Guilty Until Proven Innocent

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From the Field August 19, 2014 We started the Lutheran Bible Institute in Nigeria to train our pastors beginning in January 1987. Twelve men began with eight of those graduating. In the first years we had quite a number of applicants. While we sought to filter out trouble, it came nonetheless. The devil was not Read More . . . read more

A Tale of Three Bobs

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From the Field August 11, 2014 One of the beginning students at our Lutheran Bible Institute in Nigeria in 1987 was Ndua Bob. He had been our preacher at a preaching station on a hillside village on the outskirts of the large city of Calabar. The little congregation there tried to put up walls for Read More . . . read more

Larry and the Driver

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From the Field July 26, 2014 In October of 2008 a visitation was carried out to the UMELC(which became the CLC of Myanmar) by Mission Board member Larry Hansen, Mark Bohde(who was a missionary in Thailand) and me. A two day seminar was held with attendance at 70-80. The executive committee of fifteen men was Read More . . . read more

Life in a Mud-waddle – Nigeria

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From the Field July 13, 2014 This is taken from a booklet “Never Too Young” by Mary and Kurt Koenig A mud-waddle is a house formed with sticks and poles. Mud is then plastered over the sticks. The roof is either made of metal or of palm branches. There is a building behind the house Read More . . . read more

A Day in Effiong’s Life

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From the Field June 28, 2014 In 1988 my wife Mary and son Kurt wrote a booklet(Never Too Young) to encourage children to know about our mission work among the people in Nigeria and to pray for it. “A Day in Effiong’s Life” and the next “Life in a Mudwaddle” are from that booklet. A Read More . . . read more
From the Field June 18, 2014 “June 18, 2000 The first service was held by the new congregation of 32 adults and 24 children. They set up a board of elders and a pastor, Samson, who had been 7th Day Adventist…” So reads the history of our beginning work in Etago, Kenya. Some had been Read More . . . read more

Living under the Military

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From the Field June 1, 2014 When we first moved to Nigeria the military had taken over again and the crooked politicians were on the run with car trunks full of money. With the army coming out of their Dodan barracks yet again, there were expectations of things getting better. Well, it was an experience Read More . . . read more

Adaptability May 21, 2014

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From the Field Adaptability May 21, 2014 There is a proverb from one of the tribes in Nigeria about Eniki the bird, who says “I have learned how to fly without perching, since men have learned to shoot without missing.” Like Eniki we must be agile in our thinking and work in doing overseas work. Read More . . . read more

Boko Haram May 10, 2014

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From the Field May 10, 2014 It is all over the news about the dreadful kidnapping of school girls by the Boko Haram in Nigeria. My heart goes out to the parents of the girls. And then we hear about a bombing that kills several hundred. This is not really ‘new’ news when it comes Read More . . . read more
FROM THE FIELD May 5, 2014 Our Practice with Overseas Contacts and Churches More contacts in India and Myanmar. New contacts in Haiti and Mexico and who knows what other opportunities God will give the CLC. Below you have what we have been doing to handle these great challenges over the years. We have varied Read More . . . read more