Mission Driven – India Transformed

Please join India Transformed! for our monthly, “Live Updates from India with our founder John Peter” on the first Thursday of each month at 6pm MST. We will share stories of how God is miraculously moving through India and transforming lives through our Community Transformation Centers, Women’s Empowerment Program and Children’s ministry.  Due to the rise of Christian persecution taking place in India, all attendees must pre-register to attend so we can verify your status.  This is open to all NALC members.  Register in advance for this webinar:  http://bit.ly/3bJM0We

Despite the pandemic, the NALC network made 2020 a tremendous year!
We are humbled and honored by your faithfulness and the trust you place in us to be good stewards with your generous donations. You have brought so much joy to the children, women and communities we serve in India that it warms our hearts.  
 
Highlights of 2020 include:

  • caring for 469 Dalit children and bringing them hope and joy
  • teaching 180 women in the ARISE! Program with employable skills
  • training over 60 Community Transformation Workers to reach 2,350 families with the Good News
  • expanding the Private School to add grades 11 and 12 to increase enrollment by 500 students
  • purchasing property to build a Christian college to serve marginalized people

These opportunities happened because of your ongoing support, which is the basis of our community of devoted supporters.  This promises to be another exciting year ahead as we develop a Mission Training Center on the new Christian college campus. To learn more, please click here to read the 2020 Impact Report.

Thank you for partnering with us as we continue to deliver hope through faith to vulnerable children, women, and communities.  Because of your partnership, we are celebrating 32 years of ministry work in India.   


To learn more or to partner in ministry, please visit:  https://thenalc.org/partners/india-transformed/

Global Worker Update – The Pfisters

It is with thankful hearts that we are able to say that we made it safely back to the states in December with negative Covid tests on both ends. As we shared in our last email we are planning to be in the states until the end of February as a short furlough with time to rest, regroup and take care of some things before we head back to Bulgaria for the spring. We have had a wonderful time with our family these past few weeks and while we are not able to see many of you in person due to the virus situation, it has been a blessing to see those of you that we can during this time. We do hope that we are able to connect with more of you either in person or virtually in the coming weeks while we are stateside. 

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From Ashes To Easter – A Lenten Devotional

A time of repentance, reflection and renewal has been practiced by Christians as a 40-day season (excluding Sundays) from the fourth century to the present day. Lent had its roots in baptismal preparation, fasting before celebration of Easter, and renewed baptismal commitment for those who had fallen away from the faith. 

This booklet offers short, to-the-point devotions that do not take much time so that you may find joy in the simple Lenten discipline of daily devotions. Ways to access the devotional: From Ashes To Easter – Lenten Devotional.

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The Academy: Building A Disciple-Making Culture

Imagine what it would be like, and what Jesus would do through us in the North American Lutheran Church (NALC) if we collectively renewed our commitment to our Lord’s commission to make disciples, and if we together reaffirmed our desire to become the fulfillment of his commandment that we love one another as he Has loved us?

Imagine what might happen, if every pastor and every congregation and every member in our church body made this same personal commitment to be living witnesses to and for our risen Lord Jesus?

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The Small and Rural Church – A Future of Hope

Whether located in towns, the farmlands, or out in the prairie, the North American Lutheran Church’s mainstay is small and rural congregations. While other faith communities look for ways to close and minimize these churches, the NALC values these parishes as they continue to seek avenues to enhance ministry and make disciples for Jesus. Like all other congregations, small and rural missions face both challenges and opportunities.

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Malawi Orphan Care Project – Mission Driven Update

Malawi Orphan Care Project (MOCP) partners with Kanyenyeva Ministries (KM), a Malawian NGO to help feed and educate orphans in Malawi. MOCP also assists KM to start businesses in Malawi which financially support the feeding program and education. One of the businesses, Kanyenyeva Wala, a registered Days for Girls enterprise, enables the women of the village to sew and sell washable, reusable sanitary kits using the Days for Girls copyrighted patterns and logo. These kits are available for the school aged girls who are registered at Kanyenyeva and are also given to the women who work within the project.

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Canoeing The Mountains – GCS Book Study

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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