“O LORD my God, I cried to you for help and you have healed me.” — Psalm 30:2 ESV
I am struck by the beauty and simplicity of Psalm 30. Is there a more complete prayer in such few words than here in verse two? This verse sums up the entirety of our stories. As David prays these words, he calls on God by name as he cries out, addressing the depth of our brokenness. And in the same breath, healing. For we have a great God who saves, who gives us the chance to live again. What a gift from God is prayer! Continue reading “Persistence in Prayer”
With so many requests regarding New Starts and Church Planting in the NALC, we will be hosting a webinar/video conference meeting Thursday, January 31, 2018 at 7:00 PM EST. Pastor Brad Hales would love for you to join him! Continue reading “New Starts Info Meeting”
Brethren, the Lord be with you.
The people in Liberia and Victory Ministries send you greetings in the name of Christ. They continue to be grateful for your faithful and continuous prayers, support and desire to see the Lord work in Liberia and the other West African countries. We are preparing for Victory Ministry’s second annual convocation. The church in Duazon will host us from February 14-17, 2019. Please join us as we review our work, discover our shortfalls, develop a new approach and seek the Spirit’s anointing. This year’s theme is: God’s Spirit Anointing God’s Church.
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”
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.
“Glory to God in the highest and peace to His people on earth!” — Luke 2:14
It’s amazing how many times peace is mentioned in the Bible. Concordances indicate the word is used 429 times in the King James Version of the Bible. Continue reading “Peace On Earth – And In Our Hearts, Homes, and Churches”
“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”