CLC Missionary Journals

Missionary Journals Great was the company of the preachers.

  • From the Field – Liberia Visitation – Dec. 7, 2017
    by Dave Koenig on December 7, 2017 at 1:18 pm

    I had the pleasure of going to Liberia to help Pastor Hein who is our CLC missionary to Liberia. It was a busy two weeks. I referred to myself as a ‘temp’ and in place of Missionary Ohlmann due to his cracked vertebrae. I left the USA on Nov. 7th and returned the 22nd. There […]

  • Persecution Hindu style with the CLCIndia- From the Field – Nov. 23, 2017
    by Dave Koenig on November 23, 2017 at 1:28 pm

    This is a report from Pastor Jyothi Benjamin of the CLCI. It is cause for prayer as we remember that the gates of hell cannot stand against the advance of His gracious rule. How has persecution been in the congregations of the CLCI? CLCI Evangelist Murdered: In the year 2011, one of our CLCI evangelists […]

  • Persecution Hindu Style (BELC)- From the Field – Nov. 6, 2017
    by Dave Koenig on November 7, 2017 at 1:57 am

    Voice of the Martyrs” is a publication begun by Pastor Wurmbrand after he was released from communist imprisonment. In the September 2017 issue they had information on persecution of Christians in India. Hindutva is a term that the Hindu radicals use basically for ‘India for the Hindus’. Prime Minister Modi took office May 26, 2014 […]

  • Jan-Oct: water scarcity, Nov-Dec: water scares city
    by Peter Evensen on November 4, 2017 at 2:03 pm

    The title above was posted to the residents WhatsApp group where I live. While it is funny, it is also true. Until recently the area has been experiencing a water shortage, but now the monsoon has hit and again has brought major flooding to Chennai.  I live on the very west side of Chennai and haven’t […]

  • As We Celebrate the Reformation – From the Field – Oct. 31, 2017
    by Dave Koenig on October 30, 2017 at 12:18 pm

    From the Institute for Creation Research Luther and Biblical Creation, 500 Years Later by James J. S. Johnson, J.D., Th.D. * Evidence for Creation Five hundred years ago in Wittenberg, Germany, an unusual scholar changed the course of human history using pen and hammer. Dr. Martin Luther protested unbiblical teachings and practices—especially the sale of […]

  • Outreach and Brokenness – From the Field – Sept. 26, 2017
    by Dave Koenig on October 20, 2017 at 1:04 pm

    MISSIONS IS OUTREACH Out of the Heart of God – We all know the passages in the end of the four Gospels that deal with our reaching out. There are several other passages that remind us that outreach is in and from the heart of God Himself. I Tim:2:4 “…who desires all men to be […]

  • 500th Anniversary of the Lutheran Reformation – Oct. 19, 2017 – From the Field
    by Dave Koenig on October 20, 2017 at 12:58 pm

    Reformation celebration Each year we celebrate God’s work through the Lutheran Reformation. The day we have picked for this is October 31st. It was on that date in 1517 that Martin Luther posted his 95 Theses for debate on the castle church door. Sometimes we can lose sight of the fact that God used many […]

  • Dengue danger and other distractions
    by Peter Evensen on October 12, 2017 at 4:50 pm

    In Chennai there has been an outbreak of dengue (which I learned is actually pronounce dengoo, not dengay) fever, which is a mosquito-borne viral illness. Since January there have been 80 reported deaths. Across the state there have been 11,500-12,500 cases so far this year. Tuesday I did a training for the pastors here in […]

  • SE Asia – From the Field – September 12, 2017
    by Dave Koenig on September 15, 2017 at 12:08 pm

    If we look back two years on restarted work in SE Asia by Bohde, who had been the CLC missionary in Thailand for some years, we see the progress. Starting Nov. 6, ’15 studies were held with several Hmong from Thailand. Laos Hmong were not able to come across the border. Although Mark Bohde is […]

  • Unless you bend the knee…
    by Peter Evensen on September 2, 2017 at 10:29 am

    I went back to the surgeon yesterday (Friday, Sept 1). After immobilizing my knee for almost 3 weeks, I could no longer bend it. He sent to physical therapy (here called physiotherapy). I usually have a high tolerance for pain, but bending my knee, really hurt! I am scheduled for five days of physical therapy. […]