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Rensner (Czech Republic) Update – December 2022

Renser_Czech-Republic_Dec2022.pdf Click icon to open, read, download or print file. December 2022 Newsletter Dear friends in Christ, Christmas greetings from the Czech Republic. I pray that you have had (and continue to have) a blessed Christmas season celebrating the birth of our King. “How should I not have known Isaiah would be there,    His prophecies fulfilled? With pounding heart…

Osiro (Kenya) Update – December 2022

Osiro_Kenya_Dec2022.pdf Click icon to open, read, download or print file.     Dear Friends in Christ, Wishing you a Happy New Year. We hope you had a safe and relaxing holiday season.  Please find our Christmas newsletter attached.   Together in Christ, Shara & Michael — Shara Osiro Regional Shared Ministries Manager – Africa LCMS International Mission The Lutheran Church…

Gerald Paul (Cayman Islands) Update – January 2023

Gerald-Paul_Cayman-Islands_Jan2023.pdf Click icon to open, read, download or print file. Serving the Lord in the Cayman Islands News from Gerald and Heidi Paul Christmas Eve on the beach Christmas Day overflow seating required Travel woes Impromptu Nativity play Benevenutis here from Jamaica Home Service sign up! Home Visit June/July 2023. Please let us know if we can visit your church…

Cundiff (Latvia) Update – December 2022

  Building relationships It is easy to forget that, in Europe, Thanksgiving isn’t a holiday that is celebrated. Over what would have been Thanksgiving, I traveled to Palanga, Lithuania, for a conference for the Lithuanian Lutheran pastors.  It was a wonderful few days with deeply theological presentations from other LCMS Eurasia missionaries. We were able to engage in discussion and…

AMAZING MISSIONARIES FROM WESTSIDE, IOWA ARRIVE AT THE LORD’S MISSION CENTRAL!

The Lord truly calls totally “NOT NORMAL” people to come to visit HIS Mission Central and that was totally the case on Tuesday the 27th of December!  Yes, what a JOY and blessing to welcome missionaries Nate and Jessie Blackford and their children Vivian, Naomi and Garrett from Westside, Iowa!  They came to see what God can do in the middle…

James Sharp (Uruguay) Update – December 2022

Sharp_Uruguay_Dec2022.pdf Click icon to open, read, download or print file. December 2022 Newsletter We have had a busy few months in Uruguay. New missions! New ministry centers! New buildings! New co-workers! A visit from LCMS Communications! Erik Lunsford, LCMS Communications, takes pictures at sunset along the Rio de Plata in Montevideo. Click here for an article about the world in…

SPECIAL GUESTS COME FROM GARDEN PRAIRIE, ILLINOIS!

What a blessing to welcome some very, very special missionary friends all the way from Garden Prairie, Illinois on Thursday afternoon on the 15th of December! Yes, The Honorable Warren and Karen Clausing came for a special visit to the Lord’s Mission Central.  Here you see Warren and Karen at our world-famous location in Missionary Gary’s office! Warren and Karen are…

Caitlin Ramirez (Peru) Update – December 2022

Rameriz_Peru_Dec2022.pdf Click icon to open, read, download or print file. December 2022 Newsletter from the Ramirez Family Advent celebrations. Christmas preparations. Outreach operations.  Read all about them in our newest newsletter.   We love Advent! This year it has been wonderful to be here together in family with the church in Peru, beginning to establish new traditions and ways to share together and…

Erin Mackenzie (Dominican Republic) Update – December 2022

Mackenzie_Dominican-Republic_Dec2022.pdf Click icon to open, read, download or print file. December 2022 News from Erin Mackenzie Serving the Lord in Latin America & the Caribbean Happy Christmas from Heroes Square, George Town, Grand Cayman…in front of the George Town Public Library! Photo credit: Heidi Paul. In this issue: Ancient arithmetic.   How many instances of peace can you pick out in the hymns and…

Nelson (Asia) Update – November 2022

Nelson_Asia_Nov2022.pdf Click icon to open, read, download or print file. Thanksgiving While we may not have turkey, we have much to give thanks for and we were able to do so on multiple occasions with very different groups of people. Take a peek at a recap of significant events in November, and don’t forget to check our blog for more…

Bartelt (Taiwan) Update – December 2022

                                                                     December 2022 Newsletter NEWS FROM BECKY BARTELT …..Serving the Lord in Taiwan/Asia Advent Reflections: This will be an interesting Advent for me. It will be the…

Michael Paul (Taiwan) Update – November 2022

Michael-Paul_Taiwan_Nov2022.pdf Click icon to open, read, download or print file.   Dear friends and family: Thank you for your interest and ongoing support!  Attached is our November 2022 newsletter. Pastor Michael and Jen-Yi “Irene” Paul   Rev. Dr. Michael Paul Theological Educator to Taiwan LCMS Office of International Mission www.lcms.org/paul

Lehr (Puerto Rico) Update – November 2022

Lehr_Puerto-Rico_Nov2022_.pdf Click icon to open, read, download or print file. News from LCMS Missionary Ashley Lehr and what God is doing in Puerto Rico.  We have entered my favorite time of the year. Happy Advent. Here is the latest update in the life of Missionary Ashley Lehr. In this Issue: A trip to Belize for their FORO and the Volunteer Coordinators Conference. What…

Gerald Paul (Cayman Islands) Update – December 2022

Gerald-Paul_Cayman-Islands_Dec2022.pdf Click icon to open, read, download or print file. Serving the Lord in the Cayman Islands News from Gerald and Heidi Paul In our December newsletter . . . Short-term mission team visits from St. Louis, MO Advent banners consecrated Celebrating Cayman Thanksgiving Home Service coming up in June/July 2023! Home Visit June/July 2023. Please let us know if we…

Irwin (Czech Republic) Update – December 2022

Irwin_Czech-Republic_Dec2022.pdf Click icon to open, read, download or print file. Monthly Czech-in Stay up to date with LCMS Missionary Chelsea Irwin and what the Lord is doing in the Czech Republic and Central Europe! It’s that time of year again! We are awaiting the arrival of King Jesus. I pray that you get the chance to step away and take some quiet…

Burch (Belize) Update – December 2022

Blessed Advent! As we look toward the miracle of the manger, it is worth taking a moment to remember the cross and how thankful we are…thankful first for our salvation, and then for the opportunity to serve the King as missionaries.   This has been a full and wonderful fall. We have had the privilege here at Camp Concordia to…

Cundiff (Latvia) Update – December 2022

Building relationships It is easy to forget that, in Europe, Thanksgiving isn’t a holiday that is celebrated. Over what would have been Thanksgiving, I traveled to Palanga, Lithuania, for a conference for the Lithuanian Lutheran pastors.  It was a wonderful few days with deeply theological presentations from other LCMS Eurasia missionaries. We were able to engage in discussion and fellowship…

Cima (Cambodia) Update – November 2022

What is Aimee doing in Africa!!?? Our November newsletter is available here This month, Aimee traveled halfway around the world to Sierra Leone, Africa.  Click through to hear how she had the great opportunity to be a blessing to rural women there! READ THE NOVEMBER NEWSLETTER: click here! Family photoblog: click here! Did you know you can access all 15+ years’ worth…

Fritsche (Dominican Republic) Update – November 2022

Fritsche_Dominican-Republic_Nov2022.pdf Click icon to open, read, download or print file. Check out what the Fritsches have been up to… Thanksgiving greetings from missionaries Rev. Joel & Deaconess Clarion Fritsche and family in the Dominican Republic! November 2022 Newsletter. You are receiving this because you either signed up or have supported us through LCMS or Mission Central.  Either way, thank you for following our…

Tape (Dominican Republic) Update – November 2022

NOVEMBER NEWS FROM THE TAPE FAMILY John, Erica, and Sophie Serving the Lord in Latin America FOROs All Around the Region Fall has brought a busy season of FOROs around Latin America. A FORO (Spanish for “Forum”) is a gathering during which local church leaders meet with partners to discuss and plan future work to further the Gospel. During the last…

Rensner (Czech Republic) Update – November 2022

Renser_Czech-Republic_Nov2022.pdf Click icon to open, read, download or print file. November Newsletter 2022 Dear friends in Christ, Advent greetings from the Czech Republic. I pray that this season of waiting and watching finds you safe and healthy. “As we prepare for the coming Christmas season, we would also prepare our hearts for the returning Christ. You came once for your people,…

Logston (Belize) Newsletter – November 2022

Logston_Belize_Nov2022.pdf Click icon to open, read, download or print file. “Rejoice always, pray continually, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.” – 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18 J4 – The Logston’s by Jordan Logston    

Mission Field-Montreal (St-Onge) Update – November 2022

St-Onge_Mission-Field-Montreal_Nov2022.pdf Click icon to open, read, download or print file. LCMS Missions, thanks for your support! In The Way with the St-Onges November 2022 Check out our Picture Gallery Our deaconess, Emilie Stoller-Prozenko, labels each of her newsletters “The One Where…” I really wanted to call this one “The One Where the Car Crashes Into Our House.” But more happened…

Lehr (Puerto Rico) Update – October 2022

Lehr_Puerto-Rico_Oct2022_.pdf Click icon to open, read, download or print file. <![if !vml]><![endif]> News from LCMS Missionary Ashley Lehr and what God is doing in Puerto Rico.  IT’S FALL Y’ALL. Happy Fall greetings from your sister in Christ serving the Lord in Puerto Rico. Here is the latest update in the life of Missionary Ashley Lehr. In this Issue: Confirmation of a new brother…

Remirez (Peru) Update – November 2022

Happy Thanksgiving 2022 from the Ramirez Family This year we give thanks to the Lord for you and your support. We know that as we serve the Lord we don’t do it alone but we do it in partnership with you! Thank you for all of our faithful donations to support our work and for your prayers. We are so grateful…

Helge (Czech Republic) Update – November 2022

Helge_Czech-Republic_Nov2022.pdf Click icon to open, read, download or print file. Our dear supporters, prayer warriors and friends, Thank you for your continued support and prayers! We remember you this weekend especially as we give thanks to God for all of His goodness. Thanksgiving isn’t observed in the Czech Republic, so our minds have been set more on Advent. We ponder…

Tiews (Germany) Update – November 2022

News from the Tiews Family Sharing the Gospel in Germany Latest posts from on 11/26/2022 Support the Mission Praise God from Whom All Blessings Flow! By Rev. Tiews on 24/11/22 Thanksgiving Day, a quintessential American holiday, is not celebrated in Germany—and certainly not in Iran (although one of my Iranian parishioners texted me “Happy Thanksgiving” this morning!). Even though this…

Dicke (Asia) Update – November 2022

Serving the Asia Region News from the Dickes November 2022 Project Update Good news and a time for thanksgiving… A Blessed Thanksgiving to all! We have some good news to share. The third and final book shipment that we have been shepherding into Papua New Guinea this year is safe and will soon be delivered. Thank you for your prayers!…

Ferry (Asia) Newsletter – November 2022

Ferry_Asia_Nov2022.pdf Click icon to open, read, download or print file. Happy Thanksgiving from the Ferrys! No one over here in Asia celebrates Thanksgiving, but it’s still a great chance for us to say “Thank You” to all of you for your partnership. Please check out our latest newsletter for some updates of recent life in Taiwan and All Over Asia….

Schaff (Taiwan) Update – November 2022

Schaff_Taiwan_Nov2022.docx Click icon to open, read, download or print file.   Dear Friends in Christ, We thank and praise God for all of you and your continued prayers this Thanksgiving season! We pray that you and your family had a blessed Thanksgiving. We look forward to the return of our Savior Jesus as we begin this Advent season.  Here is…

Wolf (Africa) Update – November 2022

Greetings in Christ. Please find our latest Sending Seven newsletter below, or download a printable version from our blog. Thank you for your support of God’s work throughout Africa.   -The Wolf Pack NEWSLETTER FOR THE WOLF FAMILY – LCMS MISSIONARIES IN AFRICA November 2022 Fertile Ground  “Other seed fell among thorns, which grew up and choked the plants. Still other seed…

Flores (Dominican Republic) Update – November 2022

Tinkey_Dominican-Republic_Nov2022.pdf Click icon to open, read, download or print file. November 2022 Greetings in Christ, Advent greetings to you and yours – in our November newsletter you’ll read a reflection on the season of Advent and the season of waiting we find ourselves in on the mission field. We invite you to wait in HOPE with us this season. Read…

Nelson (Indonesia) Update – October 2022

Nelson_Asia_Oct2022.pdf Click icon to open, read, download or print file. It’s Autumn in Indonesia! Which means it rains a lot (more) and everyone around us is sick. But we’ve been healthy through most of October, thank God, and have had the opportunity to meet more people and create more connections at home in Indonesia as well as overseas. Read our…

Conrad (Mexico) Update – November 2022

Conrad_Mexico_Nov2022.pdf Click icon to open, read, download or print file.   Dear Partners in Mission, Greetings in the name of the Lord. Dan is now finished his medical leave and we will be traveling to the Dominican Republic on November 30th and will receive missionary orientation for a period of two months. Attached please find our latest newsletter. Thank you…

Rickman (Panama) Update – November 2022

Rickman_Panama_Nov2022.pdf Click icon to open, read, download or print file.   Dear Brothers and Sisters, Here is our November newsletter.  We are so thankful for your partnership in the Gospel! Blessed Thanksgiving! In Christ <><, The Rickman Family

Bartelt (Taiwan) Update – November 2022

                                                                              November Newsletter NEWS FROM BECKY BARTELT ….Serving the Lord in Taiwan/Asia Trust… Proverbs 3:5-6 Trust in the Lord with all your…

FAMILY COMES FROM REDMOND, OREGON TO VISIT THE WORLD-FAMOUS MISSION CENTRAL!

What a blessing to welcome the family of Robert Hansen from Wakefield, Nebraska….Bob is pictured on the left end side of this family photo in Missionary Gary’s office with our Boss in the background.  Yes, Bob is 92 years young, and he wanted to have his family from Redmond, Oregon come to see this MIRACLE PLACE. Pictured are Pastor Jerry…

ABSOLUTELY A MIRACLE GROUP OF 31 VOLUNTEERS COME TO DES MOINES, IOWA TO HELP PREPARE THE ANNUAL THANKSGIVING MAILING FOR MISSION CENTRAL!

What JOY and blessing to have the Lord send Volunteer Annual Thanksgiving Mailing Director, the Honorable Missionary Kathryn Sprecher!  Yes, 31 people came to help in this huge effort to put stamps on the envelopes, do the stuffing and sealing and send out nearly 9,000 letters!  What a real MIRACLE of the Lord sending these dear volunteers at “just the…

TWO BRAND-NEW MISSIONARIES COME FOR TRAINING AT THE LORD’S MISSION CENTRAL!

What a JOY and blessing to welcome two new missionaries to the world-famous Mission Central. These folks came here to Mission Central on the 17th of November and spent the entire day in training and education!  It was such a blessing to spend time with these dear folks. In the picture of the family with two little girls you will notice…