Out of Africa

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Written on: Monday, 24th August 2015
From the Field August 24, ’15 While our sister church in Etago, Kenya has seven congregations with over 500 members, that is not the total picture. What follows are my notes as we visited congregations on one trip. Many of these were not in fellowship with us, but gave us the opportunity to teach them Read More . . . read more

BELC Ambur District Visitation

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Written on: Thursday, 13th August 2015
From the Field August 14, ’15 There are fourteen men preaching in this district. In eight of the villages they serve there is no other Christian church. This is important in our considerations as we want to be like Paul preaching where Christ is not known. Half of the men came out of another Lutheran Read More . . . read more

A Togolese Wedding

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Written on: Friday, 31st July 2015
  First we all meet outside the house of the bride with the groom and the grooms family. It was not a large group. The groom, his immediate family, Pastor Kossi, and a few friends. We rang the bell and entered the house of the bride where we meet with bride‚Äôs parents. The parents of the bride and the parents of the groom talked . . . read more

Learning Lessons in Ponneri Dist. Visitation (BELC)

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Written on: Thursday, 30th July 2015
From the Field July 30, ’15 Thangavel is a pastor in the BELC and a grade school teacher. For the new Ponneri District of fifteen men he has given over his upstairs as a monthly meeting place for the men. This is the kind of generosity we want in the church. Lesson – Do good Read More . . . read more


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Written on: Saturday, 25th July 2015
From the Field – Flexibility July 25, ’15 Jyothi Benjamin completed his two year training and returned to India in July ’91. His work at that time was to assist his father in the church and to work with the orphans. After a ’97 visitation team recommended starting a seminary, Pastor Jyothi Benjamin began the Read More . . . read more

Heidi’s final thoughts on Zambia

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Written on: Saturday, 18th July 2015
This morning I woke up at 5 am after sleeping for 12 hours. There was no electricity when I woke up and this put a smile on my face because it felt like I was back in Zambia where the power goes out quite often. I left the house with plans to work on my teaching lessons for ILC camp which begins tomorrow. I have been sitting here for 2 hours . . . read more

New Pastors Visitation BELC

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From the Field July 17, ’15 We are in the process of a visitation to new pastors in the BELC in India. We are accompanied by the district chairman and go to the pastors’ homes and meet their family. This allows us to visit also many times in the village where they preach. Questions are Read More . . . read more

We’re Back

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Written on: Friday, 17th July 2015
Most of the 2015 Mission Helpers have made it safely to U.S. soil! The Lord has again been faithful in keeping everyone safe and secure. Please keep Pastor Mike and Anna Gurath in your prayers while they are still traveling and will arrive in Phoenix later today.Thank you for your support and prayers while we had the privilege and blessings of . . . read more

Pics from the girls in Zambia

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Written on: Wednesday, 15th July 2015
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REMINDED in Kitwe, Zambia (12 JUL 2015)

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Written on: Tuesday, 14th July 2015
REMINDED in Kitwe, Zambia (12 JUL 2015)Since my last post we traveled from Livingstone to Lusaka and then on to Kitwe, Zambia near the border with Democratic Republic of Congo. Missionary Matthew Ude and his wife Vanessa had been in Kitwe for a few days before we arrived. The reason he was there was because of a change in immigration laws in the . . . 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

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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Nathanael Mayhew

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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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