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Special guests come from LeMars and Sioux Center

What a blessing to welcome two very special friends, Jay Faber from LeMars, Iowa and Joan Schreier from Sioux Center, Iowa who came for a special visit at Mission Central. Both of these folks are members at Grace Lutheran Church at LeMars, Iowa and they wanted to come for a special visit and tour of this MIRACLE PLACE! It was…

Ritter family comes for special visit

It was truly a special day to have the Honorable Missionary Pastor Phil Ritter, Senior Pastor at the congregation at Redeemer Lutheran Church at Corning, Iowa come to visit Mission Central. Our dear friend, Pastor Ritter, came and brought along Mr. & Mrs. Jonathan Ritter his son and daughter-in-law, who were just married on Saturday the 15th of February.  It…

Special missionaries from Schleswig, Iowa come to Mission Central

On Wednesday the 5th day of February 2020, the young people and adults came to visit Mission Central and have a tour of the entire facility.  These were the young students and adults from Immanuel Lutheran Church at Schleswig, Iowa.  It was a very special time for all of these dear missionaries. The group had the full tour, and so…

Special couple from Jansen, Nebraska visits Mission Central

  What a JOY and blessing to welcome two very, very NOT NORMAL people from Jansen, Nebraska! Yes, Daryl and Kathleen Holle drove out to Mission Central from their farm home near Jansen, Nebraska to spend the afternoon at this MIRACLE PLACE. They were able to come and see the offices, the Ministry Center, the Lord’s Creation Theater and the…

Board members of the Gary and Maxine Thies Mission Foundation visit Mission Central

The work of the Lord’s Mission Central MUST continue after the founders, Gary and Maxine Thies, are in their real home in heaven!  This CAN be accomplished by the establishment of the Gary and Maxine Thies Mission Foundation. This special Foundation will provide the overhead and administrative costs for many years in the future, in order that more and more…

St. John of Columbus, Nebraska visits Mission Central

  It was one of those very, very special days, when the special group of NOT NORMAL men arrived at Mission Central from the famous St. John Lutheran Church located 10 miles north of Columbus, Nebraska on February 3rd, 2020! This special group arrived at 3:00PM on a Monday afternoon, and spent several hours seeing what the Lord can do…

Vice President of the Gary and Maxine Thies Mission Foundation visits Mission Central

What a blessing to welcome the Honorable Missionary Pastor Brad Birtell of Columbus, Nebraska to the World Famous Mission Central!  Pastor Birtell is the Senior Pastor of St. John Lutheran Church a rural congregation located 10 miles north of Columbus, Nebraska.  This congregation is truly NOT NORMAL!  This congregation is truly “exploding” for the Lord Jesus. Pastor Birtell came for…

Not Normal family from Denison visits Mission Central

Yes, ONE person in a family can truly make a difference. That is, of course, if you are NOT NORMAL! Some time ago, old Missionary Gary received a call from Missionary Rachel Desy from Denison, Iowa. She stated that she wanted to bring “her family” over to the Lord’s Mission Central for a “family tour”. On Friday evening January 31st,…

Vicar Jay Dass and wife Julie visit Mission Central

What a blessing to welcome two very NOT NORMAL people to Mission Central!  These dear friends came all the way from Cumming, Georgia, where Vicar Jay Dass serves the Lord Jesus along with his dear wife Julie.  They wanted to visit the World Famous Mission Central. They came on Thursday evening the 30th of January and then stayed until Friday…

FW: Mission Moment

Dear friends and family, The attached gives a short account of the last couple of weeks. I think you will enjoy seeing what a varied and interesting schedule I’ve had. Blessings from the DR (you will have to read to find out what I’m doing here 🙂 Markie Burch_Belize_Jan2020.pdf Click icon to open, read, download or print file.

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      www.ilcseoul.org +++ January 26, 2020 +++ Issue 681   International Lutheran Church · 148 Hannam-daero · Seoul, Yongsan-gu 04417 · South Korea Hanson_Asia_Jan2020_3.pdf Click icon to open, read, download or print file.

New post from missionary Erin Mackenzie

New post from missionary Erin Mackenzie The New Normal Posted: 21 Jan 2020 07:05 AM PST I wasn’t rudely awakened by my bed shaking or window panes rattling last night. If I had anyone to converse with over my Frosted Flakes this morning besides Freddy, I wouldn’t have casually asked if his or her sleep had been interrupted by any…

Schulte_West Africa_Jan2020

Wow, This is Really Different! Read all about our transition to a new life in Central Africa!                             Copyright © 2020 LCMS Office of International Mission – West Africa, All rights reserved. You are receiving this email because you signed up to receive our newsletter and blog….

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January 2020 SERVING THE LORD IN THAILAND NEWS FROM JOANNA JOHNSON   Asia Retreat:      In Thailand, there is typically a break from work and school for the New Year. This year, I had a break for eleven days. I was very blessed to be able to spend this time in Taiwan. Of course, this is largely because I was…

Trinklein_South Korea_Jan2020

Hello, all! Happy New Year! Hello, all! Happy New Year! It seems like 2019 went by super fast. My New Year’s resolution for this year is to get at least ten newsletters out during this year. We’ll see how that goes, but here is the first one. Over New Year’s, we had the privilege of attending a missionary conference in…

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Sorry we’re late, but look at what’s been happening!       5th century mosaic from Ravenna, Italy, where we were at Christmas.       Dear friends in Christ around the world, Blessings on your January! Since you last heard from us, my chaplaincy work has taken us to Italy where we celebrated the Savior’s birth with fellow mission…

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EPIPHANY January 2020 The picture above shows the Taal Volcano that has been erupting in southern Luzon, which is the Island we are on. (I got the picture from the internet.) Take a look at our newsletter for an update on what has been happening with Amy and me over these last few weeks. Also please share, print, publish, and…

Schumacher_Ghana_Jan2020

Through your prayers and support God’s mission continues in Ghana as He uses us to serve His people here.  We thank you for your prayers and support.   The Missionary’s Voice          January 2020 Newsletter Dear Friends in Christ, Happy New Year and a Blessed Epiphany!      We are well into the new year and the Season of Epiphany,…

Schulte’s W.A.W. Newsletter 01/2020

Toto, we’re not in Burkina anymore! View this email in your browser Wow, This is Really Different! Click on the link to read all about our transition to a new life in Central Africa!                            W.A.W. January 2020 Copyright © 2020 LCMS Office of International Mission – West…

The Jameses in the Philippines-LCMS Mission Update for January 2020

View this email in your browser EPIPHANY January 2020 The picture above shows the Taal Volcano that has been erupting in southern Luzon, which is the Island we are on. (I got the picture from the internet.) Take a look at our newsletter for an update on what has been happening with Amy and me over these last few weeks….

New post from missionary Erin Mackenzie

New post from missionary Erin Mackenzie I Feel the Earth Move Under My Feet Posted: 17 Jan 2020 12:09 PM PST And they’re off (to lead songs, a craft, and a devotion and pass out 75 relief bags at the letras de Ponce)! Below is much of the group that I’ve had the privilege of keeping fed and looked after these…

January Newsletter

January 2020 SERVING THE LORD IN THAILAND NEWS FROM JOANNA JOHNSON Asia Retreat:      In Thailand, there is typically a break from work and school for the New Year. This year, I had a break for eleven days. I was very blessed to be able to spend this time in Taiwan. Of course, this is largely because I was able…

The latest on la vida from Erin Mackenzie

January 2020 update January 2020 News from Erin Mackenzie Serving the Lord in the Dominican Republic   Quite possibly the first picture of BOTH of Latin America and the Caribbean’s Volunteer Coordinators, taken while in Belize for a 3-day regional team meeting.  Merry Christmas!?! Yes, I wished you a Happy Thanksgiving on Black Friday in my last newsletter. No, I’m…

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  Project 24 / CCC: K Newsletter   Dear Supporters, Happy New Year from Nairobi, Kenya!  We would like to thank you all for your support during the 2019 calendar year.  We pray that you will continue to support the Project 24 and Christ’s Care for Kenya program in the new year.  Please find our latest newsletter below.  Thank you…

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Dear friends and family:   Thank you for your interest and support!  Attached is our December 2019 newsletter.  If you have difficulty opening or reading it, please let me know.   in Christ, Pastor Paul and family   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…

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A few notes from LCMS Missionaries, James & Christel         Many of you have heard by now of the powerful earthquakes which have been shaking the island of Puerto Rico in the past few days. We have had over 400 quakes in the same relative area since just after Christmas, seemingly growing in size and intensity every…

FW: Epiphany Greetings from the Ramirez Family

    Epiphany Greetings from the Ramirez Family                   On Sunday the church began the new season of Epiphany. This is the time when we see how the babe who was born in Bethlehem is the Christ, God with us. At Christmas God came to the world as a man, and in…

Hanson_Asia_Jan2020

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Friends in Christ, A blessed Epiphany to you! Rev. Jonathan Clausing & family Clausing Newsletter by jonathan_clausing 613 Henry St. Washington, MO 63090 USA Delivered by   Clausing_Tanzania_Jan2020.pdf Click icon to open, read, download or print file.

Becker_Kenya_Jan2020

We are thankful for you as a partner in the Gospel.   Good News of Great Joy Christmas Greetings to our friends and supporters! More good news just in time for Epiphany is that we are approved for departure and are flying to Kenya on January 15. We are making final visits to partners in the Gospel in Minnesota, Chicago,…

Cecil_Germany_Jan2020

Happy New Year and many thanks to our prayerful supporters for your generous financial gifts that has delivered the Good News in Christ over the past 2 years.  We also want to let you know that we have completed our field portion of our mission service contract and have returned to the States.  We are still with LCMS for the…

Bombaro family newsletter

Dear Mission Central, Please find our Jan/Feb newsletter attached. All is going well thus far in DC concerning our visas. Please keep it in prayer. We look to deploy, Lord willing, in five weeks!  Grateful for all that you have done for us to get us here! Pastor John and Melinda Bombaro Newsletter-5-JanFeb-2020.pdf Click icon to open, read, download or…

Steele_Kenya_Jan2020

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  News from Panamá  Committed to knowing nothing but Christ and him crucified for the forgiveness of sins. The Gauthier family has been serving the Lord as LCMS missionaries in Panamá since January of 2017! Read the latest newsletter to find out about the work going on this month and news concerning the Gauthier family. We apologize that we have…

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  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!   Merry Christmas and Happy Birthday to our Savior! I hope you had a wonderful holiday, and I pray that as you enter the new year, you continue to keep your focus on God.  This month,…

Asher_Germany_Dec2019

  November – December 2019 Serving the Lord in Germany News from the Ashers Happy New Year from Germany!  It has been a very busy holiday season for us here.  We had a special visitor in early December.  We were both kept very busy with Advent and Christmas services.  Joe began a new Bible study with university students and continues work…

Odemba_Kenya_Jan2020

  New Year Newsletter   Dear Supporters, Happy New Year from Nairobi! We hope that you had a wonderful Christmas season celebrating our Lord and Savior’s birth.  Please find our latest newsletter below.   You will be able to read about my visit with the Project 24 site managers (pictured above) as well as see our U.S. Home Service schedule.  We hope…

Anders_Eurasia_Dec2019

  A Very Merry Christmas to you all! I hope this email finds you all enjoying your holidays with dear friends and family! This is such a special time of year, as we gather together and celebrate one of the most momentous occasions our world has ever experienced: the birth of our Savior. And now, thousands of years later, we continue…

Hoech_Central Asia_Dec2019

  Tian Shan Peaks December 2019     From Kip and Ivy, Noah and Kayla Hoech Serving the Dungan in the Tian Shan Mountains of Central Asia   Photos above: New Year’s Greetings from our family to yours! Noah & Kayla shared Gingerbread house fun with friends.   Due to the sensitive nature of our work, please ask us before…

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Dear Friend, Joyous 12 Days of Christmas to All. We rejoice in the 12-day celebration of Christmas from December 25 to January 5 in absolute awe of the GIFT of grace that came down from heaven! May the saving message of hope in Christ alone shine brightly in the New Year for our refugee friends & supporters from around the…

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  Travel is Critical to the Mission in Spain 30% of church members                                 live in 14 different cities                                                        …

Conrad_Mexico_Dec2019

Dear Partners in Mission,         We pray that all of you had a blessed Christmas celebration. We rejoice in the light of the Christ Child that gives salvation and hope to all peoples. Attached please find our latest newsletter.  We thank you for your prayers and financial support that makes God’s mission in Mexico possible. May the Lord…

Baker_Central Asia_Dec2019

THE BAKER BULLETIN December 2019   Because of the sensitive nature of our work, please do not post this newsletter on the internet or pass it on without our permission. Thank you!     DAVID, RACHEL, JULIA, TIMOTHY, DANIEL & ESTHER BAKER    SERVING THE LORD WITH THE LCMS IN CENTRAL ASIA      A VOICE CALLING IN THE WILDERNESS    …

Puerto Rico Foro: Update Profile

Puerto Rico Foro We received a request to change your subscription preferences for Puerto Rico Foro. If you made this request, and would like to change your preferences, use the link below Update your preferences If you did not make this request, it was probably submitted by someone else by mistake. You can ignore this email, and no changes will…

Tinkey_Dominican Republic_Dec2019

  Merry Christmas!     Greetings in the arrival of our Savior and King, Jesus Christ! We celebrate the humble arrival of Jesus in the form of a human baby to mother Mary and earthly father, Joseph. We’ve had a lot going on here in Santiago this advent season. Church services and activities filled our schedules around end of year meetings and…