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Small Catechism Brings Peace to Tokyo in Wake of Earthquake and Tsunami

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

March 2011 – In the midst of the destruction of the 8.9 earthquake and resulting tsunami that struck Japan on March 11, reporters asked Tokyo governor Shintaro Ishihara, “How should the Japanese people view the quake?” Ishihara, who is Buddhist and Shinto, shocked many people when he replied, “The identity of the Japanese people is greed. … Read More

Laotian Students Receive Child’s Garden of Bible Stories

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

March 2011 – In the Communist country of Laos, Christianity isn’t easily accepted. Many believe that the Christian faith is a western religion, and others associate westerners with the Central Intelligence Agency.  Because the CIA helped Hmong rebels fight the Communist Lao government, Christians are considered the #1 enemy among some government leaders. But the Holy Spirit … Read More

Book of Concord Released in Ethiopia

Saturday, January 1, 2011

“Now an angel of the Lord said to Philip, ‘Rise and go toward the south to the road that goes down from Jerusalem to Gaza.’  This is a desert place. And he rose and went. And there was an Ethiopian, a eunuch, a court official of Candace, queen of the Ethiopians, who was in charge … Read More

Nebraska Teacher Creates Art for Missions

Saturday, January 1, 2011

January 2011 – It takes lots of little pieces for Bill Wolfram’s artwork to come together. When the retired Concordia – Seward art teacher completes a chancel cross for a church, only the most discerning eye would spot the hundreds and hundreds of 3/4” dowel pieces that went into the finished mosaic. It’s quite a process. … Read More

Large Catechism Translated into Efik Language for Nigeria

Saturday, January 1, 2011

January 2011 – “The common people, especially in the villages, have no knowledge whatever of Christian doctrine…yet, everyone says that they are Christian, have been baptized and received Holy Sacraments, even though they cannot even recite the Lord’s Prayer or the Creed or the Ten Commandments…” Though written centuries ago in Germany, these words of Martin … Read More