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      www.ilcseoul.org +++ April 19, 2020 +++ Issue 693       He is Risen! He is Risen, indeed! Alleluia!  Easter is not a one-day event, but rather one event that changes every day! Today at International Lutheran Church we begin a new sermon series entitled Our Living Hope. We will be reading together the first letter of the…

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  Dear LCMS Coworkers around the world,   From which foreign language do Japanese medical terms come? What is Urawa Lutheran School putting in the mailbox of each of its 760 students at the beginning of this new academic year? Where is the strict "No Mask Zone" that has been relaxed to allow for this facial accessory? Is it true…

Mahlburg_Sri Lanka_Apr2020

  He is risen! He is risen indeed! Alleluia! We sure do live in interesting times. The above picture was taken on the only day the curfew was lifted in Colombo. Since face masks were sold I out, I had to improvise. Thanks be to God, our family is doing well and our children in the USA are busy with…

Wasmund_South Korea_Apr2020

  Dear friends and family, He is risen indeed! And it is a blessing to be able to celebrate Christ’s victory over death with you, even from a great distance.  Happy Easter!  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 page. –…

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A Song For You https://youtu.be/HVmcll-IqM4     Click on the above to see what He has done for us!   Resurrection Blessings to You! The Olivers

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      www.ilcseoul.org +++ April 12, 2020 +++ Issue 692       He is Risen! He is Risen, indeed! Alleluia!    Our Risen Savior meets Mary Magdalene in the garden with the words “Go to my brothers and say to them, ‘I am ascending to my Father and your Father, to my God and your God’” (John 20:17). With these words…

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We remain safe and healthy in Phnom Penh.   By God’s grace, we continue to be safe and healthy in Phnom Penh.  Please click the image above for a short video update. We wish you and your families a meaningful Holy Week celebration.  Lord, grant us the eyes to see the ways you are working, even now, to show us…

A Cima Family Holy Week Video Greeting

A strange Holy Week. We remain safe and healthy in Phnom Penh. By God's grace, we continue to be safe and healthy in Phnom Penh.  Please click the image above for a short video update. We wish you and your families a meaningful Holy Week celebration.  Lord, grant us the eyes to see the ways you are working, even now,…

Rall_Papua New Guinea_Apr2020

Easter Greetings! We have attached our recent newsletter update. If you would prefer NOT to receive these updates, please email me. Thank you for your prayerful support and be assured of our prayers for you in this difficult time! Sincerely, Pastor Ron and Mary Anne Rall

Paul_Taiwan_Mar2020

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

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Dickes to PNG Newsletter – Apr 2020   Dear Partners in the Gospel, Marie and I pray you and your loved ones are staying safe and healthy in this pandemic. We have relocated for the time being back to the US until the Coronavirus pandemic is over.  Please read our April 2020 Newsletter. It tells the story of Rev. Martin…

Pauls’ Taiwan mission newsletter – March 2020

Dear friends and family: Thank you for your interest and support!  Attached is our March 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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ey everyone! Sorry that this is coming to you so late…but it’s been a crazy couple of weeks.   Hey everyone! Sorry that this is coming to you so late…but it’s been a crazy couple of weeks. We hope everyone is staying healthy during this unsettling time. As always, click the picture of the newsletter to view the entire file….

Wasmund_South Korea_Mar2020

  Dear friends and family, Indeed, we are passing through trying times. Please know that we, too, pray for your health and protection. May Jesus, our Paschal Lamb, keep us all in His caring arms.  We know that we could not be here without our partnership in the Gospel. We thank you sincerely.  The Wasmunds Matt, Dee Dee, Lily and…

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      www.ilcseoul.org +++ April 5, 2020 +++ Issue 691       Truly, truly, I say to you, unless a grain of wheat falls into the earth and dies, it remains alone; but if it dies, it bears much fruit.  John 12:24 While we may struggle to understand the purpose of some life events, especially those that involve pain…

Cima_Cambodia_Mar2020

  We are safe and healthy in Phnom Penh.   Our March newsletter is here! Wow.  The global situation sure has taken an unexpected turn.  We are all safe and healthy in Phnom Penh, adjusting to the new normal and seeking ways to be salt and light (from a safe distance!) as God has called us to Cambodia for such…

Jastram_Japan_Apr2020

              Dear Fellow Sojourners, Our spirits groan. What words can convey how deeply we feel about the challenging days that you now face and that lie ahead in the coming weeks during this pandemic? Our thoughts turn constantly to our country, the United States, the church, our loved ones and you, our supporters and…

SQUARE TWO: The Cima Family Newsletter!

Life during "Coronageddon." We are safe and healthy in Phnom Penh. Our March newsletter is here! Wow.  The global situation sure has taken an unexpected turn.  We are all safe and healthy in Phnom Penh, adjusting to the new normal and seeking ways to be salt and light (from a safe distance!) as God has called us to Cambodia for…

Oliver_Taiwan_Mar2020

Oliver_Taiwan_Mar2020.pdf Click icon to open, read, download or print file. Dear Prayer Partners,   Hope you are all doing well in this pandemic! We pray for you. Pray for us.   I’ve attached our prayer letter.

David S and Barbara J Bush Update

Greetings in Christ. The Lutheran School for the Deaf in Hong Kong and the Concordia School for Special Education in Macau both remain closed due to the coronavirus. As of now, they will not open until after Easter Break on April 20, 2020. But this date could be changed. Barbara and I stay in contact with staff and with some…

Bush_Macau_Dec2019 & Bush_Macau_Feb2020

Bush_Macau_Dec2019.pdf Click icon to open, read, download or print file. Bush_Macau_Feb2020.pdf Click icon to open, read, download or print file. The Deaf School is closed. Barbara and I are well protected behind tall walls against the virus. We wash hands and wear masks. We continue contact with some students using internet. The Government is helping students without computer or phone…

Ron and Mary Anne Rall/Papua New Guinea

Dear Mission Partners, We were in Papua New Guinea from January through mid-March this year. We had planned to stay through May, but because of the Covid19 pandemic, and because we are in the high risk category, we returned to the U.S. on March 17th. The corona virus will be a huge challenge to the health care system in Papua…

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Hanson_Asia_Mar2020_4.pdf Click icon to open, read, download or print file.       www.ilcseoul.org +++ March 29, 2020 +++ Issue 690       I am the resurrection and the life. John 11:25 Jesus’ words in today’s Gospel lesson from John 11 awaken faith and hope in us at a critical moment in “Our Journey in Jesus.”  After a brief…

Dicke_Papua New Guinea_Mar2020_COVID19 Update

Dickes to PNG Prayer Partners Dear Friends in Christ and Faithful Prayer Partners, Marie and I pray you and your loved ones are staying safe and healthy in this pandemic. We pray that God may grant healing to those who are sick, strength to those who care for them, and faith, comfort, and peace to those who are called to…

Wood_Asia_Mar2020

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.     COVID-19 Update Kali, Laurel, Eleanor, Caroline, and I are all currently healthy and staying at home. We are taking this advice seriously, especially for our…

Ferry_Taiwan_Mar2020

  These are interesting times… … as everyone hunkers down, flights are cancelled, and borders are closed.  For those of us living and working abroad, the whole concept of sheltering in place takes on new implications.   Thanks be to God, the Ferry Family is healthy, and together at home in Taiwan.    As you read and share, please know that our…

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      www.ilcseoul.org +++ March 22, 2020 +++ Issue 689       In today’s Gospel lesson from John 9, Jesus is “passing by.” He is on a journey together with his disciples, and yet He sees a man blind from birth.  While the disciples misinterpret the moment as an occasion to muse on a devastating ailment and its…

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      www.ilcseoul.org +++ March 15, 2020 +++ Issue 688       Give me a drink.  (John 4:7) With this simple request, a wearied Jesus addressed an unnamed woman next to Jacob’s well, in order to give to her and us the water that wells up to eternal life. A lot of journeys require a place to rest, recharge…

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    Greetings from Taiwan! February 2020 “Fear not, for I am with you; be not dismayed, for I am your God; I will strengthen you, I will help you, I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.” Isaiah 41:10 (ESV)         Coronavirus, Closure, and Fire! (a.k.a. – It’s life, Jim, but not as we know it.)…

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      www.ilcseoul.org +++ March 8, 2020 +++ Issue 687       “For God so loved the world that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life.” John 3:16 may be the most well-known verse in the entire Bible, even committed to memory by many of us. What a welcome…

Paul_Taiwan_Feb2020

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

Schaff_Taiwan_Mar2020

Dear Friends in Christ, Here is the latest update of what is happening in Taiwan.  God’s peace in Jesus this Lenten season. Noel and Andrew Schaff_Taiwan_Mar2020.pdf Click icon to open, read, download or print file.

Pauls’ Taiwan mission newsletter – February 2020

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

Schull_Taiwan_Feb2020

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Jastram_Japan_Mar2020

            Serving the Lord in ASIA News from the Jastrams Spring pays no heed to viruses. Plum blossoms: a beautiful Japanese prelude to cherry blossoms   Dear Friends,   A lot has been happening here in Asia since last we communicated! Of course, the coronavirus, or COVID-19 has loomed large in it all. Thank you…

Mahlburg_Sri Lanka_Mar2020

Visiting is an important part of the work in Sri Lanka. In the above picture, Rev. Arulchelvam and Evangelist Br. Raja are visiting some of their people and conducting a prayer service in the home. Being with the people in their homes and communities opens opportunities to share the love of Jesus. Thank you for your prayers and support. Through…

SQUARE TWO: The Cima Family Newsletter!

Lent begins! Ash Wednesday in Phnom Penh Our February newsletter is here! When you think about it, it's a strange thing to have your forehead marked with ashes.  But it is also a deeply human act, a recognition of a problem we all share whether in Cambodia or anywhere else.  Click below to hear how we celebrated Ash Wednesday in…

Dicke_Papua New Guinea_Mar2020

Dickes to PNG Newsletter – Feb/Mar 2020   Dear Partners in the Gospel, A new school year is underway in Papua New Guinea. Above Mrs. Pam Liu is leading the Primary Section of Highland Lutheran International School in their Friday morning devotion. For her remarkable story, please read our attached newsletter. For all of our newsletters and other links, visit…

Wasmund_South Korea_Feb2020

  Dear friends and family, Lenten greetings to you in Jesus, the Lamb of God. We know that we could not be here without our partnership in the Gospel. We thank you sincerely.  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 page….

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      www.ilcseoul.org +++ March 1, 2020 +++ Issue 686       For he himself (Jesus) knew what was in man.  John 2:25b  Lent is a forty-day journey for us to contemplate our Savior’s passion – His heart in giving Himself for us. We begin our travels today with these words from John’s Gospel that remind us that Jesus…

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    FEBRUARY 26 ANNOUNCEMENT CONCERNING COVID-19 AND  SCHEDULE CHANGES   Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ, Greetings in Jesus – the Lord of Glory in whose arms we rest!   Today is Ash Wednesday – the beginning of Lent. We begin our forty-day journey in faith that our Savior’s cross and resurrection was for us and our salvation. This is…

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      www.ilcseoul.org +++ February 23, 2020 +++ Issue 685       Lord, it is good that we are here!  (Matthew 17:4)  We join Peter in saying these words as we celebrate the climax of the Epiphany season. Today, we see our Savior Jesus transfigured into His full Glory vicariously through the eyes of His disciples Peter, James…

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    Announcement concerning COVID-19   Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ, Greetings in Jesus – the Lord of Glory in whose Arms we rest! Tomorrow is the celebration of the Transfiguration of our Lord. We are praying that you are well and able to join us in worship. With the growing concerns of the recent local spreading of the…

Wood_Asia_Feb2020

Meet the Woods Matthew, Kali, Laurel, Eleanor, and Caroline serve in Medan, Indonesia with LCMS International. Matthew supports The Indonesian Christian Lutheran Church, by mentoring pastors, providing continuing education, and overseeing translation projects.     The Light at the End of the Tunnel The family continues to establish roots in Medan. Kali and I are currently working through the 6th and…