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AMAZING MISSIONARY NURSE FROM THE DOMINICAN REPUBLIC COMES TO MISSION CENTRAL!

Veteran missionary nurse the Honorable Jamielynn Flores came to visit Mission Central on February 26th, 2022. She is a veteran missionary having served in the Dominican Republic for five years, and reaches so many, many people who don’t know Jesus. Jamielynn and her husband Vicar Raphael Flores will be traveling to be new missionaries in Chile South America sometime after…

GRANDMA NANCY PLOEGER COMES TO MISSION CENTRAL AND BRINGS HER FAMILY!!!

Warren and Nancy Ploeger from Schaller, Iowa were one of the reason’s that Old Missionary Gary was able to “hang on” for 27 years! God has sent special friends into our life to “keep us going day after day” here at the Lord’s Mission Central. Our dear friend, Warren Ploeger, is waiting for us now in our real home in…

JOHN AND DEBBIE RIBANDO SPECIAL MISSIONARY FRIENDS!

Over the years the time has gone so quickly.  We have so, so, so many wonderful friends that the Lord has allowed us the privilege of working with and have become “just like part of our real family” here at the Lord’s Mission Central! One of the reasons that Old Missionary Gary can keep on going and going each day…

THE LORD SENDS A SPECIAL HELPER TO HELP WITH HIS WORK AT HIS MISSION CENTRAL!

Here at Mission Central we have the privilege of meeting special people that the Lord sends at “just the right time”!  We have been so blessed by a wonderful gift that was left by the estate of an amazing Christian couple.  Their gift will be totally directed to support missionaries around the world who will tell more and more people…

LONG, LONG TIME WORKERS FOR THE LORD JESUS ARE TOGETHER AGAIN!

One of the greatest JOYS in this journey we call life is the gift of special Christian friends!  It was such a blessing to have the privilege of spending the overnight with the Honorable Missionary Pastor Dean A. Hanson.  Old Missionary Gary and Pastor Hanson and his dear wife Lois  have been friends for nearly 30 years! On Saturday night…

SPECIAL LONG TIME FRIENDS FROM NORFOLK, NEBRASKA COME FOR SPECIAL PERSONAL TOUR. 

What a blessing to welcome longtime friends, Ron and Celia Siecke from Norfolk, Nebraska on Saturday morning on February 5th, 2022. We have known these dear friends for so many years, and they live on a farm near Pilger, Nebraska and attend at Christ Lutheran in Norfolk, Nebraska.  These dear friends have been an encouragement over the years, and what…

WHO COULD COME ALL THE WAY FROM MERRILL, WISCONSIN TO SEE MISSION CENTRAL?

What a JOY and blessing to welcome special NOT NORMAL people from Merrill, Wisconsin who would be willing to make the effort to visit a place in the hills of western Iowa? Yes, Kevin and Connie Eckert made the trip to see the Lord’s Mission Central, and what a blessing to welcome these dear friends.  At one time they were…

AMAZING TEMPLE RUBBING A NEW ADDITION TO THE BARN MUSEUM

Many, many people don’t realize what is in the Barn Museum here at Mission Central and there are always new, new additions that are added all the time! Some time ago, we received an amazing artifact.  It is called a “temple rubbing” from the HUGE Buddhist Temple in Bancock, Thailand!  Yes, a special paper is placed over the idol in…

SPECIAL YOUTH AND ADULTS ARRIVE FROM ROCK RAPIDS, IOWA

What a special Sunday….yes, a youth group and adults came all the way from Peace Lutheran Church in Rock Rapids, Iowa to visit Mission Central on Sunday Morning the 30th of January 2022!  It truly was a special group, and IMMEDIATELY we noticed that they were NOT NORMAL.  Who would come for a visit on Sunday morning at 10:00AM to spend…

LARGE AFRICAN PYTHON IS PART OF MISSION CENTRAL

LARGE AFRICAN PYTHON IS PART OF MISSION CENTRAL! From all over the world, we are blessed to have artifacts that reflect the location, the culture and the creatures that God has provided for the world that HE created. In the Barn Museum we have one of the largest snakes you have ever seen in your life!  Yes, we have a…

NEW BUTTERFLY PICTURES FROM AFRICA ARRIVE

As one travels to different parts of the world, we find that there are so many types and kinds of art! Some of our Missionaries that work in Africa have found that one of the most unusual types of art is called “Butterfly Picture Art”…and that’s just what was given to Mission Central recently. Here you see two pictures that…

GOTOMA BUDDA FACE ARRIVES AT MISSION CENTRAL

In China, Asia and around the world there is a belief called Buddhism!  This belief is founded on the teachings of  a man by the name of Budda!  There are millions and millions of Buddhists. One of the items we were able to acquire some time ago was the head of Budda.  Many people pray to Budda, and strongly have…

NEW ADDITION OF BLACK MAGIC MASKS TO MUSEUM

Few people realize the fact that in many parts of the world, and even here in the United States there is a belief in “Black Magic”.  This belief is totally directed by the Father of All Lies, and that is Satan. We had a missionary family that served in Africa and they were kind enough to donate some “black magic…

AMAZING NEW ITEM ADDED TO OUR ARTIFACTS MUSEUM!

Several weeks ago, while Missionary Gary was visiting Hope Lutheran Church in South Sioux City, Nebraska a wonderful gift was given. Yes, people ask all the time….are you getting any new items for the Barn Museum Artifacts?  The answer to that is YES, YES!  We are receiving gifts from our dear missionaries that visit Mission Central.  The missionaries all know…

THE LORD SENDS NEW MISSIONARY PILOT!

As each year passes at the Lord’s Mission Central we see more and more and more REAL MIRACLES! On January 22nd, 2022 old Missionary Gary was scheduled to drive nearly 4 hours out to Davenport, Nebraska to speak on Sunday the 23rd of January at St. Peter Lutheran Church.  The week had been filled with so much activity and appointments.  The…

CONFIRMATION STUDENTS COME FOR SPECIAL TOUR OF MISSION CENTRAL!

What a JOY to welcome the confirmation students from Immanuel Lutheran Church of Schleswig, Iowa for a special tour and event at Mission Central on January 19th, 2022! This wonderful group came and were able to dress up in hats and items from Latin and South America, as shown in the photo!  They enjoyed seeing the animals from around the…

THE BLESSING OF THE SHARP FAMILY HERE AT MISSION CENTRAL!

WOW, how the Rev. James and Angelia Sharp Family has grown!  All the way from Montevideo, Uruguay on December 28th, 2021, we were so, so happy to welcome the Sharp Family, and they must be feeding their children special food to make them grow up so quickly. The Sharp family had to have their family photo updated at our trademark…

SPECIAL MISSIONARY MOM COMES TO VISIT MISSION CENTRAL!

The Good Lord had a special plan for Linda Sharp.  She was to be the mother of one of our finest missionaries that the Lord would call to his special calling in South America!  Yes, 7 years ago God called Rev. James Sharp and his family to be our very first missionaries to serve in the darkest Christian location in…

AMAZING VOLUNTEER COOKS PREPARE SUPER MEAL FOR SPECIAL NOT NORMAL VISITORS!

How in the world do we feed all of the thousands of visitors that come to the Lord’s Mission Central?  That’s a question that a lot of people ask us here at this MIRACLE PLACE! The answer is really easy!  It’s because the Good Lord sends special Volunteer cooks.  That’s what happened on December 28th, 2021 when on that Tuesday…

SPECIAL EARLY MORNING VISITORS ARRIVE AT MISSION CENTRAL

Yes, we have very, very NOT NORMAL people arrive at Mission Central, even at 7:00AM on a Monday morning. December 27th, 2021, was no exception, when Dr. David Reddel and his rescue dog, Grace, arrived for a special visit and delivery.  Dr. Reddel was also delivering a MOST NEEDED resource here at the Lord’s Mission Central. For many years we…

SPECIAL DR. MISSIONARY AND STAFF MEMBER VISIT MISSION CENTRAL

What a blessing to welcome The Honorable Missionary Dr. Steve Meyer from Sioux City, Iowa who arrived here at Mission Central for a tour with his associate The Honorable Missionary Kevin Brown of Sioux City, Iowa. These two men are responsible for an amazing ministry of reaching out to families, children, and an orphanage in Tanzania, where Dr. Meyer has…

HUGE AMOUNT OF COOKIES ARRIVE AT MISSION CENTRAL!

What a JOY and blessing to welcome Missionary Cookie Delivers, the brothers, Honorable Ron and Randy Koopmans from St. Paul Lutheran Church at Ireton, Iowa! Ron and Randy arrived in the afternoon of December 13th, 2021, and they had in tow, hundreds and hundreds of wonderful homemade cookies that were needed so desperately here at the Lord’s Mission Central!  These…

SPECIAL COUPLE COME TO VISIT MISSION CENTRAL

One of the real “challenges” that we have in the world is the fact that there are some countries that DO NOT ALLOW CHRISTIAN MISSIONARIES to come into certain areas of the world. However, we need to support, pray and encourage these special people, who have to be very careful about their work. That’s what happened here on Wednesday the…

HUGE MAILINGS ARRIVE AT MISSION CENTRAL!!!

It was one of those MIRACLE DAYS at Mission Central!  The Lord sends special Not NORMAL people to send gifts at JUST THE RIGHT TIME! Yes, that’s what happened on November 26th when OLD MISSIONARY GARY  opened  nearly 300 envelopes to help the Lord’s missionaries! Here you see that stack of blessings!  What a JOY to hear from the people…

SPECIAL VISITORS COME ALL THE WAY FROM KNOXVILLE, IOWA TO TOUR MISSION CENTRAL

Two very NOT NORMAL people came from Knoxville, Iowa and stopped here at Mission Central, not expecting to find old Missionary in his office. To their surprise, Old Missionary Gary, was indeed in his office, and we had a time specially appointed, for Missionaries Roger and Cindy Todd to make their “walk in” tour happen. What a real JOY to…

AMAZING SUPER VOLUNTEER COMES TO HELP WITH SPECIAL PROJECT AT MISSION CENTRAL

  For over 25 years the Honorable Dr. David Reddel, Executive Volunteer Webmaster, Video Director and Ariel Photographer has been such a HUGE blessing here at Mission Central. Dave and his family live in Omaha, and who would be willing to drive to Mission Central on a Sunday afternoon to work for 4 hours compiling a historic video and taking…

HANOVER, KANSAS FRIENDS VISIT MISSION CENTRAL!

As soon as this couple arrived at Mission Central, I could tell Immediately that they were NOT NORMAL! Who would drive all the way from Hanover, Kansas to see an old set of farm buildings??? MISSIONARIES KEN AND JAN HEUER would do it!!!  They are farm people and they are truly NOT NORMAL!!! They enjoyed their tour and I know…

New Missionaries going to Uruguay, South America visit Mission Central!

The Lord continues to send new missionaries here to HIS Mission Central!  They seem to arrive at “just the right time”, and what a JOY to meet so many of the people that come here, that the Lord sends. Yes, that sure was the case on November 5th, 2021, on that Saturday the Lord sent Rev. Phil and Rachel Jaseph…

Missionary visits Mission Central from Sioux Falls, South Dakota

What a JOY to see how the Lord works.  It was a day that old Missionary had some time to do his office work and get caught up on important contacts that needed to be made that was on laying on his desk in his office. A car drove by, and then that car turned around and stopped at the…

AMAZING NOT NORMAL PEOPLE FROM DAKOTA DUNES, SOUTH DAKOTA COME FOR SPECIAL TOUR OF MISSION CENTRAL!

What a blessing and JOY to welcome four special NOT NORMAL missionaries to the world-famous Lord’s Mission Central on November 2nd, 2021! Yes, Missionaries Dr. Richard Hildebrand, Patty Fundum, Susan VonMinden and Sallie Book came for a special personal tour of the facilities. With them, this special group brought four (4) wonderful turkey’s to be used at Mission Central.  What…

FIRST ENGLISH LUTHERAN SCHOOL AT SPENCER, IOWA PROVIDES A MIRACLE!

FIRST ENGLISH LUTHERAN SCHOOL AT SPENCER, IOWA PROVIDES A MIRACLE! What a blessing to have the privilege of speaking in both services and the Bible Class at the very “mission minded” First English Lutheran Church at Spencer, Iowa. However, what a SHOCK, when at the end of the services the representative of the Lutheran School there at Spencer came forward…

IOWA DISTRICT WEST FALL RALLY AT MISSION CENTRAL!

What a blessing to welcome the Iowa District West LWML Fall Rally at the world-famous Lord’s Mission Central on Saturday the 23rd of October!  The attendance was just perfect, and President Jane Morris did just a super-excellent job of leading the meeting. Here in these photos you will see the NOT NORMAL LWML District Counselor, the Honorable Rev. Merle F….

SPECIAL GROUP FROM IOWA AND NEBRASKA VISIT!

Friday the 22nd of October 2021 was a special day as it was set aside for the arrival of some very, very special NOT NORMAL friends.  What a blessing to welcome these special missionary friends from Bellevue, Madison, Seward and Omaha, Nebraska and also from Clarinda, Iowa. These dear friends came for the very first time to this MIRACLE PLACE…

AMAZING EVENT FOR OCTOBER 9TH, 2021 AT MISSION CENTRAL!

  What a HUGE, HUGE BLESSING to welcome Rev. James and Christel Neuendorf of Puerto Rico and Deaconess Kim Bueltmann of Leipzig, Germany to come and present and report at Mission Central! It was truly a day that we will long, long remember. Here you see the collection of the pictures taken this special day at the Miracle Mission Central…