This comes from Mark Bohde who is doing independent work in Vietnam. “God blessed His Word abundantly in every place we taught. Ho Chi Minh City was no different. As you can see from the enclosed list, we had mostly pastors with a couple of women leaders. Almost all of them came from Dak Lak Read More . . . read more

Smoke Gets In Your Eyes

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Written on: Friday, 13th January 2017
This morning I awake to a weather forecast that said “smoky”. That isn’t a mistake or another way of saying “foggy”. Chennai was actually enshrouded in smoke. This smoke was from early morning bhogi (bonfires) for Pongal, which is tomorrow, January 14. Pongal is a big festival in Tamil Nadu celebrating . . . read more

Christmas is now a holiday in Nepal

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Written on: Monday, 9th January 2017
On Christmas Eve, the Nepali government declared Christmas as a national holiday. Up to this point it was one Christians could take off, but wasn’t a holiday for everyone. This year I was invited to spend Christmas and New Years in Nepal. On Christmas Eve, we went to the Thamel area of Kathmandu. It is a popular shopping area for tourists and . . . read more

Outreach in Hanoi, Vietnam – From the Field – Jan. 1, 2017

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Written on: Thursday, 5th January 2017
I am forwarding this report to you verbatim which Mark Bohde sent out, that you can begin this year with Good News. Let us thank and praise God that this work is going forward. The story told by a local pastor at the end of this report about demon possession and superstition shows the great Read More . . . read more

Updated: Hurricane (Cyclone) Vardah

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Written on: Saturday, 17th December 2016
What a week! This past Monday Hurricane Vardah (called a cyclone in this hemisphere) made landfall just north of Chennai near Pulicat (I like the name). It caused heavy rains and winds Monday until late in the evening. See my picture feed for some videos of what I experienced. The cyclone caused much damage in Chennai, with tens of . . . read more

Hurricane (Cyclone) Vardah

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What a week! This past Monday Hurricane Vardah (called a cyclone in this hemisphere) made landfall just north of Chennai near Pulicat (I like the name). It caused heavy rains and winds Monday until late in the evening. See my picture feed for some videos of what I experienced. The cyclone caused much damage in Chennai, with tens of . . . read more

From the Field Dec. 13, 2016 Hmong Outreach in Thailand and Laos

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Written on: Tuesday, 13th December 2016
As we draw near to our Christmas celebration of His coming as our Redeemer, we should not lose sight of how important it is to reach out beyond to areas where the Good News of our Savior is not so well-known. Part of a report from Mark Bohde, who is doing independent work in Thailand Read More . . . read more

I request that you stay in your room, don’t go out

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Written on: Monday, 5th December 2016
This morning I received a text from the president of the BELC that read “I request you to stay in your room, don’t go out, due to the C.M. being in serious and critical condition.” Jayalalitha, the Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu (the state in which Chennai is located) suffered cardiac arrest last night (Sunday, Nov 4, . . . read more

No tolls to decrease the toll

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Written on: Wednesday, 23rd November 2016
Since the demonetization of the 500 and 1000 rupee note, cash is scarce. The ATMs here usually say “24 Hours ATM”. They need to clarify that as most are closed 24 hours, not open. You can tell if an ATM has money because it has a long line. No line means no cash. If a machine has cash, it would be only 100 rupee bills (worth $1.50), as . . . read more

“Q” Please

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Written on: Friday, 18th November 2016
I just stood in line for an ATM. This is the first time I have tried to get money since the government demonitized the 500 ($7.50) and 1000 ($15) notes, rendering all the cash I had on hand unusable. My ever-vigilent driver and helper, Kumar, saw that the State Bank of India ATM next to the hotel where we were staying had a short queue (line for us . . . read more

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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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