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NOTES FROM THE FIELD In this series, thoseinvolved with CLC foreign missions profile one aspect of our overseas endeavors.
Mann denkt, aber Gott lenkt, loosely translated from the German,  means that we think and plan, but God carries out. On this subject Scripture holds both a warning and Read More
NOTES FROM THE FIELD In this series, thoseinvolved with CLC foreign missions profile one aspect of our overseas endeavors.
Several years ago on a Mission Helper trip to India, I was riding with Pastor Moses, one of the district chairmen, on the back of his motorcycle. We rode past a large billboard that Read More
NOTES FROM THE FIELD In this series, thoseinvolved with CLC foreign missions profile one aspect of our overseas endeavors.
Pastor Deepak Immanuel is one of the district chairmen in the Berea Evangelical Lutheran Church (BELC) in India. Pastor Deepak first went up to Odisha State to do exploratory work six Read More
NOTES FROM THE FIELD
In this series, thoseinvolved with CLC foreign missions profile one aspect of our overseas endeavors.
From time to time questions arise about the many opportunities the Lord has provided in recent years for the CLC to proclaim the Gospel around the world, and about how Read More
NOTES FROM THE FIELD In this series, thoseinvolved with CLC foreign missions profile one aspect of our overseas endeavors.
Imagine this: you are conducting the Sunday worship service, completely unaware that a commotion is brewing somewhere outside the church. The faint chanting of an 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

Count It All Joy

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What a joy it is to be able to again celebrate the birth of our Redeemer this December! We look around at a world gone haywire and then we look at the infant King and know why we celebrate His coming. Can there be any better answer to this world’s fears and worries than the Lord who calms our worries and casts out our fears? Can there be any Read More
In this series, thoseinvolved with CLC foreign missions profile one aspect of our overseas endeavors.
When Jesus said; “Go into all  the world and preach the gospel to every creature,” He did not say how to get there. In the US we usually do all our going by car. But throughout the world, Read More
The purpose of the CLC Mission Helper Program is quite simply to provide opportunities for members of the CLC to participate in our Savior’s Great Commission.
It was twenty years ago, at the 1996 CLC convention, that delegates and pastors gave their approval to the CLC Mission Helper Program. Since that time, by God’s Read More
“Patience is a virtue.” This expression has reportedly been in use since the fourteenth century. It seems that the only time a person is reminded of this is in one of his least virtuous moments. One of the best ways for a person’s patience to be taxed, tested, and tried is to transition from the “time is money” American culture to Read More