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Kaster_Czech Republic_May2020

May 2020 Serving the Lord in Prague News from the Kasters   Joy-Fully Lutheran! This past week in Prague, restaurants with outside seating were allowed to open. What a great way to celebrate the Easter season with delicious Czech food and drink! It also allows us to reconnect with the workers in our favorite establishments, all of whom are rich…

Lutz_Papua New Guinea_May2020

20 May 2020    Dear Friends, God keep you safe and healthy, ever mindful of His gracious care as you face the multitude of challenges the coronavirus has brought to your lives.  Attached is a brief look at how we are faring in Papua New Guinea.  With peace in our Savior,    Julie Lutz LCMS Missionary in Papua New Guinea…

Johnson_Thailand_May2020

May 2020 SERVING THE LORD IN FORT WAYNE NEWS FROM JOANNA LEE Seminary:        This fall, Richard and I will move to Fort Wayne, Indiana. There, I will study at Concordia Theological Seminary to become a deaconess. I will spend two years studying on campus. Then, I will have a one-year internship.      This continued study will better equip…

Cortright_Eurasia_May2020

Keeping busy in Riga, Latvia     One of the slides from my I Corinthians course (1 Cor 13:12).        "Well, it’s Groundhog day…again." Life has taken on a sameness under the restrictions we’ve been under (like you, I’m sure!). Still, the month gone by has been busy with work on classes, conferences by Skype or Zoom and…

Hanson_Asia_May2020_4

      www.ilcseoul.org +++ May 17, 2020 +++ Issue 697       He is risen! He is risen indeed! Alleluia! Our Living Hope is something that attracts the attention of those around us! Jesus is alive in our lives and this fact changes the very way in which we live and the relationships we have with others. Today, Peter reminds…

Lehr_Puerto Rico_May2020

  Stay up to date with LCMS Missionary Ashley Lehr and what God is doing in Puerto Rico.  Eastertide Greetings, Christ has Risen, He has Risen Indeed Alleluia.   I continue to remain safe and health here in the Dominican Republic. I pray the same for you and your families. April 17th marked 3 months of living in the Dominican…

Hanson_Asia_May2020_3

    ILC SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT FOR SUNDAY, MAY 24th CONCERNING A NEW "SOCIALLY RESPONSIBLE SERVICE" AND THE CONTINUED USE OF OUR PRERECORDED ONLINE WORSHIP SERVICES IMPORTANT PREREGISTRATION DETAILS FOLLOW   The ILC Executive Council is aware of the growing need for us as a community to find a way to connect with one another in a socially responsible way for the further…

Neuendorf_Latin America_Apr2020

A few notes from LCMS Missionaries, James & Christel         Empty Rooms Lately I’ve been doing a lot of speaking into empty rooms. On social media, a running joke among pastors has been to print out cardboard cutouts of their church members and put them in the pews. It’s been a strange time. After a while the…

Zalmanoff_Dominican Republic_May2020

  My dearest brothers and sisters in Christ,           Alleluia! Christ is risen! He is risen indeed. Alleluia! I continue to keep you in my prayers as the unprecedented circumstances of the world continue to affect each of us in different ways. Thank you for your continued support and encouragement! Read my newsletter to see what I’ve been…

April News from James & Christel

A few notes from LCMS Missionaries, James & Christel Empty Rooms Lately I’ve been doing a lot of speaking into empty rooms. On social media, a running joke among pastors has been to print out cardboard cutouts of their church members and put them in the pews. It’s been a strange time. After a while the empty rooms start to…

Bush_Macau_Apr2020

Dear Partners in the Gospel.   Thank you for all your prayers. The Lord has answered them and we are well here in Hong Kong. I know of no one with the virus.   School resumes May 27th. We are thrilled with that. They will be in classrooms with no general assembly for now. I will be welcoming them back…

Campbell_Gary_May2020

May 2020 Mission Field: Gary, IN News from the Campbell family     Shelter In Place – Stay On Mission  The Novel CoronaVirus has imposed an unusual situation upon the residents of Gary, IN and the Gary Lutheran Community has been affected. We have not been deflected away from Christ’s Mission. There is a serious financial issue, but God is in Control.   …

Trinklein_South Korea_May2020

Well hi there! Good to see you again.   Well hi there! Good to see you again. Yeah, the newsletter’s late. But hey, it got a makeover! Nothing major though…the layout hasn’t changed. And, as always, click the image of the newsletter to view it larger–or just go ahead and download it onto your computer. We hope you all are…

Phillips_Dominican Republic_Apr2020

Serving the Lord in Dominican Republic               April 2020 News from  Missionary Kate Phillips                             kathryn.phillips@lcms.org   Greetings Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ! I continue to remain safe and healthy, working from home in Santiago. It’s amazing how God continues to provide…

Loum_The Gambia_May2020

Rev. John Loum BA, Hons, Oxon, MA, Islam, PhD Director – EIIT Concordia Seminary 801 Seminary Place St. Louis, MO 63105 1-314-505-7076 1-314-584-9809 Greetings All :   The enclosed mission news is being share with you both in keeping with the spirit telling our story [ Christ] even in the midst of CoviD 19,  I like to quote the Hymn…

Irwin_Czech Republic_Apr2020_3

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!   Greetings in the name of our Lord! I pray that you are all safe, and healthy. As we head into the summer months I wanted to give you a closer look at what Easter was like…

Devotions based on upcoming 3 scripture readings for 6th week of Easter

EASTER 6-1st Lesson                                                                  TEXT: Acts 17:16-31 TITLE: “Chip Off the Old Block”   “As some of your own poets say, ‘We are His offspring.’” Acts 17:28   We’ve often heard the expressions; “He’s a chip off the old block,” or “Like father like son!” The Bible says we have been created in the ‘image of God.” An image to the…

New post from missionary Erin Mackenzie

New post from missionary Erin Mackenzie I Lost at Tic-tac-toe Posted: 08 May 2020 10:04 AM PDT To a cat. I successfully recreated a Facebook video of someone playing tic-tac-toe with a cat (by placing cat treats in each square), and Freddy beat me without my even realizing it at first! Sheltering in place for 51 days has made us…

Hanson_Asia_May2020_2

www.ilcseoul.org +++ May 10, 2020 +++ Issue 696 He is risen! He is risen indeed! Alleluia! Our Easter hope is Our Living Hope. Jesus has rescued us from darkness (sin, death and the power of the devil) and brought us into His marvelous light (chosen, royal and holy people). Peter strengthens the brothers and sisters of Asia Minor and us with…

Thews_Taiwan_Apr2020

Greetings from Taiwan! March/April 2020 “God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble.” (Psalm 46:1 ESV) Emergency Baptism (a.k.a. – God is really good!) Taiwan embodies a culture of community, and your first community is your family. It’s the epicenter of cultural traditions and the framework for adult life. Often, households are comprised of three generations living…

Becker_Kenya_May2020

We are thankful for you as a partner in the Gospel.   Lessons finish but learning continues We have finished our scheduled Swahili lessons, meeting with our teacher online, but we continue studying Swahili and other things on our own as we wait for things to open up enough to move to where we will teach in Kenya. Many things…

Jastram_Japan_May2020

    EYES FIXED ON JESUS Dear Fellow Sojourners, I was sorting through Japanese Christian postcards today and ran into this verse: “Rejoice always, pray without ceasing, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you.”  1 Thessalonians 5:16 ~18. That seems like a tall order these days; and yet, as Dan explained to me…

Stinnett_Ethiopia_Apr2020

Stinnetts in Ethiopia Mekane Yesus Seminary     The Dwelling Place of Jesus Greetings in Christ from Ethiopia! We are thankful to be sharing the news of what God is doing here through us in Addis Ababa at this uncertain COVID-19 era.   God’s blessings on you, your families and churches throughout the world.  As always, please feel free to share this newsletter,…

Pauls’ Taiwan mission newsletter – April 2020

Dear friends and family! Thank you for your interest and support!  Attached is our April 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 Our monthly newsletters are archived at: www.missioncentral.us/paul

Helge_Czech Republic_Apr2020_2

  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, He is risen! He is risen indeed! Alleluia! The celebration continues. Jesus Christ, true King, lives, rules and reigns. Praise be to our great God for the victory…

Schaff_Taiwan_Jun2020

Dear Friends in Christ,   We continue to thank God for all of you and pray that the Lord would protect all of you at this time from surrounding illnesses and struggles.  The Lord always remains faithful and all remains in His care. May he continue to give all of you strength and encouragement in the days to come!  …

Osiro_Kenya_Apr2020

Dear friends in Christ, Greetings from Kenya! We pray that you all continue being safe. Michael and I and our missionaries in Africa are safe and are adjusting to the restrictions in our respective countries. Please know that we are very thankful to God for you and are praying for you.  We are excited to share our latest newsletter with…

James_Philippines_May2020

EASTER May 2020 Most of us have never experienced a time like this. Or should I say, NONE OF US. But The Lord is risen! Alleluia! Please read our latest update on what is happening with Amy and me here at Lutheran Theological Seminary, Baguio City, Philippines. Thank you for your prayers and support. God keep you all. Peace in…

Steele_Kenya_May2020

Herein is our May 2020 Newsletter 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 

Mackenzie_Dominican Republic_May2020

May 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. #30daysofbiblelettering + an awkward wall = encouragement from God’s Word anytime I walk up or down the stairs.  Getting Creative My new upstairs wall decor (pictured above) – the result of artfully rendering a different…

Meyer_Uganda_Apr2020

April 2020 Serving the Lord in Uganda News from Rachel Meyer Brothers and Sisters in Christ, I pray you are all safe and well during this time.  Thank you all for your prayers, encouragement, and support. I have included all of this month’s update in the text of this email below.  You are also welcome to download the pdf version, as usual. Please…

Naumann_Dominican Republic_Apr2020

Jonathan & Cheryl’s April 2020 Mission Newsletter     Greetings from Deaconess Cheryl and Pastor Jonathan! Dear friends in Christ, How wonderful it is that God provides opportunities for us to serve Him, even during this time of pandemic! We hope you will rejoice with us as you read about new possibilities for Gospel outreach. We love to hear from you via…

DiLiberto_Puerto Rico_Apr2020

Dear Friends,   Happy Easter! We pray that you continue to rejoice in the Living Hope that the resurrection brings! Our family is healthy and continues to do well. Thank you for all your prayers. Please let us know how we can be praying for you.    We do ask that you pray for the earthquakes in Puerto Rico to…

Wood_Asia_Apr2020

Meet the Woods Matthew, Kali, Laurel, Eleanor, and Caroline serve in Medan, Indonesia with LCMS International. Matthew supports The Indonesian Christian Lutheran Church (GKLI), by mentoring pastors, providing continuing education, and overseeing translation projects.     Thank You! As the efforts to slow the spread of covid-19 bring economic uncertainty around the world, support for the Lord’s Work in Indonesia remains…

Warner_Spain_Apr2020_2

Christ is Risen! He is Risen Indeed.     Easter Greetings to you all from Cartagena, Spain.     A brief request for prayer, for our missionaries in Puerto Rico, and the people they serve.  You may have heard that today the city of Ponce, where three of our LCMS missionaries live and serve, suffered another significant earthquake today.  With the COVID19…

Mantey_Uganda_Apr2020

April 2020 Serving the Lord in Uganda News from Mark & Megan Mantey “For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love go God that is in Christ Jesus our…

SQUARE TWO: The Cima Family Newsletter!

Angels and scarecrows during Khmer New Year. We remain safe and healthy in Phnom Penh. Our April newsletter is here! EASTERTIDE GREETINGS!  How are angels, scarecrows, Khmer New Year, COVID-19, and Isaiah 43 all connected?  Click below to our newsletter to find out! We remain safe and healthy in Phnom Penh. For better or worse, the city is beginning to…

New Opportunities in Latin America!

Jonathan & Cheryl’s April 2020 Mission Newsletter View this email in your browser Greetings from Deaconess Cheryl and Pastor Jonathan! Dear friends in Christ, How wonderful it is that God provides opportunities for us to serve Him, even during this time of pandemic! We hope you will rejoice with us as you read about new possibilities for Gospel outreach. Please click  HERE to…

Devotions based on upcoming Sunday scripture readings

EASTER 5-First Lesson                                                         TEXT: Acts 6:1-9, 7:2a, 51-60 TITLE: “Be Prepared To Give An Answer”   “Then the High Priest asked him, “Are these charges true? To this Stephan replied…”                                                                                                                  Acts 7:1-2a   There’s a question asked all confirmands as part of the formal Lutheran Confirmation Service. It asks: “Do you intend to continue steadfast in this confession…

Warren_Dominican Republic_Apr2020

  ¡Cristo ha resucitado!  ¡Él ha resucitado en verdad!       Christ is Risen! He is Risen, Indeed!   Easter Blessings to you and your family from #yourmissionaries in Spain!  Blessings Abound God Strengthens His Church during CV-19 For the first time, ALL the members in Spain could worship TOGETHER during Holy Week!             For the first…

Mark and Megan’s April update

April 2020 Serving the Lord in Uganda News from Mark & Megan Mantey “For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love go God that is in Christ Jesus our…

Clausing_Tanzania_May2020

Dear Friends, Since we’ve had to cancel all our planned visits in the U.S. so far, this month’s newsletter contains a link to a shortened form of the presentation I wish I could have delivered to many of you in person. The video alone is here. Peace in Christ, Rev. Clausing Clausing Newsletter by jonathan_clausing 613 Henry St. Washington, MO 63090 USA…

Mahlburg_Sri Lanka_May2020

  God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble. Psalm 46:1 Jesus rose from the dead. God will never fail you. He is your very present help in trouble. The mission continues even in the midst of curfews, stay at home orders, and social distancing. Please check out our video update by clicking the following link:…

Dicke_Papua New Guinea_May2020

Dickes to PNG Newsletter – May 2020   Dear Partners in the Gospel, We are promised that the Word of God does not return empty. Read our May 2020 Newsletter which includes a story about the distribution of the Word of God at Highland Lutheran International School (HLIS) in the Enga Province of Papua New Guinea. Please pray for all those who…

Wokoma_Africa_May2020

Dearly Beloved, Blessed Eastertide in this uncertain, unprecedented, and often unsettling time for human flesh in our world in the face of COVID-19 pandemic / storm. May you be found blessed in the Lord’s care. May your family and all of your loved ones be weathering this temporal storm and holding fast to the faith bestowed to us by our…

Hanson_Asia_May2020

      www.ilcseoul.org +++ May 3, 2020 +++ Issue 695       He is risen! He is risen indeed! Alleluia! Easter is the continuous celebration that our Good Shepherd, Jesus, lives! His victory over sin, death and the devil is the truly gracious act that turns us back to Him and to His flock. During this Easter season here…

Wilde_Puerto Rico_Apr2020

Hola! God’s Blessings from Puerto Rico. I pray that during this Easter season you can find joy even though we are in the midst of this time. CHRIST IS RISEN! He is Risen indeed, Alleluia! If you would like to read and see what I have been up to in the last few months please click the link below. God’s…

Cambodia video update

Preaching the Gospel in Cambodia "Our primary mission is to preach the Gospel," says Pr. Peter, interim president of the Cambodian Lutheran Church. As the Rev. JP Cima notes, the work in Cambodia results from the work of numerous organizations working to proclaim Christ and him crucified to the people of Cambodia. Posted by LCMS Asia on Wednesday, September 11,…

Beaudoin_Ukraine_Apr2020

  Tamara Beaudoin Tamara.Beaudoin@lcms.org "And surely  I am with you always, to the very end of the age." Matthew 28:20