Never Too Old For Mission

What can a 4-foot 11-inch septuagenarian do for global Christianity? Plenty. I witnessed the work of Mrs. Carol Buckman during a visit to St. Louis. The Missouri District of the LCMS was showcasing some of its excellent work in urban ministry. One stop was in the heart of a decaying

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Momentum in 2016 and 2017

Ten new word and sacrament congregations were planted in the Texas District in 2016, bringing the total of new churches started since 2004 to 113. That means one new congregation has been planted in Texas every six weeks for thirteen years! We praise God for His Kingdom work among us

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They All Know the Mission

We tendered to land at a small town named Kailua-Kona, located on the “Big Island.” What a beautiful venue. Some may know this community as the start of the annual Ironman World competition. We were not there to participate. In fact, my wife and I simply took a leisurely stroll

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For Such a Time as This

Answered prayer as well as the beginning of something new and exciting was celebrated Sunday, January 8 at Grace Lutheran Church in Killeen. Over 170 people from the community and churches throughout Circuit 17 came together to celebrate God’s provision and Pastor Gerry Harrow’s installation as the church planter to

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Reaching Indians for Christ

In the United States there are more than 4 million Hindu immigrants and more than 1200 Hindu temples. More temples are being built as mainline Christian churches are closing down. Additionally, more and more Anglos Americans are embracing the Hindu religion. They are attracted to Indian ornate temples, complex mythologies

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