A Blessing | Texas Mission Stories

As Texas District President I often receive the blessing of hearing or experiencing mission stories. Recently I was able to attend the public launch of Cypress Chapel Lutheran Mission. Saturday night before the Sunday launch, the sky opened dropping a large amount of rain. The Sunday activities planned for after

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Potatoes and Prayers

Several new communities are being reached with the Gospel of Jesus in the Rio Grande Valley through a variety of mission outreach efforts. One involves potatoes—yes, you read correctly: spuds, Idaho’s best, Mister and Missus, the raw material for French Fries. The Orphan Grain Train blesses the Rio Grande Valley

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Not On Mission Alone

Sunday, November 20, 2016, has been set aside as Mission Prayer Sunday in the Texas District. It is a great day, indeed, a great week for prayer. Later in the week our families will gather together to give thanks to God for all of His provision in the past and

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Only One Thing Never Gets Old

Not long ago I was driving and saw an old, broken-down, pitiful representation of an automobile. It was a Lexus. Yes, I said Lexus. Even luxury cars get old. They get dented, dirty and worn out. Everything WE make gets old. This includes ways we’ve created to share the Gospel.

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Mission Planting Throughout Synod

The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod (it wasn’t called this at the beginning) has always had an emphasis on planting new congregations in the United States. The Synod was organized in 1847 and in a short period of seven years had to create four districts because of the growth in membership and congregations. This growth pattern continued, with a couple of down periods, all the way

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