Bethesda Lutheran Communities – Power Of A Vision

Join us at 7:30 p.m. EDT Thursday, October 22 for an unforgettable evening of music, inspiration and community in support of the 6.5 million people in the U.S. with developmental disabilities. This exclusive, unforgettable evening will leave you energized to support those with disabilities and inspired to make the world a better, more inclusive place every day.

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The Panzo’s in Mission

Update about the DRC and the Confessional Lutheran Church

During the month of August, the condition of the country was in bad shape as they experienced multiple situations of unrest, robbery, kidnapping, and killing. One of the Lutheran pastor’s houses was stormed by insurgents and the entire household was killed. Some church leaders suffered the same consequence on the center-eastern side of the country.

The church opened its doors for worship on August 23, 2020, and the majority of members came back after a long break due to Coronavirus. The church lost few members during the pandemic, but pastors praised God. As doors are open for worship, they are also conducting door-to-door visits for discipleship.

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Mission Driven – Dakota Boys and Girls Ranch

Established in 1952, Dakota Boys and Girls Ranch helps at-risk children and their families succeed in the name of Christ. Today, the Ranch is committed to helping the most complicated and amazing kids by providing best-in-class psychiatric and trauma-informed care, all in the name of Christ. Christianity remains the foundation on which we operate and do our work.

Our kids are headed back to school in less than a month! School might look a little different this year, but you can still fill their first day with smiles by sending them a special back-to-school card. Fill out this short form to bring hope and encouragement to a child at the Ranch: Back To School Card.


Dakota Boys and Girls Ranch is a recognized ministry of the North American Lutheran Church. To learn more or partner in ministry, please visit: https://www.dakotaranch.org

Commissioning of NALC Global Worker – Pastor Martha Shanka

Mission Trip to Dubai

By: the Rev. Melinda H. Jones & the Rev. Wendy A.W. Berthelsen

In February, just prior to the start of the COVID-19 crisis in the USA, together with Rev. Dr. Gemechis Buba, we traveled to Dubai. Pastor Jones represented the NALC Executive Council. Pastor Berthelsen represented Hope Lutheran Church (Cedar Hill, TX), who  serves as both a prayer sponsor and a fiscal agent for Pastor Martha Shanka, a new global worker for the NALC. The goals of the journey were as follows:

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