Tanzania Ups and Downs

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Post Date: June, 2015
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From the Field When the ELCT, which was the large union of Lutheran churches in Tanzania, decided to ordain women, it was the last straw for a small group in that church body. They formed a group and wrote letters of inquiry to the LC-MS, WELS and the CLC. The letter to the CLC dated Read More Read More

CLCI Seminary Graduation

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From the Field June 17, ’15 The CLCI has requested that the sponsorship enrollment in the seminary be increased to fifty from thirty-eight. What a wonderful bit of good news, that the number of applicants warrants this. The Mission Board has approved a phased in increase over three years to fifty with one third graduating Read More Read More

Living the Life of Riley

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From the Field June 14, ’15 Heat – I arrived in India in the midst of a heat wave with temperatures consistently over 100 F. It was reported that during this heat wave well over 1000 people lost their lives due to the heat, though you have to remember that is in a country of Read More Read More

BELC Vignettes

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Pastor M.Jesuraj, 45 years old, is serving 112 believers in the BELC Tiruvallure District in Tiruvallure city.His wife’s name is Shanthi, 42 years old, and they have two children. This all would seem rather normal except he and his wife both are fully blind. Both they and some of his church believers read the Bible Read More Read More

Confessional Lutheranism

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Post Date: May, 2015
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I had the opportunity lately to witness in a small congregation of the Ev. Luth. Ch. in Canada(St. Michael Ev. Luth. Ch., Mystery Lake), although the congregation has had no connections with the ELCIC for over four years. My friend Pastor Gutsche, Barrhead, Alberta, had asked if I could say something when I came to Read More Read More

From the Field – India

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India May 26, 2015 This is directly from the field as I am having a great time in India serving the Lord for the first week. Here is the rundown so far in the BELC: •Taught 15 of the students at Martin Luther Bible School a segment on ‘Doing the Work of an Evangelist’ and Read More Read More

Odisha/Orissa, India

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From the Field May 5, ’15 January 22, 1999 – Graham Staines, an Australian missionary working with lepers in a remote district of Odisha, was burned alive with his two sons by Hindu radicals. Terrible persecution of Christians in Odisha State has taken place. October 2000— We held a meeting with a contact in Orissa Read More Read More

BELC – Bakthavachalam

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Post Date: April, 2015
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From the Field April 26, ’15 D. Paul Bakthavachalam is president of Berea Evangelical Lutheran Church. When we had a division from the former head of the BELC, D. Paul was the vice-president and stayed with us as did most of the pastors at that time. Since then, there has been steady growth in the Read More Read More

CLCI – Barnabas

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From the Field April 16, ’15 Psalms 62:1 Truly my soul silently waits for God; From Him comes my salvation. I asked Pastor Jyothi of the CLCI to tell about God’s work with Pastor Barnabas. While there was more than one pastor in the CLCI named Barnabas, this is the man that volunteers who went Read More Read More

Congo – Part 2 – CCLC

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The Word of the Lord Still Grows, Acts 6:7, 12:24, 19:20 From the Field April 6, 2015 In Acts 15:36-41 we read of a sharp disagreement between Paul and Barnabas over taking John Mark on a second missionary journey. The result was that Paul chose Silas and went to Syria, while Barnabas took Mark and Read More Read More