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A group of 38 “Not Normal” people send the Thanksgiving mailing

All people that we deal with at Mission Central fully and completely understand that here at this MIRACLE PLACE we only send out ONE MAILING A YEAR!  That mailing goes out about Thanksgiving time, in order to especially thank the dear friends that are NOT NORMAL who have helped with our missionaries support and projects during the past year.  So…

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A GROUP OF 38 NOT NORMAL PEOPLE SEND THE THANKSGIVING MAILING! All people that we deal with at Mission Central fully and completely understand that here at this MIRACLE PLACE we only send out ONE MAILING A YEAR!  That mailing goes out about Thanksgiving time, in order to especially thank the dear friends that are NOT NORMAL who have helped…

Thanksgiving & Advent Blessings

Jonathan & Cheryl’s November 2019 Mission Newsletter View this email in your browser Dear friends in Christ, A time to give thanks – and a time to wait for the coming of the Christ Child.  How appropriate that one follows the other! Please click here to download our November thoughts and Advent Greeting. Just as you pray for us – please let us…

2019 Cecil Mission Update #28

Lieber Pastor Brent Smith Mission Central   Fröliche Weihnachten aus Dresden! Advent is here!  Thank you responding to our request for Christmas cards and Christmas party support.  Our Weihnachtsfeier (Christmas Party) is on 8 December.  The plans are coming together very nicely.  Thank you.   Many have responded to our funding request.  We are not quite to our goal:  Please consider…

The latest on la vida from Erin Mackenzie

November/December 2019 update November/December 2019 News from Erin Mackenzie Serving the Lord in the Dominican Republic   My network expands as I accompany short-term teams on the field and reinforce relationships with local partners. Pictured: members of a team from Wichita Falls, TX, that served in Peru in November with me (second from left) and Renzo, one of our interpreters…

LTS News 2019/3

NPO (Sec. 21) No. 2005/009291/08 PBO No. 930021598   790-794 Arcadia Street, Arcadia 0083 P.O. Box 12547, Hatfield 0028  South Africa LTSinTshwane@gmail.com   Tel: +27 (0)12 344-2302   Office of the Rector                                                                                                                         27 November 2019 Dear LTS Friends, The Lutheran Theological Seminary in Tshwane, Pretoria, South Africa, is happy to present to you the most recent LTS Newsletter for…

Hoffmann_Czech Republic_Nov2019

November 2019 Serving the Lord in the Czech Republic News from Peter and Lucy Hoffmann The "Creature"   Missions through Art If you are interested in discovering how this unusual work of art relates to how we are spreading the Gospel message in Olomouc through art, click on the red button below.  Our God is a god of beauty, truth,…

Halter_Hong Kong_Nov2019

Dear Friends, In the midst of everything that is happening in Hong Kong, God works in special ways to bring His Word to the people here. About a year ago a non-profit organization in Kowloon was looking for a place to pass out free meals to senior citizens. Concordia Lutheran High School, one of the over 40 Hong Kong Lutheran Synod schools in…

Happy Thanksgiving!

Thanks Be to God Sharing the joy of the harvest in East Africa As I prayerfully consider this season of Thanksgiving, one of my favorite hymns comes to mind. While I am one of those people who cannot sing on tune to save my life, I still find music and the words to our precious hymns to be a great…

Project 24 / CCC: K newsletter

Project 24 / Christ’s Care for Children:  Kenya Dear Friends in Christ, Greetings from Nairobi, Kenya!  We would like to thank you for your support and prayers for our Project 24 program.  We have exciting news to share with you!  Please click below to read our latest newsletter.  Thank you for your continued partnership! Click here for the newsletter Our…

6 Students Graduate from LTS Seminary Pretoria

Six students from Ethiopia, Kenya, DRC and South Africa graduated from the LTS seminary in Pretoria on November 21st. They received a certificate of Graduation in Theology. This will enable them to do their vicarage, then be tested by their church bodies for ordination.       Shara Osiro Area Deputy & Communications Specialist-Eastern & Southern Africa Office of International Mission The…

Halter News

View this email in your browser Dear Friends, In the midst of everything that is happening in Hong Kong, God works in special ways to bring His Word to the people here. About a year ago a non-profit organization in Kowloon was looking for a place to pass out free meals to senior citizens. Concordia Lutheran High School, one of the over 40 Hong…

New post from missionary Erin Mackenzie

New post from missionary Erin Mackenzie Getting High Posted: 25 Nov 2019 06:00 AM PST Last week was a rare, but much needed, occurrence. Following the Snyder short-term team in Peru, I stayed in-country for an extra week of vacation! My birthday present to myself was knocking Machu Picchu off of my lifetime bucket list the hard way, via a…

Odemba_Kenya_Nov2019

  Mission of the Heart   Dear Supporters, Greetings from Nairobi! I want to thank you for your prayers and support. A lot has happened with our Project 24 program in the last month. You can read all about it in my recent newsletter.  If  you would like to make a gift towards my ministry, I have included the link…

Puerto Rico FORO: November 2019

A new mercy center in Ponce, many more community contacts View this email in your browser November 2019 Update Become a FORO Partner Today! FORO partners support the work of the LCMS in proclaiming the Gospel of Christ in Puerto Rico, showing His mercy through acts of service, and planting Lutheran churches on the island. Your donations help provide for…

Young_Kenya_Nov2019

Mission Moments Young Family News    November 2019     Mercy Medical Team; Masindi, Uganda   “Mercy, peace and love be yours in abundance.” Jude 1:2 Ten dedicated servants gathered together to form a team to share Christ’s mercy to the folks of St Kyamujarara Village in Masindi Region, Uganda. We were able to use the Lutheran Church of Uganda’s school building at Peter’s Nursery School. Combining nurses, doctors,…

October 2019 Newsletter!

Hola! Buena Noches. I am excited to share with you what I have been up to during the month of October. It has been a month of learning Spanish and culture in the Dominican Republic. Along with that it has been a blessing to meet the team here in the Dominican Republic before I leave and go to Puerto Rico. God's Blessings on your day! October…

Naumann_Sri Lanka_Nov2019

Greetings from the Mission Field: Sri Lanka. To all of you, in your own mission fields, beloved in the Lord Jesus Christ! We thank God for all of you, for your faith, and for your support for us as we live and work overseas. Pastors and secretaries, please print a copy for the members who do not have electronic access. Thank…

Anders_Eurasia_Nov2019

  Happy Thanksgiving! No matter how far I travel from home, I still love the Thanksgiving season. I love gathering together with friends, eating the classic turkey, and the hunt for cranberry sauce or sweet potatoes to complete the traditional dishes. It’s a very American holiday, but the community of expatriates are doing their best to carry on the traditions literally all…

KreyTi_Dominican Republic_Oct2019

Hello Wonderful Partners in Christ, Thank you for continuing on this journey with me! October was a very busy month, praise be to God! I am now 50% funded toward my green light! I continue to be amazed by the wonderful, generous and kind individuals I am meeting on the road. I truly am privileged to do this and am…

Happy Thanksgiving from Russia!

View this email in your browser Happy Thanksgiving! No matter how far I travel from home, I still love the Thanksgiving season. I love gathering together with friends, eating the classic turkey, and the hunt for cranberry sauce or sweet potatoes to complete the traditional dishes. It’s a very American holiday, but the community of expatriates are doing their best to carry…

NEW STORY

AMAZING NOT NORMAL MAN COMES FROM BATTLE CREEK, NE.  It was about 11 years ago, when Old Missionary Gary had the honor and privilege of meeting the Honorable Missionary Ron Buckendahl, when he spoke at St. John Lutheran Church at Battle Creek, Nebraska.   As soon as Missionary Gary met Ron, he could tell IMMEDIATELY THAT HE WAS "NOT NORMAL". …

Schuschke_Germany_Oct2019

  October 2019 Serving the Lord in Germany News from Pastor Gary Schuschke   Teach Us to Pray! I was blessed to spend time with both our Confirmation students and our Youth Group on retreats this month.  Both of these events included a focus on God’s gift of prayer.  I was also able to join other missionaries in our area to reflect on…

Dicke_Papua New Guinea_Nov2019

Dickes to PNG Newsletter – Oct/Nov 2019   A beloved pastor was suddenly called to his heavenly home last month. Please read our Oct/Nov 2019 Newsletter for details. For all of our newsletters and other links, visit JubalsLyre.com/PNG. We apologize for not sending out a newsletter last month. We use our phone for photos and Apple required us to update…

Cortright_Eurasia_Nov2019

  Happy Thanksgiving!       Пожалуйста  It was a busy month: election of a new bishop for the Evangelical Lutheran Church of Ingria in Russia (ELCIR); classes on the prophets and on the Wisdom & Poetry Literature of the Old Testament; and the news that we will be headed for Riga, Latvia after the first of the year. The Ev. Lutheran…

Stinnett_Ethiopia_Oct2019

  Stinnetts in Ethiopia   Mekane Yesus Seminary The Dwelling Place of Jesus       (Please scroll to the bottom for previous newsletters) Greetings in Christ from Ethiopia! We are thankful to be sharing the news of what God is doing here through us in Addis Ababa.   God’s blessings on you, your families and churches throughout the world.  As always, please…

Schumacher_Ghana_Nov2019

Through your prayers and support God’s mission continues in Ghana as He uses us to serve His people here.  We thank you for youir prayers and support. The Missionary’s Voice           November 2019 Newsletter   Dear Friends in Christ, This month we share with you our update on our children and their families back in the states. We also…

Krey_Dominican Republic_Sep2019

Dear family and friends,   Greetings from Santiago! Better late than never, here is our September newsletter! Oct/Nov is already under works, and God-willing on its way this week also.     It has been a fall full of blessings, new missionaries doing onsite training, new pastors in the Dominican and Spain, new church buildings in Belize and Puerto Rico.  There…

Kaster_Czech Republic_Nov2019

  October-November 2019 Serving the Lord in Prague News from the Kasters   Joy-Fully Lutheran! Prague doesn’t have Halloween or Thanksgiving, so little by little we have seen Christmas decorations going up, especially at retail stores like this mall in Náměstí Republiky (Republic Square). Christmas lights and foods and presents are a part of the fun of the season. As…

2019 Cecil Mission Update #27

Lieber Pastor Brent Smith Mission Central   Herzliche Grüße aus Dresden! It’s feeling more like fall here with cooler weather and the Advent season fast upon us.  Thank you for reaching out with our request for Christmas cards that will share a message of living hope that Immanuel, Christ is with us every day, in every situation.  Please try to…

The “Not Normal” Sharp family visits Mission Central

  Wow, what a special blessing to have the World Famous Sharp Family from Uruguay South America come to visit Mission Central! These are TRULY NOT NORMAL MISSIONARIES! Why? Because who would travel for about 24 hours and then get off the plane in Omaha and then come directly to the World Famous Mission Central? Why wouldn’t they go home…

Special friends from Holstein visit Mission Central

A number of years ago we had the privilege of meetings some very, very special NOT NORMAL people from Holstein, Iowa. Kevin and Lana Conover have been such an encouragement and blessing to the work at the Lord’s Mission Central. Kevin and Lana are members of Faith Lutheran Church at Holstein, Iowa. They came to visit Mission Central on the…

Not Normal man comes to visit from Battle Creek, Nebraska

It was about 11 years ago, when Old Missionary Gary had the honor and privilege of meeting the Honorable Missionary Ron Buckendahl, when he spoke at St. John Lutheran Church at Battle Creek, Nebraska. As soon as Missionary Gary met Ron, he could tell IMMEDIATELY THAT HE WAS “NOT NORMAL”.  He was in the world but not of the world. …

Special friends from the Nebraska District visit Mission Central

  What a blessing to welcome TWO of the leading missionaries in the entire Nebraska District to Mission Central on the 18th of November. Paul Pettit, our Executive Financial Director and the Executive Mission Director Rev. Rich Boring of the Nebraska District both came to spend an afternoon here at the World Famous Mission Central!! It was such an encouragement…

God can even provide shoes at “just the right time”

Here at Mission Central, we truly believe that God provides at “just the right time”…and that’s in ALL aspects of life. Recently Old Missionary Gary traveled to Owatonna, Minnesota to speak at the church there, and upon looking at his shoes he noticed that they were getting worn from all the travels over the years. The Lord tells us in…

Not Normal Magness family comes to Mission Central

  Here we go again! Another story of NOT NORMAL people that the Lord sends to visit HIS Mission Central! Yes, at about Mid-Night on the 14th of November this NOT NORMAL couple drove all the way from St. Louis and arrived about mid-night! Who would do that type of driving? Yes, the Lord sent Phillip and Cheryl Magness to…

Cima_Cambodia_Oct2019

Discipling stewards to love and serve their neighbor. Our October newsletter is here! HAPPY 40th BIRTHDAY TO AIMEE ON OCTOBER 14!!!  What else was going on in October? LOTS! Click below to find out. Family photoblog: click here! Help us impact the people of Cambodia: click here (via LCMS) or here (via Mission Central)! LISTEN TO A PODCAST JP RECORDED ABOUT TEACHING ON…

LCMS Jameses in Philippines Update

View this email in your browser End of the Church Year NOVEMBER 2019 We made it through the first term of 2019, and a new one is soon to begin. October was an eventful month. Take a look at our newsletter to hear a bit about what went on. Also please share, print, publish, and otherwise distribute the “enclosed” newsletter….

October News from James & Christel

A few notes from LCMS Missionaries, James & Christel Jesus tells a parable in Mark chapter 4 that is often overshadowed by the more famous parable of the mustard seed in the same chapter. Despite being only 4 verses however, this parable is one of my favorites, particularly as an evangelist and worker of the Word. Because it is so…

Phillips_Dominican Republic_Oct2019

Serving the Lord in Dominican Republic           October 2019 News from  Missionary Kate Phillips                              kathryn.phillips@lcms.org Greetings from Santiago! Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ,  I have been in the Dominican Republic for over a month! Everyday I become more comfortable getting around my new…

Wood_Asia_Nov2019

Follow the Wood Family Matthew, Kali, Laurel, Eleanor, and Caroline serve in Medan, Indonesia with LCMS International. Matthew supports The Indonesian Christian Lutheran Church, by mentoring pastors, providing continuing education, and overseeing translation projects.     Travel, Teaching, and Bureaucracy A plethora of activities, trips, and applications have been keeping the Wood family busy since Caroline was born in August and…

Zalmanoff_Dominican Republic_Nov2019

Happy November! I pray the Lord has continuously blessed you this fall season. I am celebrating one month of living as a missionary in the Dominican Republic! The other new missionaries and I are in the midst of our cultural and field orientation. We give thanks every day for this opportunity to serve in Latin America and for the blessings…

Cecil_Germany_Nov2019

Grüße im Namen unseres Herrn und Erlösers Jesus Christus! Greetings in the Name of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ!   Our refugees Christmas Treff will be on 8 Dec (Sunday) after church service.  Please send Christmas Cards to: Carl Cecil Weststr 1 01157 Dresden Germany   Please have Christmas cards or gifts arrive by 2 Dec 19   Christmas…

Rabe_Ethiopia_Nov2019

November Greetings from the Rabes in Ethiopia Dear Mission Partners! We are grateful for your partnership in ministry. It is a great joy to serve the greater church as we work together as an East Africa Team of missionaries to equip, encourage, and walk alongside the churches of East Africa. This month we are delighted to share with you about worship…

Mantey_Uganda_Oct2019

SERVING THE LORD IN UGANDA NEWS FROM THE MISSION MINDED MANTEYS     September/October, 2019 Mark.Mantey@LCMS.org or Megan.Mantey@LCMS.org  Greetings in Christ from Jinja, Uganda!  Thank you so much for your continued prayers, encouragement and support! We are grateful to be your missionaries! Below you can see the progress on the Lutheran Theological College Uganda (LTCU) chapel. This stage of work…

Refugee Weihnachtlicher Advent update from Carl and Karen Cecil

Dear Mission Central Grüße im Namen unseres Herrn und Erlösers Jesus Christus! Greetings in the Name of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ! Our refugees Christmas Treff will be on 8 Dec (Sunday) after church service.  Christmas Treff Plan: •         The Christmas Story in German, Farsi •         Lunch – Persian, German, American •         Songs – Sing along, German, American •        …

New post from missionary Erin Mackenzie

New post from missionary Erin Mackenzie The “J” Team Posted: 05 Nov 2019 09:31 AM PST Disregard this looooooong overdue post about the team I was with in Jamaica the last week of October if you’re not prepared for an excessive amount of photos. The 11 servants from St. John’s Lutheran Church in Grand Haven, MI, otherwise known as “The…