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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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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“Cactus Communities”

I call them “cactus communities.” Let me explain. A cactus has life and doesn’t require a lot of maintenance. But a cactus is also highly guarded and difficult to open. So also are many rural and small town communities. On the one hand there is a lot of life there

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