Wood (Indonesia) Update – July 2022

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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 New Harvest among A New Group of Sanak

The GKLI has begun ministry with a new set of Sanak people who need food, shelter, education, and most importantly the Gospel. Pastor Anton Ben Gurion and the GKLI congregation he serves seek to answer the Lord’s call to provide what these people desperately need.

Baby Due August 10!

The Lord has blessed Kali’s pregnancy and we’re almost to the end. We have a c-section delivery scheduled for the morning of August 10th. Please pray for our doctor, Kali, and the baby that the Lord blesses and preserves everyone involved and we experience the joy of welcoming a child into the world. Pray also that the Lord preserves the life of our new little one until August 14 the tentative date for the baptism.

Support this Ministry!


With this encouraging news you can be confident that your support will make a significant impact on this ministry! Please consider sending in a special to help offset the costs of moving back to Indonesia. Let’s face it, moving a whole family across the world is not cheap. The costs of air fare, luggage, and visas all add up. The ministry is worth the cost, the effort, and it’s worth your support. Your partnership will impact eternity! 

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Download the presentation issue of the S.E.A. Side. Inside you will find brief stories from God’s work among the Gereja Kristen Luther Indonesia (The Indonesian Christian Lutheran Church-GKLI), Indonesian Fast Facts, an explanation of our listen-mentor-teach-translate approach, a bit about the Indonesian hymnal project, and a brief explanation of how this ministry is funded. Still have questions? To ask email

New Phone Number: (952) 491-0762. 
My old 314 area code number is no longer active.


  • Thanksgiving for the joy of our children during times of transition
  • Thanksgiving for a healthy pregnancy.
  • Prayers for a safe c-section birth on August 10. 
  • Supplication for the Sanak people hearing the Gospel for the first time. has been updated! Pictures, updates, and family info have all been added. Check it out and stay up to date with what is happening!

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