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2005

Registration to be finished in January 2006 – Land purchased and services started at Segbe – New man, Jerome, joining as pastor. Missionary in the field in June and November.

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A Little History Lesson as we Celebrate the Lutheran Reformation

From the Field October 17, 2016​ This month we celebrate the Lutheran Reformation. God restored so very much to His church of the Word’s teachings that had been hidden for so long as the antichrist covered over the truth. We must also admit though that we Lutherans were slow to carry the Word into all

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April 2008

In April 2008 Pastor Nathanael Mayhew was called as the CLC part-time Missionary to East Africa.

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Celebrate Epiphany Jan. 6th

From the Field Jan. 6, 2015 There is an ancient tradition that the wise came from as far away as India or China. One tradition has a wise teacher in China disappearing for a long time and then returning to his home village… We don’t know for sure where they came from. We do know

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Developments in Myanmar

From the Field January 16, 2015 Land finally purchased. In working together with our brethren in Myanmar in Chin State we rejoice that the land has finally been purchased upon which buildings could be constructed at Kalay. When Pastor Ohlmann and I are there in February we will discuss with the executive committee what we

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First Week – India – Great

India May 26, 2015 This is directly from the field as I am having a great time in India serving the Lord for the first week. Here is the rundown so far in the BELC: •Taught 15 of the students at Martin Luther Bible School a segment on ‘Doing the Work of an Evangelist’ and

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Guilty Until Proven Innocent

From the Field August 19, 2014 We started the Lutheran Bible Institute in Nigeria to train our pastors beginning in January 1987. Twelve men began with eight of those graduating. In the first years we had quite a number of applicants. While we sought to filter out trouble, it came nonetheless. The devil was not

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History of Congo

Initial Contact   Pastor Mutombo Muzakuza was baptized Catholic and joined a confessional Reformed Church in 1978, ordained as a bishop in 1977.  He left and sought to form a new church in the Lutheran mold, as suggested by a Methodist bishop.  The chairman of the CLC Mission Board corresponded with Pastor Muzakuza in April

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History of Ghana

GHANA March 2002 Since it appears that Gideon is located for the time being in Denu, Ghana (across the border from Togo), our work is now in Ghana also. During this visit the studies continued and there was discussion on outreach. Pastor Gideon holds services at the humble school with attendance at about 15. He

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History of India

History of the CLC’s work for Him in India Initial Contact The CLC Board of Missions (BoM) received a letter from John Rohrbach, a member of Zion, Ipswich, S.D., dated Dec. 10, 1981.  In it he wrote, “This past summer I went to Sri Lanka and India… While there I became sick and was hospitalized

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History of India, Lutherans in

1909-2009 Introduction A lot can happen in one hundred years. Think of how our country has been transformed through the hundred years from 1909 to 2009 from the horse and buggy to the nuclear age. In this study we look at another transformation. What has happened with the Lutheran churches that were in India in

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History of Kenya

History of the CLC’s work in Kenya Initial Contact Some had been looking for a new church in their area of Etago, Kisii to replace the churches they were in, namely the Roman Catholic and the 7th Day Adventist. Inquiries were made among tourists from America who travelled nearby. A non-CLC friend from Michigan, upon

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History of Myanmar

2008 Extensive correspondence was carried on by the Secretary of the Mission Board, Pastor Ohlmann with the Upper Myanmar Evangelical Lutheran Church beginning in February and carrying on into the Spring. It was proposed to have a visitation by CLC representatives to the UMELC. This was approved at a June meeting of the Mission Board.

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History of Nepal

September 2007 Pastor Raju Bhitrokoti, with his father’s blessing and advice, began searching the internet for Lutheran organizations that would be willing to offer pastoral training in Nepal. He “stumbled” upon the websites of a few CLC congregations. In reading and searching these sites he read reports concerning the CLC efforts to assist the CLCI

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History of Nigeria

History of the CLC’s work in Nigeria (NCLC) (A Story of Human Failure and God’s Mercy) Initial Contact In the early 1970’s Oscar Erpenstein of St. Stephen’s of San Francisco came into contact with certain Nigerian students schooling in the USA.  He showed them the truth from God’s Word.  When they returned to Nigeria, contact

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History of South Africa

2008 Correspondence had been carried on between Pastor Denis Mulumba of the ELCC and Pastor Koenig. Encouragement was given to Pastor Denis to do outreach work beyond the Democratic Republic of Congo. He decided to try in Johannesburg, SA. He, his wife and baby are now located in Joburg with the attempt to gather French

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History of Tanzania

History of the CLC’s work in Tanzania Initial Contact On April 4, 2000 Pastor Jesse Angowi sent his inquiry about the CLC to Prof. Pfeiffer at ILC.  Since the missionary was going to Kenya for meetings with the Etago people at the end of April, an email was sent to Pastor Angowi of the Lutheran

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History of Togo

History of the CLC’s work in Togo Initial Contact In 1999 Elinore Gbedey was returning to the USA from teaching in the country of Benin. She came through Lome, Togo to visit there, since she is married to a Togolese. While in Lome, she came across a Lutheran, Amegan Kwaku Kpello (Mike) and explained our

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January 2003

The Aids Orphan Nursery or Pre-School was opened with 80 children, approximately 30 boys and 50 girls taught by two trained ladies of the congregation.

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January 2016

At the end of January the chairman of the Board of Missions made a visit to Nepal. While in Nepal he visited several earthquake affects villages where the CLC and HCLCN have been working together to provide three phases of relief following the April 25, 2015 earthquake. Ten days into the visitation he was joined

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January-February 2003

Loren and Larry Hansen, Russ Schmitt and Josh Stelter worked on remodeling the building at Himo, Tanzania to be used as St. Peter’s Seminary. With the help of members there, they carried out extensive work: electrical, plumbing, carpentry. Furniture was also supplied for the furnishing of the seminary. The $27,000 for the purchase of the

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Liberia Visitation 2016

This is an excerpt of the report sent to the CLC Mission Board – I had the pleasure of working with Pastor John Hein and Alvin Jask in Liberia recently arriving there Nov. 1st and leaving Nov. 11th. It was decided to have the sessions of study for several days on the 45 Colloquy Practice

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Victor’s Crusade

Pastor Victor of the BELC with a group of his pastors recently went through over 30 villages handing out tracts. This effort of going door to door was carried out in a ten day period. As you can see from the pictures, people reacted favorably to receive the tracts. See More . . .

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Volume 14 Issue 13

The Augsburg Confession: Article 22 Of Both Kinds in the Sacrament By Pastor Nathanael Mayhew   Disputed Articles   Beginning with Article XXII the Lutherans deal with those issues that they knew were at variance with the teachings of the Roman Church. These issues include the Lord’s Supper (Articles XXII, and XXIV), the Priesthood (Articles

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Volume 14 Issue 3

The Augsburg Confession Article 13 by Nathanael Mayhew The Sacraments What is a sacrament? How many sacraments are there? When we study these questions, we must realize that the term “sacrament” is a man-made term. The word “sacrament” comes from the Latin sacramentum which means oath or rite. The number of rites recognized as sacraments depends upon how one defines the

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Zambia

Initial Contact – 2010 Pastor Ibrahim (who was trained in the CLC-East Africa Seminary in Himo, Tanzania) visited Zambia at the invitation of a friend who wanted to start a CLC congregation in Zambia. He found several individuals who were troubled that they couldn’t find a Lutheran church that taught the truth. 2011 Pastor Ibrahim

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