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Category: Missions

The BELC has a two-year pastor training program at the Martin Luther Bible School. The BELC also conducts monthly training meetings in each district. Our missionaries travel to these meetings, as the schedule allows, and conduct training for the pastors. In addition, the BELC has begun a two-day leadership training seminar for Read More
At the end of last year (November and December, 2015), southern India was affected by rainfall totals that had not been seen there in more than a decade. The result was devastating flooding in the regions of Andhra Pradesh and Tamil Nadu. The city of Chennai (which has a population of about five million people) was particularly hard hit. Over five Read More

Busia, Uganda

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In this series, thoseinvolved with CLC foreign missions profile one aspect of our overseas endeavors.
Before boarding the bus to Busia, you had better be sure for which Busia you are bound. Busia is a bustling border city split in half by the countries of Kenya and Uganda, and it is home to one of the first Read More

Open Doors

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Each month our CLC Board of Missions updates us with the latest news from various mission fields.
The Book of Acts records the rapid expansion of the early New Testament church. The Holy Spirit worked through the Word, using believers like Peter, John, Stephen, Philip, Barnabas, James, and Paul. Of these men, Paul 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
In 2010 a man from Liberia was baptized as an adult and, professing his Christian faith according to what we believe and teach from the Bible, was received into membership at Grace Lutheran Church in Fridley, Minnesota. His name is Alvin Jask. Since then others from his family, originally from Liberia but now living in the U.S., have also become Read More
Following the Light The things we take for granted—like light. During our last mission visitation to Torreón, Mexico, CLC Board of Missions Chairman Todd Ohlmann and I were privileged to join some of the members of the Iglesia Luterana Confesional (ILC-Mexico) in an evening worship service. The service was conducted by Pastor Read More

The Invisible Hand

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In the study of economics, I think it was Adam Smith who first coined the term “the invisible hand” to refer to the operation of economic markets in which thousands and thousands of decisions are made daily, buying and selling, supply and demand. The point is that no government or group of people could possibly make these decisions as well as Read More
Not all the pastors of the Berea Evangelical Lutheran Church (BELC) are ordained. Most have not studied beyond Martin Luther Bible School or attended a formal seminary. Many had their first extended study in God’s Word through another pastor whom they may have helped in their home church. Regardless of how the men come to the BELC, all are asked Read More
A few years ago, while Missionary David Koenig and I were visiting pastors around India, we happened to come across two pastors who could not have been more different in some respects. One was young and bouncing all over the place, full of ideas and dreams, restless and eager to serve the Lord. The second was an older man whose character was Read More