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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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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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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Anxious? High-Deductible Plan?

It’s that time of year again. Open enrollment for those covered by Concordia Health Plans. For many, the words “health care plans” and “high-deductible” creates anxiety. The employee wonders: Which plan will take care of my family best and how can I pay for it? The employer wonders: Which health

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