Wrucke May 2019 Missionary Newsletter

May 2019

Serving the Lord in Eurasia
News from Missionary Cindy Zirbel Wrucke

Rev. Dr. Charles Cortright presents a theological paper at one of the most successful theological conferences planned and held in our Eurasia region.  





“Damnamus” Theological Conference


On April 8, I traveled to Wittenberg, Germany with Bishop Marion Čop, Rev. David Jurech and Manager Ján Maca, all from the Evangelical Church of the Augsburg Confession in the Czech Republic (ECAVvČR), to help plan a theological conference held there in May. 

On May 13-15, we were thrilled to have nearly 60 people attend the conference. Pastors and guests from Romania, Slovakia, Silesia (Czech and Polish part), Moravia (Czech Republic), Bohemia (Czech Republic), Germany, Lithuania, Latvia and Russia filled the space at Colleg Wittenburg and the Old Latin School. The chapel in the Old Latin School was also used for Matins and Vespers each day during the conference.

Our Eurasia region sponsored the theological conference, with a theme of “Damnamus.” Lecturers included Rev. Dr. Armin Wenz, from our German partner church (SELK); Rev. Dr. Charles Cortright, LCMS missionary teaching at the ELCIR seminary in Koltushi, Russia; Prof. John Pless, serving at Concordia Theological Seminary Fort Wayne (CTSFW); and Rev. Dr. Pavel Roubík, ECAVvČR.  Theological papers were presented in English or Czech, with translations simultaneously presented on a large screen behind the lecturer.

LCMS Eurasia regional director, Rev. James Krikava, described it as “the most successful theological conference in our region to date.” 

 (to read more about the conference, my first taste of a Czech rabbit dish, and to see my latest home service schedule, click the link below to read the full newsletter)



This month, I am grateful for the beautiful country around me, and all that God provides for us:

“The earth is the Lord’s and the fullness thereof, the world and those who dwell therein.” 

Psalm 24:1 (ESV)




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Thank you for your prayers & support

Please Pray for:

•   Fluency in the Czech language, as I prepare to take proficiency exams and intensive summer school language training.

•   The Czech people to hear the Gospel and seek Christ.

•   LCMS Eurasia missionaries currently on home service, raising support to continue serving in the field.


Give thanks for:

•   South Wisconsin District LWML and North Wisconsin District LWML for their generous mission support.

•   Debbie Feenstra and Wendy Vick, who faithfully ensure that my newsletter is printed and mailed to those who do not have internet access.

•   My friends who surprised me with four days of concerts, opera and ballet in Vienna to recharge, relax and refresh.


Praise God for:

•   The FREE gift of salvation through Jesus Christ.




To support the LCMS through the work of Cindy Zirbel Wrucke, you may send a tax-deductible gift to:

The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod
P.O. Box 66861
St. Louis, MO 63166-6861

Make checks payable to The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod or LCMS. Include “Wrucke-Eurasia Support” in the memo line.

Or, you can make checks payable and send to:

Mission Central
40718 Highway E16
Mapleton, IA  51034-7105

Include “Wrucke-Eurasia Support” in the memo line.

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