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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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.  …

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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…

ZION LUTHERAN AT HUMBOLDT, IOWA COMES TO HEAR REV. CHARLES ST. ONGE!

ZION LUTHERAN AT HUMBOLDT, IOWA COMES TO HEAR REV. CHARLES ST. ONGE! What a wonderful way to celebrate “Reformation Day” at the world-famous Mission Central!! Rev. Charles St. Onge, from Latin America and from his congregation at Montreal, Canada came in person to present one of the finest programs.  Telling of his work with immigrants and people who have never,…

SPECIAL FRIENDS FROM BATTLE CREEK, IOWA VISIT!

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…

ZION LUTHERAN AT HUMBOLDT, IOWA COMES TO HEAR REV. CHARLES ST. ONGE!

What a wonderful way to celebrate “Reformation Day” at the world-famous Mission Central!! Rev. Charles St. Onge, from Latin America and from his congregation at Montreal, Canada came in person to present one of the finest programs.  Telling of his work with immigrants and people who have never, never heard the name of Jesus.  French is the language of Montreal,…

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…