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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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
CLC Work in the Democratic Republic of Congo- Part One From the Field March 22, 2015 Pastor Mutombo Muzakuza, who is the head of one of the CLC’s sister churches in Congo, was baptized Catholic and joined a confessional Reformed Church in 1978 and was ordained as a bishop . He left and sought to Read More . . . read more
From the Field March 13, 2015 Zomi Lutheran Church of Myanmar We had a four day seminar with over 80 people each day from Feb. 4-7. Pastor Ohlmann and I each taught half the time. Another joyful time was had in our six worship services. We taught on: Election, Philippians, Hebrews, Lenten studies, Centering all Read More . . . read more

Was it worth it? Nigeria

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From the Field February 27, 2015 Our initial work in Nigeria, Africa’s most populous country, dates back to Prof. Erpenstein’s correspondence with his students who returned there in 1970. We had visits and then missionaries there with other helpers for many years. Now Missionary Ude visits there once a year in conjunction with our . . . read more
Assessment – Feb. 17,’11-Feb. 17,’15‏ From the Field Feb. 17, ’15 As a member of my Lutheran synod(CLC) I like to look back to see what God has done in the our foreign fields. The first one was dated Feb. 17, ’99 to Feb. 17, ’03. There is also the point of learning from the Read More . . . read more

The National Lutheran Church of Myanmar

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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