Let us Celebrate the Lutheran Reformation

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From the Field October 31, ’15 Our Name – We call ourselves in our synod the Church of the Lutheran Confession. Traditionally we say we are the Evangelical Lutheran Church. In my personal name I have a surname and then to further define me I have a first and a middle name. This is how Read More Read More

From the Field – Oct. 16, ’15 – Liberia Update

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Liberia Update In 2010 Alvin Jask from Liberia was baptized as an adult and professed his Christian faith according to what we believe and teach from the Bible here at Grace Lutheran Church in Fridley, MN. Since then others from his family originally from Liberia have also joined us. One of his nephews is now Read More Read More

Crown of Glory Lutheran Church – Ghana

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From the Field Oct. 2, ’15 As I entered and left Nigeria it was a simple matter to stop in Lome, Togo or Accra, Ghana to have studies with interested persons. Gideon Abussah began a study with me on our Lutheran teachings. As we studied he became convinced from the Word of God, for instance Read More Read More

German Free Conference and Outreach

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From the Field September 20, ’15 Last year at the end of August the CLC sponsored a free conference in Grebenhain, Germany. This year we did the same. A free conference does not have fellowship practiced since those coming do not necessarily agree on Scripture. A free conference does seek to have agreement as different Read More Read More

Togo

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From the Field September 6,’15 In 1999 Elinore Gbedey, a CLC member of Peace thru Christ, Middleton, WI, was returning to the USA from teaching in the country of Benin. She came through Lome, Togo to visit there, since she is married to a Togolese. While in Lome, she came across a Lutheran, Mike, and Read More Read More

Out of Africa

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From the Field August 24, ’15 While our sister church in Etago, Kenya has seven congregations with over 500 members, that is not the total picture. What follows are my notes as we visited congregations on one trip. Many of these were not in fellowship with us, but gave us the opportunity to teach them Read More Read More

BELC Ambur District Visitation

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From the Field August 14, ’15 There are fourteen men preaching in this district. In eight of the villages they serve there is no other Christian church. This is important in our considerations as we want to be like Paul preaching where Christ is not known. Half of the men came out of another Lutheran Read More Read More

Learning Lessons in Ponneri Dist. Visitation (BELC)

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From the Field July 30, ’15 Thangavel is a pastor in the BELC and a grade school teacher. For the new Ponneri District of fifteen men he has given over his upstairs as a monthly meeting place for the men. This is the kind of generosity we want in the church. Lesson – Do good Read More Read More

Flexibility

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From the Field – Flexibility July 25, ’15 Jyothi Benjamin completed his two year training and returned to India in July ’91. His work at that time was to assist his father in the church and to work with the orphans. After a ’97 visitation team recommended starting a seminary, Pastor Jyothi Benjamin began the Read More Read More

New Pastors Visitation BELC

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From the Field July 17, ’15 We are in the process of a visitation to new pastors in the BELC in India. We are accompanied by the district chairman and go to the pastors’ homes and meet their family. This allows us to visit also many times in the village where they preach. Questions are Read More Read More