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Friends from Schleswig come to Mission Central

                        What a blessing to welcome special Missionaries Dennis and Cheryl Neppl from Schleswig, Iowa for a special tour of the world famous Mission Central. This special couple made the trip to see first hand what goes on at this MIRACLE PLACE! It was such an honor to give…

Mapleton students and adults come to Mission Central

                        On Wednesday afternoon the 25th of April a group of adults and youth from St. Matthew Lutheran Church came to visit Mission Central. It was a blessing to have these young missionaries come and they were all “sworn in” to be missionaries the rest of their lives and to tell others…

Peru Foro group comes to Mission Central

  What an honor to have the members of the Peru Foro Group come to visit and see what the Lord can do with an old set of farm buildings in the middle of nowhere, in the hills of Western Iowa. Here you see this group that was kind enough to spend some time experiencing the Miracles that take place…

Huge group come to see three missionaries

  We were able to welcome 150 people here to Mission Central on Saturday the 21st of April!  What a JOY to have these NOT NORMAL people come to see this MIRACLE PLACE, that only God could have prepared for HIS use! Yes, nearly every seat was filled in the Ministry Center for the special missionaries to report in, and the…

Three Missionaries come to Mission Central

It was a “triple header” for us here at the Lord’s Mission Central, when we were blessed to have 3 missionary families come to report on their work for the Lord Jesus. Yes, John Carlos and Caitlin De-Ramirez from Peru, Peter and Lucy Hoffman heading to the Czech Republic and Pastor Eddie Hosch from Peru, and then also we welcomed…

Hispanic Outreach in the Siouxland area

                      Download the Adoption Agreement What a blessing to see the leadership of Hope Lutheran Church at South Sioux City, Nebraska take the lead in reaching out the Hispanic people that God is sending to South Sioux City, and also to Sioux City. Yes, under the leadership of Rev. Dr. Michael…

Rev. Michael Awe and Rev. Henry Witte visit Mission Central

                      What a blessing to see the leadership of Hope Lutheran Church at South Sioux City, Nebraska take the lead in reaching out the Hispanic people that God is sending to South Sioux City, and also to Sioux City. Yes, under the leadership of Rev. Dr. Michael Awe, Senior Pastor of…

Bus loads of students from three schools come to Mission Central

                        Friday April 13th was a very, very, very important day here at the World Famous Mission Central!  It was a day that the Lord prepared because we had the honor and privilege of visiting with the Christian Leaders of tomorrow! Yes, 3 full bus loads of students came from…

Two old missionary friends called home

                          In this “journey” we call life the things that really matter are the people we have the privilege of knowing and meeting along the way!  The older I get, Old Missionary Gary knows this to be so true! In my life journey, Old Missionary Gary has had…

Big event at Mission Central on April 11, 2018

                            April 11th, 2018 was a special day for many youth and adults from Ida Grove, Wall Lake, Sac City, and Denison, Iowa.  Buses and cars came to Mission Central at 4:30PM to allow the youth from these congregations and their adult friends to also come and see what…

Ronald and Mary Anne Rall come to Mission Central

                          What a JOY and blessing to welcome Rev. Ron Rall and his wife Mary Anne to Mission Central where they had the privilege of speaking to over 100 youth and adults for a special late afternoon event. Rev. Ron and Mary Anne Rall are veteran missionaries that…

HUGE crowd comes to Mission Central!

  It truly was one of those special MIRACLE DAYS!  When the Lord sent us Jim, Carol and Pete Segebart to help design and build the new Creation Theater, we NEVER had any idea that such HUGE, HUGE crowds would be coming!!!  We should have built it BIGGER! Yes, on April the 7th we had over 200 people that came…

Three Missionaries come to visit Mission Central

  It was truly a very, very, very special day!  Yes, on April 7th, 2018 we were able to welcome 3 missionaries and to “commission” them, and to pray for them. We were blessed to have 8 pastors present to come forward and pray for these dear missionaries!  In our humble barn here at Mission Central, the Lord called 210…

The Vehlings visit Mission Central

                            April 5th, 2018 was a special day, because we had the privilege here at the Lord’s Mission Central to welcome the veteran Missionaries to Japan, Rev. James Vehling and his dear wife Jane. What a JOY to welcome them here for a tour of our new…

Not Normal couple from Aurora, Colorado visits Mission Central

                        It was snowing….the weatherman was calling for snow, and not good conditions on the road.  Normal people would not have left the interstate to drive their way out into the middle of nowhere in Western Iowa to an old set of farm buildings in conditions like that! But,…

Good Friday visitors from Holstein, Iowa

                          At the Lord’s Mission Central we work every single day.  Why, because it’s NOT WORK…it’s a JOY to see what “surprises” and MIRACLES happen each day at this MIRACLE PLACE! Our volunteers were off for the day, my secretary Pam was off for the day and it…

Zion Lutheran from Atlantic, Iowa comes to Mission Central

                              It was later in the afternoon, but that allowed the students to get out of school and get together and come to visit Mission Central.  Yes, the students and Adults from Zion Lutheran Church of Atlantic, Iowa came under the direction of Rob and Lori…

St. John Lutheran from Yankton, South Dakota visits Mission Central

                            It was truly a special day to have the youth and adults from St. John Lutheran Church from Yankton, South Dakota come and visit Mission Central on March 17th, 2018!  They met first in the little wayside prayer chapel for a special prayer, and then their…

Pastor Andrew Schlund from Mexico comes to Mission Central

We were so blessed to have in person the Honorable Missionaries from Mexico City, Rev. Andrew Schlund, Kelsey, and Little Charlotte on March 17th, 2018. Here you see Rev. Schlund presenting to the amazing group of NOT NORMAL people who came on this special Saturday.  The guests all had the opportunity to pray for this special family and send them…

Pastors Andrew and Tom Schlund visit Mission Central

                                                  What a blessing to have the two Pastor Schlund brothers come to visit Mission Central on March 17th, 2018. Yes, Rev. Andrew Schlund and his family serving the Lord Jesus in Mexico City came to…

Special Thrivent Agent comes to Mission Central

                          OUR SPECIAL THRIVENT AGENT AN AMAZING VOLUNTEER! Many people ask, “How do you folks at Mission Central get all the work done, and how can you go hour after hour?”  The answer to that is really quite simple.  THE LORD SENDS US SPECIAL NOT NORMAL PEOPLE TO…

Final touches on Creation Theater completed

                                                                              FINAL TOUCHES ON CREATION THEATER COMPLETED What a blessing and JOY to have the blessed volunteer helpers here at the Lord’s…

Special guests coming to Mission Central on April 7th

SPECIAL GUESTS COMING TO MISSION CENTRAL! What a JOY and BLESSING to have received the news that the world famous Missionary, and Executive Director of all International Work of the Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod the Honorable Missionary Rev. John Fale, will be coming to visit Mission Central on April 7th, 2018.  Yes, Rev. Fale will be here at your Mission Central on…

Creation Theater drawing more crowds and more are coming!

                          Here you see in the stadium seating of the World Famous Mission Central’s Creation Theater another group of folks from all over the entire mid-west that came for a special presentation. The purpose of the Creation Theater is to awaken people to the fact that God did…

Feeding a group from Storm Lake at Mission Central

                          Our five groups of farm ladies that do cooking here at Mission Central are such a blessing.  We are averaging feeding one of tour groups here at this MIRACLE PLACE every week!  The load is heavy, but without the Lord sending us volunteer cooks, we just couldn’t…

Amazing Ireton, Iowa Pastor Boothby brings cookies to Mission Central

                                At the world famous Mission Central, God calls all kinds of missionaries.  Have you ever heard of “Cookie Missionaries”???  Well, here at Mission Central some of our volunteers are truly “Cookie Missionaries”!!!!! On March 10th, 2018 some of our Miracle Cookie Makers arrived at…

Bulletin Boards at Mission Central

                          THE BULLETIN BOARDS AT MISSION CENTRAL FILLED WITH WANTED POSTERS! When you enter the office area of the World Famous Mission Central located in the hills of Western Iowa….you will immediately note a huge number of “WANTED POSTERS”… Why?  Well, really these are Wanted Posters for our…

Asia superstars come to Mission Central

                      AMAZING ASIA SUPER STARS COME TO MISSION CENTRAL It truly was a day for SPECIAL MIRACLES.  Yes, to normal people a day when snow is predicted and the weathermen are “yelling” horrible storm, yes, then ONLY NOT NORMAL people come to Mission Central.  That’s just what happened on the…

New items for the Mission Central Museum

                        NEW ITEMS ARE BROUGHT FOR THE MUSEUM FROM ASIA Carol Halter again was such an amazing presenter on the 24th of February when she “blew the socks off of everyone”.  Yes, she gave such a great report and also brought some special NEW ITEMS to display in our…

Al and Jacque Collison come to Mission Central

                      SPECIAL NOT NORMAL COUPLE COME TO SEE THE LORD’S MISSION CENTRAL What a JOY and blessing that we have the privilege of work with the most amazing NOT NORMAL PEOPLE!  Yes, on the 24th of February we had the honor and privilege of welcoming Al and Jacque Collison, our…

Joe and Jennie Asher come to Mission Central

MISSIONARIES REV. JOE AND JENNIE ASHER VISIT MISSION CENTRAL What a blessing to welcome veteran missionaries Rev. Joe and Jennie Asher from Kaiserslautern Germany to Mission Central!  These missionaries came and presented to a large crowd of NOT NORMAL people on February 17th. Here you see the Asher’s presenting to the people who came from all over the mid-west to…

A little missionary will lead them

A LITTLE MISSIONARY WILL LEAD THEM We have the privilege of seeing REAL MIRACLES here at the Lord’s Mission Central.  On Saturday the 17th of February we had some very, very special guests that came to visit Mission Central from Omaha.  Do you know why they came? This special couple from Omaha came to Mission Central, because their grandson was a…

Big crowd from Iowa and Nebraska comes to Mission Central

  HUGE CROWD COMES FROM IOWA AND NEBRASKA Do you know what kind of people come to visit the world famous Mission Central???  YES, YOU GOT IT!!!  Only people who are NOT NORMAL!  People who are not like people of this world….they are in the world but NOT OF THE WORLD.  They are different…they are special, and they don’t care how…

Larry and Joy Dixon visit Mission Central

SPECIAL MISSIONARIES COME FROM SPIRIT LAKE, IOWA What a JOY and BLESSING to welcome the Honorable Missionaries, Dr. Larry Dixon and his lovely wife Jody from Spirit Lake, Iowa to the world famous Lord’s Mission Central on Friday the 16th of February. These NOT NORMAL people have been friends of Old Missionary Gary for so many years, with Gary knowing…