Mission Helper Trip-Kathmandu

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We left for Chicago on Tuesday morning, and I can hardly believe that it\'s already Friday. These past four days have seemed like a blur--but an amazing blur to say the least. We have been blessed with good flights and arrived in Khatmandu yesterday morning (along with all our luggage!). After applying for our visas we were immediately greeted by . . . read more

In Delhi

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25.5 hours later and we are half way around the world waiting out the 8 hour layover for our final flight to Kathmandu. Our travel has been un-eventful thus far except for one forgotten passport that will delay one of our mission-helpers by 24 hours. We thank you for your prayers and humbly request more. Pray for safe travels, health, that the word . . . read more
Chad Seybt, Natalie Schreyer, Ryan Augustin, Emily Hulke, Melanie Halstein, Randy Wittorp, Naomi Bernthal, Carl Reim, Becky Sippert, and Pastor Ohlmann will depart from Chicago O’Hare airport on July 5th and will return on July 29th. While in Nepal they will be working with the pastors of the Himalayan Church of the Lutheran Confession of Nepal . . . read more
I am back in Nairobi for a few hours and then off to the airport. We left Missionary Gurath\'s home in the Moi\'s Bridge area this morning around 8:30 am, dropped off Pastor Mayhew, Pastor Gurath, Stephen Mayhew, and Russ Schmitt at Eldoret so they could catch taxis to Uganda and Kisii. They all stay one more week except Pastor Gurath who will be . . . read more

To Tanga and Back

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The past few days have taken us from the Arusha/Himo/Moshi districts of CLC Gospel work in Tanzania (near Mt. Kilimanjaro) to the Tanga district which is southeast. This district includes the city of Tanga which sits on the east coast of Tanzania on western side of the Indian Ocean. While you can tell that we are further south and near the sea by . . . read more
We spent a lot of time in the car yesterday traveling from Arusha to Moshi and Himo Tanzania to visit a couple of congregations and the vacant seminary building in Himo. The first place we visited was the congregation of the former treasurer of the LCEA (the church body that we have had so much trouble with and with whom we recently severed . . . read more

One Day in Arusha, Tanzania

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We rode the bus for about 7 hours today over various types of road and un-road (lots of bumpy, dusty, bumpy dusty construction) and right through the heart of Massai country on our way to Arusha, Tanzania. We met with Pastor Jeremiah to discuss the schedule for the next week or so. It looks like we will be here for one day of pastoral training . . . read more

Nairobi for One Day

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Just a quick post to let everyone know that we made it back to Nairobi from the Congo. We arrived at 1:00 am and got to bed around 2:30 am. We taught pastors here in Nairobi from 10:00 till 3:00 pm and now we are catching up on a few things. I\'m at an internet cafe\' right now that has the worst keyboard I\'ve experienced in quite awhile.We pick . . . read more

CCLC Working in Zambia

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We just got done with a meeting with Pastor Yumba, president of the Congregation Confessionnelle Lutherienne Au Congo (CCLC). He was working today near the Zambia border south of Lubumbashi. We had visited this area a week ago and tried to cross over into Zambia for a quick look around but we weren\'t allow. Today he told us that he has a contact . . . read more

Time in Congo Winding Down

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It\'s Sunday evening here in Lubumbashi, DR Congo and our work (in country) work is nearly finished. We attended and preached at Trinite Lutheran Church this morning where Pastor Muzakuza, the president of the ELCC is the pastor. Church lasted 2 hours and included much singing, prayers, Scripture readings, a sermon, and the installation of two new . . . read more