Not Normal News

20 seminary students come to Mission Central for two days of training

  Yes, January 11th and 12th were special days at the Lord’s Mission Central.  A wonderful group of 2 professors and 16 students came from the Concordia Seminary in St. Louis, and with Rev. Brent Smith and Old Missionary Gary a group of 20 came together for two intensive days of Missionary Training! Here you see in this grouping of pictures Old Missionary…

Newhall seminary student visits Mission Central

  The first time when old Missionary Gary spoke at St. John Lutheran Church at Newhall, Iowa….he had the privilege of meeting the Thompson Family and what a JOY!  Yes, it was obvious at that time that the whole family was truly a wonderful example of a family that was totally and completely NOT NORMAL! Yes, there was “little” Andrew Thompson,…

Only Not Normal people would work on New Year’s Eve!

  Over the years we have seen that God truly called special people to have the privilege of being a part of HIS work here at HIS Mission Central!  These special people are NOT like people of this world….they think differently, they act differently, and they WORK differently!  They are “in the world, but not of the world”. Who would be…

The amazing Mahnken family visits Mission Central

  In this journey we call “life”…God gives us special people to be our friends and to be our “encouragers”…and we sometime forget that special gift! One of our dearest and special families that “keeps us going” here at the Lord’s Mission Central is the family of the Honorable Rev. Merle F. Mahnken, Senior Pastor of Immanuel Lutheran Church at…

Families from Alta and Denison come to Mission Central

  What an encouragement and blessing to welcome families that brought their children and grandchildren to Mission Central on Sunday afternoon on the 30th of December!  What a great way to spend an afternoon with the young families, grandparents and family members. This special group of people from Alta, Iowa and Denison, Iowa came to spend a couple of hours…

What does a Not Normal family do on Christmas Day?

  Yes, it was about 16 years ago we met Rev. David Lyons and his NOT NORMAL wife, Lori!  Pastor Lyons did his vicarage year at the world famous Zion Lutheran Church at Denison, Iowa under the careful and watchful eye of the Honorable Missionary Pastor Kurt Kaiser. As soon as Old Missionary Gary met the Lyons Family, he knew immediately…

What do “Not Normal” people do on December 24th?

  As you all know the only kind of people we deal with here at the Lord’s Mission Central are people who are NOT NORMAL!! Normal people would not be working on December 24th….but the people that God has called to help with HIS work, are very special NOT NORMAL people who are WILLING to do all they can to…

Special family from Lincoln comes to Mission Central

    Dan and Kim Masters and their four children came for a special Mission Tour of the world Famous Mission Central on December 20th, 2018. Yes, this family was so interested that they came from Lincoln, Nebraska so their children could experience the Creation Theater and the Barn Museum at Mission Central. It was a special day, and here…

Amazing items from China arrive at Mission Central

  Many people may ask the question….”Why should we send people to Asia?”  Well, that answer if really very clear and so easy to answer.  These people are in total darkness, and we MUST bring them the light of our Lord Jesus! In so many parts of Asia they believe in “Ancestor Worship”..and a part of that is they actually burn…

Two Not Normal people from Sioux City, Iowa and Laurel, Nebraska

  Don Herbold has been a friend of old Missionary Gary for many, many years dating back to his days as President of the Mapleton Trust & Savings Bank at Mapleton, Iowa. Don Herbold is a member of Holy Cross Lutheran Church in Dakota Dunes, South Dakota, and he wanted to come and visit Mission Central and bring his special…