Todd Ohlmann

Missionary Ohlmann serves as the full-time visiting missionary for the Church of the Lutheran Confession.

Posts by Todd Ohlmann

2020

Missionary Ohlmann’s annual visit was postponed and then canceled due to the Covid 19 pandemic. The semi-annual West Africa Pastoral Conference that was scheduled to be held in Lome’, Togo in October was also canceled. Due to the pandemic, classes at the seminary were suspended for several months but resumed in August with two students

2020 Update

The CLC is no longer working with Pastor Gideon and has had no communication with him in several years. The MELC-Togo has one ordained pastor and one congregation in Ghana.

2020

Missionary Ohlmann’s annual visit to Myanmar in February was postponed and then canceled due to the Covid-19 pandemic. The CLC-Myanmar was able to purchase a van for church use with a grant from the CLC-MDF. Pastoral training among the pastors of the CLC-Myanmar has been greatly curtailed due to the pandemic. Plans are to resume

2020

Missionary Ohlmann’s annual visit to Nepal in March was postponed and has now been canceled due to the coronavirus pandemic. Classes at the Himalayan Bible Institute were canceled for the year. They hope to begin classes again in early 2021 Graduation and Ordination for nine men who have successfully completed their HBI training have been

2020

Missionary Ohlmann’s annual visit to Zambia was canceled due to the Covid 19 pandemic. Pastoral training classes in Livingstone were suspended until early 2021 due to government regulations concerning the pandemic. Pastor Ibrahim contracted Covid 19 while visiting his family in Tanzania. He recovered quickly but spent several months in Tanzania unable to return to

CLC-Zambia

Pastors – 1 Pastoral Students – 10 Congregations – 8

February/March 2020

Missionary Ohlmann visited the D.R. Congo in February to assist with the graduation and ordination of seven men who have completed their pastoral training over the past 3+ years. This service was held in Manono in the Tanganyika province to the north of Lubumbashi. Three other pastors were ordained during separate worship services at the

November – 2019

Pastor Kossi Blewu and Missionary Peter Evensen (from Togo) were able to join Missionary Ohlmann for a three-week visit to the D.R.C. in November. They spent the majority of their time in the Lubumbashi area in the southern part of DRC working with Pastor Yumba and the pastors/students who have been studying and preparing for

BLCM

Congregations – 16 Preaching Stations – 14 Pastors – 1 Deacons/Lay-Leaders – 11 Children’s Learning Centers – 6

Church of the Lutheran Confession – Zambia

Pastor Ibrahim Lyimo Livingstone, Zambia Email: ibrakarioki [at] yahoo [dot] com Phone: +255 656 720 685

Himalayan Church of the Lutheran Confession – Nepal (HCLCN)

Pastor Raju – Chairman of the HCLC-Nepal

Church of the Lutheran Confession – Myanmar (CLCM)

Pastor Thang, CLC-Myanmar Chairman Pastor Kham, CLC-Myanmar Secretary Kalaymyo, Chin State, Myanmar Email: theclcm [at] gmail [dot] com Myanmar ph: 09400473379

National Lutheran Church of Myanmar

Pastor Charles Edwards Yangon, Myanmar Email: charlesedwards56 [at] gmail [dot] com Phone: 09420164008

HCLC-N

Believers – 2530 (1559 adults and 971 children) Congregations – 15 Preaching Stations – Pastors – 15 Bible Institute Students – 20

CLC-Myanmar

Believers – 5630 Congregations – 56 Pastors – 9 Evangelists – 2

NLCM

Believers – 96 Congregations – 1 Preaching Stations – 9 Pastors – 1 Pastors in Training – 1

Bangladesh Lutheran Church Mission (BLCM)

Pastor Monotosh Banarjee Gopalgonj, Bangladesh Email: monotosh [dot] lutheran [at] gmail [dot] com Phone: +880 1720-542179

2014-2018

There were no visitations to the D.R. Congo from 2014-2018. This was partially because of a lapse in having a CLC missionary assigned to the DRC and to the difficulty in obtaining visas during the national elections. Missionary Ohlmann was able to visit with Pastor Yumba in northern Zambia in 2017 and 2018. https://missionaryohlmann.blogspot.com/2017/12/heading-home-from-zambia.html

2020

Missionary Ohlmann’s annual visit to Tanzania was canceled due to the Coronavirus pandemic. Classes at Wartburg Lutheran Seminary were canceled for a short period of time due to Covid concerns but have since resumed in August. Much progress has been made on improvements to the seminary building, dormitory, and grounds with a grant from the

July 2019

The 2019 CLC Mission Helper Trip to India was shifted to East Africa (Tanzania and Zambia). Five Mission Helpers spent three weeks working with the pastors and teachers of the CLC-TZ doing child evangelism. https://2019clcmhteastafrica.blogspot.com/  

January 2019

Missionary Ohlmann spent two weeks in Tanzania. Along with Pastor Issangya and Mshana, he met with a group of independent pastor in Mwanza who are interested in joining the CLC-TZ. They spent two days discussing the doctrinal positions of the CLC and also visited three congregations. While in Arusha Missionary Ohlmann met with the faculty

2020 – Fellowship Declared with Pastor Monotosh and the BLCM

Meet Pastor Monotosh Banarjee and the Bangladesh Lutheran Church Mission President Eichstadt recently declared fellowship between the CLC and the Bangladesh Lutheran Church Mission (BLCM). This will be ratified at the postponed 2020 CLC General Convention to be held in 2021. Bangladesh is a relatively small country in South Asia with a very large population.

Congregation Confessionnelle Lutheranienne Du Congo (CCLC)

Pastor Yumba Lumbala Lubumbashi, DRC Email: elecotrad [at] yahoo [dot] fr Phone: +243818154870

CCLC

Ordained Pastors: 12 Elders – 31 Evangelists – 1 Congregations – 36 Preaching Stations – 10 Holy Trinity Bible Institute Students – 8

CLC-Tanzania

Pastors: 34 Seminary Students: 6 Congregations: 39 Preaching stations: 18

Nigerian Church of the Lutheran Confession

Pastor Bassey Udofa (president) PO Box 382, Etinan LGA, Akwa Ibom State, Nigeria email – martessien [at] yahoo [dot] com, pastorb819 [at] gmail [dot] com ph. 08034013349, 08023197328 (Martin Essien), 23417923183 (Mike Essien)

Lutheran Church of East Africa (LCEA)

Regretfully, our fellowship with the LCEA has been broken. LCEA leadership closed St. Peter’s Seminary and tried to sell the property for personal gain. We pray for those who still wish to remain in fellowship with us to be strong in the Word.

Myanmar – 2018-2019

2019 – Missionary Ohlmann spent two weeks in February and March of 2019 visiting congregations and preaching stations. He also conducting outreach seminars and leadership meetings in Yangon with the National Lutheran Church of Myanmar and in Kalayamyo with the CLC-Myanmar. Kinship began providing financial support for the orphans that Pastor Charles Edwards and NLC-Myanmar

2019

May – Missionary Peter Evensen was relocated to Togo as a full-time resident missionary to French-Speaking Africa. He will live and work primarily in Lome’, Togo but will also take over correspondence and Online Theological Studies classes with men from Senegal, D.R. Congo, Congo, and Burundi.​ May – Missionary Ohlmann traveled to Togo to accompany,

2019

Missionary Ohlmann visited Nigeria for two weeks. For security reasons, he flew from Lagos to Uyo rather than going by car. He was met at the airport by Martin and Tina Essien who hosted him at their home in Etinan. During his time in Nigeria he traveled daily from Etinan to the NCLC headquarters in

July 2019

Four CLC Mission Helpers spent three weeks working with Pastor Ibrahim and the CLC-Zambia conducting Child Evangelism in several congregations, schools, and preaching stations in the Livingstone and Lusaka areas. https://2019clcmhteastafrica.blogspot.com/

March 2019

Missionary Ohlmann was accompanied by CLC Bd of Missions Chairman, Joel Krafft for a two-week visit to Nepal. While in Nepal they met for a three-day pastoral training seminar for pastors and Himalayan Bible Institute students of the HCLCN. They also met for a two-day seminar with the pastors/students of the HCLCN Dang District along

March 2019

In March, the CLC-Zambia was able to purchase a building on the outskirts of Livingstone with a grant from the CLC-Mission Development Fund. With an anonymous memorial gift, they were able to begin repairs, renovations, and classroom construction. This building will serve as a Church Building, Bible Institute, CLC-Z Office and Library, Student Dormitory, and

February 2019

Missionary Ohlmann visited Zambia and worked with Pastor Ibrahim for three weeks. While in Zambia he conducted pastoral training seminars in Kitwe, Lusaka, and Livingstone. https://missionaryohlmann.blogspot.com/2019/02/finishing-up-in-zambiaon-to-asia.html

July 2018

Kinship Chairman Ted Quade, Pastor Paul Nolting, and four CLC Mission Helpers visit the Mois’ Bridge and Etago districts to conduct children evangelism and teach lessons at the two Kinship supported schools.

July 2018

Missionary Ohlmann and five CLC Mission Helpers visit Tanzania and conduct child evangelism in the four districts of the CLC-TZ. https://2018clcmhteastafrica.blogspot.com/ Missionary Ohlmann has a meeting with the leaders of the CLC-TZ to discuss their plans for the new seminary. Remodeling has begun on the church property where the classes will be held. A new toilet/wash

January 2018

Missionary Ohlmann visits Tanzania for three weeks. While in TZ he visits the Arusha, Kilimanjaro, Pare, and Tanga districts and conducts a pastoral training seminar in Arusha with 28 pastors. He also visits a congregation in Dar es Salaam that is interested in being a part of the CLC-TZ. The leaders of the CLC-TZ present

July 2018

A team of five CLC Mission Helpers visit Zambia to work with Pastor Ibrahim. They conduct child evangelism in several locations in the Lusaka and Livingstone districts.

December 2017

Missionary Ohlmann visited Zambia for three weeks. He visited and taught pastoral training seminars in the Lusaka, Kitwe, and Livingstone districts. He also met with Pastor Yumba of the CLC-D.R. of Congo (DRC) while he was in Kitwe since he was denied a visa to visit DRC. Ibrahim makes plans to move to Livingstone to

November 2018

Missionary Ohlmann visited for three weeks. The first week he attended and hosted the West Africa CLC Pastoral Conference (WACLCPC) held at Grace Lutheran Church of the NCLC in Apa, Nigeria. There were over thirty pastors in attendance from CLC affiliated church bodies and contacts in Liberia, Ghana, Togo, Benin, and Nigeria. The theme for

March 2017

Missionary Ohlmann visited Nigeria and attended the NCLC Pastoral Conference in Port Harcourt and the NCLC Convention in Efa, Akwa Ibom. He also visited the NCLC congregation the Badagry area and conducted an outreach seminar.

October 2018

Missionary Ohlmann visited Togo and worked with Pastor Kossi, six students of the Mt. Horeb Lutheran Bible Institute, the “Children In Need” program, and visited three MELCT congregations.

March 2017

Missionary Ohlmann visited Togo for 2 1/2 weeks. He spent time reviewing Scripture and Lutheran doctrine with the four students who had been training with Pastor Kossi and Missionaries Koenig and Ude for the past seven years. At the end of this visit these four men were ordained as Lutheran pastors of the MELCT and

CLC Mission Opportunities Prayer List 16 AUG 2018

Myanmar– the annual monsoon season brought more rain than usual in July. Over 100,000 people have been forced from their homes due to extensive flooding. There have also been several deaths. The CLC Board of Missions was able to provide some financial support through the Mission Development Fund (MDF) to provide basic assistance to several

16 MAR 2018

Myanmar – Pastor Kham and his wife have taken the appropriate legal action to adopt and care for a Seventeen-year-old Buddhist convert who has been rejected by her family because she converted. Thank the Lord for His grace in calling this young lady out of the darkness of idol worship and into the marvelous light

March 2018

Missionary Ohlmann spent three weeks in Nepal in March. He conducted pastoral training for pastors and students in the Kathmandu Valley and in the Dang District. He was also on hand for the graduation and ordination of four men who completed their pastoral training at the Himalayan Bible Institute. Ten new students/pastors will begin classes

July 2017

CLC Mission Helpers spent three weeks in Nepal proclaiming the Gospel to more than 1500 children in HCLCN congregations and villages. https://2017clcmhtnepal.blogspot.com/ https://missionaryohlmann.blogspot.com/2017/07/from-nepal2017-mission-helper-trip.html https://missionaryohlmann.blogspot.com/2017/08/from-nepal-2017-mission-helper-trip.html

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

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

Mexico

Initial Contact – 2012 Contact was first established between Pastor Juan Jose Olvera and Pastor Michael Roehl, of St. Paul – Bismarck, through email in October of 2012. For reasons of conscience and doctrine, Pastor Olvera had ended his affiliation with the WELS-sponsored Lutheran Church of Mexico – Iglesia Evangélica Lutherana Confesional (IELC) – earlier

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

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

Zimbabwe

2009 – Initial Contact Pastor Liberty Atawa first learned about the CLC through internet searches and was led to contact the CLC via email. Correspondence began with Pastor Todd Ohlmann. Following the initial correspondence, Pastor Mark Gullerud led Pastor Atawa through a correspondence course. 2011 Pastor Todd Ohlmann, Pastor Matthew Ude, and Pastor Ibrahim (from

2014 Mission Helper Trip

CLC Mission Helpers: Sam Rodebaugh, Raven Haight, Michaela Naumann, Tom Naumann, Alyssa Krause, Rob Sauers, Lucas Brown, Neal Wietgrefe, Erica Wietgrefe, Ashley Elliott, and Pastor Todd Ohlmann spent three and half weeks in Nepal traveling with Raju and Rajan Bhitrakoti and other pastors of the HCLCN as they carried out child evangelism in several current or prospective congregations of the HCLC-Nepal. Hundreds of children were taught

2014 Mission Helper Trip

Sam Rodebaugh Raven Haight Michaela Naumann Tom Naumann Alyssa Krause Rob Sauers Lucas Brown Neal Wietgrefe Erica Wietgrefe Ashley Elliott Pastor Todd Ohlmann

2012-2015

Raju Bhitrakoti attended Immanuel Lutheran Seminary in preparation for starting the Himalayan Bible Institute in Kathamandu. He graduated three weeks early in the spring of 2015 so he could return to Nepal to provide assistance and leadership in administering the earthquake relief funds from the CLC following the devastating earthquake on April 25th, 2015.

KINSHIP Guidelines (4/9/2013)

K4K – Offering Box Insert

KIDS 4 KINSHIP Introduction

July 2011

CLC Mission Helpers spent three and half weeks in Nepal traveling with Raju and Rajan as they carried out child evangelism in eleven current or prospective congregations of the HCLC-Nepal. Nearly 1500 children were taught and received gifts from the mission helpers. https://2011mhtnepal.blogspot.com/

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’

2010 Joint Asian Pastoral Conference

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

October CLC Monthly Mission Newsletter

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2010 CLCI Graduation

Report and pictures from the 2010 CLCI Seminary Graduation

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

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

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.

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.

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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