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Rensner (Czech Republic) Update – December 2022

Renser_Czech-Republic_Dec2022.pdf Click icon to open, read, download or print file. December 2022 Newsletter Dear friends in Christ, Christmas greetings from the Czech Republic. I pray that you have had (and continue to have) a blessed Christmas season celebrating the birth of our King. “How should I not have known Isaiah would be there,    His prophecies fulfilled? With pounding heart…

Cundiff (Latvia) Update – December 2022

  Building relationships It is easy to forget that, in Europe, Thanksgiving isn’t a holiday that is celebrated. Over what would have been Thanksgiving, I traveled to Palanga, Lithuania, for a conference for the Lithuanian Lutheran pastors.  It was a wonderful few days with deeply theological presentations from other LCMS Eurasia missionaries. We were able to engage in discussion and…

Irwin (Czech Republic) Update – December 2022

Irwin_Czech-Republic_Dec2022.pdf Click icon to open, read, download or print file. Monthly Czech-in Stay up to date with LCMS Missionary Chelsea Irwin and what the Lord is doing in the Czech Republic and Central Europe! It’s that time of year again! We are awaiting the arrival of King Jesus. I pray that you get the chance to step away and take some quiet…

Cundiff (Latvia) Update – December 2022

Building relationships It is easy to forget that, in Europe, Thanksgiving isn’t a holiday that is celebrated. Over what would have been Thanksgiving, I traveled to Palanga, Lithuania, for a conference for the Lithuanian Lutheran pastors.  It was a wonderful few days with deeply theological presentations from other LCMS Eurasia missionaries. We were able to engage in discussion and fellowship…

Rensner (Czech Republic) Update – November 2022

Renser_Czech-Republic_Nov2022.pdf Click icon to open, read, download or print file. November Newsletter 2022 Dear friends in Christ, Advent greetings from the Czech Republic. I pray that this season of waiting and watching finds you safe and healthy. “As we prepare for the coming Christmas season, we would also prepare our hearts for the returning Christ. You came once for your people,…

Helge (Czech Republic) Update – November 2022

Helge_Czech-Republic_Nov2022.pdf Click icon to open, read, download or print file. Our dear supporters, prayer warriors and friends, Thank you for your continued support and prayers! We remember you this weekend especially as we give thanks to God for all of His goodness. Thanksgiving isn’t observed in the Czech Republic, so our minds have been set more on Advent. We ponder…

Medical News from the Kasters in Florida – November 2022

Kaster_Czech-Republic_Nov2022.pdf Click icon to open, read, download or print file. November 2022 Serving the Lord in Prague News from the Kasters Joy-Fully Lutheran! It has been a long stay in the US; we pray that it will end before too long. Therefore, we commend  ourselves to the loving hand of the Father. We are writing to you to bring you…

Cundiff (Latvia) Update – November 2022

Full speed ahead! Reformation Day brings us to the end of quite a busy October. We went on a walking tour of Old Town Rīga, had family pictures taken, completed the steps needed prior to getting our visas, and took a long hike with a friend and colleague at Luther Academy (see above).  Quintin has been working hard to procure books…

Tiews (Germany) Update – October 2022

News from the Tiews Family Sharing the Gospel in Germany Latest posts from on 10/26/2022 Meet Your German or Iranian Neighbor By Rev. Tiews on 18/10/22   This picture was taken at a “Meet Your German or Iranian Neighbor” workshop recently held at Redeemer Lutheran (SELK), Düsseldorf. Notice anything? Almost everyone is facing the camera, including the Iranians. Before taking…

Rensner (Czech Republic) Update – October 2022

Renser_Czech-Republic_Oct2022.pdf Click icon to open, read, download or print file.      October 2022 Newsletter Dear friends in Christ, Greetings from the Czech Republic! As I sat down to write this month’s newsletter, and I pondered what the past few weeks have held, Ecclesiastes 3:7 came to mind. This verse reads, “a time to tear, and a time to sew; a…

Wrucke (Czech Republic) Update – September & October 2022

Wrucke_Czech-Republic_Sept_Oct_2022.pdf Click icon to open, read, download or print file. Serving the Lord in the Czech Republic News from Cindy Zirbel Wrucke Teaching and Learning Photo: Conference attendees from 12 countries enjoyed fellowship during coffee breaks in the garden at St. Michael’s church in Prague. Fall classes have resumed and I am thrilled to have new students. Rev. Tomás Živný,…

Cortright (Eurasia) Update – October 2022

Cortright_Eurasia_Oct2022.pdf Click icon to open, read, download or print file. Lutherans in Italy? Oil and vinegar. Drinking and driving. Love and logic. Somethings don’t go well together. Some might say that Lutherans and Lutheranism don’t belong in Italy, but that’s what this month’s letter is about. Like the mustard seed of Jesus’ parable, a seemingly insignificant seed is growing in Italy…in…

McMiller (Italy) Update – September & October 2022

McMiller_Italy_Sept-Oct2022.pdf Click icon to open, read, download or print file. REV MCMILLER IN ITALY! Last month, the Confessional Lutheran Church of Italy celebrated the confirmation in Rome of our dear brother Roberto Scafa (from Florence). Praise the Lord as Italian speakers are comforted by the pure Gospel that we proclaim, centered around Christ crucified and his forgiving love for us! Our…

Krause (Germany) Update – October 2022

Krause_Germany_Oct2022.pdf Click icon to open, read, download or print file. Dear Friends, In August, LCMS missionaries in our Eurasia region got together for fellowship, regional updates, and lectures about the Gospel of Luke by Rev. Dr. Arthur Just. The time spent with the other missionaries was much needed and reminded me of how important and special it is to worship…

Helge (Czech Republic) Update – October 2022

Helge_Czech-Republic_Oct2022.pdf Click icon to open, read, download or print file. Our dear supporters, prayer warriors and friends, We send you our warmest fall greetings in the name of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. As the seasons change, we know that the Father’s love for us never does. We see this so clearly on cross, where Jesus’ blood was shed…

Cundiff (Eurasia) Update – October 2022

Hitting the ground running September certainly flew by! Quintin began teaching on Tuesday and Thursday evenings to his students across Europe and parts of Asia and Africa. He continues to work as part of the committee for student recruitment, which, of course, will function year-round.  Lindsay has trained with Connie, the previous Eurasia newsletter editor, in order to take over that position. There are currently 15 missionaries in…

Tiews (Germany) Update – September 2022

News from the Tiews Family Sharing the Gospel in Germany Latest posts from on 09/26/2022 Support the Mission The Good Samaritan in Hamburg By Rev. Tiews on 11/09/22 Today’s Gospel lesson is the parable of “The Good Samaritan” in Luke 10. Yesterday I sat down with an Iranian liturgical assistant to go over the service with him. “What is a…

Cortright (Eurasia) Update – September 2022

Cortright_Eurasia_Sept2022.pdf Click icon to open, read, download or print file. That’s Karl on the left and me on the right, right? Connie and I recently visited a congregation in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula. We were welcomed by Karl Hoessel with whom I have been in email contact for a while but had never met before our trip. Hmmm. Beyond sharing certain outward…

Cundiff (Latvia) Update – September 2022

Touch down in Latvia! Well, we made it to Latvia on August 13th and made a mad dash to IKEA in order to furnish our apartment. The following week consisted of building said furniture. Temperatures were over 80 degrees Fahrenheit, and air conditioning is not a common sight in Latvian homes and apartments. Luckily, the temperatures finally cooled down to the…

Rensner (Czech Republic) Update – August 2022

Renser_Czech-Republic_Aug2022.pdf Click icon to open, read, download or print file. August 2022 Newsletter Dear friends in Christ, Greetings! The past few weeks have been full of travels, teaching, learning and fellowship. It is hard to believe that the summer is already drawing to a close. I visited a beautiful monastery in the midst of my travels this month. On a wall in…

Wrucke (Czech Republic) Update – August 2022

Wrucke_July_August_2022.pdf Click icon to open, read, download or print file. Serving the Lord in the Czech Republic News from Cindy Zirbel Wrucke My Amazing Czech Tutor Photo: My Czech tutor, Barbora Vitarogova, holding one-year-old Lambert, with her mother, Ivana, daughter, Jasmine, and son, Jakub, at Jasmine’s kindergarten graduation celebration. When I first arrived in Prague in 2018, I didn’t know…

McMiller (Italy) Update – August 2022

MCMILLERS IN ITALY!               July/August Newsletter             Praise the Lord, Pastor Tyler McMiller was blessed to celebrate his first confirmation. On July 7th we rejoiced as Giovanni Caputo became a member of the Confessional Lutheran Church of Italy. We were honored to share the occasion with Dr. David Preus (LCMS…

Cundiff (Eurasia/Latvia) Update – July 2022

Cundiff_Eurasia_Juy2022.pdf Click icon to open, read, download or print file. Dear Friends, Our most recent newsletter is attached.  UPDATE: Thanks to you – and thanks be to God who works through you – we’ve deployed!!

Irwin (Czech Republic) – May 2022 Update

Irwin_Czech-Republic_May2022.pdf Click icon to open, read, download or print file. Monthly Czech-in   Stay up to date with LCMS Missionary Chelsea Irwin and what the Lord is doing in the Czech Republic and Central Europe! Greetings in Christ! Summer activities are a great opportunity to share the Gospel with others! I pray that this summer God has opened doors for you to…

Rensner (Czech Republic) Update – July 2022

Renser_Czech-Republic_July2022.pdf Click icon to open, read, download or print file. July 2022 Newsletter Dear friends in Christ, Greetings! This month has been a whirlwind of activity with lots of travel. The highlight of this month’s newsletter is the week of English Bible Camps that took place here in the Czech Republic. I am eager to share a bit about what…

Tiews (Germany) Update – July 2022

News from the Tiews Family Sharing the Gospel in Germany Latest posts from on 07/26/2022 Support the Mission The Valley of the Shadow of Death By Rev. Tiews on 20/07/22 Last week I met a delightful couple from Iran who moved to Germany a few years ago. “Abbas” and “Maryam” had become Christians in their homeland but kept this secret…

Helge (Czech Republic) Update – July 2022

Helge_Czech-Republic_Jul_2022.pdf Click icon to open, read, download or print file. Our dear supporters, prayer warriors and friends, An update has made it to your inbox after a few months of silence. Thank you for your patience as we have been adjusting to our new life with baby Viktor. Our good Father takes care of us and provides us with all…

Krause (Germany) Update – June 2022

Krause_Germany_June2022.pdf Click icon to open, read, download or print file. Dear Friends, Welcome to my newsletter where you will hear about some of the things God is doing here in Germany! For those of you who are new, just click below on the button that says “Read my June Newsletter Here” to read the one for this month. Below that…

Rensner (Czech Republic) Update – June 2022

Renser_Czech-Republic_June2022.pdf Click icon to open, read, download or print file. Rensner On The Run                                            June 2022 Newsletter Dear friends in Christ, Greetings from the Czech Republic! As June comes to a close, so have most of the regular school-year…

Tiews (Germany) Update – June 2022

News from the Tiews Family Sharing the Gospel in Germany Latest posts from on 06/26/2022 Support the Mission Courage By Rev. Tiews on 21/06/22 Last week I met with a small task force in Hamburg to see how we can continue to provide help to church members of the Evangelical Lutheran Church of Ukraine, suffering mightily from the effects of…

Wrucke (Czech Republic) Update – May & June 2022

Wrucke-Czech-Republic-May-June-2022.pdf Click icon to open, read, download or print file. May/June 2022 Serving the Lord in the Czech Republic News from Missionary Cindy Zirbel Wrucke The children from the congregation, along with friends and a few parents, were entertained by a small theater production about kindness, helpfulness and friendship. Czech Congregation Day  Since life has returned to normal in Prague, with…

Cundiff (Latvia) FIRST Update!- June 2022

And so the journey begins… Unsurprisingly, the months of May and June brought about so many changes. Carter finished 5th grade, we got rid of nearly all that we owned, we left our home in Nebraska of 2 ½ years, and Quintin received his Doctor of Ministry degree from Concordia Theological Seminary in Fort Wayne, Indiana. All of this occurred in a span of 2 weeks.  Since then, we…

McMillers (Italy) Update – May & June 2022

McMiller_Italy_May-June2022.pdf Click icon to open, read, download or print file. McMillers in Italy May/June Newsletter! Greetings in the name of Jesus! Even though I had to return to the US for a time to finish my visa application, as soon as I had the visa in hand, I was back in Italy, continuing the work Christ has called me to…

Preus (from the Dominican Republic to Eurasia) – Spring 2022 Update

Preus_Dominican-Republic_Spring2022.pdf Click icon to open, read, download or print file. The Preus Family in Eurasia Spring 2022 Newsletter Pastors and church secretaries, please consider printing this newsletter for parishioners who may not have access to the computer. Come Holy Ghost, God and Lord, With all Your graces now outpoured On each believer’s mind and heart; Your fervent love to them…

Kaster (Czech Republic) Update – June 2022

Kaster_Czech-Republic_June2022.pdf Click icon to open, read, download or print file. November 2021 Serving the Lord in Prague News from the Kasters Joy-Fully Lutheran! In our last health update, we reported that Dale’s cancer was not to the level of needing treatment. Unfortunately, it did not remain that way. But the treatments being done have already brought about good results, but…

Tiews (Germany) Update – May 2022

News from the Tiews Family Sharing the Gospel in Germany Latest posts from on 05/26/2022 Support the Mission Law and Gospel around the World By Rev. Tiews on 24/05/22   I am currently in a Central Asian country, teaching local seminarians one of the fundamental tenets of Christianity: the proper distinction of Law and Gospel. Things have come full circle…

Rajek (Latvia) Update – May2022

Rajek_Latvia_May2022.pdf Click icon to open, read, download or print file.   Dear Friends, Here is our May newsletter! Rev. Cory Rajek

Rensner (Czech Republic) – Update May 2022

Renser_Czech-Republic_May2022.pdf Click icon to open, read, download or print file. Rensner On The Run                                                   May 2022 Update  Dear Friends, Greetings from the Czech Republic! It is hard to believe that it is almost summertime. The schools…

Cortright (Latvia) Update – May 2022

Cortright_Latvia_May2022.pdf Click icon to open, read, download or print file. OUR MAY NEWSLETTER TO YOU CHARLES & CONNIE CORTRIGHT, EURASIA REGION 11,000 miles logged in one month? YES! This was the month during which a number of longer-term projects finally came to fruition. In the newsletter (link below) I tell you about my “many meetings” with colleagues, with students, and…

Wrucke (Czech Republic) Update – March/April 2022

Wrucke_Czech-Republic_Mar_Apr_2022.pdf Click icon to open, read, download or print file. March/April 2022 Serving the Lord in the Czech Republic News from Missionary Cindy Zirbel Wrucke Our Redeemer Lutheran Church in Sheboygan, WI hosted two of my mission presentations this spring. Photo credit: Thomas Kind Wrapping Up Home Service  It’s hard to believe that my home service is almost over. After…

Irwin (Czech Republic) Update – April 2022

Irwin_Czech-Republic_Apr2022.pdf Click icon to open, read, download or print file. Monthly Czech-in Stay up to date with LCMS Missionary Chelsea Irwin and what the Lord is doing in the Czech Republic and Central Europe! Greetings! As you plan your summer, I pray that God opens doors for you to serve in your own community. This month read about a mobile coffee shop,…

Tiews (Germany) Update – April 2022

News from the Tiews Family Sharing the Gospel in Germany Latest posts from on 04/26/2022 Support the Mission Lent and Easter 2022 By Rev. Tiews on 25/04/22 This Lenten season especially, we were reminded that sin and evil in this world are real. We repent of the sin in our own hearts and are so grateful that our Lord Jesus…

Rensner (Czech Republic) Update – April 2022

Renser_Czech-Republic_Apr2022.pdf Click icon to open, read, download or print file. Rensner On The Run                                                 April 2022 Update Dear friends, Alleluia! He is risen indeed! Blessed Easter greetings from the Czech Republic! When Jesus appears to His disciples after…

Cundiff (Latvia) Update – April 2022

Cundiff_Eurasia_Apr2022.pdf Click icon to open, read, download or print file. View this email in your browser Thank you for joining us on our mission to Latvia! Dear partner in ministry, thank you for signing up for our newsletter! We are currently in the network-building phase of our missionary service. Perhaps you are receiving this because of a presentation we have…

Irwin (Czech Republic) Update – March 2022

Irwin_Czech-Republic_Mar2022.pdf Click icon to open, read, download or print file. Monthly Czech-in Stay up to date with LCMS Missionary Chelsea Irwin and what the Lord is doing in the Czech Republic and Central Europe! Happy Easter! I pray you had a blessed Easter celebrating our resurrected Savior. May you continue to be reminded of the hope we have in Christ each and…

Helge (Czech Republic) Update – April 2022

View this email in your browser Ahoj from Viktor Emil Helge Thank you for your prayers over the past months. We send you joyful news that on Monday, April 18, 2022, Viktor arrived weighing 4.27 kg (9 lbs 6 oz) and measuring 54 cm (21 1/4 in.) long. We praise God for the health of both Viktor and Becca. They…