Bribe

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Post Date: January, 2014
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FROM THE FIELD                                                 July 3, 2013 The Bribe As you are traveling along a Nigerian traffic cop has you pull over, because you have violated a traffic rule of not stopping behind the white line. You will have to go to the police station and be fined. But a Read More

Great God Mammon

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Post Date: January, 2014
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FROM THE FIELD                                            August 5, 2013 The great god Mammon   “Americans are rich.” This is undoubtedly in the back of a lot of peoples\' minds overeas. And we are rich, there is no question about it. You take the poorest people we have in the USA and Read More

No Angel-free Zone

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Post Date: January, 2014
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FROM THE FIELD                                                                 August 19, 2013 NO ANGEL FREE ZONE   One morning upon leaving the hotel in Lubumbashi, Democratic Republic of Congo I got into a van with Pastor Muzakuza and several of his pastors heading for Read More

Personally

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Post Date: January, 2014
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FROM THE FIELD                                                     September 6, 2013 Personally   When in the midst of the work it is not hard to feel like the Psalmist (55:6-7) “...O that I had wings like a dove! I would fly away and be at rest; yea, I would wander afar, I would Read More

Solomonic Advice

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FROM THE FIELD                                                           September 19, 2013 SOLOMONIC ADVICE   “Go to the ant, O sluggard; consider her ways, and be wise.” Prov. 6:6 In Nigeria we saw the African garbage man readily at work when crumbs were carried away by Read More

The Lord Provides

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FROM THE FIELD                                                  October 3, 2013 The Lord Provides In our country there are a lot of things we take for granted. Our banking system is one of those. It is orderly and of a great benefit for us who are citizens. If one is not a US citizen, Read More

Overextending?!

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Post Date: January, 2014
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FROM THE FIELD                                              October 31, 2013 Overextending?!( Read Paul in  2 Cor. 10:14 RSV \" we are not overextending ourselves...\" You would be hard pressed to find another Lutheran synod that has the outreach overseas based on per Read More

Debacle Turned Into Blessing

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FROM THE FIELD                                                               November 13, 2014 Debacle Turned into Blessing On December 13, 2001 the BELC celebrated its 20th anniversary. But that celebration lost its luster when information came to the CLC that same month that Read More

Christmas Notes

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From the Field                                   Dec. 10, 2013 Christmas Notes - My wife Mary kept a diary during our time in Nigeria. Here are for the first four Read More

Shoulder to Shoulder

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From the Field                                  January 5, 2014 When the Scripture speaks, we listen. Read More