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SPECIAL FRIENDS FROM BATTLE CREEK, IOWA VISIT!

  What a JOY and blessing to welcome some very, very dear longtime friends to the World-Famous Mission Central for a special tour on October 21st, 2020! These special missionaries have been acquainted with Old Missionary Gary for so, so, so many years. Rev. Randy Cormeny, the pastor of St. John Lutheran Church at Battle Creek, Iowa wanted some of…

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SPECIAL FRIENDS KEEP US GOING AT MISSION CENTRAL! What a JOY and blessing to have the privilege and honor of working with very, very NOT NORMAL PASTORS!  When it comes to working with dear pastor friends, it is such an encouragement to work with pastors like the staff and pastors at the new congregation 1-C,  in Columbus, Nebraska!   On October…

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GOD USES TEACHERS AND ROOFERS TO GET HIS WORK DONE! The Lord can use all kinds of people to get HIS work done.  Over the years here at Mission Central we have seen how God “calls” special people at just the right time.  In the Bible the Lord used shepherds, fisherman, tax collectors, tent makers, carpenters, and ALL KINDS OF…

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AMAZING NOT NORMAL PEOPLE VISIT MISSION CENTRAL FROM LOCKWOOD, MISSOURI! This story is a story that tells so much about the blessing and history of the Lord’s Mission Central.  Over the last nearly 27 years there is a reason for God’s hand of blessing on this place!  It is because we have always taken people very, very personally, truly loved…

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SPECIAL NEW MISSIONARY COUPLE COMES TO FAITH LUTHERAN AT HOLSTEIN, IOWA! The Lord is still calling HIS people at just the “right time”!!  Yes, our Heavenly Father did NOT stop calling people like Moses, Abraham and Paul….He is still calling HIS special people, but we just get in such a hurry in our lives we kind of “take it for…

SPECIAL FRIENDS KEEP US GOING AT MISSION CENTRAL!

What a JOY and blessing to have the privilege and honor of working with very, very NOT NORMAL PASTORS!  When it comes to working with dear pastor friends, it is such an encouragement to work with pastors like the staff and pastors at the new congregation 1-C,  in Columbus, Nebraska! On October 11th, 2020 Old Missionary Gary had the honor…

GOD USES TEACHERS AND ROOFERS TO GET HIS WORK DONE!

The Lord can use all kinds of people to get HIS work done.  Over the years here at Mission Central we have seen how God “calls” special people at just the right time. In the Bible the Lord used shepherds, fisherman, tax collectors, tent makers, carpenters, and ALL KINDS OF PEOPLE FROM ALL DIFFERENT BACKGROUNDS TO GET HIS WORK DONE….

AMAZING NOT NORMAL PEOPLE VISIT MISSION CENTRAL FROM LOCKWOOD, MISSOURI!

This story is a story that tells so much about the blessing and history of the Lord’s Mission Central.  Over the last nearly 27 years there is a reason for God’s hand of blessing on this place!  It is because we have always taken people very, very personally, truly loved them and developed family relationships.  This is NOT a corporate model….

SPECIAL NEW MISSIONARY COUPLE COMES TO FAITH LUTHERAN AT HOLSTEIN, IOWA!

The Lord is still calling HIS people at just the “right time”!! Yes, our Heavenly Father did NOT stop calling people like Moses, Abraham and Paul….He is still calling HIS special people, but we just get in such a hurry in our lives we kind of “take it for granted”. What a JOY and blessing to have the privilege of…

NEW PHILIPPINE MIRACLE COLLECTION COMES TO MISSION CENTRAL FOR ALL TO SEE!

The Lord works in amazing ways to bring the right people at the right time to HIS MIRACLE MISSION CENTRAL! What an absolute JOY to have Veteran Missionaries Rev. David and Vivian Meyer come to visit Mission Central and bring some of the finest artifacts for the Barn Museum! People come to Mission Central to see things that are truly…

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FLYING INTO SMOKE AND BEING WITH FAMILY! The weekend of September 26th and 27th were a special time…our new Volunteer Missionary Pilot, Matt Ridge from Clarinda, Iowa was able to pick old Missionary Gary up at the Mapleton International Airport on Saturday and we flew out to land at the Grant, Nebraska airport….however, what we had never experienced was fly…

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AMAZING NOT NORMAL LADY DRIVES FROM SHOBONIER, ILLINOIS ALL BY HERSELF TO MISSION CENTRAL! The amazing blessing here at Mission Central is the fact that we deal only with people who are truly, truly NOT NORMAL.  What normal lady would drive all the way from Shobonier, Illinois to visit an old set of farm buildings in the middle of the…

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JAYNE KURPIUS FROM WHITE BEAR, MINNESOTA COMES FOR SPECIAL TOUR AND VISIT! Here you see one of our newest guests at Mission Central, the Honorable Missionary Jayne Kurpius, who works for the ministry of “Ysleta Boarder Ministries” an RSO of the Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod.   Their ministry is to reach out to some of the poorest of poor people in Mexico…

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VETERAN MISSIONARIES FROM THE PHILIPPINES COME FOR SPECIAL TOUR AND GIFTS! It sure was a special day here at the Lord’s Mission Central, where so, so many MIRACLES take place each day.  Today the 25th of September was truly NO EXCEPTION!   Rev. David Meyer and his wife Vivian and their daughter Kay, who was born in the Philippines as this…

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THE FAMILY CONTACT CONTINUES WITH THE FAMOUS SCHAFF FAMILY! It was such a blessing to welcome Anne Schaff from Minnesota who drove all the way here to Mission Central to deliver a special “donation” that will be utilized by many of our Mission Central quilters in this entire area.   Anne came to see the new Creation Theater, and to once…

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AMAZING “NOT NORMAL” FRIENDS STOP FOR SPECIAL TOUR FROM SOUTH DAKOTA AND OREGON! For special friends from LaPine, Oregon and Huron, South Dakota to take the time to stop and have a tour at Mission Central in the hills of Western Iowa in the middle of nowhere, ya just gotta know that they are truly people who are NOT NORMAL! …

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SPECIAL “DROP IN” FRIENDS FROM BRULE, NEBRASKA ARRIVE AT “JUST THE RIGHT TIME”.   What a blessing to have special NOT NORMAL friends like Kenneth and Diana Armknecht from Brule, Nebraska.  Now that’s way, way out on the Western Part of Nebraska.  Do you know why they are not normal?  Because they are people who truly trust in the Lord Jesus…

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LONG TIME FREINDS AND SUPPORTERS OF THE LORD’S MISSION CENTRAL COME FOR SPECIAL VISIT! What an absolute JOY to welcome our dear long time friends of Mission Central from Norfolk, Nebraska the Honorable Missionaries Judith and Fred Otten on Tuesday afternoon the 22nd of September.   Fred and Judith brought their long time friends and people who have never been to…

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SPECIAL NOT NORMAL PEOPLE FROM NORFOLK COME FOR SPECIAL TOUR AND AFTERNOON! Our dear friends, who are members of Christ Lutheran of Norfolk, Nebraska, Bruce and Carolyn Cheny came to visit Mission Central for the very first time!   These dear folks wanted to come for such a long time, and then when their good friends Missionary Judith Otten and her…

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NEW NOT NORMAL MISSIONARIES GOING TO THE CAYMAN ISLANDS What a blessing to welcome the amazing new missionary family that God has called to serve the people in the Cayman Islands!  On September 12th, 2020, with the cooperation of Missionary Rev. Richard Gudgel, of Utica, Nebraska, an entire group of NOT NORMAL people came for a day tour and visit…

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Thank you so much for an unforgettable time here at Mission Central! May God continue to richly bless the work you do for His mission so that many more people may hear about Jesus and salvation Him alone! We thank you for your prayers and we are praying for you and Mission Central! God’s peace! Pastor Gerald Paul Get Outlook…

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AMAZING VOLUNTEER DRIVER, ED BOHLMAN Without the Lord sending such valuable and NOT NORMAL Volunteer Missionaries, we couldn’t carry out the work that God has called us to do here at the Lord’s Mission Central.  A CLASSIC example is the work of Volunteer Driver, Dr. Ed Bohlman from Omaha, Nebraska!  Who would be willing to pick a missionary family at…

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NOT NORMAL PEOPLE COME FROM GORHAM, ILLINOIS TO SPEND THE DAY! One thing for certain is the fact that if a special couple will be willing to drive from Gorham, Illinois all the way to the Lord’s Mission Central, they truly have to be people who are NOT NORMAL.  They are in the world, but NOT of the world!   Yes,…

FLYING INTO SMOKE AND BEING WITH FAMILY!

The weekend of September 26th and 27th were a special time…our new Volunteer Missionary Pilot, Matt Ridge from Clarinda, Iowa was able to pick old Missionary Gary up at the Mapleton International Airport on Saturday and we flew out to land at the Grant, Nebraska airport….however, what we had never experienced was fly into NOT HEAVY CLOUDS, BUT HEAVY SMOKE! …

JAYNE KURPIUS FROM WHITE BEAR, MINNESOTA COMES FOR SPECIAL TOUR AND VISIT!

Here you see one of our newest guests at Mission Central, the Honorable Missionary Jayne Kurpius, who works for the ministry of “Ysleta Boarder Ministries” an RSO of the Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod. Their ministry is to reach out to some of the poorest of poor people in Mexico and across our boarder to the south.  To bring Jesus to them…

VETERAN MISSIONARIES FROM THE PHILIPPINES COME FOR SPECIAL TOUR AND GIFTS!

It sure was a special day here at the Lord’s Mission Central, where so, so many MIRACLES take place each day.  Today the 25th of September was truly NO EXCEPTION! Rev. David Meyer and his wife Vivian and their daughter Kay, who was born in the Philippines as this special NOT NORMAL family served there, came to visit.  Yes, they…

THE FAMILY CONTACT CONTINUES WITH THE FAMOUS SCHAFF FAMILY!

It was such a blessing to welcome Anne Schaff from Minnesota who drove all the way here to Mission Central to deliver a special “donation” that will be utilized by many of our Mission Central quilters in this entire area. Anne came to see the new Creation Theater, and to once again return to her Family Roots location.  Yes, it…

SPECIAL NOT NORMAL PEOPLE FROM NORFOLK COME FOR SPECIAL TOUR AND AFTERNOON!

Our dear friends, who are members of Christ Lutheran of Norfolk, Nebraska, Bruce and Carolyn Cheny came to visit Mission Central for the very first time! These dear folks wanted to come for such a long time, and then when their good friends Missionary Judith Otten and her husband Fred invited them to come with them, they came for a…

Special Not Normal people from Remsen, Iowa

Saturday the 19th of September was truly a special day that we will always remember here at the Lord’s Mission Central. It was the day that 7 truly NOT NORMAL people came for a tour and visit to this MIRACLE PLACE. Yes, Missionaries, Rita and Vernon Letsche brought a group from Christ Lutheran at Remsen, Iowa for a day tour. …

NEW NOT NORMAL MISSIONARIES GOING TO THE CAYMAN ISLANDS

What a blessing to welcome the amazing new missionary family that God has called to serve the people in the Cayman Islands!  On September 12th, 2020, with the cooperation of Missionary Rev. Richard Gudgel, of Utica, Nebraska, an entire group of NOT NORMAL people came for a day tour and visit to the Lord’s Mission Central! It was so special…

AMAZING VOLUNTEER DRIVER, ED BOHLMAN

Without the Lord sending such valuable and NOT NORMAL Volunteer Missionaries, we couldn’t carry out the work that God has called us to do here at the Lord’s Mission Central. A CLASSIC example is the work of Volunteer Driver, Dr. Ed Bohlman from Omaha, Nebraska!  Who would be willing to pick a missionary family at the Omaha Airport, arriving from…

NOT NORMAL PEOPLE COME FROM GORHAM, ILLINOIS TO SPEND THE DAY!

One thing for certain is the fact that if a special couple will be willing to drive from Gorham, Illinois all the way to the Lord’s Mission Central, they truly have to be people who are NOT NORMAL.  They are in the world, but NOT of the world! Yes, Missionaries Willard and Ruth Ann Arbeiter are truly special friends and…

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SPECIAL GUESTS ARRIVE FROM AURORA, COLORADO On Saturday the 5th of September we were able to welcome some long time friends to Mission Central.  Pictured here in our office, you will see from left to right….Don and Elaine Berlinski and their friend, Kaye Cairns.  They came all the way from Aurora, Colorado and spent the afternoon.  They came in Kaye’s…

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SPECIAL GUESTS ARRIVE FROM AURORA, COLORADO On Saturday the 5th of September we were able to welcome some long time friends to Mission Central.  Pictured here in our office, you will see from left to right….Don and Elaine Berlinski and their friend, Kaye Cairns.  They came all the way from Aurora, Colorado and spent the afternoon.  They came in Kaye’s…

SPECIAL GUESTS ARRIVE FROM AURORA, COLORADO

On Saturday the 5th of September we were able to welcome some long time friends to Mission Central.  Pictured here in our office, you will see from left to right….Don and Elaine Berlinski and their friend, Kaye Cairns.  They came all the way from Aurora, Colorado and spent the afternoon.  They came in Kaye’s motor home and spent the night…

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AMAZING 78TH BIRTHDAY BATTLE AT MISSION CENTRAL! It was one of those nights that one can never, never forget!  It was the 28th of August and at 5:00PM the offices of the Lord’s Mission Central was shaken by the beginning of a special event.  It was the Birthday Event of the century!   Yes, Old Missionary Gary was celebrating his…

AMAZING 78TH BIRTHDAY BATTLE AT MISSION CENTRAL!

It was one of those nights that one can never, never forget!  It was the 28th of August and at 5:00PM the offices of the Lord’s Mission Central was shaken by the beginning of a special event.  It was the Birthday Event of the century! Yes, Old Missionary Gary was celebrating his 78th Birthday…and who should come as special guests…3…

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NOT NORMAL MISSION FESTIVAL AT FAITH LUTHERAN CHURCH AT HAZARD, NEBRASKA! It was one of those VERY, VERY SPECIAL MISSION FESTIVALS, THAT WE WILL NEVER, NEVER FORGET.  The Honorable Missionary Rev. Dean A. Hanson scheduled a special “Joint Mission Festival” with the congregations that he has the privilege of serving at Grace Lutheran Church at Pleasanton, Nebraska and Faith Lutheran…

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WIOTA AND AUDUBON, IOWA CONGREGATIONS COME TO MISSION CENTRAL FOR PASTOR JAMES SHARP! What a blessing to welcome the congregations from Wiota and Audubon, Iowa to the Lord’s Mission Central.  This NOT NORMAL group of folks came for a full day tour!  They were led by their Pastor Michael Bodkins and his wife Julie.   Here you see the group…

NOT NORMAL MISSION FESTIVAL AT FAITH LUTHERAN CHURCH AT HAZARD, NEBRASKA!

It was one of those VERY, VERY SPECIAL MISSION FESTIVALS, THAT WE WILL NEVER, NEVER FORGET.  The Honorable Missionary Rev. Dean A. Hanson scheduled a special “Joint Mission Festival” with the congregations that he has the privilege of serving at Grace Lutheran Church at Pleasanton, Nebraska and Faith Lutheran Church at Hazard, Nebraska. That date was August 23rd, 2020, and…

SPECIAL TIME FOR REV. TIM AND SUSAN GEITZ

  Scripture tells us so clearly in John 16:33..”In this world you will have trouble, but, take heart, I have overcome the world”…these are words of Jesus, and there are times in this life of great sadness, however, the Lord is always with us. What helps us through in times of great sadness are special friends that the Lord puts…

MUSIC MISSIONARY RHEIN VISITS MISSION CENTRAL!

What a blessing to welcome our new Missionary Sandra Rhein to Mission Central for a days training and orientation on Thursday the 20th of August.  It was such a wonderful day and Sandra enjoyed a tour of the entire Mission Central campus. Sandra will be working with several locations in Asia, and hopes to leave before too long for Taiwan,…

NOT NORMAL MISSION ENDOWEMENT COMMITTEE MEETS WITH OLD MISSIONARY GARY ON AUGUST 15TH, 2020 AT IMMANUEL AT LOTTS CREEK, LONE ROCK, IOWA!

“Normal Congregations” when they received an inheritance, the normal thing to do is the attitude of “well, now we have a reserve at the congregation, and we can save this for a rainy day, because “we may need that money”. That was NOT the case with the NOT NORMAL people who served on the Mission Endowment Committee at Immanuel Lutheran…