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NOT NORMAL CONFIRMATION CLASS FROM SCHALLER, IOWA ARRIVES AT MISSION CENTRAL!

The amazing and truly NOT NORMAL Pastor David Lyons, Senior Pastor of St. Paul Lutheran Church at Schaller, Iowa brought his confirmation class to “EXPERIENCE” what it was like to travel to the Lord’s Mission Central! This major Mission Trip was designed to help the students better understand the First Article of the Apostle’s Creed…”I BELIEVE IN GOD THE FATHER…

GEORGE & KAREN JANSSEN BRING GRANDSON!!

In this journey we call life, we have found that some of the BEST missionaries can be grandparents!  Grandchildren love their grandpa and grandma, and listen carefully to what they say and do! This past week we had the blessing of seeing this in action here at Mission Central.  George and Karen Janssen from Denison, Iowa had their grandson Abraham…

SPECIAL HISPANIC FAMILY FROM SCHLESWIG, IOWA VISITS!

SPECIAL HISPANIC FAMILY FROM SCHLESWIG, IOWA VISITS! What a JOY and blessing to welcome a very, very special family that came for a tour on Sunday evening on the 27th of December! This family lives south of Schleswig, Iowa, and the family came to the United States from Mexico. Maria and her family are members of the Catholic Church, but,…

ANNUAL THANKSGIVING MAILING FROM MISSION CENTRAL COMPLETED!!!

  What a JOY and BLESSING to have 15 special NOT NORMAL people willing to help with our Annual Thanksgiving Mailing!  These faithful volunteers had to work in Des Moines in a much different approach than the previous 26 years!  However, under the faithful help of our Volunteer “Mailing Director”, Kathryn Sprecher, the job is now complete! The year 2020…

Clausing_Kenya_Nov2020

Dear Friends, The Clausing family’s latest newsletter is now available. Thanks for your support. Peace in Christ, Rev. Jonathan Clausing Clausing Newsletter by jonathan_clausing 613 Henry St. Washington, MO 63090 USA Sent to mission.letters@lcms.org — Unsubscribe Delivered by  

Becker_Africa_Nov2020_2.pdf

Thank God for partners in the Gospel. Scroll down for a minute mission message   Search and Rescue Sometimes we need someone to come looking for us and help us in a time of great need. Sometimes God uses us to do this for others. Watch and see how this happened here. Click below to open the video message   Search…

Wood_Asia_Nov2020.pdf

Meet the Woods Matthew, Kali, Laurel, Eleanor, and Caroline serve in Medan, Indonesia with LCMS International. Matthew supports The Indonesian Christian Lutheran Church (GKLI), by mentoring pastors, providing continuing education, and overseeing translation projects.     A Reluctant Return In response to the COVID-19 pandemic the Indonesian Government implemented a new online visa renewal process and shut down the immigration offices in…

Cortright_Eurasia_Nov2020

Heading Home We’re heading back to the US for a bit. Please read the update about this in the newsletter.  Our letter this month also introduces our great new colleague at the Riga Luther Academy and updates a bit about the progress–despite COVID–that we’ve made in our teaching efforts.  Thanks to all our supporters. Your help and especially your prayers…

Hanson_Asia_Nov2020_3

      www.ilcseoul.org +++ November 15, 2020 +++ Issue 723         “The great day of the LORD is near, near and hastening fast.” Zephaniah 1:14 ESV    Our biblical understanding of the “end-times” has a direct impact on our everyday living. Today, we hear how the “Day of the LORD” is coming soon. The imminent nature of…

NEW STORY FOR WEBSITE!

SPECIAL NOT NORMAL COUPLE FROM OMAHA COME FOR SPECIAL VISIT! The first time Old Missionary Gary spoke to this amazing couple he knew IMMEDIATELY that they were in the world, but not of the world…yes, they were truly NOT NORMAL!  It was on December 28th, 2013 that our journey together began! What an encouragement that the Lord sent these dear…

NEW STORY FOR WEBSITE!

YOUTH FROM CALVARY & FAITH LUTHERAN IN SIOUX CITY COME FOR NIGHT PROGRAM! It truly was a very, very wonderful evening to welcome some of the NOT NORMAL youth and parents from Calvary Lutheran Church and Faith Lutheran Church in Sioux City, Iowa. Rev. James Travis was able to record the story of the visit, and Rev. Charles Horkey and…

SPECIAL NOT NORMAL COUPLE FROM OMAHA COME FOR SPECIAL VISIT!

The first time Old Missionary Gary spoke to this amazing couple he knew IMMEDIATELY that they were in the world, but not of the world…yes, they were truly NOT NORMAL!  It was on December 28th, 2013 that our journey together began! What an encouragement that the Lord sent these dear friends to be a part of our journey for the…

YOUTH FROM CALVARY & FAITH LUTHERAN IN SIOUX CITY COME FOR NIGHT PROGRAM!

It truly was a very, very wonderful evening to welcome some of the NOT NORMAL youth and parents from Calvary Lutheran Church and Faith Lutheran Church in Sioux City, Iowa. Rev. James Travis was able to record the story of the visit, and Rev. Charles Horkey and his dear wife were also able to come. The youth were just excellent…

Paul_Taiwan_Oct2020

Dear friends and family:   Thank you for your interest and support!  Attached is our October 2020 newsletter.  If you have difficulty opening or reading it, please let me know.   in Christ,   Pastor Michael and Jen-Yi “Irene” Paul   Rev. Dr. Michael Paul Theological Educator to Taiwan LCMS Office of International Mission www.lcms.org/paul   p.s. All of our…

Pauls’ Taiwan mission newsletter – October 2020

Dear friends and family: Thank you for your interest and support!  Attached is our October 2020 newsletter.  If you have difficulty opening or reading it, please let me know. in Christ, Pastor Michael and Jen-Yi “Irene” Paul Rev. Dr. Michael Paul Theological Educator to Taiwan LCMS Office of International Mission www.lcms.org/paul p.s. All of our monthly newsletters are archived at:  https://sites.google.com/site/baimushi/newsletters

New post from missionary Erin Mackenzie

New post from missionary Erin Mackenzie Tarde de Chipas Posted: 08 Nov 2020 04:04 PM PST “We need to have a tarde de chipas sometime so you can teach us how to make these,”… …said EVERYONE, EVERY time Lilian, wife of Rev. Sergio Fritzler, brought her famous chipas to any kind of team potluck or party, from when I arrived on…

Young_Kenya_Nov2020

    Mission Moments East Africa Young Family November 2020 City of Nairobi Picture by Shara Osiro.       Community Health Evangelism Community Health Evangelism (CHE) is an organization that empowers and equips God’s people to reach out to their communities with the love of Jesus. The training focuses on interactive lessons that encourage the participants to get involved….

Becker_Kenya_Oct2020_4.pdf

Thank God for partners in the Gospel. Scroll down for a minute mission message   The Word Remains Classes have resumed at Matongo Lutheran Theological College despite various challenges. On Reformation Day we celebrate the power of God’s word to overcome the Devil. Click below to open the video message   The Word Remains minute message video       You…

NEW STORY FOR WEBSITE….

STAFF INCREASES AT MISSION CENTRAL! It’s that time of the year, when the Lord’s hand of blessing begins to fall on HIS Mission Central!    Hundreds of gifts are flowing into this MIRACLE PLACE…and to keep up with the recording of gifts and allocation of funding for our dear Missionaries we have to call in extra troops!  God sends us…

Becker_Kenya_Nov2020.pdf

We are thankful for you as a partner in the Gospel.   Students are returning. Vance has started teaching and students are returning as they are able. Meanwhile, Vance is also preaching at area churches .        You can financially support us with a monthly recurring gift, a yearly pledge or a start-up gift. using several methods. Give…

Mission Moments – November, 2020

God calls us to help our neighbors, but how do we do that appropriately?   View this email in your browser Mission Moments East Africa Young Family                    November 2020 City of Nairobi Picture by Shara Osiro.  Community Health Evangelism      Community Health Evangelism (CHE) is an organization that empowers and…

Burch_Belize_Nov2020

Grateful greetings from the flooded Banana Bank in Belize!   This morning Herb read from our devotional. He turned to me and said, “This is certainly appropriate.”    Psalm 121 I will lift up mine eyes unto the hills, from whence cometh my help. 2 My help cometh from the Lord, which made heaven and earth. 3 He will not suffer thy foot to be moved:…

Tinkey_Dominican Republic_Nov2020.pdf

  Fall 2020 Dear Friends,   Greetings in Christ from YOUR missionaries – Rafael and Jamielynn. We are excited to bring you this update from the field in the Dominican Republic to remind you how God continues to work through His Word and His people. Scroll down on to see a few surprises!      Rafael and I had the…

Zalmanoff_Dominican Republic_Nov2020.pdf

    Greetings in Jesus, brothers and sisters!             I pray you are well as the continued stress of events continue this year. I am looking forward to the holiday season and enjoying some cooler weather. Winter has indeed begun in the Dominican Republic; the temperature hasn’t reached 90 degrees in over a week! Check out my…

Mantey_Uganda_Nov2020.pdf

  Fall, 2020 Serving the Lord in Uganda News from Mark & Megan Mantey “For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand, that we should walk in them.” ~ Ephesians 2:10   Newly commissioned vicars (year 3 seminary students) from the midwest and northern deaneries alongside Bishop Charles Bameka   Preparing the Way The Lutheran…

Wrucke_Czech Republic_Oct2020.pdf

October 2020 Serving the Lord in the Czech Republic News from Missionary Cindy Zirbel Wrucke   St. Michael Lutheran Church in Prague, Czech Republic. Learning the liturgy Try to imagine attending a Lutheran church service blindfolded. How would you follow along with the liturgy? How would you know when to sit or stand? How would you know what to expect…

Conrad_Mexico_Oct2020.pdf

Dear Partners in Mission,                   Greetings in the name of the Lord. We pray that you had a blessed Reformation Service. Dan will be preaching at Iglesia Luterana San Pablo tomorrow. This will be the first time we have attended a worship sanctuary service for some time and we look forward to a great worship service. The covid virus…

Cima_Cambodia_Oct2020.pdf

      Worship as a two-way street.   Please know that we’ve been keeping our friends in the U.S. in fervent prayer this month as COVID-19 continues to spread and elections are (even presently!) underway.  Meanwhile, in a remote part of Cambodia, this month Christians gathered to discuss a key question: is worship what we do to and for…

NEW STORY FOR WEBSITE

REV. STEVE AND CINDY SCHUMACHER PRESENT AT MISSION CENTRAL! November 7th, 2020 was indeed a very, very special day!  It was the day that we welcomed Rev. Steve and Cindy Schumacher from Ghana West Africa to this MIRACLE PLACE!   We were so blessed to have members from Sioux City, Iowa, Centennial, Colorado, Morrison Colorado, Indianola, Iowa and Belleview, Nebraska all…

NEW STORY FOR WEBSITE

SPECIAL COMMUNION SET GOES TO GHANA WEST AFRICA! What a blessing to see how God provides for a congregation in West Africa!   Some time ago, Missionary Gary traveled to a special Mission Festival held at Trinity Lutheran Church in rural Ogallala, Nebraska!  There he met his long, long time special pastor friend, the Honorable Missionary Pastor Robert Pierce!  Pastor Pierce…

NEW STORY FOR WEBSITE!

MISSIONARY HELEN PIPER FROM IDA GROVE, IOWA NOW IN OUR REAL HOME, BUT NOT FORGOTTEN BY HER DEAR FAMILY! Helen Piper of Ida Grove, Iowa was a very, very, very special friend of the work of Mission Central.  Helen came here many times to help with the work that God has called us to do here at HIS Mission Central.  …

NEW STORY FOR WEBSITE

YOUTH FROM INDIANOLA, IOWA LEARN OF CULTURES AROUND THE WORLD! What a blessing to welcome the young people from Mt. Calvary Lutheran Church of Indianola, Iowa and help them to understand the words of Jesus in Mark 16:15 “GO INTO ALL THE WORLD AND PREACH THE GOOD NEWS”… Yes, on Saturday the 7th of November these young missionaries from Indianola,…

SQUARE TWO: The Cima Family Newsletter!

What does it mean to worship? Worship as a two-way street. Our October newsletter is available here. Please know that we've been keeping our friends in the U.S. in fervent prayer this month as COVID-19 continues to spread and elections are (even presently!) underway.  Meanwhile, in a remote part of Cambodia, this month Christians gathered to discuss a key question:…

Erber_Ghana_Oct2020.pdf

  Mission News ——————— David and Joyce Erber   Reformation Day 2020 Dear Partners in mission, This morning, October 31, Lutherans in Accra, Ghana, gathered at All Saints Lutheran Church in Anyaa to worship, to remember the Lutheran Reformation and to celebrate that we are saved by grace through faith – a free gift of God! During this trying time…

Hanson_Asia_Nov2020_2

      www.ilcseoul.org +++ November 8, 2020 +++ Issue 722         “But let justice roll down like waters, and righteousness like an ever-flowing stream.” Amos 5:24 ESV  Our theme for the next several Sundays will be focused on a biblical “End-times” theology and its importance for our everyday living. Today, we read about “The Day of…

Logston_Belize_Nov2020.pdf

Good Afternoon from Santiago, Dominican Republic! The Logston’s have arrived safely to the DR! Praise the Lord! Thank you all for your prayers and love. The early-morning darkness transformed into another beautiful Colorado sunrise as our immediate families traveled with us to Denver International Airport to see us off. Saying our goodbye’s with many hugs and tears, we were grateful…

Osiro_Kenya_Oct2020

Dear friends in Christ,   Greetings from Kenya! We pray that you all are safe and doing well. We are also continuing on well and taking life one day at a time. We thank God for His hand of protection.   We are excited to share our latest newsletter with you.  We hope that you enjoy it!      We have also…

Naumann_Latin America_Nov2020

Jonathan & Cheryl’s Sept/Oct 2020 Mission Newsletter   Feliz Día de Reforma – Happy Day of Reformation!     Greetings from Deaconess Cheryl and Pastor Jonathan! Dear friends in Christ, We hope that you are enjoying good physical health and good spiritual health during this time of issues related to the pandemic. We are both well and thank God for His…

Rabe_Ethiopia_Oct2020.pdf

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 Graduation of Seminary Students! And we are back in the classroom! Thanks be to God! Thank God for your…

STAFF INCREASES AT MISSION CENTRAL!

It’s that time of the year, when the Lord’s hand of blessing begins to fall on HIS Mission Central! Hundreds of gifts are flowing into this MIRACLE PLACE…and to keep up with the recording of gifts and allocation of funding for our dear Missionaries we have to call in extra troops!  God sends us these special helpers and volunteers. It’s…

REV. STEVE AND CINDY SCHUMACHER PRESENT AT MISSION CENTRAL!

November 7th, 2020 was indeed a very, very special day!  It was the day that we welcomed Rev. Steve and Cindy Schumacher from Ghana West Africa to this MIRACLE PLACE! We were so blessed to have members from Sioux City, Iowa, Centennial, Colorado, Morrison Colorado, Indianola, Iowa and Belleview, Nebraska all come together to hear the report from the Schumachers….

SPECIAL COMMUNION SET GOES TO GHANA WEST AFRICA!

What a blessing to see how God provides for a congregation in West Africa! Some time ago, Missionary Gary traveled to a special Mission Festival held at Trinity Lutheran Church in rural Ogallala, Nebraska!  There he met his long, long time special pastor friend, the Honorable Missionary Pastor Robert Pierce!  Pastor Pierce presented Gary with a wonderful communion set, and…

YOUTH FROM INDIANOLA, IOWA LEARN OF CULTURES AROUND THE WORLD!

What a blessing to welcome the young people from Mt. Calvary Lutheran Church of Indianola, Iowa and help them to understand the words of Jesus in Mark 16:15 “GO INTO ALL THE WORLD AND PREACH THE GOOD NEWS”… Yes, on Saturday the 7th of November these young missionaries from Indianola, Iowa came and were able to be dressed in the…

Inglehart_Dominican Republic_Oct2020

Good morning, Dear Friends, I hope this email finds you safe and warm and eager to begin the holiday season. It is difficult to believe that November is just around the corner. What a bizarre year this has been!  Even with the face masks, curfews and restrictions here in the Dominican Republic, the mission work continues. Of course, in some…

Wokoma_Africa_Nov2020

Dearly Beloved Saints, I pray you have a Blessed All Saints’ Day Celebration. In the Name of the Triune God. Amen! School is going along fine. As you might have noticed, we resumed school in September 2020 with my usual workload and more. Due to the pandemic, there are no Visiting Professors at this time. Continue to pray for me and…

New post from missionary Erin Mackenzie

New post from missionary Erin Mackenzie Whisking You a Happy Halloween Posted: 02 Nov 2020 02:22 PM PST After a joyous observation of the Reformation in each of the DRLM mission congregations nearly a week before October 31, the DR missionary team shamelessly gathered for a Halloween party: pumpkin-themed crafts, costume contest, the whole nine yards.  I can’t remember how…

Wasmund update – Reformation and All Saints’ Day 2020

View this email in your browser Dear friends and family, Reformation and All Saints’ Day in the Church year gave occasion for this brief update. We are grateful for your interest and support of God’s mission in the Asia region. Your partnership is what enables us to serve here by God’s grace.  You should be able to view this month’s…