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DENISON & SCHLESWIG YOUTH & ADULTS VISIT Mission Central

On August 20th, 2019 a special group of youth and adults came to Mission Central for a special program!  Yes, Missionary Dr. Craig Bogatzke organized this special trip so that these young missionaries could see and hear about our Heavenly Father and what HE has done for each one of these special students.   Some of the students had NEVER…

Bombaro family – Latvia – August 2019

Sophia and I just returned from the Eurasia Missionary Retreat in Odessa, Ukraine, where LCMS and our Alliance Missionaries were enriched by daily Matins and Vespers and the Divine Service on Friday. I (Pastor John Bombaro) was the keynote speaker, giving nine one-hour lectures on how the gospel mission of the first three centuries of Christianity parallels the challenges we…

NORFOLK SENIOR STUDENTS ARRIVE AT MISSION CENTRAL FOR DAY TOUR!

What a special and important day the 19th of August was here at the Lord’s Mission Central!  What a JOY to welcome over 30 of the Senior Students and staff from Lutheran High School Northeast from Norfolk, Nebraska!  Under the direction of Dr. Perry Miller, the entire group arrived in their bus and spent the entire day at Mission Central!…

NEW SIDEWALK ARRIVES AT THE LORD’S MISSION CENTRAL!

Miracles keep right on happening at Mission Central.  For a long, long time we needed to replace a section of the old sidewalk at the entrance to the Lord’s Mission Central!  After 16 years the JOB FINALLY GOT DONE.   Who would come and help, who could do such a job of “ripping” out the old sidewalk and getting the…

NOT NORMAL VISITORS FROM COLORADO!

To be truly NOT NORMAL…you have to come across 3 states, of Colorado, Nebraska and Iowa to get to Mission Central…..you have to not forget what you heard from someone from Mission Central who spoke over a year ago in Boulder, Colorado.  Then you have to drive that distance and stay at a Super 8 Motel in Onawa, Iowa and…

Joanna Johnson – Taiwan – July 2019 Update

  July 2019 SERVING THE LORD IN TAIWAN NEWS FROM JOANNA JOHNSON Concluding my Two Years:      I was called to Taiwan to serve as an English and Bible teacher for two years. In seemingly the blink of an eye, my two years has come to an end.      My two years were filled with many blessings and challenges. One…

James & Christel Neuendorf – July 2019 Update

  A few notes from LCMS Missionaries, James & Christel On the mission-field the Lord often opens doors that you never expected. This month, a visitor came to our Wednesday Bible Study on Exodus this month whom no one had ever seen before. He showed up towards the end of the study and sat patiently for an opportunity to speak…

Rachel Meyer – Uganda – July 2019 Update

View this email in your browser Greetings from Uganda! We’ve been busy singing and studying during this second term of school.  Download my most recent newsletter to read about how God is working through the gift of music in the church.  You will also get to see photos which offer a glimpse into a day of learning at Hope Lutheran…

DAUGHERTY FAMILY ARRIVES AT MISSION CENTRAL

On Friday the 9th of August we were so blessed to welcome the Rev. Shaun Daugherty Family here to Mission Central to tell a bit of their work in Asia and how the Lord called them to be there at “just the right time”.  Their stories were just amazing how the Lord is work in this part of the world….

Young Family News – Kenya – July 2019

Missionary youth at the NYG, radio interviews, and lots more in this month’s update.      Mission Moments Young Family News     We were blessed to join with 21,000 Lutheran youth in Minneapolis for the LCMS youth Gathering. We chaperoned children of missionaries serving in Ethiopia and countries in Eurasia, and connected with other International teens from around the…

GRIESS FAMILY ARRIVES “AT JUST THE RIGHT TIME”!

  It was truly one of those REAL MIRACLE DAYS!  Yes, each day this week was filled here at the Lord’s Mission Central.  Every single day, but, Wednesday the 7th of August.  It was a day that old Missionary Gary had an open spot in the schedule!   Now, if the Lord knows the number of hairs on our head…

Paul family – Taiwan – July 2019 Update

  Dear friends and family: Thank you for your interest and support!  Attached is our July 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 our newsletters are archived online at:  https://sites.google.com/site/baimushi/newsletters Paul-family-update-2019-07.pdf Click…

MINDERMANS & BRUHN FAMILY VISIT MISSION CENTRAL

MINDERMANS & BRUHN FAMILY VISIT MISSION CENTRAL   What a blessing to welcome people from all over the United States and the World to this Miracle Place.  On the 5th of August we welcomed Linda and Ervin Minderman from Omaha, the Bruhn family from Mapleton, Minneapolis, and Spain here for a special tour and time together.     These dear…

Roger & Amy James -Philippines – July 2019 Update

View this email in your browser PENTECOST/TRINITY 2019 August begins our second academic year here at Lutheran Theological Seminary. Open up by clicking the blue tab below to read about our work here in the Philippines–with a special focus on what Amy James has been doing. Also please share, print, publish, and otherwise distribute the “enclosed” newsletter. Thanks to all…

Cima Family – Cambodia – July 2019 Update

While we were away…   While we were away… Greetings from the Phnom Penh! Our July newsletter is available here! We’re back safely in Phnom Penh!  But even while we were away for 8 weeks, the mission of God continued.  Click through to learn about and celebrate two important events organized by partner Lutheran organizations while we were away! July…

Mantey family – Uganda – July 2019 Update

SERVING THE LORD IN UGANDA NEWS FROM THE MISSION MINDED MANTEYS View this email in your browser July, 2019 Mark.Mantey@LCMS.org or Megan.Mantey@LCMS.org  Greetings in Christ from Jinja, Uganda!  Thank you so much for your prayers, encouragement and support! We are grateful to be your missionaries! This month, since the seminary has been on break, we have enjoyed a brief change…

WORTHINGTON FAMILY COMES TO VISIT MISSION CENTRAL!

Thursday the 1st of August was a special day.  We were able to welcome Jocelyn Worthington and her two daughters and her son-in-laws, as they came from Nebraska, Colorado and Washington for a special tour and visit to this MIRACLE PLACE! What a JOY to have them spend time here, and for the daughters and their husbands to see Mission…

EMMANUEL LUTHERAN VBS AT YORK, NEBRASKA SETS THE WORLD’S RECORD!

  What happens when people “think outside the box” and are truly NOT NORMAL?  That’s exactly when real MIRACLES can take place.  That’s exactly what happened at the Vacation Bible School at Emmanuel Lutheran Church of York, Nebraska! This VBS was directed by Missionary Kelli Kaiser, pictured with her husband Missionary Rev. Ben Kaiser, and you can see all of…

Schempf family – Uganda – July 2019 Update

  Find out more about life as it “unfolds” for Schempfs in Uganda   July 2019 Serving the Lord in Uganda News from the Schempfs Nets yield more than Nile perch To learn more about life as it “unfolds” for Schempfs in Uganda click below Read more – Download Newsletter Please Pray for Mike as he builds relationships with colleagues…

Schulte – Africa- August 2019 U[pdate

And we know that for those who love God all things work together for good…     Someday This Will Make A Great Story… To learn all about our first “unsuccessful” Mercy Medical Team in the Republic of Congo, Click Here! Copyright © 2019 LCMS Office of International Mission – West Africa, All rights reserved. You are receiving this email…

THE FAMOUS DOLESH FAMILY VISITS MISSION CENTRAL!

    Jerry and Bonnie Dolesch are NOT NORMAL people!  They are from Tilden, Nebraska and many years ago we knew that to be very true. The Dolesch family made every effort to bring their daughter and her family here to Mission Central and on August 2nd, 2019…that very thing happened!  Yes, Jerry and Bonnie had their 3 grandchildren and…

REV. VANCE & LINDA BECKER VISIT MISSION CENTRAL ON THEIR WAY TO KENYA!

What a blessing to welcome our NEWEST Missionaries Rev. Vance and Linda Becker from Mankato, Minnesota where Pastor Becker has served as pastor there.   This special family has accepted a call to teach at the Matango Seminary in Kenya East Africa.  There they will be training and “equipping the saints” and training pastors, Bible Class teachers and evangelists.  …

Kate Phillips – Dominican Republic July 2019 Update

  View this email in your browser Serving the Lord in Dominican Republic                 July 2019 News from  Missionary Kate Phillips                              kathryn.phillips@lcms.org Greetings brothers and sisters in Christ! The theme for this month is: The future of the Church. July…

Cecil family – Germany July 2019 Update

Thanks to all that support us in prayer and provision.  We are in our second year in the field and the work is good and the harvest plenty. God has blessed our mission abundantly.  Our Iranian and Afghan refugees now have freedom to worship in peace.  We have serious business as we advocate for their eternal souls.  God provides a…

DOUG HARTNER FAMILY COMES TO MISSION CENTRAL!

  The Bible is so clear when it says, “Raise up a child in the way they should go and when they are old they will not depart from it”.  That applies to all Grandparents especially, as they reach out to their grandchildren.     That’s exactly what Grandpa and Grandma Hartner did when they brought 4 of their grandchildren…

St-Onge – July 2019 Newsletter

A first-ever mission team in the Caymans, and moving ahead in Montreal   Friends in Christ, thanks for your support! View this email in your browser The St-Onges In the Way: July 2019 The picture above was taken at my second “Every One His Witness” workshop for this year, this time at Safe Harbour Lutheran Church in Grand Cayman. In this…

PRESIDENT PATTI ROSS AND HER HUSBAND BILL VISIT MISSION CENTRAL!

It was one of those SPECIAL days at the Lord’s Mission Central here in the hills of Western Iowa!  YES, a real NOT NORMAL day to welcome the Supreme Allied Commander of the LWML of the Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod.  The Honorable Missionaries Dr. Bill and Dr. Patti Ross, came to visit.  Patti is the former President of the All Powerful…

NOT NORMAL GROUP FROM HOOPER, NEBRASKA VISIT MISSION CENTRAL

It was another “Monday”, when no normal people would come to visit the world famous Mission Central!  YES, GOD HAS “NOT NORMAL” PEOPLE OUT HERE TO COME ON A MONDAY. What a JOY to welcome a group of special NOT NORMAL people to this MIRACLE PLACE in the middle of nowhere, where people can see what God can do with…

Osiro family – Kenya – July 2019 Update

Dear friends in Christ, A few days ago we celebrated Shara’s 10 year deployment anniversary. We are beyond blessed to serve in God’s mission and look forward to many more years.  We are truly thankful for your prayers, encouragement and your generous support which allows us to share the Good News to the people here.  Thank you for sending us…

A MISSION CENTRAL DOCTORATE GIVEN TO DR. RUTH SIMON OF SIOUX CITY, IOWA!

July 28th, was indeed a very special Sunday for all of us at Mission Central!  What a JOY and blessing to travel to Redeemer Lutheran Church in Sioux City, Iowa for a VERY, VERY “NOT NORMAL EVENT”…the dear folks at Redeemer Lutheran in Sioux City wanted to something special for one of the very NOT NORMAL members, and that member…

HANSON FAMILY ON THEIR WAY TO KOREA VISIT MISSION CENTRAL!

It was one of those “FULL HOUSE DAYS” at the world famous Lord’s Mission Central here in the hills of Western Iowa!  One of those days that only God could have planned!  July 27th, 2019 was a day that many will not forget. The Honorable Missionary Family of Rev. Carl Hanson came to visit and speak to a HUGE group…

OLIVER FAMILY FROM TAIWAN COMES TO MISSION CENTRAL FOR 5 DAYS!

What a blessing it was to have our family here…the Dr. Steve Oliver Family from July 25th to July 29th here at the Lord’s Mission Central.  It was a JOY to have them move in and spend these days!  They made themselves at home, did their own cooking and Mission Central was “THEIR HOME”. There were a number of special…

Lawson family – Russia – July 2019 Update

Hello, This is our July member newsletter. Thanks for keeping us in your prayers and following our journey as we prepare to serve our Lord in Russia. In our Savior’s service,  The Lawsons July newsletter Our mailing address is: jerrald.lawson@lcms.orgWant to change how you receive these emails? You can update your preferences or unsubscribe from this list.  

Steele family – Africa – July 2019 Update

Dear Partners,   Attached please find our newsletter (Rev. Dr. Walter and Robyn Steele). Also, our website is up and running: steelesinafrica.com.   Our LCMS official email will activate in a few weeks. In Christ, Walter & Robyn Newsletter-July-24-2019.pdf Click icon to download and print file.

Field Notes from Rev. Shauen and Krista Trump, LCMS missionaries

Shauen addresses the 2019 LCMS National Convention – watch now!     Greetings in Christ. Please find our latest Field Notes below, view this email in your browser, or download a printable version (PDF) from our website: TheTrumps.org/newsletter/. Thank you for your support of God’s amazing work in Eastern and Southern Africa. -Shauen, Krista, Josiah, Elijah, Isaiah, and Jeremiah – your missionaries     Writing from…

Warner family – Spain – July 2019 Update

What does the future hold for IELE?   View this email in your browser FORO 2019 Planning Strategically For the Next 5 Years of Growth in God’s Mission in Spain Guests from other countries, study, worship and planning were a part of this annual FORO (or forum) meeting, held in Madrid in June.  Rev Bryan Wolfmueller (below right) taught on…

Rickman Family Newsletter July Update 2019

Dear Brothers and Sisters, Thanks so much for your prayers and support!  Attached is our July newsletter. Blessings! In Christ <><, The Rickman Family Rickman-Family-Newsletter-July-2019-1.pdf Click icon to download and print file.

NORFOLK AND BATTLE CREEK, NEBRASKA FRIENDS VISIT!

It was one of those days that was SUPPOSED TO HAPPEN.  Normally, old Missionary Gary is on the road, appointments, and visitors, but this day the 22nd of July…there was an “open day”.  Why?  Because the Lord had 2 special guests that were coming from Battle Creek and Norfolk, Nebraska. Yes, if the Lord knows the number of hairs on…

MISSION SERVICE OF ST. PAUL FROM SCHALLER, IA. HELD AT MISSION CENTRAL 7-21-19

  MISSION SERVICE OF ST. PAUL FROM SCHALLER, IA HELD AT MISSION CENTRAL ON 7-21-19! It was the first time this year, that Old Missionary Gary was NOT on the road on a Sunday!  Why?  Because the Honorable Missionary Pastor David Lyons and his congregation from St. Paul Lutheran Church in Schaller, Iowa wanted to come and have their service…

MISSIONARIES THE RITZMAN FAMILY & THE FRITSCHE FAMILY VISIT!

MISSIONARIES THE RITZMAN FAMILY & THE FRITSCHE FAMILY VISIT! On July 20th, 2019 we were so blessed to welcome the Rev. Joel Fritsche and his family and Michael and Beth Ritzman and his family to the World Famous Mission Central!  They were here to report on their work in the Dominican Republic and Papua New Guinea. We were honored to…

MESSIAH LUTHERAN FROM LINCOLN, NEBRASKA COMES!

MESSIAH LUTHERAN FROM LINCOLN, NEBRASKA COMES! What a JOY and blessing to welcome the members of Messiah Lutheran Church from Lincoln, Nebraska for a day trip to the World Famous Mission Central!  Yes, on Saturday the 20th of July, what an amazing full busload of NOT NORMAL people came to visit the Lord’s Mission Central. In the attached pictures you…

NEW MISSIONARY TO LATVIA VISITS MISSION CENTRAL!

NEW MISSIONARY TO LATVIA VISITS MISSION CENTRAL ON 7-19-19!   What a JOY and blessing to welcome Rev. John Bombaro to Mission Central on Friday the 19th of July.  Yes, it was one of those special days that the Lord arranged.    Rev. John Bombaro is the newly called Missionary to go to “equip the saints” in Riga, Latvia.  John…

Britt and Micah Odemba – Kenya July 2019 Update

    Greetings from Nairobi, Kenya! I just want to say a BIG thank you for your continued support and prayers for the ministry going on here in East Africa. Please find my latest newsletter on the link below.  May God continue to bless and keep you all. Your missionary serving in Kenya, Britt Click here for my latest newsletter…

CIMA AND SCHAFF PRESENT AT MISSION CENTRAL!

  Would you guess that people would come out on a Tuesday to an old set of farm buildings to listen to Missionaries?  NO, IT COULDN’T HAPPEN, however, at the Lord’s Mission Central…truly amazing things happen! Yes, on Tuesday the 16th of July, a wonderful group of NOT NORMAL people came to visit this MIRACLE PLACE.  Rev. J. P. Cima…