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
Peter wrote that we are a chosen race, royal priesthood, a holy nation, God\'s own people, that we may declare the wonderful deeds of Him who called us out of darkness into His marvelous light. 1 Pet. 2:9 This universal priesthood of all believers was one of those many Bible teachings that God restored to His church in the Reformation. On July 10th . . . read more
The CLC has services in Canada in British Columbia and Alberta. Pastor E. Starkey and D. Maas have made trips to Manitoba in the past. Most recently Pastor T. Daub has gone across the border to do exploratory work in both English and German. Here is his most recent (June) report of the basic leg work that is necessary to reach out. \"The last . . . read more
A man from Nicaragua was working on a diary farm and came in contact with one of our CLC members from Trinity Lutheran Church in Watertown, South Dakota. This led to the man visiting our church with regularity to hear the Word. He has also come to know others of our people in the congregation. Pastor Paul Krause who is the pastor has visited . . . read more
A friend in Germany, Terry, sent me this news article from the Orlando Sentinel. While we don\'t support Wycliffe because of the unionism they practice, we do praise God that they are working to get the Word out. And as we celebrate Pentecost still we want everyone to hear in his own language about the mighty works of God. Getting THE WORD . . . read more
OUR LORD GIVES US AN EXAMPLE OF THE OPEN DOOR As we approach the Pentecost celebration on June 4th, let us remember the \'open door\' through which we proceed both locally and beyond. In Jn. 4:7-42 we have an exciting drama. A soul hung in the balance. It is an incident out of every day life. A similar incident could easily be repeated in your . . . read more