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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,…

VISITORS COME FROM CUSTER, SOUTH DAKOTA!

It was such a blessing and surprise to have Rev. Bob and Liz Anderson from Custer, South Dakota stop for a tour and visit at Mission Central on June 2nd, 2022. Missionary Gary did NOT have anything scheduled and it was supposed to happen that these dear new friends were supposed to stop!  These folks did not have an appointment,…

GOD SENDS AMAZING HELPER AT JUST THE RIGHT TIME!

We have real miracles happen here at the Lord’s Mission Central, and people who are normal call these happenings “luck or coincidences”…but we know that the Lord has the right people at the right place at “just the right time”. Here at Mission Central we MUST HAVE INTERNET SERVICE, as we have hundreds of e-mails to answer from our missionaries…

LARGE CROWDS COME TO SEE THE LEHMAN FAMILY

It was a special day on May 14th, 2022, when people came from all over Iowa and Nebraska to see Rev. Adam Lehman and his dear family come all the way from their calling in Puerto Rico. Yes, we were shocked and amazed at the excellent turn out when this dear family presented at Mission Central for a special tour…

NEW MISSIONARY CALLED TO TANZANIA, EAST AFRICA!

What a blessing to have the privilege and honor of welcoming to Mission Central the amazing NOT NORMAL the Honorable Jerry Mays, whom the Lord has called to have the privilege of teaching at the Seminary in Tanzania East Africa. Yes, Jerry will be helping to teach in so many ways, with his music ability and his gift of teaching…

NEW MISSIONARY CALLED TO LEIPZIG, GERMANY!

What an honor and blessing to welcome the Honorable Missionary Mark Winterstein, whom the Lord has called to go to Leipzig, Germany and Mark will be able to reach out to the millions of refugees who are pouring into the Germany from the Middle East. These refugees nearly ALL speak a language which is called Farsi and Mark is gifted…

NEW MISSIONARY FAMILY GOING TO RIGA, LATVIA

On May 9th and 10th, we had the honor and privilege of welcoming our newest missionary family called to serve the Lord Jesus in Riga, Latvia, where Rev. Quintin Cundiff will be teaching at our new seminary in the city of Riga, Latvia. This family will be teaching students to start new congregations and establish Bible Studies and teaching locations throughout…

SPECIAL MIRACLE FOR MAY 9TH AND 10TH, 2022!

Yes, miracles keep right on happening at the Lord’s Mission Central.  What a JOY to welcome staff, missionaries and special co-workers from the Office of International Missions and the Advancement Department from our LCMS Office in St. Louis, Missouri. This group of truly NOT NORMAL people arrived on Monday afternoon the 9th of May and what a joy to provide them…

SPRING CLEANING AT THE LORD’S MISSION CENTRAL!

Each year in April and September, the Lord calls a special group of people.  This group for years has come to do the cleaning in the barn museum.  It is such a blessing to have them come, and this year it was planned for May 3rd, 2022. Yes, after the crazy virus stuff, they were able to come and clean…

MISSIONARIES PAT AND RUTH NICOLAUS ARRIVE AT MISSION CENTRAL

MISSIONARIES PAT AND RUTH NICOLAUS ARRIVE AT MISSION CENTRAL The Lord sends special people “at just the right time”….what a JOY to have the privilege of knowing our special Volunteer Directors of our Cleaning Crew at the Lord’s Mission Central. Yes, for years Pat and her daughter Ruth Nicolaus have headed up our Volunteer Cleaning Team at Mission Central.  Twice…

VETERAN MISSIONARIES COME TO MISSION CENTRAL!

It all started over 20 years ago in the basement of St. John Lutheran Church in Honey Creek, Iowa in the country.  A group of truly “Not Normal” people were kind enough to gather and hear a young missionary who was just starting, to tell of the work of the Lord’s Missionaries in the LCMS. Yes, there were Paul and…

Ascension Service May 26th and a supper before!

Ascension Service May 26th and a supper before! Ascension Day service at Mission Central is coming up on May 26th. Immanuel Lutheran Church in Schleswig will be purchasing food and supplies for a supper to be held at 5:00 pm immediately before the Ascension Day Service for local congregations. We hope that God’s people will be strengthened in faith and…

AMAZING BURCH FAMILY FROM BELIZE ARRIVE AT MISSION CENTRAL!

It truly was one of those MIRACLE DAYS!  On April 23rd, 2022, we were so blessed to welcome Rev. Herb Burch and his dear wife Markie all the way from Belize.  Yes, it was truly a day we will not forget. We had a group of people from Yankton, South Dakota, Norfolk, Lincoln, and Kennesaw, Nebraska come and what an…

SPECIAL MISSIONARY COMES TO VISIT MISSION CENTRAL!

The Lord uses ALL KINDS of missionaries to get his work done!  Yes, on April 19th, 2022 the Honorable Rev. Harrison Goodman came for a special tour of Mission Central and a good long personal visit with old Missionary Gary. Rev. Goodman has received a call to serve as a great connection with the youth organization called “Higher Things”…and is…

FAMLIES COME FROM ALL OVER TO CELEBRATE A SPECIAL 90TH BIRTHDAY!

  What a special 90th Birthday Celebration for Missionary Dolores Bartholomew from Seward, Nebraska! Dolores wanted her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren to see what the Lord can do with an old set of farm buildings in the middle of nowhere in the hills of Western Iowa. Her family came from all over the United States and came on April…

TWO NEW FRIENDS FROM OKLAHOMA VISIT MISSION CENTRAL

What a blessing to have two new Christian friends stop to visit the Lord’s Mission Central on April 5th, 2022! The Honorable Tim Mahoney, President of First Land Service, Inc. pictured on the left of our picture, and The Honorable Jerhamy Serrano, Contractor for NextEra Energy on the right of the picture. These two young men didn’t have a clue…

A WONDERFUL EVENT ON MARCH 27TH, 2022!

Something very, very special happened on March 27th, 2022 at St. Paul Lutheran Church in West Point, Nebraska.  Yes, on that wonderful day Rev. John Gierke was installed as shepherd of the congregation at 3:00PM in the afternoon. Old Missionary Gary was able to attend this event, and what a JOY to be with the Gierke Family.  Here you see…

SPECIAL YOUNG FAMILY COME FOR TOUR!

We love to have young families come for a tour and begin to train their children about the Bible and missionaries. What a JOY to welcome Kenny and Emily here at Mission Central, who brought their children all the way from Des Moines, Iowa.  It was a Sunday afternoon, and the children loved the animals and the artifacts in the…

HOW CAN YOU FEED ALL THE PEOPLE THAT COME TO MISSION CENTRAL?

That’s a question a lot of people ask as we feed bus loads, car loads, and large groups that come to spend the day at the Lord’s Mission Central? The reason is really very simple.  The Lord sends special people to come and help with the cooking and food preparation. On March 29th, 2022, we had a large group that…

THE LORD SENDS A SPECIAL “RAKING CREW”

What a blessing to see that “at just the right time” the Lord will send a group of NOT NORMAL people to come and help with a HUGE job here at the Lord’s Mission Central! YES, on Saturday the 26th of March, the Lord sent special friends from Our Savior Lutheran Church at Denison, Iowa, and our volunteer Wayne Kafton from…

OUR NEWEST NEBRASKA MISSIONARIES VISIT MISSION CENTRAL!!!

What a JOY and BLESSING to welcome Rev. Quintin Cundiff, his wife Lindsay and their 10 year old son, Carter to the Lord’s Mission Central on March 19th, 2022! Yes, this family has been serving at Amherst, Nebraska, where Pastor Cundiff has been the shepherd of the flock there at Trinity Lutheran Church.  Now, the Lord has called this family…