Mission Trip to El Salvador 2019

Last year, Transfiguration Lutheran Church Mission, and several Texas Lutheran churches brought hope and happiness to many poor families during Christmas time in El Salvador. We provided 1000 food baskets and toys for adults and children. In El Salvador, an average family is composed of five members. We helped to provide food for ten days, making a Christmas dinner possible for them. In total, we were able to feed 5000 people. Here is a video that shows the highlights of last year’s event.  Continue reading “Mission Trip to El Salvador 2019”

The Academy – January 2019

American culture is characterized by the word “busy.” There is never enough time, burnout seems inevitable, and the challenge of developing deep relationships is real. To what good things do we say “no” so we can say “yes” to better things? This is a key element in life-to-life discipleship. The real question is: “What are you going to do about it?” Jesus faced this challenge in even greater ways than we do. Relationships are key not just to ministry, but in life.

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NALC Global Worker Update – The Panzo Family

“Teach me to do Your will, for You are my God; let Your good Spirit lead me into a level country and into the land of uprightness.”  – Psalm 143:10

 

Dear Partners in Mission,

It is almost the end of the year 2018, and since we will be out of the DRC on December 13, traveling to the USA to participate in our daughter, Nicole Panzo’s, wedding, we wanted to say thank you to all of you for your prayers, donations of kindness and your thoughts that allowed us to survive on the ground. Also, we thank God, the sustainer and protector of our lives, He is the one who used each of you to be faithful and helpful in our mission in the DRC. With God and you, we were able to accomplish some tasks that we felt were impossible.  Continue reading “NALC Global Worker Update – The Panzo Family”

A Christmas Message – Quiet Joseph Is An Example Of Faithfulness And Discipleship

Dear Disciples of Christ Jesus,

Martin Luther had much more to say about Mary, the mother of our Lord, than Joseph. Yet Luther gives thanks for this guardian of our Lord. He commends Joseph as a saint who strengthens our faith by his faithful obedience, his sacrificial love for Mary and his protective care for Jesus.  Continue reading “A Christmas Message – Quiet Joseph Is An Example Of Faithfulness And Discipleship”

What Do You Get For A King Who Has Everything?

Dear Friends of the Prayer League,

I love the shepherds and the angels.  I adore the sheep and cattle we also place carefully into the scene.  I prize those images of Mary and Joseph, right there at the center, of course, lovingly watching over the humble manger. And in that tiny feeding trough we find, best and greatest of all, the baby Jesus, sometimes not until Christmas morning.  At least that’s the way we’ve done it in our home.  And I really like it that way.  Continue reading “What Do You Get For A King Who Has Everything?”