Almost Home!

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Our short flight on Tuesday afternoon from Delhi to Kathmandu followed by an 8 hour layover followed by an 8 hour flight brought us safely to London for a day of sigh-seeing, rest, and jet-lag prevention.Before we head to the airport we will gather at Russell Square park for one final devotion together.Many of the Mission Helpers will be posting . . . read more

Made it to Nepal!

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The Lord has once again blessed the CLC Mission Helpers with safe travel!Today, Chad and I will teach at the local Himalayan Church of the Confession of Nepal (HCLCN) congregation today at a seminar they have scheduled. Tomorrow we will attend worship services and have the opportunity to teach the children of two congregations in Kathmandu. Then we . . . read more

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

First full day in Nepal!

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Today is our first day after arriving in Nepal; I\'m pretty sure everyone was asleep by seven o\'clock last night, not having gotten much sleep during the trip here. The only downside was waking up so early... I was up and ready to go by 4:30 this morning, so I had plenty of time to look at my notes, read, and enjoy the view of the city before we . . . read more

down in the valley…

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there is so much color! everyone is beautiful and kind and full of life. it\'s like a completely different world. i find myself waking up early and sitting on the balcony and journaling with everyone else, a few moments of peace before the crazy traffic and harsh sounds of the world around begin to take their toll on our sanity. it\'s been quite a . . . 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