From the Field – SE Asia Report Part One – Jan. 1, 2018

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Written on: Monday, 1st January 2018
. Prov. 25:25 Like cold water to a thirsty soul is Good News from a far country. What a way to begin the new year! Mark Bohde is doing independent mission work in SE Asia. In this emailing and the next one you have excerpts from his reports. ​ “… Normally, when I travel overseas Read More . . . read more

From the Field – Liberia Visitation – Dec. 7, 2017

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Written on: Thursday, 7th December 2017
I had the pleasure of going to Liberia to help Pastor Hein who is our CLC missionary to Liberia. It was a busy two weeks. I referred to myself as a ‘temp’ and in place of Missionary Ohlmann due to his cracked vertebrae. I left the USA on Nov. 7th and returned the 22nd. There Read More . . . read more
This is a report from Pastor Jyothi Benjamin of the CLCI. It is cause for prayer as we remember that the gates of hell cannot stand against the advance of His gracious rule. How has persecution been in the congregations of the CLCI? CLCI Evangelist Murdered: In the year 2011, one of our CLCI evangelists Read More . . . read more

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

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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