Missions Updates

A Malawian Sister in Christ

Fifty years ago, WELS Missionary John Janosek preached the gospel in a village in southern Malawi.  Among those listening were Martha Mabedi and her husband, Daison. Martha did not know then how God would use her to help build his church in Malawi.   She hadn’t anticipated that...

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Adult WELS Missionary Kid Conference

In 1997 you may recall meeting a gangly blonde seven-year-old in a summer kimono. Your congregation had invited my father to speak at a mission festival while my family was on furlough. We probably sang “Lift High the Cross” together, because I sang that hymn every week of the summer we...

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Granola Bar Evangelism

It was our last preview worship service before our grand opening.  Just after everyone had gone into the gym (sanctuary) for worship, one of my daughters went into the hallway and saw two girls grab some granola bars from our hospitality area and run out the door.  She told my wife, Jill,...

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Apache Leadership and Maintenance Project

Nearly 125 years ago the first German-speaking Lutheran missionaries came to the Apache nation. Some of those men became legends, still remembered fondly by Apache Lutherans today. Some of their children grew up on the White Mountain and San Carlos Reservations and became solid confessional...

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WHERE SHOULD I WORK THIS SUMMER??

Employment at the seminary is a pretty important topic.  If you were a fly on the wall of the dorm or a classroom at Wisconsin Lutheran Seminary (WLS), you’d hear these questions spoken often, “Where should I work this summer?” and “Do you have a job yet?” Many of...

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We're All In This Together

This Christmas was an especially memorable one for my family.  In fact, chances are we won’t see its rival for many years because this Christmas we had all of our kids, our daughter- in- law, our grandson, and our future daughter- in- law, home!  What a blessing!  But there is...

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The Transition

The Transition from Academia to Ministry It’s around 5:00 p.m. on a cold, Wednesday afternoon in New Ulm, Minnesota. The February sunset has lit the sky on fire as you walk to supper. It’s beautiful, but you don’t have time to appreciate it. The food that night is excellent,...

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Christmas in Russia

At Christmastime last year a congregation in Wisconsin asked for a message from one of our Sunday school children. They were doing a Christmas Eve service with messages from kids around the world. Here’s what I sent at that time. ~ Jennifer Wolfgramm, missionary wife in...

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Growing in Love for Missions Through kids c.a.r.e.

The kids c.a.r.e. Family Ministry for Outreach Project of 2016 to 2017 is the twelfth kids c.a.r.e. project. After being involved with possibly all twelve projects, the author of this article tells how kids c.a.r.e. has opened her eyes to see that even as a child, the privilege of sharing...

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Appreciate Your Cards? Most Emphatically - YES!

Beyond all question, the mystery of godliness is great: “He appeared in a body, was vindicated by the Spirit,        was seen by angels,        was preached among the nations,        was believed on in the world,    ...

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