Mission Driven – Oromo Evangelical Church Houston

We at the Oromo Evangelical Church thank all of you who have so generously and freely given us encouragement, moral support, physical support, prayers, and financial support for the past ten years. This has allowed us to grow tenfold since we began our affiliation with the North American Lutheran Church. We are now in a new chapter of our development as a church devoted to the worship of Jesus Christ.  

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Mission Driven – The Gowin Family

“For the ministry of this service is not only supplying the needs of the saints but is also overflowing in many thanksgivings to God.” – 2 Corinthians 9:12


Songs and prayers of thanksgiving rang out at the headquarters of Gambian-based Indigenous Mission of West Africa (IMWA) this past Saturday. Christian ministers gathered there for the handing over of evangelistic outreach materials to seven individuals who have been extraordinarily active in ministry in various parts of the country and to representatives of three local ministries that IMWA partners with.

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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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