From the Field – Open Door Pt. 2 – May 23, 2017

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Written on: Tuesday, 23rd May 2017
OUR LORD GIVES US AN EXAMPLE OF THE OPEN DOOR As we approach the Pentecost celebration on June 4th, let us remember the ‘open door’ through which we proceed both locally and beyond. In Jn. 4:7-42 we have an exciting drama. A soul hung in the balance. It is an incident out of every day Read More . . . read more

Health and Heat

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Written on: Sunday, 21st May 2017
I now can bend my knee 110º and no longer need to wear the brace, just a knee support. The surgeon said it would probably take a year before I’m fully healed; the meniscus does not have its own blood supply and takes a long time to recover. I occasionally have some pain if lie on my side and put stress on my knee, but otherwise I . . . read more

From the Field – the Open Door pt. 1 – May 8, 2017

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Written on: Monday, 8th May 2017
Open Door (part 1) The Open Door “And when they arrived, they gathered the church together and declared all that God had done with them, and how He had opened a door of faith to the Gentiles.” Acts 14:27 ​ What is an open door for mission work or outreach? In Rev. 3:8 we learn Read More . . . read more

Liberia – From the Field – April 24, 2017

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Written on: Monday, 24th April 2017
The CLC is entering into fellowship with Grace Evangelistic Lutheran Church, Monrovia area of Liberia. Pastor Kwiwalazu in consultation with Pastor Hein has been going through the Bible’s teachings with other interested parties Pastor Kwiwalazu has reported to CLC Pastor Hein on the work in Liberia. “… As we celebrate this . . . read more

It’s your birthday, where are you taking me?

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Written on: Saturday, 15th April 2017
Yes, you read that right. It’s your birthday, what did you get me? I just learned an interesting tidbit about Indian and Nepali culture. On your birthday, YOU are supposed to treat OTHERS, not the other way around, like in the US. That explains why D Paul brought me treats the beginning of April for his birthday. I wanted to say, “But I . . . read more

30º more and brace for impact

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Written on: Saturday, 8th April 2017
I just had my 6-week follow-up from my knee surgery (to repair my meniscus). I can bend 30º more for a total of 90º and the surgeon said I can take the brace off unless I will be “exerting” myself. I asked him what that meant, and he said for things like stairs, etc. I think I will wear the brace for a few more days as I walk around . . . read more
In the CLC we generally look at overseas outreach as in the job description of the Mission Board. Budgets also are involved in this line of approach. There is other thinking on overseas outreach that has been practiced by Christian churches over the years. For instance instead of a mission board being in charge of Read More . . . read more

The Lord has sent out laborers into His harvest!

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Written on: Thursday, 30th March 2017
On Wednesday, March 29th, 2017 I had the privilege of attending the graduation and ordination of 21 students from the BELC Martin Luther Bible School (MLBS) in Nagalapurum, AP, India. These 21 men will now serve as overseers of congregations affiliated with us in the BELC. Thank the Lord that He has sent out more laborers into His harvest . . . read more

“Clinically Progressing Satisfactorily”

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Written on: Saturday, 25th March 2017
That’s what the doctor wrote in the notes from my 4-week follow-up today. I was hoping that the range of motion would be increased from 60º to 90º but we are waiting another 2 weeks for that. The important thing is for me not to twist my lower leg at all (as that is what produced the injury in the first place) so that the meniscus is able . . . read more
Before you read excerpts of a report below ponder and pray on these things. •In Laos with a population of 6.9 million there are perhaps 150,000 Christians. The government is against Christianity and yet there is growth of the church there. The government is still Communist. •In Vietnam 1% of the people are Protestant and 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

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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Matthew Ude

Pastor Matthew Ude serves as missionary in India, as well as periodically visiting Nepal and Nigeria.

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