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Wood_Asia_Jul2020

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.     Learning How Not to Do It Myself. It is no surprise that an American man like myself desires and enjoys being autonomous and self-sufficient. For example,…

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Where are the Ferrys? It’s summertime 2020, which would normally mean the Ferry Family would be knocking on your church’s door, eager to visit and catch up with you.  There are so many things to share, with the wonderful ways in which the Lord Jesus has blessed our partnership over the last two years. Unfortunately, these strange days have caught…

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      www.ilcseoul.org +++ July 5, 2020 +++ Issue 704     Oh, wretched man that I am! Who will rescue me from this body of death? Romans 7:24 ESV  Have you ever felt trapped? Truly stuck with literally no way out of the situation that you are in? Today at International Lutheran Church, we address this very common experience…

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Getting help to those economically impacted by COVID-19.   Our June newsletter is here! J.P. and Aimee (and even the kids on occasion) have spent a good portion of this past month and a half on the road, traveling with local church partners to deliver food aid to 350+ families hard-hit by the economic fallout from COVID-19.  What a joy…

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Food aid to those in need. Getting help to those economically impacted by COVID-19. Our June newsletter is here! J.P. and Aimee (and even the kids on occasion) have spent a good portion of this past month and a half on the road, traveling with local church partners to deliver food aid to 350+ families hard-hit by the economic fallout…

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Dear Prayer Partners,   After a year in the U.S. for home service, study, and guest instructor service, we’ve returned to Taiwan. Today is our first day of freedom after completing 14 days of quarantine. See our newsletter attached.   Thank you for your prayers and all your encouragement and support!

Ferry_Taiwan_Jul2020

  Pineapples and Trumpets… A glimpse into the ordinary lives of the Ferry Family in Taiwan, and how our Lord uses these things to accomplish wonderful things according to His will. The Ferry Family continues to live life together in southern Taiwan.  Borders of the island remain closed to tourists, so there’s no travel going on.  Charles has now been…

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      www.ilcseoul.org +++ June 28, 2020 +++ Issue 703     So that you might belong to another.  Romans 7:4 ESV  Today at International Lutheran Church we celebrate “Sending Sunday.” Each year at this time we are blessed to send our members into His mission field with our prayers and blessing as some of them move to new…

Rhein_Taiwan_Jun2020

Dear friends and family:   Thank you for your interest and support!  Attached is my June 2020 newsletter.  If you have difficulty opening or reading it, please let me know.   in Christ, Sandra Rhein Deaconess Sandra Rhein Sacred Music Educator in Asia LCMS Office of International Mission Sandra Rhein 546 Altgeld St. South Bend, IN 46614 USA Delivered by  

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      www.ilcseoul.org +++ June 21, 2020 +++ Issue 702     But the free gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.  Romans 6:23b ESV  We are reading the New Testament book of Romans this summer at International Lutheran Church and exploring the depths of God’s gracious work in our lives. One theme that is repeated again…

Jastram_Japan_Jun2020

    From Afar, But Close to the Heart “I am not living in America right now, but not a day has gone by these past 3 months that I haven’t felt a strong physical and emotional toll about what is happening and I continue to pray so much for our country and for the world…”  I (Joan) read these…

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      www.ilcseoul.org +++ June 14, 2020 +++ Issue 701     For while we were still weak. Romans 5:6 ESV  This weekend at International Lutheran Church we confess our faith in God who gave His life for sinners at just the right moment. Over the summer months we will be reading the New Testament book of Romans and…

Paul_Taiwan_May2020

Dear friends and family:   Thank you for your interest and support!  Attached is our May 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 – May 2020

Dear friends and family: Thank you for your interest and support!  Attached is our May 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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Dickes to PNG Newsletter – June 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…

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      www.ilcseoul.org +++ June 7, 2020 +++ Issue 700     Holy, Holy, Holy! Today is Trinity Sunday! This weekend at International Lutheran Church we confess our Trinitarian faith in God the Father, God the Son and God the Holy Spirit – not three Gods but One God worshipped a glorified. This historic teaching or doctrine of the…

Cima_Cambodia_May2020

  Following Jesus when the way is hard.   Our May newsletter is here! While schools remain closed and churches are still prohibited from meeting, life has mostly returned to “normal” in Cambodia.  And yet, nothing is normal while people deal with the economic and spiritual effects of COVID-19.  What does it mean to follow Jesus in such times?  This…

Thews_Taiwan_May2020

    Greetings from Taiwan! May 2020 “But the Helper, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in my name, he will teach you all things and bring to your remembrance all that I have said to you.” John 14:26         Miya (a.k.a. – Come, Holy Spirit) It’s been my privilege to instruct a special group of students at CMS the past…

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Life during “Coronageddon.” Following Jesus when the way is hard. Our May newsletter is here! While schools remain closed and churches are still prohibited from meeting, life has mostly returned to “normal” in Cambodia.  And yet, nothing is normal while people deal with the economic and spiritual effects of COVID-19.  What does it mean to follow Jesus in such times? …

Mahlburg_Sri Lanka_Jun2020

Dear “We hear them telling in our own tongues the mighty works of God.” Acts 2:11 What a blessing to bring the Gospel of Jesus Christ to people of all languages. Even in these pandemic days, we have a message the world needs to hear. While we pray for a vaccine and an end to the pandemic, we know the…

Wasmund_South Korea_May2020

  Dear friends and family, We celebrate the birth of the Church at Pentecost! The message of salvation and life eternal in Jesus continues to be heard around the world. Thank you for allowing us to join you in this work.   Blessings of encouragement and hope in the Comforter,  The Wasmunds Matt, Dee Dee, Lily and Olivia LCMS missionaries in…

Wasmund_South Korea_May2020

  Dear friends and family, We celebrate the birth of the Church at Pentecost! The message of salvation and life eternal in Jesus continues to be heard around the world. Thank you for allowing us to join you in this work.   Blessings of encouragement and hope in the Comforter,  The Wasmunds Matt, Dee Dee, Lily and Olivia LCMS missionaries in…

Oliver – Up Front Video

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bo-gkqCJe5c Dear Mission Central, I made this special thanks & mission work summary video for long-time and new Mission Central supporters (click on the YouTube link above). If it all possible, could it be put up front on the Oliver spot on the Mission Central website? That way people can get a brief look at what they are supporting as…

Rhein_Taiwan_May2020

  Dear Mission Partners, A blessed Pentecost to you! Thanks to Internet and Zoom, both the Indonesian and the Spanish hymnal projects have been moving forward. We’re making hay while the sun shines. That is to say, we’re getting copyright permissions and proofreading hymnal pages while none of us are traveling. No COVID reports here. We’ve all had enough of that….

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      www.ilcseoul.org +++ May 31, 2020 +++ Issue 699     Come, oh Holy Spirit, come! Today is Pentecost! Today we celebrate the coming of the Holy Spirit and the “birthday” of the Church! Here at International Lutheran Church we are blessed to be a community similar to that of the first Pentecost congregation, made up of people…

Wasmund May 2020 update

LCMS missionaries in East Asia View this email in your browser Dear friends and family, We celebrate the birth of the Church at Pentecost! The message of salvation and life eternal in Jesus continues to be heard around the world. Thank you for allowing us to join you in this work. For this month’s update, you should be able to…

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www.ilcseoul.org +++ May 24, 2020 +++ Issue 698 He is risen! He is risen indeed! Alleluia!  Our Living Savior establishes and strengthens us to live each day in “Living Hope” knowing that we can “cast all (our) anxieties on Him, for He cares for (us)” (1 Peter 5:7 ESV)! This weekend at International Lutheran Church, our Lord willing, we will…

Lutz_Papua New Guinea_May2020

20 May 2020    Dear Friends, God keep you safe and healthy, ever mindful of His gracious care as you face the multitude of challenges the coronavirus has brought to your lives.  Attached is a brief look at how we are faring in Papua New Guinea.  With peace in our Savior,    Julie Lutz LCMS Missionary in Papua New Guinea…

Oliver_Taiwan_May2020

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=REts3HhMcrI&feature=youtu.be   Dear Prayer Partners,   Click on the above link to receive a 4 minute encouragement from us. We thank God for you and for His provision during lockdown, even as we struggle to keep a daily discipline (often in chaos)!   The Olivers  

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      www.ilcseoul.org +++ May 17, 2020 +++ Issue 697       He is risen! He is risen indeed! Alleluia! Our Living Hope is something that attracts the attention of those around us! Jesus is alive in our lives and this fact changes the very way in which we live and the relationships we have with others. Today, Peter reminds…

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    ILC SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT FOR SUNDAY, MAY 24th CONCERNING A NEW "SOCIALLY RESPONSIBLE SERVICE" AND THE CONTINUED USE OF OUR PRERECORDED ONLINE WORSHIP SERVICES IMPORTANT PREREGISTRATION DETAILS FOLLOW   The ILC Executive Council is aware of the growing need for us as a community to find a way to connect with one another in a socially responsible way for the further…

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Dear Partners in the Gospel.   Thank you for all your prayers. The Lord has answered them and we are well here in Hong Kong. I know of no one with the virus.   School resumes May 27th. We are thrilled with that. They will be in classrooms with no general assembly for now. I will be welcoming them back…

Trinklein_South Korea_May2020

Well hi there! Good to see you again.   Well hi there! Good to see you again. Yeah, the newsletter’s late. But hey, it got a makeover! Nothing major though…the layout hasn’t changed. And, as always, click the image of the newsletter to view it larger–or just go ahead and download it onto your computer. We hope you all are…

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www.ilcseoul.org +++ May 10, 2020 +++ Issue 696 He is risen! He is risen indeed! Alleluia! Our Easter hope is Our Living Hope. Jesus has rescued us from darkness (sin, death and the power of the devil) and brought us into His marvelous light (chosen, royal and holy people). Peter strengthens the brothers and sisters of Asia Minor and us with…

Thews_Taiwan_Apr2020

Greetings from Taiwan! March/April 2020 “God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble.” (Psalm 46:1 ESV) Emergency Baptism (a.k.a. – God is really good!) Taiwan embodies a culture of community, and your first community is your family. It’s the epicenter of cultural traditions and the framework for adult life. Often, households are comprised of three generations living…

Jastram_Japan_May2020

    EYES FIXED ON JESUS Dear Fellow Sojourners, I was sorting through Japanese Christian postcards today and ran into this verse: “Rejoice always, pray without ceasing, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you.”  1 Thessalonians 5:16 ~18. That seems like a tall order these days; and yet, as Dan explained to me…

Pauls’ Taiwan mission newsletter – April 2020

Dear friends and family! Thank you for your interest and support!  Attached is our April 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 Our monthly newsletters are archived at: www.missioncentral.us/paul

Schaff_Taiwan_Jun2020

Dear Friends in Christ,   We continue to thank God for all of you and pray that the Lord would protect all of you at this time from surrounding illnesses and struggles.  The Lord always remains faithful and all remains in His care. May he continue to give all of you strength and encouragement in the days to come!  …

Wood_Asia_Apr2020

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.     Thank You! As the efforts to slow the spread of covid-19 bring economic uncertainty around the world, support for the Lord’s Work in Indonesia remains…

SQUARE TWO: The Cima Family Newsletter!

Angels and scarecrows during Khmer New Year. We remain safe and healthy in Phnom Penh. Our April newsletter is here! EASTERTIDE GREETINGS!  How are angels, scarecrows, Khmer New Year, COVID-19, and Isaiah 43 all connected?  Click below to our newsletter to find out! We remain safe and healthy in Phnom Penh. For better or worse, the city is beginning to…

Mahlburg_Sri Lanka_May2020

  God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble. Psalm 46:1 Jesus rose from the dead. God will never fail you. He is your very present help in trouble. The mission continues even in the midst of curfews, stay at home orders, and social distancing. Please check out our video update by clicking the following link:…

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Dickes to PNG Newsletter – May 2020   Dear Partners in the Gospel, We are promised that the Word of God does not return empty. Read our May 2020 Newsletter which includes a story about the distribution of the Word of God at Highland Lutheran International School (HLIS) in the Enga Province of Papua New Guinea. Please pray for all those who…

Hanson_Asia_May2020

      www.ilcseoul.org +++ May 3, 2020 +++ Issue 695       He is risen! He is risen indeed! Alleluia! Easter is the continuous celebration that our Good Shepherd, Jesus, lives! His victory over sin, death and the devil is the truly gracious act that turns us back to Him and to His flock. During this Easter season here…

Cambodia video update

Preaching the Gospel in Cambodia "Our primary mission is to preach the Gospel," says Pr. Peter, interim president of the Cambodian Lutheran Church. As the Rev. JP Cima notes, the work in Cambodia results from the work of numerous organizations working to proclaim Christ and him crucified to the people of Cambodia. Posted by LCMS Asia on Wednesday, September 11,…

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      www.ilcseoul.org +++ April 26, 2020 +++ Issue 694       He is Risen! He is Risen indeed! Alleluia!  Easter is not just a one-day event, but rather the single event that changes every day! During this Easter season here at International Lutheran Church we have begun a new sermon series entitled Our Living Hope as we read through…

Paul_Taiwan_Apr2020

Dear friends and family:   We are so blessed to be able to continue worshiping as usual here in Taiwan, including during Holy Week.  Below is a link to a short video highlighting the Holy Week services and activities last week at our mission station.   Thank you as always for your interest and support of our Lord’s mission here…

Update from the Paul Family Holy Week in Taiwan – video link

Dear friends and family: We are so blessed to be able to continue worshiping as usual here in Taiwan, including during Holy Week.  Below is a link to a short video highlighting the Holy Week services and activities last week at our mission station. Thank you as always for your interest and support of our Lord’s mission here in Taiwan….