Wood (Indonesia) Update – September 2023

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Meet the Woods

Matthew, Kali, Laurel, Eleanor, Caroline, and Kermit serve in Medan, Indonesia with LCMS International Mission. Matthew supports The Indonesian Christian Lutheran Church (GKLI), by mentoring pastors, providing continuing education, and overseeing translation projects.


Preparation for a Big November

The GKLI received welcome news that LCMS Church Relations would be visiting Indonesia in late November to continue Church Fellowship dialogue. Also during the last week of November is the GKLI Pastors’ Conference during which I will be presenting on the Formula of Concord. In other news our we have been working to obtain permission to translate and distribute several theological resources in Indonesian.

Read more in the newsletter!


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

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