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Category: Notes from the field

The Word is Growing in the Himalayas!

Written by Raju Bithrakoti | January, 2022
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In this series, those involved with CLC foreign missions profile one aspect of our overseas endeavors. [Ed.: the following is a report about current activities in the Himalayan Church of the Lutheran Confession in Nepal (HCLCN). It is written, in his own words, by the indigenous pastor who is our main contact in Nepal. Names […] Read More
In this series, those involved with CLC foreign missions profile one aspect of our overseas endeavors. [Ed.: the following is an account from CLCI Chairman, Pastor Jyothi Benjamin, in his own words. The report is lightly edited for clarity.] After this year’s Easter celebrations, following the jubilant cries of victory over the sin and death […] Read More

Turning Goats into Sheep

Written by Peter Evensen | November, 2021
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NOTES FROM THE FIELD In this series, those involved with CLC foreign missions profile one aspect of our overseas endeavors. In my last Spokesman article (“Goats for God,” March 2021) I talked about how we have helped the Mission Évangélique Luthérienne de Confession du Togo (MELC) purchase land north of Lomé on which to raise […] Read More

Victory for a Kenyan Brother

Written by Michael Gurath | September, 2021
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NOTES FROM THE FIELD In this series, thoseinvolved with CLC foreign missions profile one aspect of our overseas endeavors. It may go without saying that things don’t always go as planned when it comes to overseas mission work. The book of God’s wisdom reminds us that “The heart of man plans his way, but the […] Read More

Persecution of the Truth in India

Written by David Koenig | August, 2021
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NOTES FROM THE FIELD In this series, thoseinvolved with CLC foreign missions profile one aspect of our overseas endeavors. If there was ever a place where Paul’s words apply—“exchanging the glory of the immortal God for images resembling mortal man or birds or animals or reptiles” (Romans 1:23 RSV)—it is in India, with its over […] Read More

A Promising Leader in Liberia

Written by John Hein | July, 2021
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NOTES FROM THE FIELD In this series, thoseinvolved with CLC foreign missions profile one aspect of our overseas endeavors. It is truly astounding how the awe-inspiring Gospel message leads to heart-warming connections that were never foreseen. As an example, I’d like to introduce a faithful pastor whom I truly admire: Jethro Wallah. In November of […] Read More

Giving Beyond Their Ability

Written by David Reim | June, 2021
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NOTES FROM THE FIELD In this series, thoseinvolved with CLC foreign missions profile one aspect of our overseas endeavors. [Editor’s note: Certain names of people and places in this article have been withheld because of the risk of persecution.] “Now brothers, we want you to know about the grace of God that was given in […] Read More

Story of A Himalayan Seminary Student

Written by Lutheran Spokesman | May, 2021
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NOTES FROM THE FIELD In this series, thoseinvolved with CLC foreign missions profile one aspect of our overseas endeavors. [Ed.: the following is a report about current activities in the HCLCN. It is written, in his own words, by the indigenous pastor who is our main contact in Nepal. Names of people and places are […] Read More

Goats for God

Written by Peter Evensen | March, 2021
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NOTES FROM THE FIELD In this series, thoseinvolved with CLC foreign missions profile one aspect of our overseas endeavors. Up until the destruction of the Temple in Jerusalem in A.D. 70, two goats were offered on the Day of Atonement (Yom Kippur): one as a sin offering to God and one as the “scapegoat” to […] Read More

In Memory of Mary B.

Written by Todd Ohlmann | February, 2021
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NOTES FROM THE FIELD In this series, thoseinvolved with CLC foreign missions profile one aspect of our overseas endeavors. [Editor’s note: this article concerns the wife of the Indian pastor who was one of our fellowship’s first contacts in southeastern India. Full names of people and places have been withheld because of the growing risk […] Read More