Rain Delay

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Written on: Thursday, 4th July 2019
Today durning class with the pastoral students we had a torrential rain. No big deal in the US, but when you are in a tin-roofed church, a heavy rain drowns out any class (you think the gym at ILC is bad during a storm!). When the rain started, the students moved up closer to the lecture and I moved closer to them and we tried shouting over the . . . read more

CLC Mission Opportunities Prayer List…July 2019

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Written on: Sunday, 30th June 2019
Finally, brethren, pray for us, that the word of the Lord may run swiftly and be glorified, just as it is with you...2 Thessalonians 3:1 (NKJV) 1.    India – South India, where many of our brothers and sisters in Christ live, is again experiencing extremeheat . . . read more

Pray for India…

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Written on: Friday, 28th June 2019
This post is adapted from a recent email newsletter sent out by Missionary David Koenig...The following comes from a recent report on India from the \"Voice of the Martyrs\"Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who is leading a push to make India a purely Hindu nation, just won a second term. Under his first five-year term, Christians experienced an . . . read more


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I finally got the new apartment wired for internet. I’ve had access on my phone, but it has been difficult to do much, especially since my hotspot wouldn’t work. But this past Wednesday Togo Telecom finally came and ran fibre to the apartment and installed the Nokia modem and I’m back on-line. We had been waiting on the . . . read more
The following is a recent report on India from the “Voice of the Martyrs”Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who is leading a push to make India a purely Hindu nation, just won a second term. Under his first five-year term, Christians experienced an increase in persecution. More believers… were arrested on false charges of . . . read more

Pentecost is important!

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Written on: Sunday, 9th June 2019
Pentecost is a important festival commemorating the outpouring of the Holy Spirit on the day of Pentecost after Jesus’ ascension. On that harvest festival, the Lord reaped a harvest of about 3000 souls and added them to His church. In the US, however, Pentecost isn’t one of that major celebrations, like it is here. This past week we . . . read more

From the Field – Great News on SE Asia – May 31, 2019

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Written on: Friday, 31st May 2019
At the CLC Convention in 2018 the resolution was passed to allow the Mission Board to call a third full-time foreign missionary. The way in which this would be funded was worked out. The CLC Mission Board has been working toward this goal. We know how much the Gospel is needed in this sinful world. Read More . . . read more

Rough Road Ahead

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Written on: Monday, 27th May 2019
There are three kinds of roads (that I have seen so far) on the city of Lomé: paved, cobblestone, and dirt. The paved roads are reserved for the down-town business area and major connecting arteries, as far as I can tell. A paved street in Lomé The next level down is a cobblestone road, which isn’t the old-style brick, but is a . . . read more

Pardon my French!

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Written on: Thursday, 23rd May 2019
Today (Thursday) I taught the seminary students for the third time (not counting this past Sunday evening when both the current pastors and seminary students gathered together to study Luther’s Small Catechism). The students told Pastor Kossi that they had trouble understanding my French. I guess my accent isn’t very good (or, at the . . . read more


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Written on: Saturday, 18th May 2019
Today (Saturday) Pastor Kossi had a man come over to exchange money so I could have enough to make the deposit on the apartment. Then we went over to the owner’s house. After a long conversation in French/Éwé, we gave him a 6 month deposit and 3 months advanced rent ($206/mo based on the rate of 582 CFA Francs to $1 the man gave me this . . . read more

Missionaries with Journals:

Peter Evensen

Missionary Peter Evensen is currently serving as a resident missionary in Lomé, Togo, West Africa

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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

Missionary Ohlmann serves as the full-time visiting missionary for the Church of the Lutheran Confession.

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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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