From the Field Liberia Nov. 15, 2016

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This is an excerpt of the report sent to the CLC Mission Board - I had the pleasure of working with Pastor John Hein and Alvin Jask in Liberia recently arriving there Nov. 1st and leaving Nov. 11th. It was decided to have the sessions of study for several days on the 45 Colloquy Practice Questions with the following: Joseph Kiwalazu, an . . . read more
From the Field October 17, 2016 This month we celebrate the Lutheran Reformation. God restored so very much to His church of the Word\'s teachings that had been hidden for so long as the antichrist covered over the truth. We must also admit though that we Lutherans were slow to carry . . . 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 . . . read more
A MILE WIDE AND AN INCH DEEP What could that be? A place to ford a river? This is a saying applied to Christianity in Africa. Though it is not very flattering, it gets fearfully close to the truth. One time in the Nigerian CLC when we were dealing with a situation one elder of the Efa congregation said he thought we were facing evil spirits at . . . read more

It Pays to Choose Scripture

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From the Field                                                                  April 5, 2014 It was a regularly recurring thing when dealing with government officials in Nigeria, whether postal, customs, immigration or whoever that one was asked for something extra. I devised an . . . read more

Yearly

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From the Field                                                        February 24, 2014 Yearly We have found through experience that it is best to visit each mission field we share with overseas brothers each year, except where we have resident missionaries. This helps to cement our . . . read more

Vigilante Justice

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FROM THE FIELD                                                                                 February 10,2014 VIGILANTE JUSTICE   I decided one time to take a bus to Lagos (an over eight hour trip) instead of going by car or plane. There was a new bus . . . read more

Christmas – The Lord Provides

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From the Field                                   Dec. 10, 2013 Christmas Notes My wife Mary kept a diary during our time in Nigeria. Here are for the first four Christmases in which the Lord provided.   \"Dec. 24th, 1986 A.B. Essien sent over a live chicken and some eggs. I made the chicken for . . . read more

To Skin a Cat

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FROM THE FIELD                                                             January 19,2014 THERE\'S MORE THAN ONE WAY TO SKIN A CAT   At the top of the list of our duties overseas with our sister synods is the assistance we give in training men as preachers. What comes . . . read more

Demon Possession

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FROM THE FIELD                                                                  June 3, 2013 DEMON POSSESSION We know that the evil angels did possess the bodies of people in Jesus\' day. The devil and his were trying to rival our Lord in His power. Of course in each case when our . . . read more