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.



Sharing the Faith.

Kali and I took the kids to a Christmas party at our language school. It was a great opportunity to get to know the people and the culture here. It also turned out to be a great opportunity to share the Good News of Jesus Christ. Matthew was asked to stand and talk about the family’s Christmas tradition. He was taken a bit by surprise, but jumped at the opportunity to talk about Jesus read more in the newsletter and as always, there are more  updates available on seaside!



  • Thanksgiving! We have completely finished the visa process for this year.
  • Thanksgiving for safe travel to Taiwan and Singapore. 
  • Continued language acquisition.
  • Peace during the holiday season.
  • That Laurel and Caroline form friendships here in Indonesia.
  • For the GKLI and her continued faithfulness.

We Still Need You

Our support and funding has come in for our first year. Kali and I are committed to make this work for many years to come. Please continue to support us! Listen to the Lord’s work and read our newsletters. Pray for those we are serving in Indonesia. Tell others about this ministry. Continue your financial support! Our goal is to spend two years on the field before home service. Reaching this goal is important for our cultural acquisition and for the effectiveness of the ministry here. Click here to donate. has been updated! Pictures, updates, and family info have all been added. Check it out and stay up to date with what is happening!

Acrchives of the S.E.A.side are available. Visit Now!



Copyright © 2019 LCMS International, All rights reserved.
You are receiving this email because you opted in via our website.

Our mailing address is:

LCMS International

1333 South Kirkwood Rd

Saint Louis, MO 63122

Email Marketing Powered by Mailchimp

pdf icon Wood_Asia_Dec2019.pdf
Click icon to open, read, download or print file.