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YOUNG MISSIONARIES FROM CHARTER OAK AND SCHLESWIG, IOWA VISIT MISSION CENTRAL

Wednesday the 5th of May we were able to welcome a group of young people from Immanuel Lutheran Church in Schleswig, Iowa and St. John Lutheran Church from Charter Oak, Iowa. Rev. Kurt Kaiser, Rev. Richard Merrill and Rev. Merle Mahnken all accompanied these young people and they enjoyed their tour of the Creation Theater and the Barn Museum. Here…

MORE AND MORE GROUPS COMING TO MISSION CENTRAL..LIKE STUDENTS FROM YORK, NEBRASKA!

Yes, yes more and more Groups, Busloads, Tour Groups, Families, and many Church Groups are planning trips to the World-Famous Mission Central.  We are amazed at the numbers of groups that are coming for a “Mission Tour”! As the virus restrictions are being lifted, we are seeing so many happy groups that are coming to this MIRACLE PLACE! On Tuesday…

CONTRACTOR FOR THE CHAPEL COMES TO VISIT!

On April 27th, 2021 we had 3 special guests come and visit.  Yes, the contractor and foreman of the crew that built our little wayside prayer chapel, the Honorable Missionary Dr. Keith Lambert and his wife Shirley came all the way from Rock Rapids, Iowa to visit. They wanted Shirley’s sister, Eileen from Moorhead, Minnesota to come and see this…

MISSIONARY REV. NEIL WEHMAS BRINGS CONFIRMANDS TO MISSION CENTRAL!

It’s always such a blessing to welcome Confirmation Students to the Lord’s Mission Central, as they are preparing for lifetime membership in the Lord’s Church! On Wednesday evening the 21st of April, Rev. Neil Wehmas from St. Paul Lutheran Church in Ida Grove, Iowa brought his 7th grade confirmation class to visit Mission Central and be able to pray in…

NOT ONE, BUT TWO MISSIONARIES COME FROM LATIN AMERICA ON APRIL 23RD, 2021!

It was one of those very, very, very special days on Friday the 23rd of April.  What a JOY to welcome our missionaries, Johanna Heidorn and Ashley Lehr our special missionaries from Latin America to spend a day at the World-Famous Mission Central! It was especially exciting because our guests for the day were all of the senior students from…

THE KRIKAVA FAMILY ARRIVES FROM MINNESOTA FOR SPECIAL VISIT AT MISSION CENTRAL!

Tuesday the 20th of April was a very, very special day.  Special Missionary Friends from Minnesota arrived at the Lord’s Mission Central!  It was a day we will long, long remember! Rev. James Krikava and his dear wife, Peggy drove here all the way from Northern Minnesota.  Pastor Krikava is the Regional Director for all of our Missionaries in Eurasia,…

REV. MICHAEL BODKINS DELIVERS SPECIAL GIFT!

I’ve heard of a mail man, a delivery man, a delivery service, but never a “Meat Delivery Man”.  Yes, on Wednesday morning our good, good friend and co-worker for Jesus, the Honorable Missionary Rev. Michael Bodkins, Senior Pastor of the churches at Audobon and Wiota, Iowa stopped at Mission Central with a special gift.  Yes, he was the Meat Delivery…

CONFIRMATION STUDENTS COME FROM FAITH LUTHERAN IN SIOUX FALLS, SOUTH DAKOTA!

April 17th, 2021 was a special time!  Yes, on this day, the confirmation students from Faith Lutheran Church at Sioux Falls, South Dakota made the trip to the Lord’s Mission Central to spend the day. This group of young people were able to see the Wayside Prayer Chapel, where their tour began, and also, the Offices, and the Ministry Central,…

AMAZING PREUS FAMILY ARRIVES AT MISSION CENTRAL!

What a blessing to welcome Rev. David Preus and his dear family to the Lord’s Mission Central on April 17th, 2021. This Missionary Family came all the way from the Dominican Republic to report to a group of folks from all over from Ogden, Iowa, Sioux Falls, South Dakota, Rapid City, South Dakota, Ida Grove, Iowa, Latimer, Iowa, Hampton, Iowa…

SIOUX CITY CONGREGATIONS ENJOY THE LORD’S CREATION THEATER!

People are absolutely SHOCKED AND AMAZED when they come to visit Mission Central!  Especially, when they see the Lord’s creation theater.  On April 10th, 2021 TWO groups from two different congregations came to see the LORD’S CREATION THEATER.  The majority of the people had not been to Mission Central, nor had they seen the Creation Theater or Barn Museum. Here…

ST. PAUL LUTHERAN FROM SIOUX CITY COME TO VISIT

It was a bit cloudy and cold, and for certain normal people would not like to come out to the hills of Western Iowa for a tour and program to an old set of farm buildings.  However, the people from St. Paul Lutheran Church under the direction of The Honorable Missionary Pastor Kenny Hsu, came to spend the time on…

GOD PUTS SPECIAL PEOPLE IN OUR PATH AT HIS MISSION CENTRAL!

Sometimes the evil one can get ahold of a person, and we feel depressed and down in the dumps.  The evil one wants to “discourage” us Christians, in this dark old world we now live in! But, what a JOY to realize that our Lord Jesus “PUTS SPECIAL PEOPLE IN OUR LIVES TO KEEP US GOING”.  And, we have to…

NOT NORMAL COUPLE COME FROM DES MOINES, IOWA

Some folks ask us “how can you keep on going and going day after day”?  Well the answer to that is really, really simple.  It’s because God calls special NOT NORMAL people to come to this MIRACLE PLACE….at “just the right time” It was such an encouragement to welcome missionaries John and Judy Matthies to Mission Central on March 20th,…

A NOT NORMAL VOLUNTEER DRIVER IS A GIFT FROM GOD!

Many people marvel at the amount of work that gets done here by our Boss, whose picture is right above the desk of Old Missionary Gary!  Yes, God CALLS special people to help with the work here, and what a MIRACLE that the Lord has called over a hundred Volunteer missionaries to help with the work for Jesus! Pictured here…

WONDERFUL JANSSEN FAMILY COMES TO VISIT MISSION CENTRAL!!

When a dad comes to visit Mission Central with four of his children, a person just has to realize this family is TRULY NOT NORMAL! On the 13th of March, the Honorable Missionary Mike Janssen from Carroll, Iowa brought 4 of his 11 children to Mission Central to see the grizzly bear, and the other 29 animals in the Lord’s…

AMAZING SURPRISE GIFT OF LOVE FROM THE LWML!

We get to see real MIRACLES here at the Lord’s Mission Central.  What a real JOY to see how the Lord provides at “Just the Right Time”. On February 21st, 2021 a REAL MIRACLE took place at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Osmond, Nebraska.  On Sunday morning old Missionary Gary had the honor and privilege of speaking at the church in…

224 NEW MISSIONARIES COMMISSIONED!

We need more missionaries to tell people about Jesus!  Several days ago, Old Missionary Gary had the most amazing blessing of being “in person” with 224 students at Christ Lutheran School at Norfolk, Nebraska!  The entire school came to the sanctuary of Christ Lutheran Church in Norfolk, where they were able to be dressed in clothing from around the world!…

HISPANIC VISITORS COME TO MISSION CENTRAL!

On Tuesday the 2nd of February we were able to welcome Rev. Henry Witte from the Siouxland Hispanic Ministry from South Sioux City, Nebraska along with his special friend, Rolando. Rolando is from Peru and came to the United States 18 years ago.  He was confirmed at Hope Lutheran Church in South Sioux City, Nebraska.  Rolando’s good friend and mentor…

NOT NORMAL CONFIRMATION CLASS FROM SCHALLER, IOWA ARRIVES AT MISSION CENTRAL!

The amazing and truly NOT NORMAL Pastor David Lyons, Senior Pastor of St. Paul Lutheran Church at Schaller, Iowa brought his confirmation class to “EXPERIENCE” what it was like to travel to the Lord’s Mission Central! This major Mission Trip was designed to help the students better understand the First Article of the Apostle’s Creed…”I BELIEVE IN GOD THE FATHER…

GEORGE & KAREN JANSSEN BRING GRANDSON!!

In this journey we call life, we have found that some of the BEST missionaries can be grandparents!  Grandchildren love their grandpa and grandma, and listen carefully to what they say and do! This past week we had the blessing of seeing this in action here at Mission Central.  George and Karen Janssen from Denison, Iowa had their grandson Abraham…

SPECIAL HISPANIC FAMILY FROM SCHLESWIG, IOWA VISITS!

SPECIAL HISPANIC FAMILY FROM SCHLESWIG, IOWA VISITS! What a JOY and blessing to welcome a very, very special family that came for a tour on Sunday evening on the 27th of December! This family lives south of Schleswig, Iowa, and the family came to the United States from Mexico. Maria and her family are members of the Catholic Church, but,…

ANNUAL THANKSGIVING MAILING FROM MISSION CENTRAL COMPLETED!!!

  What a JOY and BLESSING to have 15 special NOT NORMAL people willing to help with our Annual Thanksgiving Mailing!  These faithful volunteers had to work in Des Moines in a much different approach than the previous 26 years!  However, under the faithful help of our Volunteer “Mailing Director”, Kathryn Sprecher, the job is now complete! The year 2020…

NEW STORY FOR WEBSITE!

SPECIAL NOT NORMAL COUPLE FROM OMAHA COME FOR SPECIAL VISIT! The first time Old Missionary Gary spoke to this amazing couple he knew IMMEDIATELY that they were in the world, but not of the world…yes, they were truly NOT NORMAL!  It was on December 28th, 2013 that our journey together began! What an encouragement that the Lord sent these dear…

NEW STORY FOR WEBSITE!

YOUTH FROM CALVARY & FAITH LUTHERAN IN SIOUX CITY COME FOR NIGHT PROGRAM! It truly was a very, very wonderful evening to welcome some of the NOT NORMAL youth and parents from Calvary Lutheran Church and Faith Lutheran Church in Sioux City, Iowa. Rev. James Travis was able to record the story of the visit, and Rev. Charles Horkey and…

SPECIAL NOT NORMAL COUPLE FROM OMAHA COME FOR SPECIAL VISIT!

The first time Old Missionary Gary spoke to this amazing couple he knew IMMEDIATELY that they were in the world, but not of the world…yes, they were truly NOT NORMAL!  It was on December 28th, 2013 that our journey together began! What an encouragement that the Lord sent these dear friends to be a part of our journey for the…

YOUTH FROM CALVARY & FAITH LUTHERAN IN SIOUX CITY COME FOR NIGHT PROGRAM!

It truly was a very, very wonderful evening to welcome some of the NOT NORMAL youth and parents from Calvary Lutheran Church and Faith Lutheran Church in Sioux City, Iowa. Rev. James Travis was able to record the story of the visit, and Rev. Charles Horkey and his dear wife were also able to come. The youth were just excellent…

NEW STORY FOR WEBSITE….

STAFF INCREASES AT MISSION CENTRAL! It’s that time of the year, when the Lord’s hand of blessing begins to fall on HIS Mission Central!    Hundreds of gifts are flowing into this MIRACLE PLACE…and to keep up with the recording of gifts and allocation of funding for our dear Missionaries we have to call in extra troops!  God sends us…

NEW STORY FOR WEBSITE

REV. STEVE AND CINDY SCHUMACHER PRESENT AT MISSION CENTRAL! November 7th, 2020 was indeed a very, very special day!  It was the day that we welcomed Rev. Steve and Cindy Schumacher from Ghana West Africa to this MIRACLE PLACE!   We were so blessed to have members from Sioux City, Iowa, Centennial, Colorado, Morrison Colorado, Indianola, Iowa and Belleview, Nebraska all…

NEW STORY FOR WEBSITE

SPECIAL COMMUNION SET GOES TO GHANA WEST AFRICA! What a blessing to see how God provides for a congregation in West Africa!   Some time ago, Missionary Gary traveled to a special Mission Festival held at Trinity Lutheran Church in rural Ogallala, Nebraska!  There he met his long, long time special pastor friend, the Honorable Missionary Pastor Robert Pierce!  Pastor Pierce…

NEW STORY FOR WEBSITE!

MISSIONARY HELEN PIPER FROM IDA GROVE, IOWA NOW IN OUR REAL HOME, BUT NOT FORGOTTEN BY HER DEAR FAMILY! Helen Piper of Ida Grove, Iowa was a very, very, very special friend of the work of Mission Central.  Helen came here many times to help with the work that God has called us to do here at HIS Mission Central.  …

NEW STORY FOR WEBSITE

YOUTH FROM INDIANOLA, IOWA LEARN OF CULTURES AROUND THE WORLD! What a blessing to welcome the young people from Mt. Calvary Lutheran Church of Indianola, Iowa and help them to understand the words of Jesus in Mark 16:15 “GO INTO ALL THE WORLD AND PREACH THE GOOD NEWS”… Yes, on Saturday the 7th of November these young missionaries from Indianola,…

STAFF INCREASES AT MISSION CENTRAL!

It’s that time of the year, when the Lord’s hand of blessing begins to fall on HIS Mission Central! Hundreds of gifts are flowing into this MIRACLE PLACE…and to keep up with the recording of gifts and allocation of funding for our dear Missionaries we have to call in extra troops!  God sends us these special helpers and volunteers. It’s…

REV. STEVE AND CINDY SCHUMACHER PRESENT AT MISSION CENTRAL!

November 7th, 2020 was indeed a very, very special day!  It was the day that we welcomed Rev. Steve and Cindy Schumacher from Ghana West Africa to this MIRACLE PLACE! We were so blessed to have members from Sioux City, Iowa, Centennial, Colorado, Morrison Colorado, Indianola, Iowa and Belleview, Nebraska all come together to hear the report from the Schumachers….

SPECIAL COMMUNION SET GOES TO GHANA WEST AFRICA!

What a blessing to see how God provides for a congregation in West Africa! Some time ago, Missionary Gary traveled to a special Mission Festival held at Trinity Lutheran Church in rural Ogallala, Nebraska!  There he met his long, long time special pastor friend, the Honorable Missionary Pastor Robert Pierce!  Pastor Pierce presented Gary with a wonderful communion set, and…

YOUTH FROM INDIANOLA, IOWA LEARN OF CULTURES AROUND THE WORLD!

What a blessing to welcome the young people from Mt. Calvary Lutheran Church of Indianola, Iowa and help them to understand the words of Jesus in Mark 16:15 “GO INTO ALL THE WORLD AND PREACH THE GOOD NEWS”… Yes, on Saturday the 7th of November these young missionaries from Indianola, Iowa came and were able to be dressed in the…