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Krause_Germany_Aug2020.pdf

Dear Friends,  If you are like me, the arrival of August seemed to come almost too quickly yet very slowly at the same time! When time doesn’t make sense to me, I take comfort in knowing that “Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever!” (Heb. 13:8 ESV)  Whatever life sends your way, I pray you remember that our Lord,…

Mantey_Uganda_Aug2020.pdf

    Summer, 2020 Serving the Lord in Uganda News from Mark & Megan Mantey “I will instruct you and teach you in the way you should go; I will counsel you with my eye on you.” ~ Psalm 32:8   Year 4 seminary students practicing different approaches to teaching children   The Lord’s Work Continues Since March, Uganda has been in some…

Irwin_Czech Republic_July2020.pdf

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! Happy back to school season! I pray that you are staying safe and healthy as students slowly head back to school this fall. I continue to pray for our teachers who are doing their best to give…

Lawson_Russia_Aug2020.pdf

    Travels Here’s the latest newsletter about my recent travels to meet with the pastors and church communities in the Volga River Valley. The photo above is of the Lutheran Church of St. Andrew in Kazan, Russia one of the churches I was able to visit on the trip. It is through your prayers and support that enables me to…

Schuschke_Germany_July2020.pdf

      July 2020 Serving the Lord in Germany News from Pastor Gary Schuschke   Reaching Out with Technology and a Special Celebration! We are so blessed to be gathering for worship again. Meanwhile, we are continuing to reach out to people all around the world with our YouTube channel.  We also had a very special celebration in July.  The members…

NEW NOT NORMAL MISSIONARIES GOING TO THE CAYMAN ISLANDS

What a blessing to welcome the amazing new missionary family that God has called to serve the people in the Cayman Islands!  On September 12th, 2020, with the cooperation of Missionary Rev. Richard Gudgel, of Utica, Nebraska, an entire group of NOT NORMAL people came for a day tour and visit to the Lord’s Mission Central! It was so special…

AMAZING VOLUNTEER DRIVER, ED BOHLMAN

Without the Lord sending such valuable and NOT NORMAL Volunteer Missionaries, we couldn’t carry out the work that God has called us to do here at the Lord’s Mission Central. A CLASSIC example is the work of Volunteer Driver, Dr. Ed Bohlman from Omaha, Nebraska!  Who would be willing to pick a missionary family at the Omaha Airport, arriving from…

NOT NORMAL PEOPLE COME FROM GORHAM, ILLINOIS TO SPEND THE DAY!

One thing for certain is the fact that if a special couple will be willing to drive from Gorham, Illinois all the way to the Lord’s Mission Central, they truly have to be people who are NOT NORMAL.  They are in the world, but NOT of the world! Yes, Missionaries Willard and Ruth Ann Arbeiter are truly special friends and…

Naumann_Dominican Republic_Aug2020.pdf

Jonathan & Cheryl’s August 2020 Mission Newsletter         Greetings from Deaconess Cheryl and Pastor Jonathan!   Dear friends in Christ, God bless and keep you.     Deaconess Cheryl & Pastor Jonathan Pastors and secretaries, please print copies of the newsletter for your congregation display board. Rev. Dr. J. Naumann, Theological Educator and Regional Chaplain Deaconess Cheryl Naumann, missionary in the Dominican…

Hanson_Asia_Aug2020_5.pdf

            www.ilcseoul.org +++ August 30, 2020 +++ Issue 712     Let love be genuine… Romans 12:9ff ESV  Last week we saw how Paul’s talk about God ended in praise to God. Today, we focus on the implication of this theology of grace for our lives as followers of Jesus. Romans 12 and following is the…

Odemba_Kenya_Aug2020.pdf

  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!       A Project 24 student receives food. Rev. Karino shares the…

Mackenzie_Dominican Republic_Aug2020.pdf

    August 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.   “When peace like a river attendeth my way / When sorrows like sea billows roll / Whatever my lot, Thou hast taught me to say / It is well, it…

Becker_Kenya_Sept2020.pdf

    We are thankful for you as a partner in the Gospel.   Home at Matongo We are very happy to have arrived at our new home at Matongo, Kenya. We are getting settled in with help from friends, learning the neighborhood, getting acquainted with the College and local church and starting to work.       August Jambo  …

August News from James & Christel

A few notes from LCMS Missionaries, James & Christel August came and went in what seemed like the blink of an eye. We finished up our final hurricane prep as well as a few of our on-going summer projects. We received a new executive order that forced us in Ponce to go back to online services (we couldn’t meet the capacity requirements)….

New post from missionary Erin Mackenzie

New post from missionary Erin Mackenzie The Library Lowdown Posted: 05 Sep 2020 06:12 PM PDT Welcome to today’s edition of blogging between games of a Cardinals doubleheader.  I’ve mentioned the seminary library and working in said library often over the past couple months. I’m on a bit of a hiatus for the moment but thought it high time to…

Pauls’ Taiwan mission newsletter – August 2020

Dear friends and family: Thank you for your interest and support!  Attached is our August 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

Stinnett_Ethiopia_Aug2020.pdf

    Stinnetts in Ethiopia   Mekane Yesus Seminary The Dwelling Place of Jesus       (Please scroll to the bottom for previous newsletters) Dear ,                                Greetings in Christ from Ethiopia! We are thankful to be sharing the news of what God is doing here through us in Addis Ababa. We are happy to be back in touch with all…

CCCK_Kenya_Aug2020.pdf

Project 24 / Christ’s Care for Children:  Kenya Dear Supporters, Greetings from Nairobi, Kenya!  We hope that you are well.  We would like to share our latest newsletter with you, updating you on the events happening with our Project 24 program.  We thank you for your continued support for the children and their families! Click here to sponsor a Project…

FW: Schumacher_Ghana_Aug2020.pdf

  From: Mission Letters Sent: Friday, September 4, 2020 2:56:46 PM (UTC-05:00) Eastern Time (US & Canada) To: Honaker, Edie Subject: Schumacher_Ghana_Aug2020.pdf     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   July/August 2020 Newsletter   Dear Friends in Christ,…

FW: Sharp_Uruguay_Aug2020.pdf

  From: Mission Letters Sent: Friday, September 4, 2020 2:55:59 PM (UTC-05:00) Eastern Time (US & Canada) To: Honaker, Edie Subject: Sharp_Uruguay_Aug2020.pdf   Serving the Lord in URUGUAY News from the Sharp Family       The Big Story   The Coronavirus pandemic has affected people all over the world and as missionaries we have had to adapt to it,…

SPECIAL GUESTS ARRIVE FROM AURORA, COLORADO

On Saturday the 5th of September we were able to welcome some long time friends to Mission Central.  Pictured here in our office, you will see from left to right….Don and Elaine Berlinski and their friend, Kaye Cairns.  They came all the way from Aurora, Colorado and spent the afternoon.  They came in Kaye’s motor home and spent the night…

Schumacher_Ghana_Aug2020.pdf

    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   July/August 2020 Newsletter   Dear Friends in Christ, “But we have this treasure in jars of clay, to show that the surpassing power belongs to God and not to us. We are afflicted in…

Sharp_Uruguay_Aug2020.pdf

  Serving the Lord in URUGUAY News from the Sharp Family       The Big Story   The Coronavirus pandemic has affected people all over the world and as missionaries we have had to adapt to it, too.They didn’t train us to be experts in video editing or online education, but we are doing okay!       PLEASE…

Hanson_Asia_Aug2020_4.pdf

      www.ilcseoul.org +++ August 23, 2020 +++ Issue 711     Oh, the depth of the riches and wisdom and knowledge of God! How unsearchable are his judgements and how inscrutable his ways! Romans 11:33 ESV  Paul ends his theology of God in praise to God. As we gather this week in “the riches and wisdom and knowledge of…

Young_Kenya_Aug2020.pdf

    Mission Moments – East Africa Young Family News                     August 2020   New logo, new region… same mission.   This spring Rev Dan McMiller, Executive Director of the LC-MS International Mission announced that both East and West Africa fields would combine into one region with Rev Shauen Trump as…

Becker_Kenya_Aug2020_4.pdf

Thank God for partners in the Gospel. Scroll down for a minute mission message   We’ve Arrived! We have arrived in Kenya at Neema Lutheran Theological College, Matongo and are settling in. Meet one of our new friends who is a lot like your friend. Click below to open the video message   We’ve arrived minute message video     Moving On…

[Resend – Corrected Link – Sorry!] SQUARE TWO: The Cima Family Newsletter!

God’s mission to and through the Khmer people. Teaching the book of Acts. Our August newsletter is here! How does a Khmer buddhist conception of suffering differ from a Christian understanding?  In what ways are sermons today different from or the same as the sermons in Acts?  Does that difference matter?  Does becoming a Christian mean leaving Khmer culture? Why or…

New post from missionary Erin Mackenzie

New post from missionary Erin Mackenzie Don’t Forget Fall Posted: 01 Sep 2020 04:55 PM PDT Happy September! Today’s high was 85, but I have decided that it’s the official start of fall in Santiago.  Given that the first signs of Christmas will start popping up in a month or so, can I please just have the next 30 days…

Logston_Belize_Aug2020

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ, Grace and peace to you from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ! Thank you all for your love and support as we begin this journey to share the greatest story of all – the Amazing Gospel!  The first week of August filled us with information, wisdom, and love through Missionary Orientation week in St….

Beaudoin_Ukraine_Aug2020.pdf

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

Schempf_Uganda_Aug2020.pdf

      August 2020 Serving the Savior News from the Schempfs   Good News! God is at Work!         Please Pray for: Our return to Africa (in God’s perfect timing when borders reopen) to work at Christ Evangelical Lutheran Seminary in Sierra Leone. The LCMS – President Matthew Harrison, Rev. Dan McMiller, professionals at the Office of…

Bueltmann_Germany_Aug2020

    Vol. 4, No. 2 August 2020 Deaconess in Deutschland Helping refugees find refuge in Christ Dear Friends, I pray that you are well and finding encouragement in God’s Word during these trying times. I am so thankful to each of you for your prayers, encouragement and support! It means so much to me as I serve here in Germany!…

St-Onge August 2020 Newsletter

Coming to a town near you this October and November! Friends in Christ, thanks for your support! View this email in your browser The St-Onges In the Way: August 2020 Download our August 2020 newsletter or read it online.  Two years ago this month I was preparing for our biennial network reconnect trip. Olivia and Sophia were looking forward to…

3 Devotions based on the upcoming 17th Sunday after Pentecost

14th Sunday after PENTECOST 14-Old Testament TEXT: Ezekiel 33:7-9 TITLE: Modern Day Watchman   “Son of Man, I have made you a watchman for the house of Israel; so hear the words I speak and give them warning from Me.” Ezekiel 33:7-9   Albert Einstein once said, “We have to do the best we can. This is our sacred responsibility.”…

The Lawsons – Ministry to Russia August 2020 Newsletter

The Lawsons Ministry to Russia Travels Here’s the latest newsletter about my recent travels to meet with the pastors and church communities in the Volga River Valley. The photo above is of the Lutheran Church of St. Andrew in Kazan, Russia one of the churches I was able to visit on the trip. It is through your prayers and support that…

News & Mission Presentation Invitation

Jonathan & Cheryl’s August 2020 Mission Newsletter View this email in your browser Greetings from Deaconess Cheryl and Pastor Jonathan! Dear friends in Christ, Please click  HERE to read our August 2020 news – including information about how you can watch one of the September mission presentations we will give online from our home in the Dominican Republic! God bless and keep you.   Deaconess Cheryl & Pastor…

Hanson_Asia_Aug2020_3

      www.ilcseoul.org +++ August 16, 2020 +++ Issue 710     But if it is by grace, it is no longer on the basis of works; otherwise grace would no longer be grace.  Romans 11:6 ESV  With these words, Paul brings us back to the starting point. Grace is truly God’s action to show us and all people His…

Clausing_Tanzania_Aug2020

Brothers and Sisters in Christ, Thanks, as always, for your ongoing prayerful support. Peace in Christ, Rev. Jonathan Clausing & family jonathan_clausing 613 Henry St. Washington, MO 63090 USA Delivered by  

Becker_Kenya_Aug2020_3

Thank God for partners in the Gospel. Scroll down for a minute mission message   We are moving on to Kenya We are are happy that the time has come that we are now able to move from this little house to our long term home in Kenya. You will see that we are so excited we almost lost our heads….

Neuendorf_Latin America_Jul2020

  A few notes from LCMS Missionaries, James & Christel     And who is my neighbor? The question which motivated Jesus to tell the story of the Good Samaritan is an interesting one. You can find the account in Luke 10:29, but I’m sure you are quite familiar with it. A lawyer is having a discussion with Jesus about…

DiLiberto_Puerto Rico_Aug2020_2

Dear Friends in Christ,    The last two weeks have been a bit of an emotional roller coaster for our family. After much prayer, many conversations, and seeking the Spirit’s guidance, we were led to accept the Call for Anthony to serve as Pastor at Grace Lutheran Church in Henderson, Nevada.    We cannot thank you enough for your prayers, encouragement,…

Anders_Eurasia_Aug2020

  Hello everyone! The picture above is one of the many beautiful scenes I saw while on vacation in Karelia (a Russian province north of St. Petersburg). We finally have the freedom to travel within Russia, and since the middle of July I’ve been traveling more often than I’ve been at home. Everyone it seems is taking advantage of the…

Jastram_Japan_Aug2020

      In Season and Out: Overcoming Barriers   August — the month of summer holidays in Japan — is normally full of festivals and travel. But this was not a typical August. Festival gatherings were canceled. Tokyo residents especially, who would normally travel to ancestral homes to visit relatives and family gravesites, were discouraged from doing so. Despite…

Schulte_West Africa_Aug2020

Updates from Domestic Exile Even in the same old, same old of 138 days and counting of domestic exile, God continues to do amazing things! In central Africa, new workers are prepared for the Harvest field.  In Virginia, a new worker is being prepared for the Harvest field. In the photo below, a proud papa is helping to install his son at…

Cortright_Eurasia_Aug2020

We’ve been in Wittenberg…     Wittenberg’s Marktplatz and the Town Church where Luther preached     We were in Germany filling in at the Old Latin School in Lutherstadt Wittenberg for about two weeks in the shadow of the Town Church where Luther preached during the Reformation; read about our time there and about our visit with Deaconess Kim Bueltmann…

AMAZING 78TH BIRTHDAY BATTLE AT MISSION CENTRAL!

It was one of those nights that one can never, never forget!  It was the 28th of August and at 5:00PM the offices of the Lord’s Mission Central was shaken by the beginning of a special event.  It was the Birthday Event of the century! Yes, Old Missionary Gary was celebrating his 78th Birthday…and who should come as special guests…3…

In these uncommon times, God continues to allow teaching and learning to take place even though we are far apart!

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. View this email in your browser The Missionary’s Voice  July/August 2020 Newsletter   Dear Friends in Christ, “But we have this treasure in jars of clay, to show that the surpassing power belongs to God and not…

New post from missionary Erin Mackenzie

New post from missionary Erin Mackenzie It’s like raaa-a-ain on your wedding day… Posted: 24 Aug 2020 01:40 PM PDT …which is bound to happen, if you get married in the tropics in the middle of hurricane season. Thanks, Laura.  Tropical storm notwithstanding, Jamielynn and Rafa finally tied the knot. The road to the altar was anything but easy. Due to…