Wood (Southeast Asia) Update – March 2024

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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.

Back to the Grind: Hymnal Editing and Teaching

     I recently had the privilege of presenting at the GKLI workshop on Church and Ministry in Pekanbaru Indonesia. It was my first time there and a very fruitful visit. We are also continuing work on the Hymnal with a projected printing in July of this year and a dedication in November.

Read more in the newsletter!

Supporting this Ministry

We share this news, in part, so you can be confident  your prayers and partnership are making a significant and meaningful difference! Please continue or consider sending special gifts and including us in your prayers to impact lives for 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

Google Voice: (952) 491-0762. 
This number works in Indonesia! 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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Our mailing address is:

The Woods in Indonesia

c/o LCMS Office of International Mission

1333 South Kirkwood Rd

Saint Louis, MO 63122