It’s your birthday, where are you taking me?

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Written on: Saturday, 15th April 2017
Yes, you read that right. It’s your birthday, what did you get me? I just learned an interesting tidbit about Indian and Nepali culture. On your birthday, YOU are supposed to treat OTHERS, not the other way around, like in the US. That explains why D Paul brought me treats the beginning of April for his birthday. I wanted to say, “But I . . . read more

30º more and brace for impact

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Written on: Saturday, 8th April 2017
I just had my 6-week follow-up from my knee surgery (to repair my meniscus). I can bend 30º more for a total of 90º and the surgeon said I can take the brace off unless I will be “exerting” myself. I asked him what that meant, and he said for things like stairs, etc. I think I will wear the brace for a few more days as I walk around . . . read more
In the CLC we generally look at overseas outreach as in the job description of the Mission Board. Budgets also are involved in this line of approach. There is other thinking on overseas outreach that has been practiced by Christian churches over the years. For instance instead of a mission board being in charge of Read More . . . read more

The Lord has sent out laborers into His harvest!

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Written on: Thursday, 30th March 2017
On Wednesday, March 29th, 2017 I had the privilege of attending the graduation and ordination of 21 students from the BELC Martin Luther Bible School (MLBS) in Nagalapurum, AP, India. These 21 men will now serve as overseers of congregations affiliated with us in the BELC. Thank the Lord that He has sent out more laborers into His harvest . . . read more

“Clinically Progressing Satisfactorily”

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Written on: Saturday, 25th March 2017
That’s what the doctor wrote in the notes from my 4-week follow-up today. I was hoping that the range of motion would be increased from 60º to 90º but we are waiting another 2 weeks for that. The important thing is for me not to twist my lower leg at all (as that is what produced the injury in the first place) so that the meniscus is able . . . read more
Before you read excerpts of a report below ponder and pray on these things. •In Laos with a population of 6.9 million there are perhaps 150,000 Christians. The government is against Christianity and yet there is growth of the church there. The government is still Communist. •In Vietnam 1% of the people are Protestant and Read More . . . read more

Back on my feet… for 10 minutes every 2 hours

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Written on: Thursday, 16th March 2017
Last Saturday I had a 10-day followup. The orthopedic surgeon removed the stitches. He said there is no fluid in my knee, which is good. I took the bandage off Monday and have three small scars that look like two eyes and a nose on my knee. Sam Rodebaugh suggested I draw a mouth to complete the smiley face. My brace has been bumped up to 60º and . . . read more
What a delight to read and see of the graduation lead by Pastors Kossi and Ohlmann in Lome, Togo and know these graduates will also be workers together with God! And what a further delight to learn that the CLC Bd. of Doctrine has recommended to the CLC President that fellowship be recognized with Grace Read More . . . read more

Graduation in Togo

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Written on: Tuesday, 7th March 2017
Mission Evangelique Lutherienne de Confession du TogoMt. Horeb Lutherienne Bible Institute Graduation Service05 MAR 2017My words always seem to fall so short and seem so inadequate to capture and relay the things I experience in life. The only words that come to mind as I try to explain the MELC Mt. Horeb Lutheran Bible Institute graduation this . . . read more

Finishing Up in Togo…

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Written on: Saturday, 4th March 2017
It\'s Saturday morning here in Lome, Togo. I have a day off as Pastor Kossi and the others spend today making preparations for the worship service and graduation ceremony tomorrow. After I catch up on email, report writing, and my laundry, later this afternoon/evening I plan to take a taxi to the beach here in Lome to see the beach at sunset and . . . read more

Missionaries with Journals:

Peter Evensen

Pastor Evensen currently serves as a missionary in Southern India.

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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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Nathanael Mayhew

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Todd Ohlmann

Pastor Ohlmann serves Faith Lutheran Church in the St. Louis, MO area and is also the chairman of the CLC Board of Missions. He leads short-term Mission Helper Trips to India, Nepal, and East Africa.

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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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