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Category: Notes from the field

Doing mission work in East Africa can be an uphill battle. Corruption is the default mode of operation for society at large, and corruption naturally finds its way into every institution—including the church. Jesus is presented by many as a second Lawgiver, Whose sole function is to police bad behavior. This legalistic emphasis is especially true Read More
During our lives, we often meet interesting and unique people, and there are many lessons that we can learn from the lives and examples of those whom we meet. Edward is one of those people. Edward is a very interesting character. His incredibly long dreadlocks might make you think he is from Jamaica. In fact, he was born in Tanzania, but lived Read More
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
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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