The Academy – October 2019

The NALC is committed to the renewal of all our congregations, working to develop and deliver resources that challenge and open the NALC to the work of the Holy Spirit in our ministry and mission.

Bishop John Bradosky writes: “Instead of talking about the process of discipleship, we would like to examine the context of discipleship.  What is the nature of Christian community that nurtures people as faithful followers of Jesus, equips them to reach others with the Gospel of Jesus and provides for their growth and development as disciples of Jesus?  Following the amazing miracle of Pentecost, Peter’s bold preaching, explaining who Jesus is and what He has done for them and the transformation of more than 3,000 people who came to faith in Jesus we read these important words about the formation of the community that was able to sustain and grow the Church, the body of Christ.”*

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The Panzo Family on Mission

Greetings in the name of our Lord Jesus.

We are excited to announce a future partnership with our mission in the DRC.  

After visiting cities and small towns in the Kongo Central Province, we found that eye diseases are becoming a serious issue. One of the small towns called Kuakua may have over fifty blind individuals and that number continues to increase. The cities of Boma and Tshela are facing the same problem.

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Back To School – Dakota Boys and Girls Ranch

Knowing someone is thinking about you means a lot. This is especially true for children on their first day of school. Help our Ranch kids feel supported by writing them a note of encouragement for their first day! Our goal is for each student to receive at least one card.

Follow this link to write your special message: https://www.dakotaranch.org/back-to-school-card/

Dakota Boys and Girls Ranch is a recognized ministry of the NALC. For more information or to partner, please visit: https://www.dakotaranch.org.

Bible Study Resource

Prayer. It’s our opportunity to communicate with the living God. Whether this communication is done by speaking, listening, writing, drawing, focusing on Holy Scripture or just being open to the Lord’s presence, it’s a gift that can be done at any time or any place. God’s Word tells us that Jesus frequently went off to a quiet place to pray. When the disciples asked Jesus about prayer, he taught them the foundation of the Lord’s Prayer. Even Martin Luther taught his own barber, Peter, a simple way to pray.

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Field Report From India

The results are in. After six weeks of rolling elections across India, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has won his reelection by a landslide. Modi will rule for another five years under the BJP Party (Bharatiya Janata Party), which has strong affiliations with a Hindu extremist group called the RSS (Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh). 

Here are five top predictions on how this might impact the future of our mission and Christians living in India.

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