April 29, 2016 | Todd Ohlmann
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.
Pastor Ibrahim moved to Lusaka, Zambia and established the CLC-Zambia. He also started a congregation, began several outreach efforts, and began meeting with evangelists and pastors in the area who were interested in the teachings of the CLC.
Missionary Matt Ude and Pastor Todd Ohlmann visited Zambia to meet with Pastor Ibrahim and to assist in explaining the doctrinal positions of the CLC to several pastors and individuals in Lusaka who were interested. They used the CLC Statement of Faith and Purpose as an outline for their discussions. Several individuals expressed agreement with what had been taught and asked for a regular schedule of pastoral training seminars. Funding from the MDF was authorized to subsidize the expenses for monthly pastoral training classes to be conducted by Pastor Ibrahim.
CLC Mission Helpers (Heidi Lau, Lydia Albrecht, Riley Noeldner, Lucas Brown, Todd Ohlmann) visited Zambia to work with Pastor Ibrahim and to conduct child evangelism.
Pastor Ohlmann visited with several pastors in Livingstone and near Lusaka who had been discussing doctrine with Pastor Ibrahim. He used the CLC Statement of Faith and Purpose as an outline for two days of discussions with each group. This resulted in two new districts being started in the CLC-Zambia with several independent pastors meeting for monthly pastoral training seminars taught by Pastor Ibrahim.