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Category: Notes from the field

Our Mission Strategy: Static or Sweeping?

Written by David Koenig | July, 2018
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NOTES FROM THE FIELD In this series, thoseinvolved with CLC foreign missions profile one aspect of our overseas endeavors. “We have a problem. Twelve disciples we could handle, but seventy? How can we keep tabs on what they are doing? And then there is this thing going on in Samaria. Furthermore, we have heard that […] Read More

Joint Asian Pastoral Conference Nellore, India

Written by Peter Evensen | April, 2018
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NOTES FROM THE FIELD In this series, thoseinvolved with CLC foreign missions profile one aspect of our overseas endeavors. Paul wrote to the young pastor Timothy, “What you have heard from me in the presence of many witnesses entrust to faithful men, who will be able to teach others also.” (2 Timothy 2:2 ESV) This […] Read More

Zambia

Written by Todd Ohlmann | March, 2018
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NOTES FROM THE FIELD In this series, thoseinvolved with CLC foreign missions profile one aspect of our overseas endeavors. “A man’s heart plans his way, But the Lord directs his steps.” (Proverbs 16:9) The last time I was in Zambia was in July of 2015 with the CLC Mission Helpers. One of the privileges we […] Read More

The Day a Whole Congregation was Confirmed

Written by Michael Gurath | February, 2018
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NOTES FROM THE FIELD In this series, thoseinvolved with CLC foreign missions profile one aspect of our overseas endeavors. From the Missionary’s Blog, December 11, 2011: “Today the entire congregation at Moi’s Bridge, Kenya, was confirmed, and adult confirmands received the Lord’s Supper together as a KCLC church for the first time. “Great day! It […] Read More

Congregation-Based Outreach

Written by David Koenig | January, 2018
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In the CLC we generally look at overseas outreach as the job of the Board of Missions. And when it comes to a sending agency, a synod-supported mission board is one traditional way of doing overseas work. But some Christian churches have opted for more of a congregation-based outreach. When we look into the first […] Read More

Mission Helper Trip to Nepal—2017

Written by Drew Naumann | December, 2017
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NOTES FROM THE FIELD In this series, thoseinvolved with CLC foreign missions profile one aspect of our overseas endeavors. The participants in the 2017 Mission Helper Trip to Nepal landed in Kathmandu at 6:00 A.M. on Wednesday, July 12. Our hotel there was the Norwegian House, so named because of all the Norwegian guests it […] Read More

A Difficult Mission

Written by David Koenig | October, 2017
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NOTES FROM THE FIELD In this series, thoseinvolved with CLC foreign missions profile one aspect of our overseas endeavors. Working with our brethren in the Nigerian Church of the Lutheran Confession (NCLC), our fellowship made a prolonged attempt to establish a mission in northern Nigeria. The NCLC sent a missionary, Patrick Johnny Ekpo, to the […] Read More

Graduation in Togo

Written by Todd Ohlmann | September, 2017
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NOTES FROM THE FIELD In this series, thoseinvolved with CLC foreign missions profile one aspect of our overseas endeavors. Three-and-a-half hours of pure and unbridled joy and thankfulness as only our brothers and sisters in Africa can express it. That is what I witnessed and was privileged to be a part of at the Mission […] Read More
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 […] Read More

“It’s Not Mine, It’s God’s!”

Written by Nathanael Mayhew | July, 2017
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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, […] Read More