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WHAT A SPECIAL 85TH BIRTHDAY PRESENT!

WHAT A SPECIAL 85TH BIRTHDAY PRESENT! Special Miracles keep right on happening at the Lord’s Mission Central!  Yes, and Old Missionary Gary met Robert and Norma Gonnerman from Gresham, Nebraska many, many years ago.  Immediately I could tell that Bob and Norma were truly NOT NORMAL.  They were “in the world, but not of the world”!!!  Robert is with the…

AMAZING MEDICK FAMILY FROM CHEROKEE, IOWA COME ON A SPECIAL MISSION!

AMAZING MEDICK FAMILY FROM CHEROKEE, IOWA COME ON A SPECIAL MISSION! On August 1st, 2020, we were so happy to welcome the family of the late Missionary Delbert Medick of Cherokee, Iowa.  Delbert was a very NOT NORMAL man….  He was a special man that loved the Lord Jesus and he loved the work of the Lord’s Mission Central. Delbert…

Conrad_Mexico_Jul2020

Dear Partners in Mission,      We continue to serve the Lord in Mexico during the Corona virus. Thank you for your prayers during this difficult time. Be assured that you are also in our prayers as we confront this epidemic in all parts of the world. Nonetheless the Word of the Lord continues to go forward. God still reigns and…

Naumann_Dominican Republic_Jul2020

Jonathan & Cheryl’s June/July 2020 Mission Newsletter     Greetings from Deaconess Cheryl and Pastor Jonathan! Dear friends in Christ, We think of you in various parts of the United States and other countries, and pray that you will be sustained with patience and hope during the lessening or reintroduction of various “social distancing” challenges. We invite you to read how God is…

Inglehart_Dominican Republic_Jul2020

Good afternoon, Dear Friends,   Thank you for your continued support during this strange time. I have been mostly working from home, but staying plenty busy with the mission work, and staying away from the virus. I hope you are well and safe, too.   Here is a link to my most recent newsletter: https://spark.adobe.com/page/Qqcs7vtPeDy0R/   I hope you enjoy…

Becker_Kenya_Aug2020

Thank God for partners in the Gospel. Scroll down for a minute mission message   Watch what we are watching out for The devil is prowling like a lion. Here is what that looks like. Yes, we took these pictures ourselves. We are not lion to ya. Click below to open the video message   Prowling Lion minute message video  …

3 Devotions based on next Sunday’s (10th after Pentecost) Scripture Readings

10th Sunday After Pentecost-Old Testament TEXT: Job 38:4-18 TITLE: Mr. Know-it-all                                        “Tell me if you think you know all this.” Job 38:18b   There was a segment from the old Rocky and Bulwinkle tv show entitled, “Mr. Know-it-all.” Bulwinkle donned a hat, tux, and cane and gave pearls of wisdom regarding such things as how to catch a…

Summer News from the Dominican Republic

Jonathan & Cheryl’s June/July 2020 Mission Newsletter View this email in your browser Greetings from Deaconess Cheryl and Pastor Jonathan! Dear friends in Christ, We think of you in various parts of the United States and other countries, and pray that you will be sustained with patience and hope during the lessening or reintroduction of various “social distancing” challenges. We invite you to…

New post from missionary Erin Mackenzie

New post from missionary Erin Mackenzie The I of the Storm Posted: 30 Jul 2020 06:02 PM PDT Greetings from the middle of Isaias, 2020’s first tropical cyclonic activity in the Atlantic Basin that’s posed any threat to the DR.  Firstly, thanks be to the God, all LAC missionaries are safe.  If you’ve been following the LAC Facebook page, you…

Steele_Kenya_Aug2020

— Rev. Dr. Walter Steele, Th.M., Ph.D. Missionary / Theological Educator The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod Serving: Neema Lutheran College, Matongo, Kenya www.SteelesInAfrica.com US Cell: 661-341-7174   

Hanson_Asia_Aug2020

      www.ilcseoul.org +++ August 2, 2020 +++ Issue 708     The children of the promise are counted as offspring.  Romans 9:8b ESV    Paul reminds us all that we who are in Christ are connected to Him through the promise that is God’s Word. Just as Abraham, Isaac and Jacob were born of and in God’s promise, so we…

St-Onge July 2020 Newsletter

An online VBS, the Lord’s Supper in person again, and our intern at work Friends in Christ, thanks for your support! View this email in your browser The St-Onges In the Way: July 2020 We pray that the Lord has been with all of you in these unimaginable times. We know that heartache has visited some of you. We have…

Kaster_Czech Republic_Jul2020

July 2020 Serving the Lord in Prague News from the Kasters   Joy-Fully Lutheran! Europeans take long breaks during the summer months. But we can joyfully say that many new people have been attending our services. We praise the Lord that He gathers His Church, even in spite of our failings. We pray that your summer is filled with rest…

Krause_Germany_Jul2020

Dear Friends, God is still at work! It may be difficult to see with this pandemic raging throughout the world, but God still cares for all His children. I pray you are remaining healthy and that you know how much God loves you! In Christ, Rachel Krause       Click here to support God’s work in Germany through Rachel…

Rabe_Ethiopia_Jul2020

Greetings from the Rabe Family! Dear Mission Partners! Greetings in Christ from Ethiopia! What a joy to partner with you in ministry. We thank God for the partnership that we have in the Gospel.  We are happy to share with you the recent happenings in Ethiopia. Please know that we continue to keep you all in prayer.  Thank God for your prayers…

Rhein_Taiwan_Jul2020

  Dear Mission Partners, Greetings from Indiana. I’m looking forward to when I can write you from Taiwan, but for now my work continues via the Internet.  Thank you for your prayers and support. In Christ’s Service, Sandra Deaconess Sandra Rhein Sandra.Rhein@lcms.org 574-360-6593 Ways to give: •Donate online, securely from any device: lcms.org/givenow/rhein; •Call a donor care representative: 1-888-843-5267; or •Send a…

Dicke_Papua New Guinea_Jul2020_2

Dickes to PNG Prayer Partners Dear Friends in Christ and Faithful Prayer Partners, Yesterday we received an update on the Coronavirus in Papua New Guinea from Jennifer Pyakalia, a nurse who grew up on our mission field and now heads up obstetrics for the PNG Health Department. It comes from the PNG Joint Agency Task Force National Control Centre for Covid-19 (see image…

Not Normal couple comes from Wisconsin to visit Mission Central

ANOTHER “NOT NORMAL” COUPLE COME ALL THE WAY FROM WISCONSIN! Why would a couple drive all the way out of their way to come to the Lord’s Mission Central…here in the hills of Western Iowa?  Why, because a missionary by the name of Rev. Ron Meyer told them about this MIRACLE place in the middle of nowhere!!!! On Tuesday afternoon…

New post from missionary Erin Mackenzie

New post from missionary Erin Mackenzie MAN, I could GO for a Mango Posted: 28 Jul 2020 06:28 AM PDT Day: 140. Summer reading program pages logged: 3,045. New mango recipes attempted in the past two weeks: 7.  It all started when missionary colleagues Jonathan & Cheryl gifted me a plastic grocery bag full of mangoes from the trees (yes,…

Lehman_Spain_Jul2020

  The Lehman Family Newsletter for June/July 2020     The Lord has continued to bless the mission here in Spain! We are thankful for your continued support and prayers!   Please read our newsletter. It will fill you in on all that is going on with our family and with your brothers and sisters in Christ living in Spain….

Going_Japan_Jul2020

Dear LCMS Coworkers around the world,    How far back in history have Japanese people been wearing masks? What was in those 764 boxes sent in the mail to all Urawa Lutheran School (ULS) students? Who wants to join the Mathematics Department at ULS? What new ethnic dishes are being tried at our Urawa Park Heights apartment?    We hope that…

Schlund_Mexico_Jul2020

Summer 2020 Newsletter View this email in your browser News from the Schlund Family serving the Lord in Mexico City Greetings in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ! Welcome to our newsletter. We would love to keep you informed about God’s work in Mexico. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Andrew at andrew.schlund@lcms.org.    …

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      www.ilcseoul.org +++ July 26, 2020 +++ Issue 707     For I am sure that neither death nor life, nor angels nor rulers, nor things present nor things to come, nor powers, nor height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus our…

Lehman Family Newsletter June/July 2020

The Lehman Family Newsletter for June/July 2020 The Lord has continued to bless the mission here in Spain! We are thankful for your continued support and prayers! Please click the link below to read our newsletter. It will fill you in on all that is going on with our family and with your brothers and sisters in Christ living in…

3 Devotions based on Sunday’s (9th after Pentecost) Scripture readings

9th Sunday After Pentecost-Old Testament TEXT: Isaiah 55:1-5 TITLE: The Best Things in Life Are Free “Come buy wine and milk, without money and without cost.” Isa.55:1b Frank Sinatra once sang a song, “The Best Things in Life are Free.” On the one hand, that is true, because everything is His and it’s free including His grace! On the other…

VERY, VERY NOT NORMAL FAMILY VISITS THE LORD’S MISSION CENTRAL!

It was one of those VERY SPECIAL DAYS, when the Lord called Ryan & Jessica Voelker to come to visit the world famous Mission Central!! Usually, Old Missionary Gary would be gone on Saturday traveling to speak at a congregation on Saturday….but, the Lord MUST have arranged to have him speak closer to home, and he was in his office…

Warner_Spain_Jul2020

Dear Pastor’s and Church workers,        We pray that you and yours, your congregations and your families, are well, and clinging tightly and confidently to the promises we have fulfilled in Jesus Christ.  As we pass through these unprecedented days, He continues to be our Rock and our Hope.  You all continue in our prayers, and we know…

New post from missionary Erin Mackenzie

New post from missionary Erin Mackenzie Phase ??? Posted: 21 Jul 2020 06:17 PM PDT And on day 133…curfew is back with a vengeance. The language of phases seems to have vanished from the vernacular, but between the economic sector reopening, campaign rallies leading up to election day, and Dominicans heading to the polls on July 5, the COVID-19 situation…

Becker_Kenya_Jul2020_3

Thank God for partners in the Gospel. Scroll down for a minute mission message   Here is what walking together looks like “Synod” is a word that means walking closely together because of being unified. Here is a picture of what that looks like, but be warned, some may consider it creepy. Click below to open the video message   Walking…

Are You Glad?

View this email in your browser God’s Reign in Spain The Missionary Journey of Rev David & Shelee Warner LCMS Missionaries to Spain JULY–AUGUST 2020 www.lcms.org/warner On the Road Again! First stop:  Sevilla — Open for Worship       We joined with Pastor Lehman, his family, and the San Pablo congregation as they opened for worship amidst CV-19.  Everyone is slowly adjusting…

Neuendorf_Latin America_Jun2020

A few notes from LCMS Missionaries, James & Christel         A Miraculous Catch I bet that you recently had to learn a new way of doing something you have always done. Last Sunday our text was the calling of Simon the fisherman, to be a fisher of men. I love this story. Peter starts and ends as…

Irwin_Czech Republic_Jun2020

  Blessings From Bohumín   Stay up to date with LCMS Missionary Chelsea Irwin and what the Lord is doing in the Czech Republic and Central Europe! Greetings in the name of our Lord! I pray your summer is filled with Christ’s joy.  This month, read how God uses our team in Bohumín to reach our community this summer!        Thank…

Dicke_Papua New Guinea_Jul2020

Dickes to PNG Newsletter – July 2020   Dear Partners in the Gospel, Thank you for your continued support even in this time of great trial and turmoil. In these troubled times we pray that God will give us the strength and courage to continue to share His mercy through the light of Christ. For all of our newsletters and other…

June News from James & Christel

A few notes from LCMS Missionaries, James & Christel A Miraculous Catch I bet that you recently had to learn a new way of doing something you have always done. Last Sunday our text was the calling of Simon the fisherman, to be a fisher of men. I love this story. Peter starts and ends as a fisherman. The Lord…

3 Devotions based on upcoming Sundy’s (8th Sunday after Pentecost) Scripture Readings

8th Sunday After Pentecost-Old Testament                                                               TEXT: Deuteronomy 7:6-9 TITLE: Chosen!   “The Lord your God has chosen you out of all the peoples on the face of the earth to be His people, His treasured possession.” Deuteronomy 7:6   I remember the time I answered an ad in the newspaper, “Puppies for sale.” Five black lab pups which outwardly, they…

Hoem_Spain_Jul2020

… so shall my Word be that goes out from my mouth; it shall not return to me empty… Isaiah 55:11     Photos by Johanna Heidorn   I pray you and your loved ones are doing well and staying safe. Please respond to this email and let me know how you’re doing! I’m writing to let you know that I…

Jastram_Japan_Jul2020

  “Masks of God” to Unmask His Word Children are back to school in Japan. And the teachers are facing challenges. I watched a recent TV news segment that showed a Japanese teacher of English asking his masked students, “Do you have colored pencils?” The students’ response was a muffled, “I have many colored pencils.” The teacher commented later that, without visual…

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      www.ilcseoul.org +++ July 19, 2020 +++ Issue 706     Likewise, the Spirit helps us in our weakness. Romans 8:26a ESV  At times we can get a little weary of life’s trials and tribulations, and the road can feel long and arduous. We hear today, though, that we are not alone. Help has already come in the Spirit that…

Bush_Macau_June2020

Dear friends,   You are among the first to receive this Newsletter. I pray you are well.   Barbara and I are doing fine here in Hong Kong. The school is closed so the place is very quiet  here.   Blessings to each of you,   David S. Bush Career Missionary to Hong Kong & Macau Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod OIM…

Beaudoin_Ukraine_Jul2020

Tamara Beaudoin Tamara.Beaudoin@lcms.org “And surely  I am with you always, to the very end of the age.” Matthew 28:20

New post from missionary Erin Mackenzie

New post from missionary Erin Mackenzie Bienvenidas y Despedidas Posted: 15 Jul 2020 10:21 AM PDT Update: 53 library books cataloged Monday + 34 yesterday. Yes, I went back…this is exactly the kind of thing I have a tendency to dive headfirst into… About Sunday, though. I left Costambar a few minutes after 9 am and arrived early for Pueblo Nuevo’s…

Kanoy_Tanzania_Jul2020

  My Dear Friends, Greetings to you in Christ. Ecclesiastes 3:1 reads, “There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under the heavens.”  Five years ago, I began my season of missionary life with great joy and anticipation.  Because of your generous support and prayers, the Lord has graciously allowed me to walk alongside partner churches in Africa…

Cortright_Eurasia_Jul2020

Graduation, castles, storks and a birthday     Sunset on the shores of the Baltic Sea (around 10:30 pm).     With the end of the semester, preparation for a new one begins. I will be teaching an introduction to dogmatics course next fall as the Luther Academy begins implementing its revised curriculum. My colleague, Dr. John Bombaro, is working…

Becker_Kenya_Jul2020_2

Thank God for partners in the Gospel. Scroll down for a minute mission message   While we watch monkeys, who is watching us? Monkeys are fun to watch, even when they are naughty. God is always watching over us, even when we are naughty. Thank you for watching out for us as well. Click below to open the video message  …

Cambodia Cimas: Online Presentation TOMORROW!  Please join!

  Special online presentation.   Join our online presentation via Zoom! Mission Central is hosting an online presentation (via Zoom) where we’ll give an update about God’s mission in Cambodia.  In particular, we’ll focus on our recent participation in a food aid project to help over 350 families affected by the economic fallout of COVID-19.  There will also be time…