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SPECIAL MISSION COMMITTEE FROM ST. LORENZ LUTHERAN CHURCH IN FRANKENMUTH, MICHIGAN COMES FOR SPECIAL CONSULTATION AT THE WORLD-FAMOUS MISSION CENTRAL!

Amazing things happen at this MIRACLE PLACE!  Yes, on September 22nd, 2023 the entire Mission Committee drove 12 hours to get to Mission Central from Frankenmuth, Michigan from this famous St. Lorenz Lutheran Church!  They arrived at 9:00AM on this special day! This group of leadership people headed by the Honorable Rev. Bob Smith, was so excited about spending the…

MISSIONARIES COME FROM HONEY CREEK, IOWA TO HELP SEND TWO SPECIAL MISSIONARIES!

What a JOY and blessing to welcome the congregation from Honey Creek, Iowa to Mission Central on September 9th, 2023.  After a special tour of the entire campus at the Lord’s Mission Central, this group of NOT NORMAL people were led by the Honorable Missionary Pastor Dave Kuhnle and his dear wife Eileen, this entire group had the privilege of…

WHAT DISTRICT PRESIDENT WOULD TRAVEL ALL THE WAY FROM ALEXANDRIA, VIRGINIA AND BRING A REAL MISSIONARY WITH HIM TO THIS PLACE IN THE MIDDLE OF NOWHERE?  TRULY SOME FOLKS THAT ARE TOTALLY AND COMPLETELY “NOT NORMAL”!!!!

As soon as these special guests arrived at the Lord’s Mission Central, I could tell IMMEDIATELY THAT THEY WERE “NOT NORMAL”!!!  It was amazing to old Missionary Gary, that this District President was a lot like Presidents Turner and Snow from Iowa West and Nebraska!  His name is Missionary President Bill Harmon…and BOY DOES HE EVER “GET IT”!!  President Pastor…

SPECIAL WHEATON, MINNESOTA GROUP ENJOY A FULL AFTERNOON AT MISSION CENTRAL

Missionary Gwen Krenz from Wheaton, Minnesota made an 8 hour round trip to bring special young people to have an experience of a lifetime at the world-famous Mission Central! Here you see this special group at the sign and also at Gary’s Office with our Boss in the background.  Then in the barn museum you see our dear Rev. Steve…

CO-WORKERS COME FOR SPECIAL EVENT AT THE LORD’S MISSION CENTRAL!!!!

What a blessing to welcome five of our St. Louis-based LCMS co-workers to Mission Central on August 28th, 2023 to help with the installation of Rev. Steve Schulz.  They helped tell the whole Synod this good news, and you can see some of their efforts here: Schulz Joints Staff of Mission Central. Here in Gary’s Office you see Rev. Schulz…

WOLF FAMILY COMES TO REPORT AT  MISSION CENTRAL FROM KENYA IN EAST AFRICA!

It truly was a very, very special day, when Missionary John Wolf and his two sons came to report on their work in East Africa and West Africa.  John is a special missionary that assists the churches and pastors with special projects, and he is our project supervisor for all of Africa. John gave a special report and showed some…

SPECIAL MUSICAL CONCERT BY THE SCHULZ BOYS!

What a blessing to have the privilege of welcoming Jacob and Jonathan Schulz, the son’s of Rev. Steve and Sue Schulz to come and provide an amazing Musical Concert on Friday Evening August 18th, 2023. Here you see these professional music preformers, as they presented a special program in honor of the birthdays of Jacob Schulz and Old Missionary Gary,…

AMAZING VISITOR COMES FROM HARVEY, LOUISANA ON AUGUST 9TH, 2023 FOR SPECIAL TOUR AND TIME TOGETHER!

When old missionary got the call on the morning of August 9th from Missionaries Rev. Henry and Ruthie Witte of Sioux City, Iowa….they said, “Gary, this is a day we would like to bring Ruthie’s dear brother the Honorable Bob Friedrich to see the world-famous Mission Central!!!  I said, “YOU MUST COME IMMEDIATELY” because I’m booked tight in the afternoon….!!  They…

WHAT DO YOU DO ON YOUR 52ND ANNIVERSARY WHEN YOU LIVE IN ANITA, IOWA?

Well, what a blessing to welcome a special couple on their 52nd Wedding Anniversary to Mission Central, where they got up and drove over 2 hours to arrive for a surprise visit at the World-Famous Mission Central. Yes, Jim and Darnell Kinzie came for a tour and what do you know?  We had people from Kansas, Nebraska and we were in…

HELMS FAMILY FROM KEARNEY, NEBRASKA ARRIVE AT MISSION CENTRAL!!

It was truly a special Tuesday the 8th of August, when our special friends from Kearney, Nebraska arrived for a special tour.  Yes, Gary and Linda Helms came for a time that they will never forget. Here you see Gary and Linda in our office at Mission Central with our Boss in the background.  They enjoyed a full tour.

DR. TOM WYATT AND SON COME FOR SPECIAL TOUR OF THE LORD’S MISSION CENTRAL

On Monday the 7th of August we had 2 special guests come to see Mission Central for the very first time. Our friends, Dr. Tom Wyatt and his son Benjamin came for a special tour.  They enjoyed the tour of the facilities and museums here at the Lord’s Mission Central.  Here you see these guests in the office.  It was such…

FAMILY FROM SIOUX CITY COMES TO CELEBRATE THEIR 58TH WEDDING ANNIVERSARY!

What a blessing to have some very special guests who are members at Redeemer Lutheran Church in Sioux City, Iowa. Yes, Paul and Cindy Fleckenstein wanted to celebrate their 58th Wedding Anniversary and so they made an appointment and came for a personal tour of the Lord’s Mission Central. Here you see this special couple in our office at Mission…

AMAZING “NOT NORMAL” FAMILY COMES FOR SPECIAL TOUR AND TIME FOR JESUS!  

Many times people ask, “Gary, how can you go 15 to 18 hours a day when you are 81 years old?” The answer to that is very, very simple….”It’s because God sends special not normal people here, who really, really GET IT!”  These folks are such an encouragement!!!!!!!!!!!!  That’s what keeps us going! That was the case on August 4th,…

SPECIAL VISTORS FROM SCHLESWIG, IOWA 

It was truly a special day.  We had special visitors today from Asia that came and appeared at Mission Central.  Part of the action was the fact that Rev. Merle F. Mahnken and his dear wife Chris from Schleswig, Iowa visited and with their friend Old Gary, they all dressed in the garments of their special visitors from Asia, who came…

New wedding couple arrives from Korea!

What a joy to welcome a special gift from the Rev. Carl Hanson and his family from Seoul Korea!  This dear family sent a set of wedding clothing for a couple from Korea!!!!! We wanted our tour groups and guests to see this beautiful wedding….so we found a couple who would be able to stay here at Mission Central and…

SPECIAL NEW BRIDGE FOR MISSION CENTRAL!

What a special blessing to have the Good Lord provide a new bridge at Mission Central on Friday the 28th of July! Yes, it’s a beauty, with a bridge that we can use to cross our county road ditch in front of our office at Mission Central.  This bridge was planned and arranged by Jim Thies and his family and friends….

NOT ONE BUT, TWO MISSIONARY FAMILIES FROM TAIWAN HERE ON JULY 22ND, 2023!

It truly was one of those special days at the Lord’s Mission Central!  Yes, we had the honor and privilege of hearing in person reports from our Missionary Teachers, Andrew and Noel Schaff, who teach at Concordia Middle School and you will see their picture attached in our office with our Jesus and also these folks presenting to a large…

ANY ONE KNOW WHERE HARBINE, NEBRASKA IS LOCATED?

Well, we sure know that down at the little church at Harbine, Nebraska is located they have a special congregation there. On July 22nd, 2023, a group from that little church all came and spent a day for a tour, meal, and they were able to hear a report from 2 of our dear missionaries from Taiwan, and enjoy and…

SPECIAL FAMILY COMES TO CELEBRATE A 70TH ANNIVERSARY!

What would you do celebrate your 70th birthday?  Well, many of us would say, “I want my family at our home!”  But, not the NOT NORMAL family from Cambridge, Nebraska! No, Missionary Volunteer Typist, wanted something very different….Joy Deterding, long, long, long time volunteer typist for the Lord’s Mission Central wanted her entire family to travel all the way from Western…

OLIVER FAMILY FROM TAIWAN ARRIVE FOR FOUR DAYS STAYING AT MISSION CENTRAL!

It was a blessing to have Rev. Steve Oliver and his family from Taiwan come to visit the world-famous Mission Central for 4 days! We had a special day on the 15th of July, when the Oliver Family gave their report on their work for the Lord Jesus in Taiwan.  The Family also gave a wonderful musical selection provided by the…

APPRECIATION DAY ON JULY 15TH, 2023

What a JOY and BLESSING to welcome our Volunteers for a very, very special day to thank them for kindness in volunteering their time, efforts and help at the Lord’s Mission Central. In the attached four pictures you will see the group of some of the 23 volunteer typists that work in their homes to type our thank you letters,…

VETERAN VOLUNTEER MISSIONARIES COME TO VISIT WITH THEIR FAMILY!

What a JOY and blessing to welcome some very, very, very “NOT NORMAL” people to Mission Central on July 8th, 2023 from Rock Rapids, Iowa. God sent LeRoy and Verla Fick, our special volunteer carpenters and helpers in 2003, which was 20 years ago.  Yes, when old Missionary Gary spoke at the Lutheran Church in Rock Rapids, there the Lord…

SPECIAL MISSIONARY FRIENDS COME FROM REMSEN, IOWA AND ST. LOUIS, MISSOURI!

It was another special day at Mission Central.  We had such a huge amount of mail that came into our office and God blessed us so that we could get the mail recorded and done before our special guests came on July 3rd, 2023. The Lord’s special missionaries who came for a full tour of the facilities were the Honorable…

REAL MISSIONARIES NEVER GROW OLD, THEY ONLY GET BETTER AND BETTER!

What a privilege and honor to meet with one of the finest group of Missionaries at the famous Redeemer Lutheran Church in Sioux City, Iowa on Thursday the 15th of June 2023!  Yes, Missionary Pastors, Rev. Russ Senstad and Rev. David Zirpel are the shepherds of this special congregation! However, the BEST MIRACLE happened at this evening service when Old Missionary…