A Mile Wide and an Inch Deep – April 21, 2014

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A MILE WIDE AND AN INCH DEEP What could that be? A place to ford a river? This is a saying applied to Christianity in Africa. Though it is not very flattering, it gets fearfully close to the truth. One time in the Nigerian CLC when we were dealing with a situation one elder of the Efa congregation said he thought we were facing evil spirits at . . . read more

It Pays to Choose Scripture

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Written on: Tuesday, 8th April 2014
From the Field                                                                  April 5, 2014 It was a regularly recurring thing when dealing with government officials in Nigeria, whether postal, customs, immigration or whoever that one was asked for something extra. I devised an . . . read more

Perspective – March 21, 2014

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Written on: Saturday, 22nd March 2014
Perspective Our perspective is limited. Walking upon the earth  we wonder what lies around the bend and beyond the next rise. Man  coursing through the air by plane travel thinks as he looks down, \'What a perspective on things I now have!\' But there is a curvature to the  earth, and even as man passes over his view is changed and he no . . . read more
From the Field                                  March 8, 2014 In the USA there is so very much that is discarded. We are a wealthy nation and as individuals see this . . . read more

Yearly

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Written on: Monday, 24th February 2014
From the Field                                                        February 24, 2014 Yearly We have found through experience that it is best to visit each mission field we share with overseas brothers each year, except where we have resident missionaries. This helps to cement our . . . read more

Vigilante Justice

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FROM THE FIELD                                                                                 February 10,2014 VIGILANTE JUSTICE   I decided one time to take a bus to Lagos (an over eight hour trip) instead of going by car or plane. There was a new bus . . . read more
From the Field                                   Dec. 10, 2013 Christmas Notes My wife Mary kept a diary during our time in Nigeria. Here are for the first four Christmases in which the Lord provided.   \"Dec. 24th, 1986 A.B. Essien sent over a live chicken and some eggs. I made the chicken for . . . read more

To Skin a Cat

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FROM THE FIELD                                                             January 19,2014 THERE\'S MORE THAN ONE WAY TO SKIN A CAT   At the top of the list of our duties overseas with our sister synods is the assistance we give in training men as preachers. What comes . . . read more

Demon Possession

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FROM THE FIELD                                                                  June 3, 2013 DEMON POSSESSION We know that the evil angels did possess the bodies of people in Jesus\' day. The devil and his were trying to rival our Lord in His power. Of course in each case when our . . . read more

Worshiping the Creature

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FROM THE FIELD                                              WORSHIPING THE CREATURE RATHER THAN THE CREATOR   If there was ever a place where Paul\'s words apply - “exchanging the glory of the immortal God for images resembling mortal man or birds or animals or reptiles”- it is . . . read more

Missionaries with Journals:

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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