Godwin and Sunday – the narrow and hard, the wide and easy

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Written on: Friday, 14th November 2014
From the Field Nov. 14, 2014 In our Nigerian Church of the Lutheran Confession Pastor E. E. Essien was the head pastor. Though he had a large family (13)that did not keep him from taking in children of other relatives who were in need. This is the practice of considering the family beyond the nuclear Read More . . . read more

Onward Christian Soldiers Nov. 1, 2014

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Written on: Monday, 3rd November 2014
From the Field Nov. 1, 2014 Onward Christian Soldiers In his Art of War Sun Tzu has a major point on ‘Deception – All warfare is based on Deception.’ When it comes to our spiritual warfare this is not the case. The deceiver is satan the enemy. On the other hand, “We have renounced disgraceful, Read More . . . read more

India – October 21

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Written on: Tuesday, 21st October 2014
Leaving for home in about eight hours, thought I would post these few last pictures from today before I go. We spent today at another pastors’ workshop in Tiruvallure west of Chennai. On the way there we passed some interesting sights, such as this Hindu temple. There seem to be many of these along every roadway. “And such were some of . . . read more

India – October 20

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Written on: Monday, 20th October 2014
Today is my second-last day in India. I’m eager to see my family again, of course, but it will be with some regret that I bid goodbye to my friends here. Just when the weather is cooling off a bit, and just when I’m beginning to feel like I could adjust to this life, it’s time to leave. Oh well. I’ve certainly gained a . . . read more

India – October 18

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Written on: Saturday, 18th October 2014
The last two days were spent in doing workshops for district pastors of the BELC. Ed, Matt, Vanessa and I traveled about a two-hour train journey west of Chennai. I was drowsy on the train but didn’t dare sleep for fear I’d miss something fascinating. But everything here is fascinating. Here are a couple of boys who were playing on the . . . read more

The Invisible Hand

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Written on: Friday, 17th October 2014
The Invisible Hand Oct. 16, 2014 In the study of economics I think it was Adam Smith who first coined the term ‘the invisible hand’ which referred to the operation of the market with thousands and thousands of decisions made to buy and sell, in demand and supply. The point is that no government or Read More . . . read more

India – Oct 17

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Written on: Thursday, 16th October 2014
Today was a day to catch up on sleep and get some shopping done.  Across from Ed and Janet’s apt is a tiny business that presses clothing. That’s all they do, and they’re good at it. The irons weigh 15 pounds. Here’s Janice sharing pictures of her new grandson with the ironing guy’s mother. Green coconuts are . . . read more

October 16 Reprise – even more pictures

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Written on: Wednesday, 15th October 2014
FINALLY, here are some of the nicer pictures off my real camera. One thing that immediately strikes the eye about India are the vivid colors – bright blue and pink houses, gorgeous clothing especially on women. More sidesaddle scooter riding.As the traffic becomes more terrifying, the drivers become more nonchalant. Here are a couple of . . . read more

India – Oct 16

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Have been unable to upload photos from my good camera for a couple of days, so here are a few from my cell phone. Many women ride sidesaddle on their husband’s motorcycles. Kids, too – sometimes wife and two kids. No helmets. Mom and two kids on a pedal rickshaw. Hitching a ride on the back of a truck. The truck, btw, is about the . . . read more

India – Oct 9

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Written on: Saturday, 11th October 2014
Jyothi getting organized for the last day of conference. Another sultry day in Nellore. High of 95° A Hindu shrine next door to our hotel. The conference concluded with a communion service and a group picture. Next year at Hyderabad. …then plunge back into traffic and head north for Ongole. The flat plains almost look like North . . . read more

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Matthew Ude

Pastor Matthew Ude serves as missionary in India, as well as periodically visiting Nepal and Nigeria.

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Todd Ohlmann

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Michael Gurath

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Dave Koenig

Missionary David Koenig served his Lord for many years in numerous overseas locations including Nigeria and India. Now semi-retired he continues to serve with regular overseas trips to Myanmar.

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