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.Continue reading “Mission Driven – Oromo Evangelical Church Houston”
Dear brothers and sisters! Spring is a wonderful time! Nature awakens from wintery sleep. The birds are singing. The first thunderstorm! We were blessed to be born in Belarus, a country with four seasons! Every season has its beauty and charm! Spring is also a time of change! Below is the ministry update from Belarus Lutheran Missionary Fellowship.Continue reading “Mission Driven – Update from Belarus”
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.Continue reading “Mission Driven – The Faithfulness of God”
Bed Brigade Grove City is a service ministry partnering with St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church to provide much-needed beds and the hope of Jesus to the Columbus, Ohio area.Continue reading “Mission Driven – Bed Brigade”
“…great is the mystery of godliness: God was manifest in the flesh…” (1 Timothy 3:16)Continue reading “Mission Driven – Gowin Family Update”
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.Continue reading “Mission Update – Transfiguration Lutheran Church”
“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 1:3-11Continue reading “Mission Driven Update – Chelsea Smith”