The National Lutheran Church of Myanmar

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Post Date: February, 2015
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From the Field February 12, 2015 Based upon extensive visits, discussions and correspondence the CLC Convention in June 2014 declared that fellowship existed between the CLC and the National Lutheran Church of Myanmar which consists of one congregation of 96 souls and five preaching stations served by Pastor Charles Edwards. This is in the Yangon Read More

Developments in Myanmar

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From the Field January 16, 2015 Land finally purchased. In working together with our brethren in Myanmar in Chin State we rejoice that the land has finally been purchased upon which buildings could be constructed at Kalay. When Pastor Ohlmann and I are there in February we will discuss with the executive committee what we Read More Read More

Celebrate Epiphany Jan. 6th

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Celebrate Epiphany – Jan. 6th From the Field January 6, 2015 There is an ancient tradition that the wise came from as far away as India or China. One tradition has a wise teacher in China disappearing for a long time and then returning to his home village… We don’t know for sure where they Read More Read More

Persecution in India

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From the Field Dec. 26, ’14 Having just celebrated His birth, let us take note of the opposition to the proclamation of this great good news. Let us pray the Word of the Lord speeds on and triumphs in the hearts of more people. In a Dec. 18th ‘Washington Post’ article, “Christian Enclave In India Read More Read More

Thailand

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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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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

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

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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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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

The Invisible Hand

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Post Date: October, 2014
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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

Celebrating the Reformation

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Post Date: October, 2014
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From the Field Oct. 2, 2014 This month yet again we commemorate what God did through the Lutheran Reformation. What better way to celebrate God’s work of restoring to the church so many basic truths of His Word than to preach and teach these? We did just that at Grebenhain, Germany on Aug. 29-31, when Read More Read More