LCEA (April-Sept. 2009) – It was discovered that Pastor Angowi had entered into fellowship discussions with another Lutheran church body. Correspondence was carried out with Pastor Angowi by Missionary Mayhew and the CLC Mission Board to try to resolve the situation.
LCEA (Oct.-Nov. 2009) – During his yearly visitation Missionary Mayhew seeks to meet with Pastor Angowi face to face to discuss events of the past six months. Finally the Missionary meets with Pastor Angowi. Angowi plans to work with another church body, bringing a break in fellowship between the LCEA and the CLC. This break in fellowship was formally declared by CLC President John Schierenbeck in February 2010. Missionary Mayhew, Mission Board Member Larry Hansen and Russ Schmitt met with other leaders of the LCEA who were not in agreement with Pastor Angowi and who agreed to remain with the CLC.
CLCEA (Oct.-Nov. 2009) – Missionary Mayhew, Mission Board Member Larry Hansen and Russ Schmitt visited congregations among the Masai and conducted a conference for pastors and teachers in Arusha. Because of the Himo seminary was in question, meetings were held with pastors of the CLCEA to organize a temporary seminary program until the Himo seminary could be restarted. Eight students (some who had previously been enrolled at Himo) were prepared to begin studies.