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Written on: Thursday, 11th December 2014
From the Field Dec. 3, ’14 In 2006 the CLC’s work in Thailand terminated with the return of the Bohde’s to the USA, due to Pastor Bohde’s severe ill health, actually life-threatening. Thanks to the Lord his health is now very good. My prayer is that we as a synod can return to work in Read More . . . read more

“Pursue one great decisive aim with force and determination.”

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Written on: Saturday, 29th November 2014
Clausewitz – Pursue one great decisive aim with…‏ From the Field Nov. 28, ’14 Carl von Clausewitz The Prussian military strategist gives us some useful quotes for our work in evangelizing, preaching the Gospel throughout all creation. One of these is “Pursue one great decisive aim with force and determination.” When . . . read more

Bible Questions in Bangalore

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Written on: Tuesday, 25th November 2014
Back in Bangalore a month later and the first thing the pastors asked about was whether I had copies of the Luther video for them. This was an easy question the difficult question came later. “What should a man do if he is married to more than one woman and then becomes a Christian?” We talked about it a little then Moses gave them all . . . read more

Luther @ Bangalore

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Written on: Monday, 24th November 2014
Last month in class at Bangalore we watched the new Luther Video. I was a little hesitant. After all we drive 6 hours and stay two nights in a hotel, so I was wondering if watching a video is really the best use of my time here. But I think it turned out to be a really good thing. There are a lot of good lessons in the video that we had a chance to . . . read more

Godwin and Sunday – the narrow and hard, the wide and easy

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Written on: Friday, 14th November 2014
From the Field Nov. 14, 2014 In our Nigerian Church of the Lutheran Confession Pastor E. E. Essien was the head pastor. Though he had a large family (13)that did not keep him from taking in children of other relatives who were in need. This is the practice of considering the family beyond the nuclear Read More . . . read more

Onward Christian Soldiers Nov. 1, 2014

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Written on: Monday, 3rd November 2014
From the Field Nov. 1, 2014 Onward Christian Soldiers In his Art of War Sun Tzu has a major point on ‘Deception – All warfare is based on Deception.’ When it comes to our spiritual warfare this is not the case. The deceiver is satan the enemy. On the other hand, “We have renounced disgraceful, Read More . . . read more

India – October 21

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Written on: Tuesday, 21st October 2014
Leaving for home in about eight hours, thought I would post these few last pictures from today before I go. We spent today at another pastors’ workshop in Tiruvallure west of Chennai. On the way there we passed some interesting sights, such as this Hindu temple. There seem to be many of these along every roadway. “And such were some of . . . read more

India – October 20

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Written on: Monday, 20th October 2014
Today is my second-last day in India. I’m eager to see my family again, of course, but it will be with some regret that I bid goodbye to my friends here. Just when the weather is cooling off a bit, and just when I’m beginning to feel like I could adjust to this life, it’s time to leave. Oh well. I’ve certainly gained a . . . read more

India – October 18

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Written on: Saturday, 18th October 2014
The last two days were spent in doing workshops for district pastors of the BELC. Ed, Matt, Vanessa and I traveled about a two-hour train journey west of Chennai. I was drowsy on the train but didn’t dare sleep for fear I’d miss something fascinating. But everything here is fascinating. Here are a couple of boys who were playing on the . . . read more

The Invisible Hand

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Written on: Friday, 17th October 2014
The Invisible Hand Oct. 16, 2014 In the study of economics I think it was Adam Smith who first coined the term ‘the invisible hand’ which referred to the operation of the market with thousands and thousands of decisions made to buy and sell, in demand and supply. The point is that no government or Read More . . . read more

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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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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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