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.

Mission Update – Transfiguration Lutheran Church

The last fifteen months my merciful God has blessed Transfiguration Lutheran Church in many ways. Our call to help with word and sacrament to many people in the middle of COVID-19 has been a special challenge. But I want to let you know that I was blessed because I already received the COVID-19 vaccine. God safe me from this mortal pandemic and I so glad for his mercy and blessing, in the midst of many people who still are suffering in our communities. 

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The Academy – April 2021

Our mission is to proclaim the Gospel of Jesus Christ to a world that is in desperate need of the Good News. We propose to do this by networking congregations and individuals who have a passion for the proclamation of the Gospel and a commitment to the calling of the Great Commission.  In Matthew 28, we read: “And Jesus came and said to them, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you. And behold, I am with you always, to the end of the age.”

Mission is the driver – the force, the inspiration behind everything that we do.  Everything that we do, if we don’t have mission attached to it, is going to be meaningless.  The church exists in obedience and fulfillment of the Great Commission of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.

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Mission Driven Update – Chelsea Smith

“I thank my God every time I remember you. In all my prayers for all of you, I always pray with joy because of your partnership in the gospel from the first day until now, being confident of this: that he who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus.

It is right for me to feel this way about all of you, since I have you in my heart and, whether I am in chains or defending and confirming the gospel, all of you share in God’s grace with me. God can testify how I long for all of you with the affection of Christ Jesus.

And this is my prayer: that your love may abound more and more in knowledge and depth of insight, so that you may be able to discern what is best and may be pure and blameless for the day of Christ, filled with the fruit of righteousness that comes through Jesus Christ—to the glory and praise of God.” – Philippians 1:3-11

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Share Easter Blessings with Dakota Boys and Girls Ranch

Easter is a special time at the Ranch, where our children learn about the great love that Christ has for them. Share a sweet, funny, inspirational, or encouraging note with a child at the Ranch this Easter🐰🐤Fill out the form at www.dakotaranch.org/eastercard to send Easter blessings to one of our amazing, precious children.

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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/