Missions Updates

Caribbean Scholarship Fund

Caribbean Scholarship Fund is a home mission project on the 2018 Spring Ballot. Contributions to this special scholarship fund will help eager Caribbean students to have access to our synod's worker training college and seminary, to help meet the need for highly trained called workers to serve...

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Repatriation Conferences

At the LWMS Annual Convention of 2017 held in Orlando Florida, half of the convention offering was given to Repatriation Conferences.  In August of 2016, my wife Heidi and I along with other former missionaries and their wives were privileged to be part of the WELS missionary Repatriation...

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Greetings from Japan

The following excerpts are from a Christmas letter written by Pastor Haga of Mito, Japan, about how the Grace Lutheran congregation is reaching out with the gospel and how God is blessing their efforts—one person at a time with results not always evident until decades after the seed of the...

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Message a Missionary

At the 2017 LWMS Convention in Orlando our former Prayer Corner became “Message a Missionary”.  The more than 100 letters were sent by Vice President Sheila Fry to each missionary to whom the message was written. What a pleasant surprise to have a few missionaries write back! Here...

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Equipment Fund - More Exciting Than You Would Think

The Home Mission project known as the Equipment Fund was a recipient of a LWMS gift at the 2017 Convention in Orlando, Florida.  When I was first asked to write this article, I wasn’t sure what I was going to write about. The Equipment Fund has furnished our congregation with some...

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A Son of LWMS

Half of the 2017 LWMS offerings were given at the convention to Project #HM-2016-15 Cross-Cultural Mission Conferences and Training. This article is written to the women of LWMS by a pastor who is thankful for the gift which enables WELS to host an annual Asian-Anglo Conference.  Paul...

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I Will Go

“If God needs me to be a pastor, then I don’t care – wherever it is needed to make the church – I will go.” This is the commitment of Simon, a South Sudanese student in the Pastoral Studies Institute (PSI) of Wisconsin Lutheran Seminary.  Simon lives in Renton,...

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Hmong Ministry Grows

          “The generous will themselves be blessed, for they share their food with the poor.” (Proverbs 22:9) In 2002, Neng Lor, a WELS evangelist from a Hmong congregation in St. Paul, Minnesota, visited his extended family in Kansas City....

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A Hidden Gem, Malawi, Africa

It’s a travel cliché describing an intriguing place that is little known and seldom visited.  These “must-sees” are often not seen because they are off the beaten track in “out-of-the- way” places. But they are worth the effort. Those who stumble upon...

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Persecuted for Jesus

The Maoists tore down this man’s church.  They told him, “You cannot worship here anymore.”  Then they put him in prison where he was abused for three months.  Once they beat him so severely he was unconscious for three days.  His fellow prisoners told him,...

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How beautiful on the mountains are the feet of those who bring good news... ~ Isaiah 52:7