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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 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…

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…

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…

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…

NEW IOWA DISTRICT WEST MISSIONARY VISITS THE LORD’S MISSION CENTRAL FOR SPECIAL TRAINING!

Yes, what a BLESSING to welcome our newest missionary Iowa District West’s very own Missionary Teacher, the Honorable Missionary Barbara Rebentisch who was born, raised and attended Lutheran School at our Zion Lutheran School at Paullina, Iowa!! Barb is the daughter of missionary Arnold Hibbing, and his late wife Wanda.  Arnold was a missionary in Africa and provided some wonderful…

AMAZING FAMILY COMES TO VISIT MISSION CENTRAL 

Long time friends are special!  The Lord brings people to Mission Central at “just the right time”!!! Recently, our dear, dear, dear friends in Christ, Jim and Mary Andersen came to visit MISSION CENTRAL.  These dear and special Catholic Christian friends truly know Jesus as their Savior, and they wanted their grandchildren, Lyncoln and Alyssa to see what God can…

PARKING LOT AT MISSION CENTRAL RECEIVES “SEAL COAT”!!

We were so blessed a year ago to be able to have our entire parking lot finished with 6 inches of asphalt, and what a blessing that has been for the thousands of visitors that come to this MIRACLE PLACE! The snow removal for last winter was such an encouragement, because for the first time we didn’t have to “dig…

ANOTHER NEW VOLUNTEER STAFF TYPIST THAT GOD HAS CALLED FROM ODEBOLT, IOWA!

The Lord continues to “call” people at “just the right time”.  We needed some new typists to help with the letters and dictation here at the Lord’s Mission Central. The Honorable Volunteer Missionary Typist, Carol Auen from Odebolt, Iowa came for special training by our Executive Secretary, Pam Kovarna.  On August 4th, 2020 at 1:00PM an intensive training course was…

SPECIAL NOT NORMAL VOLUNTEERS COME FROM DAVENPORT, NEBRASKA!

After old Missionary Gary spoke at the wonderful congregation at St. Peter Lutheran Church on August 2nd, 2020, the Holy Spirit touched the heart of a very special farm couple.  The congregation has the Honorable Missionary Pastor Rev. Greg Schaffer as the shepherd of this amazing “flock”. The Spirit called a new volunteer to want to help with HIS work…

WHAT A SPECIAL 85TH BIRTHDAY PRESENT!

WHAT A SPECIAL 85TH BIRTHDAY PRESENT! Special Miracles keep right on happening at the Lord’s Mission Central!  Yes, and Old Missionary Gary met Robert and Norma Gonnerman from Gresham, Nebraska many, many years ago.  Immediately I could tell that Bob and Norma were truly NOT NORMAL.  They were “in the world, but not of the world”!!!  Robert is with the…

AMAZING MEDICK FAMILY FROM CHEROKEE, IOWA COME ON A SPECIAL MISSION!

AMAZING MEDICK FAMILY FROM CHEROKEE, IOWA COME ON A SPECIAL MISSION! On August 1st, 2020, we were so happy to welcome the family of the late Missionary Delbert Medick of Cherokee, Iowa.  Delbert was a very NOT NORMAL man….  He was a special man that loved the Lord Jesus and he loved the work of the Lord’s Mission Central. Delbert…

Not Normal couple comes from Wisconsin to visit Mission Central

ANOTHER “NOT NORMAL” COUPLE COME ALL THE WAY FROM WISCONSIN! Why would a couple drive all the way out of their way to come to the Lord’s Mission Central…here in the hills of Western Iowa?  Why, because a missionary by the name of Rev. Ron Meyer told them about this MIRACLE place in the middle of nowhere!!!! On Tuesday afternoon…

VERY, VERY NOT NORMAL FAMILY VISITS THE LORD’S MISSION CENTRAL!

It was one of those VERY SPECIAL DAYS, when the Lord called Ryan & Jessica Voelker to come to visit the world famous Mission Central!! Usually, Old Missionary Gary would be gone on Saturday traveling to speak at a congregation on Saturday….but, the Lord MUST have arranged to have him speak closer to home, and he was in his office…

PASTOR DAVID ZIRPEL AND THE AFRICAN CONGREGATION COME TO VISIT MISSION CENTRAL!

The Lord is so good to us here at HIS Mission Central.  What a blessing to welcome to welcome the African Congregation that meets at Redeemer Lutheran Church in Sioux City, Iowa.  This special tour was organized by the Honorable Missionary Pastor David Zirpel, one of the pastors at Redeemer Lutheran. On Sunday afternoon July 19th, 2020, this entire group…

SPECIAL FRIENDS FROM OKLAHOMA AND IOWA TOUR MISSION CENTRAL!

What a special Friday afternoon at the world famous Mission Central!  We were so blessed to welcome special friends for a full tour of the facilities at this MIRACLE PLACE.  What a JOY to welcome Jeff Allen and his dear wife Laura all the way from Oklahoma and also long, long time friends from Danbury, Iowa….Dean and Vae Uhl.  The…

DR. DALE AND LIZA GROTELUESCHEN FROM GARLAND, NEBRASKA COME TO VISIT MISSION CENTRAL!

What an honor and blessing to welcome the very famous Dr. Dale and Liza Grotelueschen for a tour of the world famous Mission Central.  These dear friends took time out of their busy schedule to drive all the way here from Garland, Nebraska. In 2018 Dr.  Dale Grotelueschen, veterinarian and director of the University of Nebraska–Lincoln’s Great Plains Veterinary Educational…

Bill and Linda Himmelberg from Lincoln, Nebraska come to Mission Central

Saturday the 18th of July was such a special day to welcome some dear friends from Lincoln, Nebraska, the Honorable Missionaries Linda and Bill Himmelberg. Bill and Linda drove over from Lincoln to have a special Tour of the facilities and to pray with Mission Gary and hear the MIRACLES that take place at this MIRACLE PLACE. It was such…

Not Normal people come to Mission Central on June 27th

What a great blessing to have folks come from Sloan, Iowa and Panora, Iowa as well as Mapleton, Iowa to visit the Lord’s Mission Central. It was truly a special day on this Saturday to have this amazing group of Christian people who were NOT NORMAL come and be here to see what the Lord can do with an old…

Special friends come from Columbus, Nebraska from 1-C Church

What an amazing afternoon, with some folks from Columbus, Nebraska.  They are the Pastor and his wife, Rev. Jim and Kristen Thelen, and their members Greg and Kate, Dirk and Kris, and Randy and Jane. It was an afternoon we all will remember!  A time of touring, praying and seeing what God can do with an old set of farm…

Not Normal Hesse family from Colorado visit Mission Central

Here we go again…..The Lord sends us some VERY, VERY SPECIAL NOT NORMAL PEOPLE that Old Missionary met over 20 years ago out in Eastern Colorado and spoke in two churches served by the Honorable Missionaries Rev. George and Ruth Ann Hesse!  Yes, it was a long, long time ago, but these dear friends NEVER FORGOT OUR FRIENDSHIP AND TIME…

One of the finest visits of Old Missionary Gary’s life!

Yes, there are some very, very, very special days that we have been given here by the Lord at HIS Mission Central! On June 24th, 2020 we had the honor and privilege of being with ONE OF THE MOST “NOT NORMAL” PEOPLE THAT OLD MISSIONARY GARY HAS EVER MET. For over 20 years the Honorable Missionary Pilot Harry Barr from…

Amazing Not Normal people visit Mission Central

What do Missionaries look like?  You might wonder about that question, but it’s not that hard.  A long time friend from our area near Sioux City, Iowa by the name of Missionary Scott Herbold, is a teacher in a public school, and he is a real missionary.  Yes, he brings buses from the public school to see Mission Central, so…

The Miracle Frerkings arrive from Robins, Iowa

What a JOY and blessing to welcome Missionaries Marvin and Shirley Frerking from Robins, Iowa at the world famous The Lord’s Mission Central!  These dear friends have been very, very special friends for many years and have been so supportive of the Lord’s work in helping missionaries over the years. These dear friends came with a very, very wonderful gift…

Cambridge, Nebraska visitors to Mission Central

WHO WOULD DRIVE 5 AND A HALF HOURS FROM CAMBRIDGE, NEBRASKA TO MISSION CENTRAL? When we talk about “Only NOT NORMAL people come to the Lord’s Mission Central”…we really mean it!!! Yes, I knew for sometime that the Jim and Nora McGowen family from rural Cambridge, Nebraska were truly NOT NORMAL! They were “OUR KIND OF PEOPLE”….they love and teach…

Our staff workers are such a blessing!

Many people seem to think that here at Mission Central things have kind of “quieted down”….however, that is NOT THE CASE! Our dear special office staff, Pam Kovarna and Sonya Sexton are working every day with so much to do and so little time to get everything done. Yes, in these days we are so filled with so much to…

A flock of ox pecker birds arrive from Africa?

As you all know, we have real MIRACLES happen here at the Lord’s Mission Central!  ANOTHER ONE HAPPENED TODAY!!!  Yes, we had a “flock” of unusual birds arrive today.  These birds are called “Ox Peckers”…and they live in Africa, and their number one job is to land on the Cape Buffalo in Africa and they peck out the ticks that…

Not Normal couple from Hooper comes to Mission Central

March 21st, 2020 was a day that we were to have 4 congregations bringing people here to the Lord’s Mission Central!  A day for seeing the Rev. Jon and Anita Clausing and their family, our dear missionaries from Tanzania, was planned, however, with their 9 children their family of 11 members, EXCEEDED the 10 person limit, so they had to…

Special group comes to bless and encourage us at Mission Central

A very, very special group of dear friends came to carry the check from the LWML proceeds of $100,000.00 to be used for help provide a MIRACLE GIFT of $10,000.00 for 10 of our lady Missionaries in Asia. Some of these dear folks had to come all the way from Clarinda, Iowa and Schleswig, Iowa.  Perhaps, some of you recognize…

New missionary friends at St. Paul Lutheran in Sac City, Iowa

  It was truly one of those VERY, VERY, VERY BLESSED AND SPECIAL SUNDAYS! Yes, on March 15th, 2020, Old Missionary Gary traveled to speak at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Sac City, Iowa! What a privilege to work with Missionary Pastor Don Pobanz and his flock of missionaries that God has given to him! After speaking in over 1700…

Amazing “Not Normal” family from Fremont comes to Mission Central

What an absolute JOY and blessing to welcome a truly NOT NORMAL family from Fremont, Nebraska to the Lord’s Mission Central on Thursday afternoon on March 12th, 2020!  It truly was a very, very special day for old Missionary Gary!…WHAT A BLESSING TO HAVE THE ENCOURAGEMENT FROM GOD’S SPECIAL PEOPLE! Clayton and Amy Glause felt that it was important for…

Three “Not Normal” people visit Mission Central

The next time you drive through Carroll, Iowa, you might keep in mind that there are three very, very, very NOT NORMAL people that live in that community!  Yes, on Saturday the 29th of February these three NOT NORMAL people came to visit the world famous Mission Central.  They are members of St. Paul Lutheran Church there in Carroll, Iowa. …

Elkhorn group visits Mission Central

  What a blessing to welcome the members of Lord of Life Lutheran Church in Elkhorn, Nebraska, where Missionary Gary had the honor and privilege of speaking this past year, with their 2 wonderful pastors that are NOT NORMAL! This group was headed up by the Honorable Missionaries Allan and Janet Jo Macklem! This group was such a blessing and…

Special friends in Columbus, Nebraska

What a blessing to have the privilege of being with Wayne and Ardith Loseke on their farm north of Columbus, Nebraska.  It was one of those very, very special days that one will never forget. On February 25th old Missionary Gary had the privilege of being with Wayne and Ardith on their farm, and it made Gary feel like he…

Special guests come from LeMars and Sioux Center

What a blessing to welcome two very special friends, Jay Faber from LeMars, Iowa and Joan Schreier from Sioux Center, Iowa who came for a special visit at Mission Central. Both of these folks are members at Grace Lutheran Church at LeMars, Iowa and they wanted to come for a special visit and tour of this MIRACLE PLACE! It was…

Ritter family comes for special visit

It was truly a special day to have the Honorable Missionary Pastor Phil Ritter, Senior Pastor at the congregation at Redeemer Lutheran Church at Corning, Iowa come to visit Mission Central. Our dear friend, Pastor Ritter, came and brought along Mr. & Mrs. Jonathan Ritter his son and daughter-in-law, who were just married on Saturday the 15th of February.  It…