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.



A Reluctant Return

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic the Indonesian Government implemented a new online visa renewal process and shut down the immigration offices in Jakarta, Indonesia’s capital. Our visa renewal application got held up in this new online system and we could not get it resolved. Visa renewals often get held up for one reason or another. In sane times it could be cleared up with a short trip to Singapore or Taiwan, but these are not sane times and the only country open to American travelers without a work permit is America. So we are on our way back and focusing on the silver lining.



  • Rest and renewal in the States
  • The Beginning of a new visa applicaiton.
  • Thanks giving for strong continued support!
  • Thanksgiving for God’s continued life lessons in Indonesia.
  • For Continued progress on the Indonesian Hymnal.
  • For the GKLI and her continued faithfulness.

Let’s Reconnect!

We will arrive in Minneapolis on November 15th, after two weeks of Isolation we will want to get out! So presentations will begin on Sunday, November 29th. If you would like to conncet with us on a Sunday, Wednesday, or during a weekday Bible Study please contact us!
Phone: (952) 491-0762
What’s App: +1-314-495-2623
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