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AMAZING NEW IMPROVEMENTS AT THE LORD’S MISSION CENTRAL!

One of the real challenges at the Lord’s Mission Central was the fact that every time it rained at this location the water washed mud along the sides of the sidewalks and then the mud would run out and cover our parking lot.  This was a MAJOR problem! However, the Lord again sent one of our special volunteers to help…

SPECIAL ASCENSION SERVICE HELD ON MAY 18TH, 2023 AT MISSION CENTRAL!

It was a very busy day at the Lord’s Mission Central on May 18th, 2023 as we held our annual Ascension Service! What a blessing to welcome Rev. Dan McMiller and his son, Rev. Tyler McMiller. Pastor Dan McMiller was the Executive Director of LCMS International Mission Department in St. Louis and former Missionary to Latin America. He was the…

MISSIONARIES GARY AND KATHY DIEREN BRING THEIR COUSINS TO SEE MISSION CENTRAL FOR THE FIRST TIME!

Yes, Mission Central is indeed a real MIRACLE PLACE!  People ask this question, “How do you get thousands of people to visit Mission Central when you folks haven’t spent 5 cents on advertising?” The answer is very, very simple!  God calls His special people and THEY bring their friends and relatives!  Good Missionaries bring other missionaries.  That’s what happened on…

SPECIAL LONG TIME FRIENDS ARRIVE AT MISSION CENTRAL!

It was 29 years ago that Old Missionary Gary met Rev. Steve and Sue Schulz!  Pastor Schulz had just been placed at his first call at Fenton, Iowa!  From there Pastor was called to Grace Lutheran Church at Storm Lake, Iowa.  Then he and his family were called to Fargo, North Dakota. Our friendship has been an example of “divine…

CONFIRMANDS FROM ST. PAUL LUTHERAN CHURCH IN SAC CITY, IOWA ARRIVE FOR A TOUR!

What a special afternoon on May 8th, 2023, when the Honorable Missionary Rev. Cory Kroonblawd, brought his Confirmation Students to the World-Famous Mission Central! These young missionaries did such a great job of being attentive and “soaking up” the information from their tour. They enjoyed their full tour of all of the facilities, and also enjoyed the special tour to…

STATUE OF JESUS ARRIVES AT MISSION CENTRAL!

The Lord provides the right things at “just the right time”!!!!   Yes, this past week our dear friends, the family of Daryn Glover of South Sioux City, Nebraska came and brought a special gift that the family worked on.  It will be a new addition to our Ministry Center, and this statue of our dear Jesus will welcome the thousands…

MISSIONARY FAMILY FROM ITALY VISITS THE LORD’S MISSION CENTRAL!

What a blessing to welcome our long time missionary friends from Italy.  Yes, Rev. Tyler McMiller and his family arrived at Mission Central on Friday the 5th of May and what a JOY to visit with the family that are the first missionaries we have placed in the dark country of Italy. Rev. McMiller has made wonderful contacts with so many…

THE HARDWORKING HOESINGS ARRIVE FROM NORTH SIOUX CITY, SOUTH DAKOTA!

What a blessing that the Lord has sent us Missionaries Warren and Glenda Hoesing to help on a HUGE, HUGE job of improvement here at the Lord’s Mission Central.  The Lord sends special people at “just the right time” to help here at this Miracle Place!  One of our major problems at this location was the fact that every time…

SPECIAL NOT NORMAL GROUP FROM FAITH LUTHERAN CHURCH IN SIOUX FALLS SOUTH DAKOTA COME TO VISIT ON APRIL 22ND, 2023!!!!

      What a blessing to welcome a group of 13 people from Faith Lutheran at Sioux Falls, South Dakota….led by their dear pastors, the Honorable Missionary Rev. Cory Akers and the Honorable Rev. Jason Rensner.       It was a special day and at 10:00AM this group of special people arrived for a day tour.  It was a wonderful treat to have them…

CONFIRMATION STUDENTS COME FROM IDA GROVE, IOWA FOR TOUR!

What a blessing to have Rev. Neil Wehmas bring his confirmation students from St. Paul Lutheran Church at Ida Grove, Iowa. These young people were so interested in the Lord’s Creation Theater and the Barn Museum!  We began with a prayer in the wayside prayer chapel and then moved to the other locations. Here you see this special group at…

5TH GRADE CLASS FROM IMMANUEL LUTHERAN FROM COLUMBUS, NEBRASKA COMES FOR DAY TOUR!

On Tuesday the 11th of April 2023, we were so happy to welcome Dr. Louis Evans and his entire 5th grade class from Immanuel Lutheran School from Columbus, Nebraska. This group pictured at our sign at Mission Central spent from 10:00AM to 1:00PM for a tour of the entire campus of the world-famous Mission Central.  The students enjoyed seeing all of the…

Borgwardt (Taiwan) Easter Greetings – April 2023

Warm Easter greetings to you all from Taiwan where we just concluded our Easter Vigil service at the LCMS Asia Regional Headquarters in Chiayi. I wanted to share the below picture of our chapel here at our headquarters as a reminder of what Holy Week is all about: Jesus Christ crucified for our sins and raised for our justification! Have…

Michael Paul (Taiwan) Update – March 2023

M-Paul_Taiwan_Mar2023.pdf Click icon to open, read, download or print file.     Thank you for your interest and support!  Attached is our March 2023 newsletter. 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

SOON TO BE MARRIED COUPLE COMES TO VISIT THE LORD’S MISSION CENTRAL!

What a JOY and blessing to welcome two very, very special friends to the Lord’s Mission Central.  On Good Friday the 7th of April we were so blessed to have the Honorable Missionaries Dr. Dylan Teut and his soon to be wife, Rachel to spend some time here! We had never had the privilege and honor of meeting Rachel and we…

Conrad (Latin America) Update – March 2023

Conrad_Mexico_Mar2023.pdf Click icon to open, read, download or print file.   Dear Partners in Mission,             Greetings in the name of the Lord. We pray that God blesses your Holy Week and Easter services abundantly. Attached please find our recent newsletter. We thank you for your support and prayers that makes God’s mission in Latin America possible. HE IS RISEN!…

Cundiff (Latvia) Update – March 2023

Cundiff_Latvia_Mar2023.pdf Click icon to open, read, download or print file. Lent – a bit different this year… Dear friends in Christ,  A blessed Holy Week to all of you! Those of you who receive these digitally will get our newsletter before Easter. For those of you who receive this via regular mail, it will be after Easter. The season of…

Mock (Latvia) Update – March 2023

God’s Work in Latvia A Mock Family Newsletter March 2023 Dear Mission Friends, Thank you for your continued interest in God’s work in Latvia. We hope and pray these updates encourage you as much as you are an encouragement to us. Why is the work important? Luther Academy provides the education necessary to form pastors who will preach Christ crucified…

AMAZING “NOT NORMAL” PEOPLE COME FROM IMMANUEL LUTHERAN CHURCH IN LONE ROCK, IOWA AND FROM ST. JOHN LUTHERAN CHURCH IN YANKTON, SOUTH DAKOTA FOR SPECIAL DAY TOUR!

The ONLY reason we can continue the Lord’s mission work here at the Lord’s Mission Central….is because the Lord calls people here to “encourage us” to keep on going and going for our dear Jesus. It was very cold, the snow had fallen overnight, the forecasters all said that there would be ice and bad roads!  Who would come out…

MIRACLE BARN MUSEUM CLEANING CREW ARRIVES AT MISSION CENTRAL ON MARCH 31ST!

What a blessing that the Lord sends special helpers at “just the right time”.  On Friday the 31st of March 2023, we welcomed 13 special people to help here at the Lord’s Mission Central. Every 6 months in the Spring and Fall, we have the group that comes and cleans the Barn Museum!  There are so many artifacts that need to…

Cima (Cambodia) Update – March 2023

Cima_Cambodia_Mar2023.pdf Click icon to open, read, download or print file. Holistic ministry in Ratanakiri Aimee traveled to one of the remotest parts of Cambodia this month to work on holistic ministry with a partner organization.  Click through to read more! READ THE MARCH NEWSLETTER ATTACHED:  Family photoblog: click here! Did you know you can access all 15+ years’ worth of our…

Flores (Tinkey) Update – Dominican Republic March 2023

Tinkey-Flores_Dominican-Republic_Mar2023.pdf Click icon to open, read, download or print file. March greetings from Rafael and Jamielynn, You can view our latest newsletter attached. Included in this issue you’ll find: A call to REMEMBER (Psalm 105) A review of the goings-ons of the beginning of 2023 Visa news/update for Chile A mission moment from the community of Cienfuegos A Flores family…

MISSIONARY FROM TAIWAN ARRIVES AT MISSION CENTRAL!

On Monday the 27th of March we were so blessed to have our Executive Volunteer Driver, the Honorable Missionary Dr. Edward Bohlman arrive at Mission Central on this special Monday.  Rev. Park has been serving as a missionary in Taiwan and wanted to make a special visit to Mission Central. Rev. Dr. Tom Park arrived for a four day tour of…

GOD IS STILL PROVIDING “REAL MIRACLES”…WE JUST DON’T HEAR ABOUT THEM!  

It all started about 20 years ago!  The Lord sends special friends at “just the right time” and that was the case so many years ago, when Pastor Jerry Doellinger was pastor at the congregation of Our Savior Lutheran Church in Newton, Iowa!  Pastor Doellinger said, “Gary, you can come and report at our congregation!”…..and that was the beginning of…

SPECIAL FARMER FRIEND COMES TO VISIT MISSION CENTRAL!

What a blessing to welcome a very, very, very special friend to all of us here at the Lord’s Mission Central.  Our friends Ronna and Harvey Westphalen from Schleswig, Iowa were just about 9 miles from Mission Central.  They lived on their farm in the hills west of here and it was always a blessing and Joy to visit with…

Erin Mackenzie (Dominican Republic) Update – March 2023

Mackenzie_Latin-America_Mar2023.pdf Click icon to open, read, download or print file. March 2023 News from Erin Mackenzie Serving the Lord in Latin America & the Caribbean FEATURED OPPORTUNITIES: (Click the images below for more details.)    I’m starting to think Himnario Luterano dedications are like ceremonial “first” pitches at baseball games – I’ve been on hand for at least three – but…

AMAZING “NOT NORMAL” NEW MISSIONARY COMES TO VISIT MISSION CENTRAL!

We were so blessed to have a very, very, very special missionary come to visit Mission Central on Tuesday the 7th of March!  Yes, this new missionary has been called by our Heavenly Father to serve as the entire Asia Regional Business Manager and will be living in Taiwan. The Honorable Missionary Sam Borgwardt drove all the way from St. Louis,…

ANOTHER FIRST TIME HAPPENING AT MISSION CENTRAL!

Here at the Lord’s Mission Central we have all kinds of MIRACLE stuff that goes on here!  February 18th, 2023 was no exception!!! We had a young couple that came from Concordia University at Seward, Nebraska with a tour group, and at the end of the tour, this young couple wanted to be in the little wayside prayer chapel alone. …