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Missionary Travel Opportunities Opening Up

Every other month our CLC Board of Missions updates us with recent news from various mission fields.

With COVID restrictions slowly being lifted, opportunities for international travel are again opening up. This allowed Missionary Todd Ohlmann to visit Tanzania in December 2021. He accompanied Ted Quade, who serves as the Christian School Instruction Supervisor, on a visit to Kenya in February 2022. By the time you are reading this article, he will, Lord willing, be nearing the end of a one-month visitation to work with our Christian brothers and sisters in the Bangladesh Lutheran Church Mission (BLCM) and the Himalayan Church of the Lutheran Confession of Nepal (HCLCN).

During their time in Kenya, Missionary Ohlmann and Mr. Quade spent most their time with the teachers and staff of the Emmaus Millimani School in the Moi’s Bridge area and St. David’s Kinship School in Etago. The purpose of the trip was to assist these two schools in their efforts to teach the Gospel as an integral part of the program. They also assisted Kenya-CLC with the initial colloquy of Calvin Luvisha, who serves a Lutheran congregation in a city near Moi’s Bridge. The KCLC will continue to meet and study with Calvin as they work toward unity of doctrine. Their report to the Board of Missions indicates that the Lord blessed the visit and that progress was made in many areas.

In early March, Missionary Ohlmann will fly to Bangladesh to spend a couple of busy weeks traveling throughout the eight districts of the BLCM with Pastor Monotosh Banarjee. They are scheduled to conduct outreach seminars in ten congregations and preaching stations. In addition to the outreach seminars, Missionary Ohlmann will also conduct a two-day pastoral training seminar for the fourteen men of the BLCM who are being trained to assist in ministry and outreach.

After his time in Bangladesh, Missionary Ohlmann will travel to Nepal to spend two weeks working with the leaders of the HCLCN. They are scheduled to conduct six outreach seminars at HCLCN congregations and preaching stations. Toward the end of the visit, the pastors and new students of the Himalayan Bible Institute will gather in the Chitwan District for a two-day pastoral training seminar and to dedicate the new Bible Institute building that was recently completed.

Praise the Lord for the opportunities He has granted us in the CLC, graciously allowing us to be involved in training faithful preachers and teachers of His saving Word in so many places around the world!

Robert Sauers is pastor of Luther Memorial Church in Fond du Lac, Wisconsin, and a member of the CLC Board of Missions

Top: Marie Sagala, Ted Quade, Anna Sagala. Next: Pastor Enosh, Headmaster Bernard, Ted Quade, Pastor Fred at Etago School. Bottom: Ted teaching Sunday School at Holy Cross Lutheran Church in Mois Bridge