Persecution Hindu Style (BELC)- From the Field – Nov. 6, 2017

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Written on: Tuesday, 7th November 2017
Voice of the Martyrs” is a publication begun by Pastor Wurmbrand after he was released from communist imprisonment. In the September 2017 issue they had information on persecution of Christians in India. Hindutva is a term that the Hindu radicals use basically for ‘India for the Hindus’. Prime Minister Modi took office May 26, . . . read more

Jan-Oct: water scarcity, Nov-Dec: water scares city

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Written on: Saturday, 4th November 2017
The title above was posted to the residents WhatsApp group where I live. While it is funny, it is also true. Until recently the area has been experiencing a water shortage, but now the monsoon has hit and again has brought major flooding to Chennai.  I live on the very west side of Chennai and haven’t been affected by the flooding, . . . read more
From the Institute for Creation Research Luther and Biblical Creation, 500 Years Later by James J. S. Johnson, J.D., Th.D. * Evidence for Creation Five hundred years ago in Wittenberg, Germany, an unusual scholar changed the course of human history using pen and hammer. Dr. Martin Luther protested unbiblical teachings and practices—especially the . . . read more

Outreach and Brokenness – From the Field – Sept. 26, 2017

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Written on: Friday, 20th October 2017
MISSIONS IS OUTREACH Out of the Heart of God – We all know the passages in the end of the four Gospels that deal with our reaching out. There are several other passages that remind us that outreach is in and from the heart of God Himself. I Tim:2:4 “…who desires all men to be Read More . . . read more
Reformation celebration Each year we celebrate God’s work through the Lutheran Reformation. The day we have picked for this is October 31st. It was on that date in 1517 that Martin Luther posted his 95 Theses for debate on the castle church door. Sometimes we can lose sight of the fact that God used many Read More . . . read more

Dengue danger and other distractions

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Written on: Thursday, 12th October 2017
In Chennai there has been an outbreak of dengue (which I learned is actually pronounce dengoo, not dengay) fever, which is a mosquito-borne viral illness. Since January there have been 80 reported deaths. Across the state there have been 11,500-12,500 cases so far this year. Tuesday I did a training for the pastors here in Chennai. Less than half . . . read more

SE Asia – From the Field – September 12, 2017

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Written on: Friday, 15th September 2017
If we look back two years on restarted work in SE Asia by Bohde, who had been the CLC missionary in Thailand for some years, we see the progress. Starting Nov. 6, ’15 studies were held with several Hmong from Thailand. Laos Hmong were not able to come across the border. Although Mark Bohde is Read More . . . read more

Unless you bend the knee…

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Written on: Saturday, 2nd September 2017
I went back to the surgeon yesterday (Friday, Sept 1). After immobilizing my knee for almost 3 weeks, I could no longer bend it. He sent to physical therapy (here called physiotherapy). I usually have a high tolerance for pain, but bending my knee, really hurt! I am scheduled for five days of physical therapy. I was worried after yesterday’s . . . read more

From the Field – Persecution, Muslim Style – August 30, 2017

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Written on: Wednesday, 30th August 2017
from “Journey” Blue Ridge Edition p. 23, August 2017 ‘Illegal Lunch’ “…Muslims observe a fast called “Ramadan.” During this fast, you cannot eat food or drink water from sun up to sun down. If you happened to live in a Muslim dominated part of the world, like Zanzibar in Tanzania, it would be illegal . . . read more

Hello, It’s Knee Again

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Written on: Friday, 18th August 2017
Three weeks ago, when I was back in the US for furlough, I was going for one of my daily walks (as I have been prescribed to do) and felt a sharp pain in my knee when I took a step.  I hobbled back to the house and put ice on my now swelling knee. A couple days later I went in for an MRI. The following week I got the results and the report . . . 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

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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