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Not Normal people come to Mission Central on June 27th

What a great blessing to have folks come from Sloan, Iowa and Panora, Iowa as well as Mapleton, Iowa to visit the Lord’s Mission Central. It was truly a special day on this Saturday to have this amazing group of Christian people who were NOT NORMAL come and be here to see what the Lord can do with an old…

Special friends come from Columbus, Nebraska from 1-C Church

What an amazing afternoon, with some folks from Columbus, Nebraska.  They are the Pastor and his wife, Rev. Jim and Kristen Thelen, and their members Greg and Kate, Dirk and Kris, and Randy and Jane. It was an afternoon we all will remember!  A time of touring, praying and seeing what God can do with an old set of farm…

Not Normal Hesse family from Colorado visit Mission Central

Here we go again…..The Lord sends us some VERY, VERY SPECIAL NOT NORMAL PEOPLE that Old Missionary met over 20 years ago out in Eastern Colorado and spoke in two churches served by the Honorable Missionaries Rev. George and Ruth Ann Hesse!  Yes, it was a long, long time ago, but these dear friends NEVER FORGOT OUR FRIENDSHIP AND TIME…

One of the finest visits of Old Missionary Gary’s life!

Yes, there are some very, very, very special days that we have been given here by the Lord at HIS Mission Central! On June 24th, 2020 we had the honor and privilege of being with ONE OF THE MOST “NOT NORMAL” PEOPLE THAT OLD MISSIONARY GARY HAS EVER MET. For over 20 years the Honorable Missionary Pilot Harry Barr from…

Amazing Not Normal people visit Mission Central

What do Missionaries look like?  You might wonder about that question, but it’s not that hard.  A long time friend from our area near Sioux City, Iowa by the name of Missionary Scott Herbold, is a teacher in a public school, and he is a real missionary.  Yes, he brings buses from the public school to see Mission Central, so…

The Miracle Frerkings arrive from Robins, Iowa

What a JOY and blessing to welcome Missionaries Marvin and Shirley Frerking from Robins, Iowa at the world famous The Lord’s Mission Central!  These dear friends have been very, very special friends for many years and have been so supportive of the Lord’s work in helping missionaries over the years. These dear friends came with a very, very wonderful gift…

Pauls’ Taiwan mission newsletter – May 2020

Dear friends and family: Thank you for your interest and support!  Attached is our May 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 Enter His Courts with Praise Posted: 08 Jun 2020 06:54 PM PDT I WENT TO CHURCH YESTERDAY (day 82). After a nearly three month hiatus, Iglesia Luterana Cordero de Dios held in-person corporate worship, with Holy Communion. You better believe I was in the “pew” (plastic chair) and at the altar. I even remembered…

Neuendorf_Latin America_May2020

A few notes from LCMS Missionaries, James & Christel         In His Perfect Timing We had our first in-person worship service in the reopening on Pentecost Sunday. We met in the outdoor patio of our earthquake damaged buildings rather than the much smaller rented location where we could barely seat 10 people under the strict social distancing…

Ramirez_Dominican Republic_Jun2020_2

  First Church Service After COVID-19 Shutdown — June 7, 2020                Last weekend we had a wonderful and joyous event as we gathered together in the Lord’s house after nearly 3 months apart. The government here in the Dominican Republic has begun the process of re-opening. We have a four phase process which…

May News from James & Christel

A few notes from LCMS Missionaries, James & Christel In His Perfect Timing We had our first in-person worship service in the reopening on Pentecost Sunday. We met in the outdoor patio of our earthquake damaged buildings rather than the much smaller rented location where we could barely seat 10 people under the strict social distancing requirements.  Because of our…

Mackenzie_Dominican Republic_Jun2020

June 2020 News from Erin Mackenzie Serving the Lord in Latin America & the Caribbean   Due to COVID-19, my home service plans are on pause indefinitely.   #coronastyle walks made a resurgence when curfew was pushed back from 5 pm to 7 pm. Here, we’re checking out the house a fellow missionary family will be moving into soon. Virus or…

Zalmanoff_Dominican Republic_Jun2020

  Dear brothers and sisters in Christ, Is it really June already? It’s hard to believe so much of this year has passed. Time seems to have stood still the past few months as I have been working from home. My work has continued online and expanded into new realms of international work for the Gospel. Read my full newsletter…

Loum_The Gambia_Jun2020

Greetings in Christ,   Quite to share what I believe appears giving Covid 19 pandemic in the immediate measure creative means through social – media mission/ ministry. I honestly would be the first to acknowledge that the devil without doubt would find its ugly ways wishing to messes up our Lord’s triumphant -victorious work/ ministry and, especially in the context…

Becker_Kenya_Jun2020_2

We are thankful for you as a partner in the Gospel. Scroll down for our newsletter   The Latest Learning Beside continuing Swahili study, we are learning other things as well by taking online classes. Vance is happy that he has just recently learned what classes he will be teaching and he is getting excited about them. The details are…

Dicke_Papua New Guinea_Jun2020

Dickes to PNG Newsletter – June 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…

Gauthier_Panama_May2020

News from Panamá  Committed to knowing nothing but Christ and him crucified for the forgiveness of sins. After having served as LCMS missionaries in Panamá since January of 2017, the Lord has sought fit to call our family back to the United States where I will serve on the theology faculty of Concordia University Nebraska.     Lutherans in Panamá…

New post from missionary Erin Mackenzie

New post from missionary Erin Mackenzie Phase 2 Posted: 06 Jun 2020 02:02 PM PDT Happy Saturday (day 81), friends.  Sometimes, my blog posts merit an apology due to photo overload. This one merits the opposite. You’ve already seen much of what has graced my computer screen during COVID-19, but I can think of two virtual engagements within the past…

Mantey_Uganda_May2020

May 2020 Serving the Lord in Uganda News from Mark & Megan Mantey “Love one another with brotherly affection. Outdo one another in showing honor. Do not be slothful in zeal, be fervent in spirit, serve the Lord. Rejoice in hope, be patient in tribulation, be constant in prayer. Contribute to the needs of the saints and seek to show hospitality.” ~…

Hanson_Asia_Jun2020

      www.ilcseoul.org +++ June 7, 2020 +++ Issue 700     Holy, Holy, Holy! Today is Trinity Sunday! This weekend at International Lutheran Church we confess our Trinitarian faith in God the Father, God the Son and God the Holy Spirit – not three Gods but One God worshipped a glorified. This historic teaching or doctrine of the…

Mark and Megan’s May Update

May 2020 Serving the Lord in Uganda News from Mark & Megan Mantey “Love one another with brotherly affection. Outdo one another in showing honor. Do not be slothful in zeal, be fervent in spirit, serve the Lord. Rejoice in hope, be patient in tribulation, be constant in prayer. Contribute to the needs of the saints and seek to show hospitality.” ~…

Friends of Jamaica: June 20 Mini Virtual FORO

Learn more about the Kingston Ministy Centre and Lutheran Hour’s work View this email in your browser Friends of Jamaica LCMS Missions Mini FORO June 20, 2020 Mission Central, consider a gift to support Rev. Ite and the work of LCMS Missions in Jamaica:  Give Now Virtual FORO Meeting Saturday, June 20, 2020, at 9:00 AM Central Daylight Time Know…

Cima_Cambodia_May2020

  Following Jesus when the way is hard.   Our May newsletter is here! While schools remain closed and churches are still prohibited from meeting, life has mostly returned to “normal” in Cambodia.  And yet, nothing is normal while people deal with the economic and spiritual effects of COVID-19.  What does it mean to follow Jesus in such times?  This…

Thews_Taiwan_May2020

    Greetings from Taiwan! May 2020 “But the Helper, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in my name, he will teach you all things and bring to your remembrance all that I have said to you.” John 14:26         Miya (a.k.a. – Come, Holy Spirit) It’s been my privilege to instruct a special group of students at CMS the past…

SQUARE TWO: The Cima Family Newsletter!

Life during “Coronageddon.” Following Jesus when the way is hard. Our May newsletter is here! While schools remain closed and churches are still prohibited from meeting, life has mostly returned to “normal” in Cambodia.  And yet, nothing is normal while people deal with the economic and spiritual effects of COVID-19.  What does it mean to follow Jesus in such times? …

Odemba_Kenya_Jun2020

  Mission of the Heart   Dear Supporters, Greetings from Nairobi, Kenya!  We pray that you are all well in the Lord.  Please see our recent newsletter, telling you of the recent ministry going on here in Kenya. May God continue to bless and keep you all!       Members of the ELCK Southwest Diocese leadership help the families…

Mahlburg_Sri Lanka_Jun2020

Dear “We hear them telling in our own tongues the mighty works of God.” Acts 2:11 What a blessing to bring the Gospel of Jesus Christ to people of all languages. Even in these pandemic days, we have a message the world needs to hear. While we pray for a vaccine and an end to the pandemic, we know the…

Helge_Czech Republic_May2020

  Stay up to date with LCMS Missionary Benjamin Helge and what God is doing in the Czech Republic and beyond. My dear partner in sharing the Gospel, prayer warrior and friend, As we celebrate Pentecost, God reminds us that He alone is the one who makes us to understand. His Spirit and His Word speak to us. And though…

Ramirez_Dominican Republic_Jun2020

    Please Pray for the Reopening of the Mission Congregations in the Dominican Republic after COVID-19 Shut-down   The Dominican Republic has begun to slowly reopen activity in the country. We are still under a state of emergency and a daily curfew but we can now leave our homes during the day to do many necessary activities. Grocery stores, book stores,…

Ramirez_Dominican Republic_Jun2020

    Please Pray for the Reopening of the Mission Congregations in the Dominican Republic after COVID-19 Shut-down   The Dominican Republic has begun to slowly reopen activity in the country. We are still under a state of emergency and a daily curfew but we can now leave our homes during the day to do many necessary activities. Grocery stores, book stores,…

James_Philippines_Jun2020

PENTECOST June 2020 The term is over. Deaconess student Leysin Vincent (above) has completed a two year program and is heading home, not yet sure what she will be doing. Uncertain times? No, not really. Please take a moment to read our latest newsletter. Also please share it, print it, publish it, and otherwise distribute it. Thanks to all you…

James_Philippines_Jun2020

PENTECOST June 2020 The term is over. Deaconess student Leysin Vincent (above) has completed a two year program and is heading home, not yet sure what she will be doing. Uncertain times? No, not really. Please take a moment to read our latest newsletter. Also please share it, print it, publish it, and otherwise distribute it. Thanks to all you…

Wasmund_South Korea_May2020

  Dear friends and family, We celebrate the birth of the Church at Pentecost! The message of salvation and life eternal in Jesus continues to be heard around the world. Thank you for allowing us to join you in this work.   Blessings of encouragement and hope in the Comforter,  The Wasmunds Matt, Dee Dee, Lily and Olivia LCMS missionaries in…

Wasmund_South Korea_May2020

  Dear friends and family, We celebrate the birth of the Church at Pentecost! The message of salvation and life eternal in Jesus continues to be heard around the world. Thank you for allowing us to join you in this work.   Blessings of encouragement and hope in the Comforter,  The Wasmunds Matt, Dee Dee, Lily and Olivia LCMS missionaries in…

Conrad_Mexico_May2020

Dear Partners in Mission,                 Greetings in the name of the Lord. We pray  that the riots and discord that are taking place throughout the United States come to an end. All is well with the three of us; the corona virus has not hit us. We look forward to the time when we can resume normal church and teaching…

Updates from the Africa Region

schReading Time 5 Minutes – Beginning With Moses: Rev. Schulte shares a daily devotion called Reading Time 5 Minutes (RT5M) with churches in West and Central Africa https://international.lcms.org/beginning-with-moses/ Christ’s Care for Children: The site managers, deaconesses and pastors of the ELCK continue their care for the children amid the COVID-19 pandemic (Project KE0003-26724-2) https://international.lcms.org/christs-care-for-children/ Shara Osiro Area Deputy & Communications…

Oliver – Up Front Video

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bo-gkqCJe5c Dear Mission Central, I made this special thanks & mission work summary video for long-time and new Mission Central supporters (click on the YouTube link above). If it all possible, could it be put up front on the Oliver spot on the Mission Central website? That way people can get a brief look at what they are supporting as…

Wrucke_Czech Republic_May2020

  April-May 2020 Serving the Lord in the Czech Republic News from Missionary Cindy Zirbel Wrucke   Our church in Prague resumed services in May, with restrictions, such as wearing facemasks. Our entire mission team from throughout the Czech Republic attended one of the first services. Time for Prayer So, what can you do when life changes drastically because of…

Clausing_Tanzania_Jun2020

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ, A blessed Pentecost to you!  Thanks for your support. Peace in Christ, Rev. Clausing and family Clausing Newsletter by jonathan_clausing 613 Henry St. Washington, MO 63090 USA Delivered by  

Steele_Kenya_Jun2020

Herein find this month’s newsletter. –Walter   — 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   

Becker_Kenya_Jun2020

We are thankful for you as a partner in the Gospel. Here’s a special message for you.   A special word of encouragement Here is another minute video message we think you will enjoy. See what got Linda all up in the air. Our next newsletter will be coming soon with the latest developments. Click below to open the video   Carried…

Krause_Germany_May2020

Dear Friends,  Pentecost is this coming Sunday. As we think about how God poured out His Spirit on His people, we recognize that He continues to pour out His Spirit on us that His word might go out to the ends of the earth!  Read my May 2020 newsletter! Please share with anyone you think might be interested by clicking the…

Warner_Spain_May2020

God’s Reign in Spain The Missionary Journey of Rev David & Shelee Warner May 2020 www.lcms.org/warner Photo credit: LCMS Photographer Johanna Heidorn Mario Graduates from Seminary!       For the last 2 years Mario Caballero has been studying at Concordia Seminary–The Reformer, our Spanish language seminary in the Dominican Republic (DR).  Mario is from a small town just south of…

St-Onge_Latin America_May2020

LCMS Missions, thanks for your support! The St-Onges In the Way: May 2020 A new way of ministry and mission continues in Quebec and across the Caribbean. We are reaching out through Facebook, Google, and YouTube in podcasts, videos and written devotions. This month’s work also included a virtual VBS in Hong Kong, developing plans for small communion services in…

Rhein_Taiwan_May2020

  Dear Mission Partners, A blessed Pentecost to you! Thanks to Internet and Zoom, both the Indonesian and the Spanish hymnal projects have been moving forward. We’re making hay while the sun shines. That is to say, we’re getting copyright permissions and proofreading hymnal pages while none of us are traveling. No COVID reports here. We’ve all had enough of that….

Hanson_Asia_May2020_6

      www.ilcseoul.org +++ May 31, 2020 +++ Issue 699     Come, oh Holy Spirit, come! Today is Pentecost! Today we celebrate the coming of the Holy Spirit and the “birthday” of the Church! Here at International Lutheran Church we are blessed to be a community similar to that of the first Pentecost congregation, made up of people…

Rabe_Ethiopia_Jun2020

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…

Burch_Belize_May2020

Dear friends and family,   The Lutheran Mission in Belize has big news! This fall (we think the first week in September), we will be opening a Lutheran preschool in Valley of Peace, Belize. Valley of Peace is a farming community made up (mostly) of people who have fled civil strife in El Salvador, Honduras, and Guatemala as well as…

Cambridge, Nebraska visitors to Mission Central

WHO WOULD DRIVE 5 AND A HALF HOURS FROM CAMBRIDGE, NEBRASKA TO MISSION CENTRAL? When we talk about “Only NOT NORMAL people come to the Lord’s Mission Central”…we really mean it!!! Yes, I knew for sometime that the Jim and Nora McGowen family from rural Cambridge, Nebraska were truly NOT NORMAL! They were “OUR KIND OF PEOPLE”….they love and teach…