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Siddhi, Nepal

Written by Todd Ohlmann | May, 2016
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NOTES FROM THE FIELD In this series, thoseinvolved with CLC foreign missions profile one aspect of our overseas endeavors. During the last couple of weeks of January 2016, I had the privilege of traveling to Nepal on behalf of the CLC Board of Missions. Much was accomplished while I was there. I spent the first… Read More »Siddhi, Nepal Read More

COVID-19 and Cyclone Aid Sent to Overseas Brethren

Written by Todd Ohlmann | July, 2020
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In the middle of so much earthly uncertainty, we can be certain of God’s love for us all. It was God’s love for sinners that led Him to send His only Son to pay for the sins of mankind. And it is that same sacrificial love that we look to for hope when so many… Read More »COVID-19 and Cyclone Aid Sent to Overseas Brethren Read More

Pastor Kossi Blewu of the MELC-Togo

Written by Todd Ohlmann | March, 2019
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NOTES FROM THE FIELD In this series, thoseinvolved with CLC foreign missions profile one aspect of our overseas endeavors. Pastor Kossi Blewu is forty-eight years old. He is married, has seven children, and—along with his wife—cares for four orphans. He serves as a pastor, Bible Institute teacher, and chairman of the Mission Evangelique Lutherienne de… Read More »Pastor Kossi Blewu of the MELC-Togo Read More

Announcements

Written by Todd Ohlmann | July, 2000
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Installation In accord with our usage and order, recent Seminary graduate, Matthew Gurath, who was called as pastor to Faith Lutheran Church of Coloma, Mich., was ordained and installed on June 4, 2000. Pastors David Baker, Mark Bernthal, Timothy Holland, David Schaller, Walter Schaller, and Prof. Roland Gurgel assisted. –Pastor Todd Ohlmann Change Of Address… Read More »Announcements Read More

Meet Pastor Monotosh Banarjee and the Bangladesh Lutheran Church Mission

Written by Todd Ohlmann | August, 2020
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NOTES FROM THE FIELD In this series, thoseinvolved with CLC foreign missions profile one aspect of our overseas endeavors. With President Eichstadt’s recent declaration of fellowship between the CLC and the Bangladesh Lutheran Church Mission (BLCM), I would like to introduce Pastor Monotosh Banarjee to you, and describe our Savior’s work in uniting us in… Read More »Meet Pastor Monotosh Banarjee and the Bangladesh Lutheran Church Mission Read More

Death of a Faithful Servant in Myanmar, New Construction in Nepal

Written by Todd Ohlmann | February, 2021
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MISSION NEWSLETTER Every other month our CLC Board of Missions updates us with recent news from various mission fields. On Monday, December 28th, the Lord in His grace and mercy delivered His servant Pastor Charles Edwards from his earthly pilgrimage to his home in heaven. Pastor Edwards unexpectedly suffered a massive stroke and passed away… Read More »Death of a Faithful Servant in Myanmar, New Construction in Nepal 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 »In Memory of Mary B. Read More

The Meaning of “Doctrinal Unity” In Our Foreign Mission Work

Written by Todd Ohlmann | March, 2017
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NOTES FROM THE FIELD 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 doctrinal unity is determined and maintained… Read More »The Meaning of “Doctrinal Unity” In Our Foreign Mission Work Read More

Nepal Earthquake Update

Written by Todd Ohlmann | June, 2016
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April 25, 2015 will be a day that many of our brothers and sisters in Christ who live in Nepal will never forget. It was a day that brought much pain, suffering, and loss. That was the day, just over a year ago, when the first of two major earthquakes brought terrible death and destruction… Read More »Nepal Earthquake Update Read More

Bhitrakoti Family—Nepal

Written by Todd Ohlmann | September, 2015
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Many have had the privilege of meeting and getting to know Raju Bhitrakoti over the past few years as he attended Immanuel Lutheran Seminary and visited many CLC congregations. The Himalayan Church of the Lutheran Confession of Nepal (HCLCN) has also become rather well known in our circles due to the earthquake that rocked Nepal… Read More »Bhitrakoti Family—Nepal Read More

CLC-Tanzania Seminary Report

Written by Todd Ohlmann | March, 2022
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In this series, thoseinvolved with CLC foreign missions profile one aspect of our overseas endeavors. On November 14, 2021, five graduates, three faculty members, one missionary, and about one hundred guests and government dignitaries gathered for the inaugural graduation of five students who successfully completed three years of study at the Wittenberg Lutheran Theological Seminary… Read More »CLC-Tanzania Seminary Report Read More

Announcements

Written by Todd Ohlmann | August, 2001
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Great Lakes Pastoral Conference Dates: September 25-27, 2001 Place: Immanuel Lutheran College, Eau Claire, Wis. Agenda: 1. Old Testament Exegesis: Ecclesiastes 11:1ff.-- Pastor Timothy Holland 2. New Testament Exegesis: 2 Corinthians 13:5ff -- Pastor Philip Matzke 3. Encouragement in the Pastor's Personal Use of God's Word -- Pastor David Naumann 4. Balancing Sanctification and Gospel… Read More »Announcements Read More

What is the CLC Mission Helper Program All About?

Written by Todd Ohlmann | October, 2019
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NOTES FROM THE FIELD In this series, thoseinvolved with CLC foreign missions profile one aspect of our overseas endeavors. The CLC Mission Helper Program was established by a CLC Convention resolution in 1996. The program was designed to offer opportunities for individual members of CLC congregations to volunteer their time and talents in foreign mission… Read More »What is the CLC Mission Helper Program All About? Read More

Progress in Nepal

Written by Todd Ohlmann | October, 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 not always for us to understand or explain why things do not go the way we have planned. These past several months of the coronavirus pandemic have proven this to us in many ways.… Read More »Progress in Nepal 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 »Graduation in Togo Read More

Church of the Lutheran Confession in Tanzania (CLC-TZ)

Written by Todd Ohlmann | August, 2018
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NOTES FROM THE FIELD In this series, thoseinvolved with CLC foreign missions profile one aspect of our overseas endeavors. During a recent visit to our sister church body in Tanzania, I was able to assist in the training of men to be faithful preachers and teachers of God’s saving Word. It is always encouraging to… Read More »Church of the Lutheran Confession in Tanzania (CLC-TZ) Read More

A Bangladesh Baptism

Written by Todd Ohlmann | October, 2022
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[Ed.: The names of certain people and places in this article are withheld because of the risk of persecution.] On our visit to Bangladesh in May, the Lord provided an incredible example of His grace, mercy, and patient blessings. After a couple of weeks of travel, teaching, and discussions, the trip was coming to a… Read More »A Bangladesh Baptism 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 »Zambia Read More

Mission Helper Trip to Zambia

Written by Todd Ohlmann | October, 2022
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Every other month our CLC Board of Missions updates us with recent news from various mission fields. After a two-year COVID hiatus, the CLC Mission Helper Program was finally able to make a trip this past July. Eight volunteers (Andrea D’Onofrio, Kaylee Koenig, Henry Lau, Candy Ohlmann, Noah Ohlmann, Erica Oster, Amy Tvedt, and Kari… Read More »Mission Helper Trip to Zambia Read More

The Mission Helper Program

Written by Todd Ohlmann | September, 2016
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The purpose of the CLC Mission Helper Program is quite simply to provide opportunities for members of the CLC to participate in our Savior’s Great Commission. It was twenty years ago, at the 1996 CLC convention, that delegates and pastors gave their approval to the CLC Mission Helper Program. Since that time, by God’s grace,… Read More »The Mission Helper Program Read More

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