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THE WORLD-FAMOUS EUCHRE CHAMPIONSHIP HELD AT MISSION CENTRAL ON AUGUST 26TH, 2022!!!

The world can talk about the World Series in Baseball, or about the Super Bowl in football, BUT NOTHING COMPARES TO THE WORLD FAMOUS “EUCHERE CHAMPIONSHIP” at Mission Central. This year was super special, because it was held in connection with Old Missionary Gary’s 80th Birthday!  Never in the history of this world wide event has there been the shouting, yelling,…

SPECIAL 91 YEAR OLD MISSIONARY COMES TO MISSION CENTRAL!

Each day at the Lord’s Mission Central is a true MIRACLE!  Stop for a moment and ask yourself….”What 91 year old lady would come from Hampton, Nebraska and travel all the way to a place in the hills of Western Iowa to an old set of farm buildings in the middle of nowhere to spend an afternoon…when walking is such…

A REAL “MIRACLE MOM” COMES TO VISIT MISSION CENTRAL!

There are many people who can’t figure out what goes on at this “miracle place” called the Lord’s Mission Central!  In fact a man in Mapleton, Iowa, just 2 miles West of Mission Central, when asked by visitors from Michigan said, “Hey, what goes on there at this place out there at Mission Central?”….and the man said, “Don’t you folks…

MISSIONARY TEACHER BRITT ODEMBA AND FAMILY COME TO VISIT MISSION CENTRAL

On August 21st, 2022, it was truly a blessing to welcome Britt Odemba, her husband Michael and their children to Mission Central for a special Sunday morning event. Britt Odemba is working with our 8 Lutheran Schools in Kenya in East Africa, and she gave a great presentation on how the Lord is using her and her family in a…

LUTHERAN HIGH NORTHEAST COMES FOR SPECIAL DAY TOUR!

What a blessing to welcome the Honorable Principal Dr. Perry Miller and all of his Senior Students at the Lutheran High Northeast from Norfolk, Nebraska!  It was such a blessing to have them all come and spend the day at the world-famous Mission Central. These Senior Students were some of the finest young missionaries that we have had the privilege…

WONDERFUL VETERAN MISSIONARIES BRING THEIR PASTOR TO MISSION CENTRAL!

It was a Sunday afternoon on August 14th, 2022 a little after 1:00PM, when the members of Bethel Lutheran Church of Sutherland, Iowa brought their pastor, the Honorable Missionary Pastor Britt Witmer to see the Lord’s Mission Central for the very first time. These “mission minded” members arranged to come again to Mission Central and they wanted to make sure…

BREUNING FAMILY FROM NEWCASTLE COME TO VISIT MISSION CENTRAL

Here you see the Richard and Rita Breuning Family that brought their family from Newcastle, Nebraska in front of our sign at the world-famous Mission Central. These special friends came to spend the day on August 15th, 2022.  These long, long time friends were so excited to see this MIRACLE place and spend the day!  They had NOT had the…

NORTH WISCONSIN LWML COME FOR DAY TOUR AT MISSION CENTRAL!

When the HUGE motor coach from Wausau, Wisconsin rolled into the Lord’s Mission Central on August 10th, 2022 at 10:00AM, it was truly a full day that we will never forget here at this MIRACLE PLACE. The tour of the entire facilities, the time spent in the Barn Museum, the Lord’s Creation Theater and a very, very special presentation after…

WHY IS MISSION CENTRAL ABLE TO CONTINUE DAY AFTER DAY?

The answer to that question is very, very simple!  It is because the Lord sends very, very, very special NOT NORMAL people like the family of Tim and Jacquelyn Moser and their family.  What an absolute blessing to provide a full tour of the entire facilities here at the Lord’s Mission Central that included the offices, the Ministry Center, the…

SPECIAL COUPLE FROM FAITH LUTHERAN IN YORK, NEBRASKA COME TO VISIT MISSION CENTRAL

What a JOY and blessing to welcome the Honorable Missionaries, dear Tim and Jennifer Dibbern all the way from York, Nebraska, who came for a special family tour with their daughter and her family. These dear friends are members of Faith Lutheran in York, Nebraska and they wanted their family and grandchildren to see this MIRACLE PLACE called Mission Central….

AMAZING COUPLES COME FROM ESTHERVILLE, IOWA AND NORFOLK, NEBRASKA!

It was such a blessing to welcome two very, very NOT NORMAL couples that came for a day tour at the Lord’s Mission Central.  These folks are pictured in front of our altar in the Barn Museum on August 2nd, 2022! Here you see Dale and Tammy Schlote from Norfolk, Nebraska on the left and Jerry and Kathrine Wilson from…

VOLUNTEERS BILL & BONNIE BEGEMAN COME TO VISIT MISSION CENTRAL!

July 30th, 2022 was a special day when we welcomed some of our dear volunteers for our annual volunteer meal and report of the Lord’s work for our fiscal year July 1st, 2021 to June 30th, 2022! Some of our KEY Volunteers are the Honorable Missionaries from Norfolk, Nebraska, Bill and Bonnie Begeman.  Bonnie serves as our Volunteer Advance Publicity…

DARWIN & SHARON HAMANN VISIT MISSION CENTRAL!

The only reason we can continue the work of the Lord’s Mission Central is because God sends special people at “just the right time”!!  We have over 100 volunteers that God has called to help continue the work here at this MIRACLE PLACE! On July 30th, 2022 at our annual volunteer meeting we were so blessed to have Darwin and…

CLYDE AND LENN BRENNER ENJOY THE ANNUAL MEETING!

Our God calls all kinds of special friends to be a part of HIS kingdom work here at HIS Mission Central. What a blessing to have our dear long, long, long time friends Clyde and Lenn Brenner of rural Mapleton, Iowa be a part of our volunteers to help with the Lord’s work!  They were special guests on July 30th,…

JULY 30TH, 2022 – THE ANNUAL VOLUNTEER MEAL AND MEETING!

What a JOY and BLESSING to welcome our special volunteers that God has sent to help with the work at Mission Central!  On Saturday the 30th of July! Yes, it was a special day and because of our over 100 volunteers the Lord has blessed the work of HIS Mission Central!  On this day a large group of our volunteers…

SPECIAL NOT NORMAL COUPLE FROM RIVERSIDE, IOWA VISIT MISSION CENTRAL!

It was one of those “MIRACLE DAYS” when the Lord sends truly NOT NORMAL people who come at “just the right time”. On July 26th, 2022, we were so blessed to have our dear friends in Christ, Vaughn and Cheryll Davisson all the way from Riverside, Iowa come to visit the Lord’s Mission Central.  They drove over for a special…

ANDREW AND NOEL SCHAFF FROM TAIWAN VISIT MISSION CENTRAL!

What a blessing to welcome our dear missionary teachers, Andrew and Noel Schaff who came to visit Mission Central on July 26th, 2022. For 18 years the Schaff family has served at Concordia Middle School in Taiwan.  What a special family, and at their calling, they are able to tell all of their students about our Savior Jesus.  Yes, there…

SPECIAL SENDING OF 3 MISSIONARY FAMILIES AT MISSION CENTRAL!

Yes, it was one of those very special days that we will long remember here at the Lord’s Mission Central.  On July 23rd, 2022, we had the honor and privilege of welcoming not one, but THREE wonderful missionaries from around the world! Here you see seated from left to right Rev. Jerry Lawson, Alexander and Patty from Riga, Latvia, and…

SUPER STARS OF EAST AFRICA ARRIVE AT MISSION CENTRAL!

Here at Mission Central we have the privilege of welcoming some of the most important people in the entire world!  Yes, our dear missionaries from around the world come to this MIRACLE place to share what God is doing in the world. On July 23rd, 2022, we had the privilege of welcoming the Honorable Missionaries from the Matongo Seminary in…

AMAZING LAWSON FAMILY COMES TO VISIT MISSION CENTRAL!

What an absolute blessing to welcome Rev. Jerry Lawson, his dear wife Patty and their super star son, Missionary Alexander Lawson from Riga, Latvia on July 23rd, 2022. Here you see this special family in the Ministry Center at the world-famous Mission Central. They gave a wonderful presentation of the work that Rev. Lawson and his family have been called…

FIRST TIME TRIP FOR REV. JONATHAN & CHERYL NAUMANN TO MISSION CENTRAL!

What a blessing to welcome Rev. Johnathan and Cheryl Naumann from the Dominican Republic for their very first visit to Mission Central on July 23rd, 2022! Rev. Naumann and his wife are doing EXCELLENT work at their calling in this land of darkness.  Here you see this special couple at Mission Central, and attached is a photo of what Rev….

SPECIAL GROUP FROM NEBRASKA TRAVEL TO MISSION CENTRAL FOR A DAY TOUR!

When a group of folks from the area of Grand Island and Juniata, Nebraska and several other towns in that area are willing to come and visit the Lord’s Mission Central on a Thursday, they have to be special NOT NORMAL people! That was the case on July 14th, 2022, when this special group traveled all the way from their…

LARGE MOTORCOACH COMES FROM ZION LUTHERAN IN PIERCE, NEBRASKA FOR A SPECIAL VISIT!

Many years ago the friendship of Rev. Gordon Bruce and Old Missionary Gary was firmly established at Zion Lutheran Church at Pierce, Nebraska!  Immediately it was obvious that this congregation was truly NOT NORMAL.  They had such a love for the Lord’s mission work, starting with their school, their members and the leadership of this special congregation. On Tuesday the…

TRIPLE HEADER SENDING AT MISSION CENTRAL ON JULY 9TH, 2022!

We have amazing MIRACLES happen here at the Lord’s Mission Central!  That certainly was the case on Saturday the 9th of July when the Lord sent not one, but THREE missionaries to report on their work at their callings. Yes, Barbara Rebentisch from Taiwan came to report on her important work in this land of darkness.  Barb is such a HUGE…

NEWEST LCMS MISSIONARY COMES TO VISIT MISSION CENTRAL!

What a blessing to welcome Missionary Rebecca Bartelt from Lincoln, Nebraska on July 5th, 2022.  Becky has accepted the appointment as a special missionary to Taiwan and will be traveling in the mid-west region telling her story and asking for prayers and support for this new calling. She has been teaching at Lincoln Lutheran High School and using her musical…

FIRST TIME GROUP COMES TO VISIT MISSION CENTRAL FROM NORFOLK, NEBRASKA!

What a special blessing to welcome a wonderful group of VERY NOT NORMAL PEOPLE from Our Savior Lutheran Church in Norfolk, Nebraska.  It was indeed a “first time visit” for some of this special group from Our Savior Lutheran. Here you can see some of the people that arrived on the “Forklift” express.  Because of the size of the group…

DR. CARL ELTING MAKES IT POSSIBLE!

How is it possible to have a tour group at Mission Central for a full tour on the 23rd of June and then be able to speak at Scottsbluff, Nebraska and Gehring, Nebraska???  Why that’s right by the Colorado Boarder….that’s not possible! Yes, with God, all things are possible and HE calls special people at “just the right time” to make things…

And a little child shall lead them”…Isaiah 11:6!!!

  That’s an interesting verse from Isaiah! What does that mean? Here at the Lord’s Mission Central we fully and completely understand that very verse in the Old Testament! Here at this MIRACLE PLACE we get to see amazing things and have amazing NOT NORMAL people come here! Yes, on Saturday the 25th of June we had a wonderful gathering…

AMAZING MIRACLE FAMILY COMES FROM TAIWAN FOR SPECIAL REPORT AND SENDING!

It was one of those special days that we will long, long, remember.  God blessed us here at the Lord’s Mission Central on Saturday the 25th of June in such a special way! We were so honored to have a group of VERY NOT NORMAL PEOPLE come to hear a first hand, live report from the Honorable Missionaries all the way…

SPECIAL AND DEAR FRIENDS FROM HOLDREDGE, NEBRASKA VISIT MISSION CENTRAL!

The Lord truly sends special people here to HIS Mission Central at just the right time.  Many years ago the Lord led Old Missionary Gary to go to Holdredge, Nebraska where he had the “divine intervention” event to meet two very, very, very, very NOT NORMAL people.  God can always put the right people at the right place at “just…

NEW VOLUNTEER COOKING TEAM HELPS ON JUNE 18TH!

Many people ask how we are able to take care of feeding all the groups of people that come to visit Mission Central for their full day tours??  It is possible because God “calls” the right help at just the right time. On June 18th, 2022 we had such an excellent group of folks from Boone, Carroll and Council Bluffs,…

TIMOTHY LUTHERAN CHURCH FROM COUNCIL BLUFFS COMES FOR A SPECIAL EVENT!

  It was truly one of those special days on June 18th, 2022. We were so blessed to have Dr. Steve Oliver and his son Gary come to visit Mission Central and stay for 6 days! On Saturday the 18th, we were so blessed to have the congregation from Timothy Lutheran Church in Council Bluffs, Iowa come for a day…

SPECIAL FAMILY FROM BOONE, IOWA BRINGS THEIR GRANDCHILDREN!

More and more grandparents are bringing their grandchildren to the Miracle Place called MISSION CENTRAL. What a blessing to welcome Dr. Bob Dunker and his wife Jan from Boone, Iowa!  Yes, Dr. Dunker was the long time president of Western Iowa Tech Community College in Sioux City, Iowa, where Missionary Gary worked with Bob for over 20 years! Bob and…

YOUNG MISSIONARY GARY OLIVER WORKS AT MISSION CENTRAL!

It takes a lot of work and sweat to keep things up and looking neat at the Lord’s Mission Central!  This week we had some extra help, and young missionary Gary Oliver from Taiwan came and was willing to help with the yard work. Here you see Gary working with a large load of grass clippings that he and his…

SPECIAL COUPLE COME FROM COLORADO TO VISIT!

It was truly a special day on June 17th, 2022, when our long, long, long time friends Igor and Kathy Skrastins came for a visit to Mission Central. Yes, these dear friends came all the way from Peyton, Colorado to visit their old Friend Missionary Gary.  We first met at Trinity Lutheran School at Madison, Nebraska over 20 years ago,…

SPECIAL GUESTS COME FOR FULL TOUR FROM MINNESOTA AND IOWA!

On June 15th, 2022, we had some very, very special new friends come all the way from Stillwater, Minnesota, being Vern and Cathryn Hollman and Karen Richards from Charles City, Iowa. These dear friends had never been to Mission Central, and they wanted to come and see this MIRACLE PLACE.  They had relatives, being Arnie Hibbing from Paullina, Iowa that…

SPECIAL FRIENDS COME TO DELIVER A LOAD OF FISH!

The Lord Jesus said, “And, I’ll make you fishers of men!”  Well, things haven’t changed much over all these years! Pastors are truly “fishers of men” as the Lord indicated, however, there are also fishers of fish yet in the world today.  Here in Iowa we still have pastors that love to fish for fish as well as fishing for…

AMAZING FRIENDS COME FROM NEBRASKA!

It is such a blessing have special NOT NORMAL friends come from Nebraska and on June 10th, 2022 we were blessed to have Grandpa Steve and Grandma Judy Strate come all the way from Pleasanton, Nebraska and bring their son Caleb and his wife Julie Strate to Mission Central….but it was all about a special day for the grandchildren, Wyatt,…