neither death nor life, nor angels nor rulers, nor things present nor things to come, nor powers, nor height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus our…

Dicke_Papua New Guinea_Jul2020

Dickes to PNG Newsletter – July 2020   Dear Partners in the Gospel, Thank you for your continued support even in this time of great trial and turmoil. In 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…

Jastram_Japan_Jul2020

  “Masks of God” to Unmask His Word Children are back to school in Japan. And the teachers are facing challenges. I watched a recent TV news segment that showed a Japanese teacher of English asking his masked students, “Do you have colored pencils?” The students’ response was a muffled, “I have many colored pencils.” The teacher commented later that, without visual…

Hanson_Asia_Jul2020_3

      www.ilcseoul.org +++ July 19, 2020 +++ Issue 706     Likewise, the Spirit helps us in our weakness. Romans 8:26a ESV  At times we can get a little weary of life’s trials and tribulations, and the road can feel long and arduous. We hear today, though, that we are not alone. Help has already come in the Spirit that…

Bush_Macau_June2020

Dear friends,   You are among the first to receive this Newsletter. I pray you are well.   Barbara and I are doing fine here in Hong Kong. The school is closed so the place is very quiet  here.   Blessings to each of you,   David S. Bush Career Missionary to Hong Kong & Macau Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod OIM…

Cambodia Cimas: Online Presentation TOMORROW!  Please join!

  Special online presentation.   Join our online presentation via Zoom! Mission Central is hosting an online presentation (via Zoom) where we’ll give an update about God’s mission in Cambodia.  In particular, we’ll focus on our recent participation in a food aid project to help over 350 families affected by the economic fallout of COVID-19.  There will also be time…

Schaff_Taiwan_Aug2020

Dear Friends in Christ,   Here is the latest update of what is going on for both of us. We continue to keep all of you in our prayers. We are praying for your safety and health as well as the Lord’s peace and encouraging in these complicated times.    Peace in Christ, Noel and Andrew

Hanson_Asia_Jul2020_2

      www.ilcseoul.org +++ July 12, 2020 +++ Issue 705     But you have received the Spirit of adoption as sons, by whom we cry, “Abba! Father!” Romans 8:15b ESV  The Word of God does not return void and lifeless, but instead springs up and grows in ways that we would never have imagined. We see this in the words…

Thews_Taiwan_Jun2020

    Greetings from Taiwan! June 2020 The Lord is my strength and my shield; in Him my heart trusts, and I am helped; my heart exults, and with my song I give thanks to Him. Psalm 28:7 (ESV)           The Student School Grind  (a.k.a. – We Have Enough Pressure!) A former colleague once compared a school year to an expectant mother….

Paul_Taiwan_Jun2020

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

Trinklein_South Korea_Jun2020

By this time you all probably expect this…but I’m still sorry that the newsletter’s late.   By this time you all probably expect this…but I’m still sorry that the newsletter’s late. Thanks for bearing with us; I’m sure our COVID-19 experience has been just as crazy as yours. Anyway, we’re really grateful for all of your prayers and support! Thank…

Pauls’ Taiwan mission newsletter – June 2020

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

Halter_Hong Kong_Jul2020

  My dear Friend in Christ, I pray that you are doing well in the midst of COVID-19 and that you are receiving strength from God sufficient for the challenges you face each day.  To begin this letter, I want to  express heartfelt thanks to Mission Central for all their support of me as one of God’s servants  here in Hong…

Halter News

View this email in your browser   My dear Friend in Christ, I pray that you are doing well in the midst of COVID-19 and that you are receiving strength from God sufficient for the challenges you face each day.  To begin this letter, I want to  express heartfelt thanks to Mission Central for all their support of me as one…