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Articles by Pastor Nathanael Mayhew:

MISSION NEWSLETTER our CLC Board of Missions updates us with the latest news from various mission fields.
The CLC is in fellowship with two church bodies in Myanmar (formerly known as Burma). One is the National Lutheran Church of Myanmar (NLCM), centered in the city of Yangon in southern Myanmar; and the other Read More
NOTES FROM THE FIELD In this series, thoseinvolved with CLC foreign missions profile one aspect of our overseas endeavors.
I was in Marangu, Tanzania, for a pastoral conference with men from the Moshi District. Our conference was being held at the Banana Jungle Lodge just outside of town. I was staying in Read More

A New CLC Missionary

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Each month our CLC Board of Missions updates us with the latest news from various mission fields.
In a September call meeting of the Board of Missions chaired by our CLC President, Michael Eichstadt, a call was issued to Pastor Todd Ohlmann to become our CLC Visiting Missionary. After six weeks of prayerful Read More
Each month our CLC Board of Missions updates us with the latest news from various mission fields.
If your last visit to the little town of Mapleton, North Dakota, was more than a year ago, you might not recognize it today. Mapleton, which serves as a bedroom community for Fargo, has benefitted from the recent boom Read More
According to the World Watch List*, there are twenty-five countries where Christians are currently experiencing extreme or severe persecution. On that list you will find Nigeria (number twelve), Kenya (number sixteen), India (number seventeen), and Myanmar (number twenty-three). You might recognize these countries as places where the CLC is Read More
The beginning of the CLC in Tanzania was very similar to our own beginning here in the United States. Both were formed out of already existing Lutheran Churches that were forced to leave their fellowship because of false teaching. The TCLC is divided up into four districts, which are all in the northeastern part of the country. From the very Read More
Our brethren in the Church of the Lutheran Confession in India (CLCI) have approximately five hundred congregations and preaching stations, with fifteen thousand members, served by over three hundred ordained pastors.  Here is a brief glimpse at the work the Lord is doing through them.
CLC members support the work of our Read More
I still remember that day. I was with three other mission helpers wrapping up our three-week visit to India. We were in our hotel room when one of the other mission helpers called us to the balcony overlooking the busy road below. “Come here, quick!” We rushed to the balcony and we knew immediately why we had been summoned. In the Read More
During the past ten years I have made nine trips overseas to work with our brethren in India and Africa. In the course of those years, I have had people ask me why I feel the need to travel overseas, when there are people all around us in the United States who are lost and need to hear the Gospel. That is a good question, and worthy of a thoughtful Read More

Marangu, Tanzania

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“Sanctify them by Your truth. Your word is truth. As You sent Me into the world, I also have sent them into the world’”  (John 17:17-18).  
It was Saturday. I was near the city of Marangu, Tanzania, at the eastern foot of beautiful Mount Kilimanjaro. I had conducted a seminar with the pastors and Read More