. Prov. 25:25 Like cold water to a thirsty soul is Good News from a far country. What a way to begin the new year! Mark Bohde is doing independent mission work in SE Asia. In this emailing and the next one you have excerpts from his reports. ​ \"... Normally, when I travel overseas it takes me about . . . read more
I had the pleasure of going to Liberia to help Pastor Hein who is our CLC missionary to Liberia. It was a busy two weeks. I referred to myself as a \'temp\' and in place of Missionary Ohlmann due to his cracked vertebrae. I left the USA on Nov. 7th and returned the 22nd. There was a mission trip by Pastors Hein and Joseph Kiwalazu to Lofa to . . . read more
This is a report from Pastor Jyothi Benjamin of the CLCI. It is cause for prayer as we remember that the gates of hell cannot stand against the advance of His gracious rule. How has persecution been in the congregations of the CLCI? CLCI Evangelist Murdered: In the year 2011, one of our CLCI evangelists was murdered . . . read more
Voice of the Martyrs\" is a publication begun by Pastor Wurmbrand after he was released from communist imprisonment. In the September 2017 issue they had information on persecution of Christians in India. Hindutva is a term that the Hindu radicals use basically for \'India for the Hindus\'. Prime Minister Modi took office May 26, 2014 and since . . . read more
From the Institute for Creation Research Luther and Biblical Creation, 500 Years Later by James J. S. Johnson, J.D., Th.D. * Evidence for Creation Five hundred years ago in Wittenberg, Germany, an unusual scholar changed the course of human history using pen and hammer. Dr. Martin Luther protested . . . read more
MISSIONS IS OUTREACH Out of the Heart of God – We all know the passages in the end of the four Gospels that deal with our reaching out. There are several other passages that remind us that outreach is in and from the heart of God Himself. I Tim:2:4 “…who desires all men to be saved and to come to the knowledge of the truth.” It . . . read more
Reformation celebration Each year we celebrate God’s work through the Lutheran Reformation. The day we have picked for this is October 31st. It was on that date in 1517 that Martin Luther posted his 95 Theses for debate on the castle church door. Sometimes we can lose sight of the fact that God used many others also to advance the . . . read more
If we look back two years on restarted work in SE Asia by Bohde, who had been the CLC missionary in Thailand for some years, we see the progress. Starting Nov. 6, ’15 studies were held with several Hmong from Thailand. Laos Hmong were not able to come across the border. Although Mark Bohde is doing this independent work outside the CLC, we . . . read more
from \"Journey\" Blue Ridge Edition p. 23, August 2017 \'Illegal Lunch\' \"...Muslims observe a fast called \"Ramadan.\" During this fast, you cannot eat food or drink water from sun up to sun down. If you happened to live in a Muslim dominated part of the world, like Zanzibar in Tanzania, it would be illegal to eat food or drink . . . read more
Gain, Win, Save Sometimes we have heard it said, \"Just preach the Gospel.\" Of course that is THE way that one is saved, by hearing the message of forgiveness. It should not be overlooked though how Paul did everything in his power to reach out with the Good News. And his goal was specifically to \'gain, win, save\' the people he came . . . read more