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B.A.S.I.C. NEWSLETTER #250

B.A.S.I.C. NEWSLETTER #250 I Cor.. 16:9 ‘For a wide door for effective work has opened to me, and there are many adversaries. October 15, 2013   —————– In the first BASIC Newsletter, Dec.13, 2002, I wrote It is great to share “information on the work. And I receive email from you of course, and am

B.A.S.I.C. NEWSLETTER #249

B.A.S.I.C. NEWSLETTER #249 I Cor.. 16:9 ‘For a wide door for effective work has opened to me, and there are many adversaries. SEPTEMBER 25, 2013  ———————— NEWS Pastor David Koenig is being replaced in India as a CLC missionary by Pastor Ed Starkey. Ed and Janice Starkey are due to arrive in India Oct. 8th

B.A.S.I.C. NEWSLETTER #248

B.A.S.I.C. NEWSLETTER #248 I Cor.. 16:9 ‘For a wide door for effective work has opened to me, and there are many adversaries.   SEPTEMBER 15, 2013   ——————–   Reporting Recently in Work among the Masai Tribe in Tanzania – Many greetings from Kajiado District. We are fine and doing well in him who was

B.A.S.I.C. NEWSLETTER #247

B.A.S.I.C. NEWSLETTER #247   I Cor.. 16:9 ‘For a wide door for effective work has opened to me, and there are many adversaries.   Aug. 30, 2013 ——————- Fellowship is an Activity On our website www.lutheranmissions.org we have under ‘Teachings’ a longer and a shorter explanation of our fellowship. This is not a thing merely

B.A.S.I.C. NEWSLETTER #246

  B.A.S.I.C. NEWSLETTER #246 I Cor.. 16:9 ‘For a wide door for effective work has opened to me, and there are many adversaries. Aug. 15, 2013 ————————————– Part time missionary to Kenya/Uganda summary from 2013: The part-time missionary visit to Kenya this year revolved around a few main points of emphasis.  With only three and

B.A.S.I.C. NEWSLETTER #245

B.A.S.I.C. NEWSLETTER #245   I Cor.. 16:9 ‘For a wide door for effective work has opened to me, and there are many adversaries. July 31, 2013 News from the CLCI – Pastor V.S. Benjamin has come through his recent surgery successfully. May God grant recovery.  Pastor Barnabas at the age of 32 went to be

B.A.S.I.C. NEWSLETTER #244

B.A.S.I.C. NEWSLETTER #244 I Cor.. 16:9 ‘For a wide door for effective work has opened to me, and there are many adversaries. July 15, 2013 Prayers Missionary and Mrs. Matthew Ude will be going to the Congo this week to work with our brethren.  We ask the Lord for their safe travels and work among

B.A.S.I.C. NEWSLETTER #243

B.A.S.I.C. NEWSLETTER #243 I Cor.. 16:9 ‘For a wide door for effective work has opened to me, and there are many adversaries. June 30, 2013 Prayer    We ask our Lord to grant a successful surgery and recovery to Pastor V.S. Benjamin of the CLCI in India, as he undergoes surgery on July 15th for

B.A.S.I.C. NEWSLETTER #242

B.A.S.I.C. NEWSLETTER #242   I Cor.. 16:9 ‘For a wide door for effective work has opened to me, and there are many adversaries. June 15, 2013 2013 Mission Helper Trip India is the destination for volunteers in the Mission Helper Program this summer. Twelve signed on to spread abroad the gospel message of salvation. The

B.A.S.I.C. NEWSLETTER #241

B.A.S.I.C. NEWSLETTER #241 I Cor.. 16:9 ‘For a wide door for effective work has opened to me, and there are many adversaries. May 31, 2013Pastors Ude and Ohlmann will be attending the burial of Pastor Udo in Nigeria in late May and going on to Ghana and Togo on June 1st to visit the brethren. God grant

B.A.S.I.C. NEWSLETTER #240

B.A.S.I.C. NEWSLETTER #240 I Cor.. 16:9 ‘For a wide door for effective work has opened to me, and there are many adversaries. May 15, 2013 Uganda Pastor Nathanael Mayhew had been working with Pastor Samuel and we pray that fellowship can exist between the CLC and his people. Here is a recent report on the

B.A.S.I.C. NEWSLETTER #239

B.A.S.I.C. NEWSLETTER #239 I Cor.. 16:9 ‘For a wide door for effective work has opened to me, and there are many adversaries. April 30, 2013 Pastor Nolting Reports on Peru Daniel Pfeiffer did return to Peru several weeks ago.  He will be teaching Religion and  English to about 60 children in Stella Maris School.  He

B.A.S.I.C. NEWSLETTER #238

  B.A.S.I.C. NEWSLETTER #238 I Cor.. 16:9 ‘For a wide door for effective work has opened to me, and there are many adversaries. April 15, 2013 REQUEST FOR PRAYER Pastors D. Paul, Deepak and Rajamani of the BELC will travel to Odisha State, India on April 22nd returning May 3rd to meet with a Lutheran

B.A.S.I.C. NEWSLETTER #237

  B.A.S.I.C. NEWSLETTER #237 I Cor.. 16:9 ‘For a wide door for effective work has opened to me, and there are many adversaries. March 28, 2013 A BLESSED EASTER TO ALL.   Jairus’ daughter raised Mk. 5:22-24 Lazarus raised Jn. 11:21-27 Widow’s son of Nain raised Lk. 7:12-15 One of Jesus’ resurrection appearances Could there

B.A.S.I.C. NEWSLETTER #236

B.A.S.I.C. NEWSLETTER #236 I Cor.. 16:9 ‘For a wide door for effective work has opened to me, and there are many adversaries. March 14, 2013 Representatives of the BELC and the CLCI are planning a trip to Odisha State in India to explore fellowship with some Lutherans there. We ask your prayers for the trip

B.A.S.I.C. NEWSLETTER #235

  B.A.S.I.C. NEWSLETTER #235 I Cor.. 16:9 ‘For a wide door for effective work has opened to me, and there are many adversaries. February 28, 2013 Mission Trip – Pastors Bohde and Koenig made an exploratory mission trip to Thailand, where six years ago the CLC was working. We pray that some sort of work

B.A.S.I.C. NEWSLETTER #234

B.A.S.I.C. NEWSLETTER #234 I Cor.. 16:9 ‘For a wide door for effective work has opened to me, and there are many adversaries. February 15, 2013   News Among the Brethren  Pastor Patrick Udo, President of the Nigerian CLC, went to be with the Lord recently. We pray that God comforts the family with the sure

B.A.S.I.C. NEWSLETTER #233

B.A.S.I.C. NEWSLETTER #233   I Cor.. 16:9 ‘For a wide door for effective work has opened to me, and there are many adversaries. January 30, 2013 Visit to BELC – Pastor Krause and John Bobek from the CLC-USA will be visiting and working with the BELC in February and we pray for a fruitful time

B.A.S.I.C. NEWSLETTER #232

B.A.S.I.C. NEWSLETTER #232 I Cor.. 16:9 ‘For a wide door for effective work has opened to me, and there are many adversaries. January 15, 2013 We rejoice that Pastor Ude was married to Vanessa on Jan. 28th. God’s blessings on them. Upcoming – Pastor Ude and his new wife Vanessa are in Congo, Zambia and

B.A.S.I.C. NEWSLETTER #231

  B.A.S.I.C. NEWSLETTER #231 I Cor.. 16:9 ‘For a wide door for effective work has opened to me, and there are many adversaries. December 30, 2012 On the 12th day of Christmas we celebrate the Wise Men arriving to where Jesus Christ had been born by following the Star of Bethlehem from the East. Caspar,

B.A.S.I.C. NEWSLETTER #230

B.A.S.I.C. NEWSLETTER #230 I Cor.. 16:9 ‘For a wide door for effective work has opened to me, and there are many adversaries. December 15, 2012 – B.A.S.I.C. – DECEMBER 2012 Greetings in the name and for the glory of our Savior Jesus Christ! It is my privilege to write to you on behalf of the

B.A.S.I.C. NEWSLETTER #229

B.A.S.I.C. NEWSLETTER #229 I Cor.. 16:9 ‘For a wide door for effective work has opened to me, and there are many adversaries. November 30, 2012 We are considering Questions on the Old Testament Geology and the Flood Here is an article from ‘Discover’ magazine of Aug. 29th reminding us how the earth itself has the

B.A.S.I.C. NEWSLETTER #228

B.A.S.I.C. NEWSLETTER #228 I Cor.. 16:9 ‘For a wide door for effective work has opened to me, and there are many adversaries. November 15, 2012   The Bible and Archaeology We do not need archaeological finds to prove to us that the Bible is true in what it says. It is interesting though that whenever

B.A.S.I.C. NEWSLETTER #227

B.A.S.I.C. NEWSLETTER #227 I Cor.. 16:9 ‘For a wide door for effective work has opened to me, and there are many adversaries. October 27, 2012 As we celebrate the Reformation The Singing Church The Lutheran Church has this title. Are we? Do we sing with all our hearts to God? We should not be too

B.A.S.I.C. NEWSLETTER #226

B.A.S.I.C. NEWSLETTER #226   I Cor.. 16:9 ‘For a wide door for effective work has opened to me, and there are many adversaries.       October 14, 2012   As we celebrate the Reformation this month think how in the Lutheran Reformation the Family was returned to its rightful place as God-given  and not

B.A.S.I.C. NEWSLETTER #225

B.A.S.I.C. NEWSLETTER #225 I Cor.. 16:9 ‘For a wide door for effective work has opened to me, and there are many adversaries. September 29, 2012 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

B.A.S.I.C. NEWSLETTER #224

B.A.S.I.C. NEWSLETTER #224 I Cor.. 16:9 ‘For a wide door for effective work has opened to me, and there are many adversaries. September 15, 2012 Rabbi Jesus — Master Teacher Figures of Speech Figures of speech enliven a language. Jesus was masterful in using them. This style of His lends itself to learning. Think of

B.A.S.I.C. NEWSLETTER #223

B.A.S.I.C. NEWSLETTER #223 I Cor.. 16:9 ‘For a wide door for effective work has opened to me, and there are many adversaries. Aug. 27, 2012 East Africa – Pastor Nathanael Mayhew and Russ Schmidt are with our brethren in East Africa enjoying the fellowship and sharing the Word. Pray for faith to be increased, problems

B.A.S.I.C. NEWSLETTER #222

B.A.S.I.C. NEWSLETTER #222 I Cor.. 16:9 ‘For a wide door for effective work has opened to me, and there are many adversaries. Aug. 15, 2012   CLC Mission Helpers On July 8th, fourteen Mission Helpers from several CLC congregations and Pastor Todd Ohlmann left for East Africa to proclaim the Gospel of Christ for three

B.A.S.I.C. NEWSLETTER #221

B.A.S.I.C. NEWSLETTER #221   I Cor.. 16:9 ‘For a wide door for effective work has opened to me, and there are many adversaries.’ July 30, 2012 Rabbi Jesus – Master Teacher Memorable Statements With any great teacher there will be those statements that his students will recall long after the teacher has turned to dust.

B.A.S.I.C. NEWSLETTER #220

B.A.S.I.C. NEWSLETTER #220 I Cor.. 16:9 ‘For a wide door for effective work has opened to me, and there are many adversaries.’ July 15, 2012 In July – Pastor Nathanael Mayhew and  Russ Schmidt will be working with our brothers in East Africa. Pastor Matthew Ude and Prof. John Ude will be teaching in Nepal

B.A.S.I.C. NEWSLETTER #219

B.A.S.I.C. NEWSLETTER #219  I Cor.. 16:9 ‘For a wide door for effective work has opened to me, and there are many adversaries.’ June 30, 2012 The CLC-USA in convention declared fellowship with:   Steadfast Evangelical Lutheran Church, Tanunda, Australia Lutheran Free church, Uppland, Sweden. May God preserve this spiritual relationship and allow us to work

B.A.S.I.C. NEWSLETTER #218

B.A.S.I.C. NEWSLETTER #218 I Cor.. 16:9 ‘For a wide door for effective work has opened to me, and there are many adversaries.’ June 15, 2012 Prayers The C.L.C. Convention will be held the week of June 18th in Eau Claire, Wisconsin, USA We ask our brethren to pray for a God-pleasing convention and for God’s

B.A.S.I.C. NEWSLETTER #217

B.A.S.I.C. NEWSLETTER #217 Pentecost I Cor.. 16:9 ‘For a wide door for effective work has opened to me, and there are many adversaries.’ May 24, 2012 The Invisible Hand In the study of economics I think it was Adam Smith who first coined the term ‘the invisible hand’ which referred to the operation of the

B.A.S.I.C. NEWSLETTER #216

B.A.S.I.C. NEWSLETTER #216 I Cor.. 16:9 ‘For a wide door for effective work has opened to me, and there are many adversaries.’ May 9, 2012 China – While we in the CLC and our sister churches are not involved in mission work in China, we can only rejoice at what Chinese Christians are doing to

B.A.S.I.C. NEWSLETTER #215

  B.A.S.I.C. NEWSLETTER #215 I Cor.. 16:9 ‘For a wide door for effective work has opened to me, and there are many adversaries.’ April 28, 2012 Introduction – From Wikipedia “The 10/40 Window is a term coined by Christian missionary strategist Luis Bush in 1990[1][2] to refer those regions of the eastern hemisphere located between

B.A.S.I.C. NEWSLETTER #214

B.A.S.I.C. NEWSLETTER #214 I Cor.. 16:9 ‘For a wide door for effective work has opened to me, and there are many adversaries.’ April 6, 2012 EASTER REFLECTIONS With our eyes, we see the beauty of Easter, as the earth awakens, once more! With our ears, we hear the birds sing sweetly, to tell us, Spring,

B.A.S.I.C. NEWSLETTER #213

  B.A.S.I.C. NEWSLETTER #213 I Cor.. 16:9 ‘For a wide door for effective work has opened to me, and there are many adversaries.’ March 30, 2012 Pastor Ude reports: TOGO  As was the plan I did not go to Togo or Ghana, but I did meet with Pastor Kossi in Badagari. Kossi’s congregations in Varipariso

B.A.S.I.C. NEWSLETTER #212

  B.A.S.I.C. NEWSLETTER #212 I Cor.. 16:9 ‘For a wide door for effective work has opened to me, and there are many adversaries.’ March 15, 2012 Annual Report of BELC India Districts -Uthukottai, Chennai, Tiruvallure, Tiruttani, Vaniyampadi, Sri Kalahasti, Koppedu, Chittoor These are excerpts. – Number of Pastors Serving – 261, Number of Baptisms –

B.A.S.I.C. NEWSLETTER #211

B.A.S.I.C. NEWSLETTER #211 I Cor.. 16:9 ‘For a wide door for effective work has opened to me, and there are many adversaries.’ March 2, 2012 Greetings from teacher Ibrahim (A preacher in southern part of Zambia). I am very happy to write to you this mail because in the Christ we are one therefore we

B.A.S.I.C. NEWSLETTER #210

  B.A.S.I.C. NEWSLETTER #210 I Cor.. 16:9 ‘For a wide door for effective work has opened to me, and there are many adversaries.’ February 13, 2012 A Report from Pastor Gondwe in Tanga, Tanzania includes the following news in the group’s two year growth there.    One thing very important  to share with you is

B.A.S.I.C. NEWSLETTER #209

B.A.S.I.C. NEWSLETTER #209 I Cor.. 16:9 ‘For a wide door for effective work has opened to me, and there are many adversaries.’     January 31,2012   News From the Nigerian CLC Pastor Ude reports that in 2010 there was one graduate from the Bible Institute, and in 2011 there were two. All three have been

B.A.S.I.C. NEWSLETTER #208

B.A.S.I.C. NEWSLETTER #208 I Cor.. 16:9 ‘For a wide door for effective work has opened to me, and there are many adversaries.’   January 15, 2012 NEWS – Missionary Ude this month will be with the brothers in Nigeria, Togo and Ghana. After that he will join with the Mission Bd. Chairman Pastor Ohlmann in

B.A.S.I.C. NEWSLETTER #207

B.A.S.I.C. NEWSLETTER #207 I Cor.. 16:9 ‘For a wide door for effective work has opened to me, and there are many adversaries.’ December 31, 2011 The Will of God is Always Good Due to not getting visas Mark and Carlton Bohde were not able to attend the seminar in Kalay, Myanmar. And the trip to

B.A.S.I.C. NEWSLETTER #206

  B.A.S.I.C  #206        –DECEMBER 2011 Greetings in  the name and for the glory of our Savior Jesus Christ! It is  my privilege to write to you on behalf of the CLC Board of  Missions as we  look back on a year of God’s abundant blessings and rejoice in  the blessing that He has in store

B.A.S.I.C. NEWSLETTER #205

B.A.S.I.C. NEWSLETTER #205 I Cor.. 16:9 ‘For a wide door for effective work has opened to me, and there are many adversaries.’ November 30, 2011 News – Pastor Koenig, Mark Bohde and his son Carlton will be among the brethren in Myanmar for a seminar and visits. God-willing all the congregations will send representatives to

B.A.S.I.C. NEWSLETTER #204

  B.A.S.I.C. NEWSLETTER #204 I Cor.. 16:9 ‘For a wide door for effective work has opened to me, and there are many adversaries.’ November 13, 2011 News to Pray Over – Pastor Rajamani of the BELC, India will be in Malaysia from Nov. 7 to Dec. 7 visiting friends and contacts. Pray that they not

B.A.S.I.C. NEWSLETTER #203

B.A.S.I.C. NEWSLETTER #203 I Cor.. 16:9 ‘For a wide door for effective work has opened to me, and there are many adversaries.’ October 28, 2011 To Celebrate the Reformation this year we look at quotes from Martin Luther the Reformer. On Justification Commenting on Galatians 3:5 Luther says: “The article of justification, which is our

B.A.S.I.C. NEWSLETTER #202

B.A.S.I.C. NEWSLETTER #202 I Cor.. 16:9  ‘For a wide door for effective work has opened to me, and there are many adversaries.’ October 13, 2011 We rejoice with the report from Zambiawhich you can read below. CHURCH OF LUTHERAN CONFESSION IN ZAMBIA(CLCZ). How then shall they call on him in whom they have not believed?

B.A.S.I.C. NEWSLETTER #201

B.A.S.I.C. NEWSLETTER #201 I Cor.. 16:9 ‘For a wide door for effective work has opened to me, and there are many adversaries.’ September 25, 2011 PARABLES To stand beneath a waterfall is to be inundated, overpowered by the descending cascade of water. Who can stand against such power? Think also of how that water came.

B.A.S.I.C. NEWSLETTER #200

B.A.S.I.C. NEWSLETTER #200 I Cor.. 16:9  ‘For a wide door for effective work has opened to me, and there are many adversaries.’ September 15, 2011 – News of Victory – Pastor D. Paul, the head of the BELC of India, wrote “We would like to inform  you that Pastor Selvam of Chittoor Districtfaced sudden death

B.A.S.I.C. NEWSLETTER #199

B.A.S.I.C. NEWSLETTER #199 I Cor.. 16:9  ‘For a wide door for effective work has opened to me, and there are many adversaries.’ August 30, 2011 News – Pastor Nathanael Mayhew and Russ Schmidt leave for five weeks working with our brethren in Uganda, Kenya, and Tanzania. May God bless the work for Him. The CLC

B.A.S.I.C. NEWSLETTER #198

B.A.S.I.C. NEWSLETTER #198 I Cor.. 16:9 ‘For a wide door for effective work has opened to me, and there are many adversaries.’ August 15, 2011 News from India – CLC member, Dave Lueck from Minnesota, arrived in India to teach pastors in the BELC and CLCI. He will be assisting for a couple months. We

B.A.S.I.C. NEWSLETTER #197

B.A.S.I.C. NEWSLETTER #197 I Cor.. 16:9  ‘For a wide door for effective work has opened to me, and there are many adversaries.’   July 29.2011 News – Pastor Mike Gurath has returned to Kenya to work. He reported: I’m scheduled to head back to Kenya on July 18th with a return date of December 14th.

B.A.S.I.C. NEWSLETTER #196

B.A.S.I.C. NEWSLETTER #196 I Cor.. 16:9 ‘For a wide door for effective work has opened to me, and there are many adversaries.’ July 15, 2011 End Time False Teachings RAPTURE There are Christians who teach a rapture, that is that Christians depart this earth before the judgment. They try to use Matt. 24:40-41 to show

B.A.S.I.C. NEWSLETTER #195

B.A.S.I.C. NEWSLETTER #195 I Cor.. 16:9 ‘For a wide door for effective work has opened to me, and there are many adversaries.’ June 30, 2011 Received from Pastor Yumba in Zambia Receive my warm greetings in the precious name of our Lord Jesus Christ who is our Redeemer. I would like to inform you that

B.A.S.I.C. NEWSLETTER #194

B.A.S.I.C. NEWSLETTER #194  I Cor.. 16:9  ‘For a wide door for effective work has opened to me, and there are many adversaries.’ June 11, 2011  PENTECOST – June 12, 2011 Pastor Paul Fleischer (CLC) sends this on the Holy Spirit. The festival of Pentecost reminds us of the Spirit’s importance in the birthing of the

B.A.S.I.C. NEWSLETTER #193

B.A.S.I.C. NEWSLETTER #193  I Cor.. 16:9  ‘For a wide door for effective work has opened to me, and there are many adversaries.’ May 25, 2011  ANNUAL REPORT FOR  2009-2010 OF BEREA EV.  LUTH. CHURCH/BELC, CHENNAI AND THIRUVALLAURE, INDIA District of Chennai 39 pastors serving 43 congregations.  We are conducting monthly meetings twice a month. We

B.A.S.I.C. NEWSLETTER #192

B.A.S.I.C. NEWSLETTER #192  I Cor.. 16:9  ‘For a wide door for effective work has opened to me, and there are many adversaries.’   May 15, 2011  The Lord is in Charge Pastor Kham, who is the secretary of the CLCM, Myanmar recently had a motorcycle accident that sent him to the hospital. This also contributed

B.A.S.I.C. NEWSLETTER #191

B.A.S.I.C. NEWSLETTER #191  I Cor.. 16:9  ‘For a wide door for effective work has opened to me, and there are many adversaries.’ April 30, 2011  ANNUAL REPORT FOR THE YEARS 2009-2010 OF MLBS AFFILIATED WITH BELC,NAGALAPURAM, A.P.STATE, S.INDIA “How than shall they call on Him in whom they have not believed?  And how shall they

B.A.S.I.C. NEWSLETTER #189

B.A.S.I.C. NEWSLETTER #189 I Cor.. 16:9  ‘For a wide door for effective work has opened to me, and there are many adversaries.’ March 31, 2011 CLC INDIA ACTIVITIES ANNUAL REPORT – 2010 A report to the 10th Joint Asia Conf. at Nellore, Oct. 2010 I thank our Lord for His wonderful healing grace towards Rev.

B.A.S.I.C. NEWSLETTER #188

B.A.S.I.C. NEWSLETTER #188 I Cor.. 16:9  ‘For a wide door for effective work has opened to me, and there are many adversaries.’ March 15, 2011 ANNUAL REPORT FOR THE YEAR OF 2009-2010 OF BEREA EV. LUTHERAN CHURCH/BELC DISTRICTS OF VANIYAMBADI AND UTHUKOTTAI OF TAMILNADU STATE, INDIA District of Uthukottai 31 pastors have been doing gospel

B.A.S.I.C. NEWSLETTER #187

B.A.S.I.C. NEWSLETTER #187 I Cor.. 16:9  ‘For a wide door for effective work has opened to me, and there are many adversaries.’ February 27, 2011 Dear brothers and sisters in Christ, On March 9th with Ash Wednesday we begin with  our preparation time of Lent looking forward to the great Easter celebration. May this time

B.A.S.I.C. NEWSLETTER #186

B.A.S.I.C. NEWSLETTER #186 I Cor.. 16:9  ‘For a wide door for effective work has opened to me, and there are many adversaries.’ February 9, 2011 News from Congo The CLCC reports that they have new work in the north from Katanga Province on the border of Zambia with new congregations forming there. We pray for

B.A.S.I.C. NEWSLETTER #185

B.A.S.I.C. NEWSLETTER #185 I Cor.. 16:9  ‘For a wide door for effective work has opened to me, and there are many adversaries.’ January 25, 2011 Called Home Martin Essien of Nigeria sent the following notice on Jan.23rd: “Pastor Edet of NCLC Port Harcourt lost his bout with Diabetes(blood sugar) but won where it mattered most,

B.A.S.I.C. NEWSLETTER #184

B.A.S.I.C. NEWSLETTER #184 I Cor.. 16:9  ‘For a wide door for effective work has opened to me, and there are many adversaries.’ January 15, 2011 10TH JOINT ASIA ENGLISH PASTORAL CONFERENCE NELLORE, INDIA  2010 I thank God our father who gave us this wonderful day of 10th Joint Asia English Pastoral Conference I thank those

B.A.S.I.C. NEWSLETTER #183

B.A.S.I.C. NEWSLETTER #183 I Cor.. 16:9  ‘For a wide door for effective work has opened to me, and there are many adversaries.’ December 31, 2010 A Report on the HCLCN, Oct. 2010 Nepal (A Report on the HCLCN presented to the Joint Asia English Pastoral Conference-2010) How beautiful upon the mountains are the feet of

B.A.S.I.C. NEWSLETTER #182

B.A.S.I.C. NEWSLETTER #182 I Cor.. 16:9  ‘For a wide door for effective work has opened to me, and there are many adversaries.’ December 14, 2010 Greetings in the name of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ! Christmas is a time when we gather to celebrate the birth of our Savior Jesus. Here in the U.S.,

B.A.S.I.C. NEWSLETTER #181

I Cor.. 16:9  ‘For a wide door for effective work has opened to me, and there are many adversaries.’ November 30, 2010 All hail the power of Jesus’ name! Let angels prostrate fall; Bring forth the royal diadem And crown Him Lord of all. Bring forth the royal diadem And crown him, Lord of all.

B.A.S.I.C. NEWSLETTER #180

B.A.S.I.C. NEWSLETTER #180 I Cor.. 16:9  ‘For a wide door for effective work has opened to me, and there are many adversaries.’ November 15, 2010 It is not death to die in the Lord. Pastor C. Vasu(48) in Renigunta District of BELC, India died from a heart attack. He had gotten married not too long

B.A.S.I.C. NEWSLETTER #179

B.A.S.I.C. NEWSLETTER #179 I Cor.. 16:9  ‘For a wide door for effective work has opened to me, and there are many adversaries.’ October 31, 2010 From Hindu, to Christian, to Preacher, to Heaven In the Chennai Dist. of the BELC, India, one of our newer pastors went to be with the Lord. Pastor Christopher,51, leaves his

B.A.S.I.C. NEWSLETTER #178

B.A.S.I.C. NEWSLETTER #178 I Cor.. 16:9  ‘For a wide door for effective work has opened to me, and there are many adversaries.’ October 14, 2010 Blessed are the dead who die in the Lord… The Lord in His infinite wisdom called home Pastor Mani, age 45, through a heart attack. Mani had two legs that

B.A.S.I.C NEWSLETTER #177

 B.A.S.I.C. NEWSLETTER #177 I Cor.. 16:9  ‘For a wide door for effective work has opened to me, and there are many adversaries.’ Sept.29, 2010 With the Lord In the Kurnool District of the BELC the Lord has taken home His servant in the Word, G. Samuel, age 48. He was an active pastor in

B.A.S.I.C. NEWSLETTER #176

B.A.S.I.C. NEWSLETTER #176 I Cor.. 16:9  ‘For a wide door for effective work has opened to me, and there are many adversaries.’ Sept. 15, 2010 With the Lord Pastor U.S. Ukpong of the NCLC in Nigeria was called home earlier this year.  After he retired from teaching school, he attended the NCLC Bible Institute in

B.A.S.I.C. NEWSLETTER #175

B.A.S.I.C. NEWSLETTER #175 I Cor.. 16:9  ‘For a wide door for effective work has opened to me, and there are many adversaries.’ Aug. 29, 2010 Martin Essien(NCLC), Nigeria , after concluding the Christian burial of his father, was able to join Pastors Ohlmann and Mayhew in Congo to join in the visitation there. We thank

B.A.S.I.C. NEWSLETTER #174

B.A.S.I.C. NEWSLETTER #174 I Cor.. 16:9  ‘For a wide door for effective work has opened to me, and there are many adversaries.’ Aug. 15 2010 What a blessing to dwell together in the unity of the Spirit and the bond of peace! The CLC has its pastors and laymen out among our brothers and sisters

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B.A.S.I.C. NEWSLETTER #173 I Cor.. 16:9  ‘For a wide door for effective work has opened to me, and there are many adversaries.’ July 31, 2010 NCLC-Nigeria Word was recently received that, upon the passing of Pastor E.E. Essien, Pastor Patrick Udo has been elected as the new president of the NCLC. Your prayers are requested

B.A.S.I.C. NEWSLETTER #172

B.A.S.I.C. NEWSLETTER #172 I Cor.. 16:9  ‘For a wide door for effective work has opened to me, and there are many adversaries.’ July 15, 2010 An Open Door? – Mission Opportunities in Lima, Peru Peru lies in the west-central part of South America along the Pacific Ocean. It is the third largest country in South

B.A.S.I.C NEWSLETTER #171

B.A.S.I.C. NEWSLETTER #171I Cor.. 16:9  ‘For a wide door for effective work has opened to me, and there are many adversaries.’ June 30, 2010 On August 14th the Burial of Pastor E.E. Essien, NCLC, Nigeria will take place. Pastor M. Ude will be present with our brethren for the worship and praise of our God who

B.A.S.I.C. NEWSLETTER #170

B.A.S.I.C. NEWSLETTER #170 I Cor.. 16:9  ‘For a wide door for effective work has opened to me, and there are many adversaries.’ June 15, 2010 Called Home This  comes from Martin Essien, the son of Pastor E.E.Essien of the NCLC in Nigeria. “””With gratitude to God for giving him a chance to spend 97 years

B.A.S.I.C NEWSLETTER #169

B.A.S.I.C. NEWSLETTER #169 I Cor.. 16:9  ‘For a wide door for effective work has opened to me, and there are many adversaries.’ May 31, 2010 Pentecost On May 23rd this year we celebrated the first New Testament Pentecost and its spiritual explosion that has gone down through the years with the ever widening circle of

B.A.S.I.C NEWSLETTER #168

B.A.S.I.C. Newsletter #168 I Cor.. 16:9  ‘For a wide door for effective work has opened to me, and there are many adversaries.’ May 13, 2010 Pray for One Another Pastor Jyothi Benjamin of the CLCI, India has written about his father, ” I regret to inform you that my father is in the hospital again. He is

B.A.S.I.C. NEWSLETTER #167

B.A.S.I.C. NEWSLETTER #167 I Cor.. 16:9  ‘For a wide door for effective work has opened to me, and there are many adversaries.’ April 29, 2010 Prayers Pray for Lewis(who has declared himself with the CLC) the former treasurer of the LCEA-Tanzania, who refused to give the deed of the seminary property in Tanzania to the LCEA

B.A.S.I.C. NEWSLETTER #166

B.A.S.I.C. NEWSLETTER #166 I Cor.. 16:9  ‘For a wide door for effective work has opened to me, and there are many adversaries.’ April 15, 2010 9th Annual Meeting of our lead pastors in India-Oct. 2009 Annual Report for the Year of 2008 to 2009 of Child Evangelism Minstry of BELC’s Districts of Uthukottai, Chennai, Vaniyambadi,

B.A.S.I.C. NEWSLETTER #165

B.A.S.I.C. NEWSLETTER #165 I Cor.. 16:9  ‘For a wide door for effective work has opened to me, and there are many adversaries.’ March 27, 2010 A Blessed Easter – He is risen, He is risen indeed! During this Holy Week why not read the week’s events from Palm Sunday to Easter Sunday in: Matt. 21:1

B.A.S.I.C. NEWSLETTER #164

B.A.S.I.C. NEWSLETTER #164 I Cor.. 16:9  ‘For a wide door for effective work has opened to me, and there are many adversaries.’ March 13, 2010 News. Denis Mulumba in Johannesburg was in a car accident recently. We thank the Lord that he was not hurt. May His angels continue to watch out after Denis and

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

B.A.S.I.C. Newsletter #163

B.A.S.I.C. NEWSLETTER #163 I Cor.. 16:9  ‘For a wide door for effective work has opened to me, and there are many adversaries.’ February 25, 2010 9th Annual Meeting of our lead pastors in India-Oct. 2009 CHURCH OF THE LUTHERAN CONFESSION  OF MYANMAR Greetings in the name of our Lord Christ Jesus! First of all, I

B.A.S.I.C. NEWSLETTER #162

B.A.S.I.C. NEWSLETTER #162 I Cor.. 16:9  ‘For a wide door for effective work has opened to me, and there are many adversaries.’ February 15, 2010 9th Annual Meeting of our lead pastors in India-Oct. 2009 Himalayan Church of the Lutheran Confession NEPAL (HCLCN) Background: Nepal is a country  where history of Christianity is not more

B.A.S.I.C. NEWSLETTER #161

B.A.S.I.C. NEWSLETTER #161 I Cor.. 16:9  ‘For a wide door for effective work has opened to me, and there are many adversaries.’ January 30, 2010 News – Pastor Baker of the CLC-USA is teaching in India in  the BELC especially with Pastor Deepak. We thank the Lord for this work in His kingdom. A passage

B.A.S.I.C. NEWSLETTER #160

B.A.S.I.C. NEWSLETTER #160 I Cor.. 16:9  ‘For a wide door for effective work has opened to me, and there are many adversaries.’ January 15, 2010 Visitation to East Africa 2009 Pastor Nathanael Mayhew–Atlanta, Georgia On October 25th Russ Schmitt, Larry Hansen and I met at the Minneapolis/St. Paul airport ready to begin a four week

B.A.S.I.C. NEWSLETTER #159

B.A.S.I.C. NEWSLETTER #159 I Cor.. 16:9  ‘For a wide door for effective work has opened to me, and there are many adversaries.’ December  31, 2009 Home with the Lord In the Tiruttani District of the BELC-India Pastor Magimaidoss has died due to liver problems. This is a time for rejoicing since another warrior for the

B.A.S.I.C. NEWSLETTER #158

B.A.S.I.C. NEWSLETTER #158 December 15, 2009 CHRISTMAS  2009 THE BIRTH OF JESUS OUR SAVIOR And she brought forth her firstborn Son, and wrapped Him in swaddling clothes, and laid Him in a manger, because there was no room for them in the inn.   Luke 2:7 For there is born to you this day in the

B.A.S.I.C. NEWSLETTER #157

B.A.S.I.C. NEWSLETTER #157 I Cor.. 16:9  ‘For a wide door for effective work has opened to me, and there are many adversaries.’ November 30, 2009 The Church of the Lutheran Confession of Myanmar Mark Bohde and I had the pleasure in November of visiting brothers and sisters in the faith in Myanmar. After Mark Bohde

B.A.S.I.C. NEWSLETTER #156

B.A.S.I.C. NEWSLETTER #156 I Cor.. 16:9  ‘For a wide door for effective work has opened to me, and there are many adversaries.’ November 16, 2009 TIME FOR PRAYER Pastor Jyothi and Nireekshana of the CLCI have been working with many of their members to assist church members who are suffering from the recent floods in

B.A.S.I.C. NEWSLETTER #155

// B.A.S.I.C. NEWSLETTER # 155 I Cor.. 16:9  ‘For a wide door for effective work has opened to me, and there are many adversaries.’ October 30, 2009 We thank the Lord that Pastor V.S. Benjamin, head of the CLCI,  is home from the hospital and recovering. Pray for his health. Reformation celebration Each year we celebrate

B.A.S.I.C. NEWSLETTER #154

B.A.S.I.C. NEWSLETTER # 154 I Cor.. 16:9  ‘For a wide door for effective work has opened to me, and there are many adversaries.’ October 15, 2009 In these next BASIC’s we will be reviewing reports that were given during the 9th annual meeting of our lead pastors in India. This year we also invited men

B.A.S.I.C. NEWSLETTER #153

B.A.S.I.C. NEWSLETTER # 153 I Cor.. 16:9  ‘For a wide door for effective work has opened to me, and there are many adversaries.’ September 28, 2009 Prayers are needed for Pastor V.S. Benjamin, the founder and head  of the CLCI in India.  He entered the Hospital on September 1st with lung and neurological problems.  He

B.A.S.I.C. NEWSLETTER #152

B.A.S.I.C. NEWSLETTER # 152 I Cor.. 16:9  ‘For a wide door for effective work has opened to me, and there are many adversaries.’ September 15, 2009 Wall Calendars In past years Pastor Naumann has sent calendars to leaders of CLC sister churches. This year we are doing something different. Pastor Ude has made up a

B.A.S.I.C. NEWSLETTER #151

B.A.S.I.C. NEWSLETTER # 151 I Cor. 16:9  ‘For a wide door for effective work has opened to me, and there are many adversaries.’ August 31, 2009 A passage explained – John 14:12 The great overriding principle of Bible interpretation is “The Scripture explains Scripture.” It is not a matter of anyone’s private interpretation as Peter

B.A.S.I.C. NEWSLETTER #150

B.A.S.I.C. NEWSLETTER # 150 I Cor. 16:9  ‘For a wide door for effective work has opened to me, and there are many adversaries.’ August 12, 2009 A passage explained – Mt. 24:40-41 “Then two men will be in the field; one is taken and one is left. Two women will be grinding at the mill;

B.A.S.I.C. NEWSLETTER #149

B.A.S.I.C. NEWSLETTER # 149 I Cor. 16:9  ‘For a wide door for effective work has opened to me, and there are many adversaries.’ July 31, 2009 The Business of the Church The late Lutheran Pastor Hoyer, who wrote a well-known devotional also wrote on outreach. Below is an excerpt of his in an all-encompassing essay

B.A.S.I.C. NEWSLETTER #148

B.A.S.I.C. NEWSLETTER # 148 I Cor. 16:9  ‘For a wide door for effective work has opened to me, and there are many adversaries.’ July 15, 2009 CLC Mission Helpers to India The CLC Mission Helpers arrived safely in India yesterday.  They will be working with both the BELC and the CLCI for the next two

B.A.S.I.C Newsletter #147

B.A.S.I.C. NEWSLETTER # 147 I Cor. 16:9  ‘For a wide door for effective work has opened to me, and there are many adversaries.’ June 25, 2009 Prayer Request The  CLC Myanmar Chairman Pastor Thang has a prayer request to you all.  Pastor Thang’s Mom, the wife of founding president Rev.Pauzakhen Tombing, went to be with the Lord after she had

B.A.S.I.C. NEWSLETTER #146

B.A.S.I.C. NEWSLETTER # 146 I Cor. 16:9  ‘For a wide door for effective work has opened to me, and there are many adversaries.’ June 13, 2009 Pastor Raju of the Himalayan Church of the Lutheran Confession – Nepal wrote: “23 May, 2009 Saturday, there was a bomb explosion in a church in Lalitpur. It is

B.A.S.I.C. NEWSLETTER #145

B.A.S.I.C. NEWSLETTER # 145 I Cor. 16:9  ‘For a wide door for effective work has opened to me, and there are many adversaries.’ May 30, 2009 Pentecost Celebration It is a sad commentary that among some Christian churches, the big thing about Pentecost seems to be the miracles: sound of  a mighty rushing wind, tongues

B.A.S.I.C. NEWSLETTER #144

B.A.S.I.C. NEWSLETTER # 144 I Cor. 16:9  ‘For a wide door for effective work has opened to me, and there are many adversaries.’ May 15, 2009 Distinctly Lutheran…Fellowship (1) We are Distinctly Lutheran in our Fellowship Practices At the time of the Reformation the German reformers under Luther and the Swiss reformers under Zwingli met

B.A.S.I.C. NEWSLETTER #143

B.A.S.I.C. NEWSLETTER # 143 I Cor. 16:9  ‘For a wide door for effective work has opened to me, and there are many adversaries.’ April 30, 2009 Pray for Pastor Kham and the CLCM-Myanmar I hope  all your  family are well and doing good. Do you know we have change the Church name into Church of

B.A.S.I.C. NEWSLETTER #142

B.A.S.I.C. NEWSLETTER # 142 I Cor. 16:9  ‘For a wide door for effective work has opened to me, and there are many adversaries.’ April 12, 2009 Easter – HE IS RISEN He Lives A Blessed Easter to You We serve a living Lord. Though He died as punishment for our sins, His resurrection appearances prove

B.A.S.I.C NEWSLETTER #141

B.A.S.I.C NEWSLETTER #141 I Cor. 16:9  ‘For a wide door for effective work has opened to me, and there are many adversaries.’ March 29, 2009 REPORT ON WEST AFRICA (Missionary Matthew Ude) Concerning our brethren in West Africa who fight in the Lord surrounded on every side by spiritual foes and attacked within by our

B.A.S.I.C. NEWSLETTER #140

B.A.S.I.C. NEWSLETTER # 140 I Cor. 16:9  ‘For a wide door for effective work has opened to me, and there are many adversaries.’ March 15, 2009 (Message from Pastor Bruce Naumann, CLC Board of Missions Chairman) Greetings to all our beloved brethren in Africa, India, Nepal, and Myanmar, I am happy to write to you in

B.A.S.I.C. NEWSLETTER #139

I Cor. 16:9  ‘For a wide door for effective work has opened to me, and there are many adversaries.’ February 25, 2009 Fall 2008 Trip to East Africa I do not pray for these alone, but also for those who will believe in Me through their word; that they all may be one, as You,

B.A.S.I.C. NEWSLETTER #138

.B.A.S.I.C Newsletter #138 I  Cor. 16:9 ‘For a wide door for effective work has opened to me, and there are many adversaries.’ February 16, 2009 Pray for One Another In the Nellore Dist. of the BELC an older pastor, Moses,  has gone to be with the Lord, District Chairman Moses Raghu reported. May the Lod comfort

B.A.S.I.C. NEWSLETTER #137

B.A.S.I.C. NEWSLETTER # 137 I Cor. 16:9 ‘For a wide door for effective work has opened to me, and there are many adversaries.’ February 1, 2009 Pray for One Another Pastor Thang was not able to come to India with Pastor Kham. He was suffering from a nervous disorder on one side. He is head

B.A.S.I.C. NEWSLETTER #135

I Cor. 16:9  ‘For a wide door for effective work has opened to me, and there are many adversaries.’ December 30, 2008 Pray for One Another We encourage all of you to pray for Pastor Muzakuza’ s speedy recovery from an appendix operation. While he was out visiting his congregations a distance away from home the

B.A.S.I.C. NEWSLETTER #134

OUR SAVIOR’S BIRTH Luke 2:7  And she gave birth to her first-born son and wrapped him in swaddling cloths, and laid him in a manger, because there was no room for them in the inn. He giveth more grace when the burdens grow greater, He sendeth more strength when the labors increase To added afflictions He

B.A.S.I.C. NEWSLETTER #133

I Cor. 16:9  ‘For a wide door for effective work has opened to me, and there are many adversaries.’ November 30, 2008 We in the Lutheran church simply believe what God’s Word says: “He saved us, not because of deeds done by us in righteousness, but in virtue of His own mercy, by the washing

B.A.S.I.C. NEWSLETTER #132

I Cor. 16:9  ‘For a wide door for effective work has opened to me, and there are many adversaries.’ November 14, 2008 We are glad to report that in October Larry Hansen, Mark Bohde and I visited the Upper Myanmar Evangelical Lutheran Church in Kalaymyo, Myanmar. They have had correspondence with the secretary of the

B.A.S.I.C. NEWSLETTER #131

I Cor. 16:9  ‘For a wide door for effective work has opened to me, and there are many adversaries.’ October 29, 2008 CLCI Film Ministry – India This report comes from Jyothi Benjamin. “It’s dusk in a tribal village in Arlapadu Kammam District. The CLCI film ministry team carries an LCD projector with amplifier, screen

B.A.S.I.C. NEWSLETTER #130

I Cor. 16:9  ‘For a wide door for effective work has opened to me, and there are many adversaries.’ October 14, 2008 Highlights on our Sister Church in Congo During a recent visitation we saw that the translation work continued with six pamphlets translated into either French or Swahili. An even more ambitious agenda is

B.A.S.I.C. NEWSLETTER #129

I Cor. 16:9  ‘For a wide door for effective work has opened to me, and there are many adversaries.’ September 29, 2008 Parables (4th part) A Pastor Stubenvoll wrote some modern examples of the parable and Jotham’s fable which we will look at. Consider also how you could use these methods in preaching and teaching.

B.A.S.I.C. NEWSLETTER #128

I Cor. 16:9  ‘For a wide door for effective work has opened to me, and there are many adversaries.’ September 15, 2008 Catechetical Instruction – part 2 of 2 The Six Chief Parts Luther’s mode of operation was not to start completely from scratch, but to utilize the good, and dispose of what was bad in

B.A.S.I.C. NEWSLETTER #120

B.A.S.I.C. NEWSLETTER # 120 I Cor. 16:9 “For a wide door for effective work has opened to me, and there are many adversaries.” May 11, 2008 Pentecost Let us celebrate the Holy Spirit’s work on the 1st Pentecost as well as now. Centrifugal or Centripetal? Introduction In the March report to the Mission Board I

B.A.S.I.C. NEWSLETTER #119

B.A.S.I.C. NEWSLETTER # 119 I Cor. 16:9 “For a wide door for effective work has opened to me, and there are many adversaries.” April 29, 2008 Bible Challenges-continued Quiz Book by F.H.Moehlmann Quiz: Last (The answers are below) l. The last believer to have seen the risen and glorified Christ. 2. The last enemy to

B.A.S.I.C. NEWSLETTER #118

B.A.S.I.C. NEWSLETTER # 118 I Cor. 16:9 “For a wide door for effective work has opened to me, and there are many adversaries.” April 15, 2008 Bible Challenges-continued Quiz Book by F.H.Moehlmann Quiz: First (from the previous BASIC) It was suggested that we have the questions and the answers in the same BASIC newsletter. That

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