Dusty Robes – Life to Life Discipleship

The DNA of the NALC is to make disciples. As it has been said: “We should walk so close to the master, that we wear the dust of his footsteps upon our robes…”  This describes well what following our Lord Jesus ought to look like. In this chaotic and thorn-filled world, it is not difficult to be distracted and lulled away from intimacy with the Lover of our souls, to that of the world. It is always healthier and life-giving when we walk alongside each other in mutual edification and consolation. It is always better to have a fellow traveler with you. 

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Mission Driven – The Faithfulness of God

As we continue through this season of Pentecost, we are celebrating God’s goodness and faithfulness. In 1 Peter 2:6 we read: 

For it stands in Scripture: “Behold, I am laying in Zion a stone, a cornerstone chosen and precious, and whoever believes in him will not be put to shame.”

There are many discouraging things that we face today in this world: a continuing global pandemic, civil unrest, political instability throughout the world, and natural disasters. But these things should not come as a surprise to us since the fall in Genesis 3. We do not ignore the challenges, but rather, we proclaim the faithfulness and goodness of our God. We proclaim the Good News of Jesus Christ which does not change, even in the midst of a changing world. And we know that other things may be shaken and fall away, that we rest securely because of the unshakable cornerstone. We rejoice in the privilege that God has called us into mission together as living stones, built upon the rock that is Jesus Christ.

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SON Network – Live Streaming Event

Join us to learn how the Lord has opened new doors and expanded SON ministries in Ukraine, Mongolia, Ethiopia, and Dubai! Also, hear from SON ministry partners in Albania, Belarus, Latvia, Estonia, Slovakia, and Russia. Plus special messages from Pastor Don Richman, the Rev. Dr. Gemechis Buba, and Pastor David Breidenbach!

Join Thursday, May 20th from 8 pm ET on Facebook Live or SON Network.

Mission Driven – Panzo Family Update

Update of Arrival in the DRC

We arrived in the DRC in January at Ndjili airport/Kinshasa. The trip was so long, as we had a layover of 7 hours at the Brussels Airport due to connection. A COVID-19 test was required before boarding the airplane from Brussels to Kinshasa. In Kinshasa, we arrived late at night and were required to show proof of a negative Covid-19 test within 72 hours from the day of the original result.  Unfortunately, we were forced to redo another test at the airport at the cost of $45 per person. We were blessed with negative results. Outside of the airport, we met with a CELCCO delegation that received us and escorted us to the hotel, where we prayed together to give thanks to God. After two days of rest in Kinshasa, we continued our trip by car and arrived in Boma on January 12, 2021.

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The Launch of Celebrating Global Mission

Interested in missions? A new digital magazine is on the way, featuring content from Mission Agency Partners in this venture.

The heart of CGM will be the partner Lutheran global mission agencies that are faithfully and diligently at work taking the Gospel to the nations. These CGM partner agencies will submit articles on a regular rotation about what the Lord is doing through their ministry. Currently, Awakening Lives for World Mission, World Mission Prayer LeagueFriends of Madagascar Mission, and Lutheran Bible Translators have joined as founding Global Mission Agencies. Others will follow over time. 

We are excited to announce the upcoming launch of CGM (Celebrating Global Mission) on May 1st! To access this publication or to learn more, please visit: www.cgmmag.com.

Life Together – The Classic Exploration of Christian Community

The Great Commission Society’s Mission Connectors team is about encouraging congregations and mission districts to make relational mission connections. The vision of the NALC that every congregation is in relationship with at least one local, one domestic, and one global mission partnership. Our team helps by preparing mission-focused resources and training, being available to coach leaders and teams, and by calling every mission district and mission region, at least once a year. The purpose of these calls is to pray with the leaders, to hear how the Holy Spirit is moving in their district, and to encourage them as they serve God’s kingdom.  

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