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2004 India Trip

Missionary Journal #1 – India – Aug. 25, 2004 I have had two meetings with the four leaders in the four districts of the BELC around Chennai.  We work in close cohesiveness, with no westerner imposing his notions.  As brothers we sit down and consider His work here and pray.

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2004 Summaries

Each year these summaries of our work in various areas are sent to the CLC Mission Board to allow us to get an overview of the year’s work with our overseas brethren.

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2005 Mission Trip

Hello All — The following comes from Missionary David Koenig, who has recently begun his annual “circuit” trave to our mission contacts in India and Africa.  Our CLC mission program is supported primarily from local “mission” offerings to the CLC General Fund, as well as through your congregational contributions to the Mission Development Fund (MDF).

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2005 Summaries

Bible Distribution – We distributed 576 Telugu and Tamil Bibles in our sister churches of the CLCI and BELC. The lower number of Bibles distributed this year is reflected by the higher costs in catechism distribution for this year. Beyond this we gave a few Bibles in other areas.

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2006 Work

Hello All — The following comes from Missionary David Koenig, who is serving as the CLC on-site missionary in India. Our CLC mission program is supported primarily from local “mission” offerings to the CLC General Fund, as well as through your congregational contributions to the Mission Development Fund (MDF). — Pastor Bruce Naumann, Mission Board

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2007 Work

Hello All — The following comes from Missionary David Koenig, who is serving as the CLC on-site missionary in India. Our CLC mission program is supported primarily from local “mission” offerings to the CLC General Fund, as well as through your congregational contributions to the Mission Development Fund (MDF). — Pastor Bruce Naumann, Mission Board Chairman

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2008 Christmas Greetings

2008 Christmas Greetings from India

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2008 East Africa VisitationTrip Journals

2008 East Africa VisitationTrip Journals

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2008 Visit to Myanmar

2008 Visitation to Myanmar, Report and Photos

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2008 Work

Hello All — The following comes from Missionary David Koenig, who is serving as the CLC on-site missionary in India. Our CLC mission program is supported primarily from local “mission” offerings to the CLC General Fund, as well as through your congregational contributions to the Mission Development Fund (MDF). — Pastor Bruce Naumann, Mission Board Chairman

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2009 CLCI SEMINARY GRADUATION

The 2009 seminary graduation day was a very festive and special occasion in the CLCI. By the wonderful grace of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, the climax has come for the 11th batch of graduates from the CLCI seminary. We call these ceremonies as “commencement exercises,” because Graduation is not the end; it’s the

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2009 Nepal Visit Journal

An account of Pastor Todd Ohlmann’s and Missionary Matthew Ude’s recent trip to Nepal.

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2009 Work

Feb. 2009 CLCI Evangelism Effort Pastor Ude worked in the CLCI previously in a trip with the CLCI team in an evangelism effort. Now it was my turn. In our meeting with the CLCI leaders previously we arranged how long to be up there. More Bibles that I brought, as well as New Testaments and

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2010 CLCI Graduation

Report and pictures from the 2010 CLCI Seminary Graduation

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2010 Joint Asian Pastoral Conference

The following pictures and report come from Pastor Jyothi Benjamin of the CLC-India:

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2010 Work

October 2010 Eighten men from the CLCI, BELC and HCLCN and two CLC missionaries met for two days in Nellore, India to share reports on the Lord’s work among these sister churches. Pastors Thang and Kham could not come from the CLC Myanmar due to border difficulties. They did send a report on their work

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2015 MLBS Graduation

March 11th 2015 21 young men graduated from Martin Luther Bible School in Nagalapuram, Andhra Pradesh, India. This is the 4th graduating class of the MLBS. The commencement address was given by Missionary Edward Starkey. Pastor Starkey spoke about the need to keep preaching the word against all adversity. Pastor Bhaskar, Pastor Rajamani, Pastor D

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A Good Time Was Had By All

The BELC Koppedu District has been having an inauguration of their VBS throughout the district now for several years. This year fifteen pastors brought over 600 children together on Sunday afternoon to celebrate the beginning of VBS time. Several MLBS students and also some ladies helped to keep the children in order. Of course we

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A Taste of India(BELC)

Persecution – Pastor Peter Bhasker of Chittoor Dist. had recently bought land and done digging for a foundation in his village. But radical Hindus said they did not want a Christian church built there. And the local politician(MLA) supported them so that the construction is at a standstill. Pastor had done everything legally, but now

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Africa Calling – Station Zambia

In January Teacher Ibrahim Karioki of the CLCEA sent out news that he was going to Zambia to try to establish the church there. In a February report he wrote: “I thank God because I had a good trip from Kilimanjaro-Tanzania to Lusaka Zambia. I departed my home place to Zambia on 21/02/2011 and I

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BELC Seminary Graduation, Feb. 2009

One of our sister church bodies in India, the Berea Evangelical Lutheran Church (BELC), graduated its first class of 16 pastors. More...

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CLC East Africa Visitation, 2008

CLC East Africa Visitation, 2008 October, 2008 — The Children of the AIDS Orphan School, Etago, Kenya During October and November of 2008, a team of three CLC men visited our sister churches in Kenya and Tanzania. These included our regular visiting missionary to East Africa, Pastor Nathanael Mayhew; Pastor Bruce Naumann, CLC Mission Board

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CLCI – India Flood Relief Report ~ January 2010

This report comes from Pastor Jyothi Benjamin of the CLC of India. Read about the efforts of our brothers and sisters in Christ as they reach out in love for the members of the CLCI who lost most if not all of their earthly possessions in the recent flooding in southern India.

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CLCI Mission Outreach, Jan 2009

From Pastor Jyothi Benjamin: The Lord has been good to us the year 2008-09. This year the Lord has opened amazingly many doors to start new CLCI congregations. This has been the beginning of our CLCI ministry in many new rural and tribal villages of Andhra Pradesh State...

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CLCI Vacation Bible School 2008

God is good! We are thankful to report that we had a fantastic week of VBS. God blessed the VBS-08 with more than two thousand children, and many children received Christ. When this vast number of children was given  . . .

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December 2010 – CLC Monthly Mission News

December 2010 – CLC Monthly Mission News Christmas Mission Work The month of December is well known to us as the special time for Christians to celebrate the birth of the Savior of the world. In the Christmas gospel of Luke we hear of mission work being done already at the very beginning of Jesus’

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Holy Cross Lutheran Church and School Emmaus Milimani

Report for Holy Cross Lutheran Church and School Emmaus Milimani Near Moi’s Bridge, Kenya School – The  Emmaus  Hill School is in its third year of operation.  The School year runs from January through November with the months of April and August recessed.  This school has been a welcome addition to the community due to

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India – CLCI Flood Relief Phase III

From Pastor Jyothi Benjamin: Isaiah 43:1-2 But now, thus says the Lord, who created you, O Jacob, And He who formed you, O Israel: “Fear not, for I have redeemed you; I have called you by your name; You are Mine. 2 When you pass through the waters, I will be with you; And through the rivers, they shall

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India Floods, Oct. 30 Update

Dear CLC Members, The latest report from Pastor Jyothi Benjamin of the CLCI, regarding the tragic loss of life and property from recent floods, is below. Please see the link to the photos he sent, at the bottom of the page. The Board of Missions has sent an initial $5,000 to the CLCI, to begin our assistance. We are estimating that there will be an urgent need, to help with even basic necessities, in excess of $20,000.

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India/Nepal Visitation, May 2008

Pastor Todd Ohlmann is a member of the CLC Board of Missions, and a part-time foreign missionary to India. He departed on May 12 for a three-week visitation to India and Nepal. He will be working and traveling with CLC Missionary Matthew Ude. Pastor Ohlmann will be posting regular updates on this trip at travel

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January 2010 – Outreach Efforts in the CLC-India

Pastor Jyothi Benjamin of the CLCI sent a brief report and pictures from a recent 9 day visit by Missionary David Koenig and his wife Mary. From Pastor Jyothi Benjamin: 12 March 2010 Nidubrolu, INDIA In Christ dearly beloved., Cordial greetings to you in the precious Name of our Lord Jesus Christ, who suffered for

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JAPC 2011 Summary

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JAPC 2012

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JAPC Report 2014

Reports and Essays: Pictures:

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John Rohrbach Visits CLCI

And whosoever shall give to drink unto one of these little ones a cup of cold water only in the name of a disciple, verily I say unto you, he shall in no wise lose his reward.  Matthew 10:42 In Christ dearly beloved, Cordial greetings to you in the precious Name of our Lord Jesus

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Joint Asia India Conference 2009

Pastor Jyothi Benjamin reports on the recent Pastoral Conference in Nellore, India, involving representatives of the BELC and CLCI (India), UMLC (Myanmar), and HCLCN (Nepal). Includes photo gallery from this blessed event.

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Liberia Dream, From Grace Lutheran

Like Cold Water to a Thirsty Soul is Good News from a Far Country There are many ways of doing outreach in the world. One method that has been on the increase among Christians is by a congregation initiating work. In the CLC this has been happening also. Here is a report on such from

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Myanmar 08 Visit

Myanmar 08 Visit CLC Visitation Team with UMELC Chairman Thang (left), Mrs. Khen, and Secretary Kham Between October 20 and November 8, a CLC visitaition team met with the leaders and pastors of the “Upper Myanmar Ev. Lutheran Church” in the country of Myanmar (formerly Burma). Upper Myanmar Evangelical Lutheran Church (UMELC) was founded by

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October CLC Monthly Mission Newsletter

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Pastor David Baker Visit the CLCI and BELC

In January and February of 2010 Pastor David made a self-funded visit to India to encourage our brothers and sisters in Christ of the CLCI and BELC and to assist in the spreading of the Gospel in South India and the Andaman Islands.

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Pastor G. D. Bakthavachalam

Pastor G. D. Bakthavachalam is 73 years old at this most distant congregation in the Chittoor Dist. of the BELC. He is the white-haired man in the pictures. It has been decided to gather perhaps 20 men at his church to begin instruction in our Lutheran teachings. We want to get this established before the

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RCC Oct 08

CLC Board of Missions Report to the Coordinating Council, October 1-2, 2008 Erik Weihenmayer has been blind since age thirteen. In 2001 he became the first, and thus far only, blind person to reach the highest peak in the world when he climbed to the top of Mt. Everest in Nepal. One year later, when

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Report to Coordinating Council October, 2008

The Latest News and Plans for Our Stateside and Overseas Missions

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The Spiritual over the Material

Recently, with several district chairmen in the BELC we have been working on a survey of our church buildings. When I arrived at Indira Nagar church building, there was an old woman with grey hair sitting under the portico. I thought well maybe she wants a little money, but she did not hold out her

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Vast Flooding in Andhra Pradesh, India

Dear CLC Members — Recent severe flooding in India has caused untold hardship for millions of people. It has happened in Andhra Pradesh State, where our fellow believers of the CLCI live. As Pastor Jyothi Benjamin reports below, there are 3 known deaths among CLCI members due to the flooding. 12 congregations and 36 preaching

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