‘We are not even Lutheran and you are so kind to us.’ This was just one of the responses to a recent dinner held in memory of Dr. James Rimbach, LCMS missionary and theologian who taught in Hong Kong for over 15 years. Dr. Rimbach always had a special heart for the students from Myanmar…
Twenty-nine missionaries attended LCMS World Mission New Missionary Orientation in June, which took place at Concordia University Chicago, River Forest, Ill. Many new missionaries will leave for their fields of service in August and September. They will be serving in countries such as Uganda, the Czech Republic, Poland, Slovakia, Hong Kong, Macau, Taiwan, Panama, and [...]
There is a girl named Rita in my fourth grade class who is the last to leave after school every day. This is not because her parents are the last to come and pick her up. Rita loves to stay after class and help put up chairs, clean up, and talk with me. She is a great helper and renews my joy for teaching…
At the 64th regular convention of The Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod, Chaplain Rodger R. Venzke, United States Army (Ret.), was presented the silver St. Martin of Tours medal. The award is given for exceptionally meritorious service to military personnel by LCMS World Mission’s Ministry to the Armed Forces.
The Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod Convention honored three congregations for their outstanding efforts to raise funds for the Synod’s Fan into Flame campaign in support of Ablaze! mission initiatives. Fan into Flame, the six-year-old campaign to raise $100 million, has raised $58,900,172 in gifts and pledges as of July 1.
What many of my Guinean friends have seen is how God answers prayers prayed in Jesus’ name. His healing and mercy in their lives is revealing a loving God, with whom they are not very familiar. Even describing God as a loving Father isn’t something to which many people here can relate.
Andy and Jamie Koenig are preparing to serve as GEO missionaries in Poland, where they will be building relationships with students and their families through teaching English as a Foreign Language and helping with other outreach activities in the Polish congregations where they serve.
I have written before about my eighth grade student Jack, who started taking Baptism classes. This month I found out that he is continuing to take them and is set to be baptized in July. Since I will be in the United States, he told me that he could take some pictures for me to see…
Delegates and participants at the 64th Regular Convention of The Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod, in Houston, Texas, were encouraged in their own outreach ministries as they heard from Rev. Ed Nicklas and Rev. Dustin Lappe. Nicklas shared the mission revitalization story of Our Savior Lutheran Church in Plantation, Fla., and Lappe shared the church-planting story of Cross of Christ Lutheran Church in Aurora, Colo.
Six missionary veteran couples were honored this week at the 64th Regular Convention of The Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod in Houston, Texas. The missionaries, who were recognized by Synod President Dr. Gerald B. Kieschnick, together represent more than 220 years of service on the mission field.