CLC Missionary Journals

Missionary Journals Great was the company of the preachers.

  • 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. […]

  • From the Field – Persecution, Muslim Style – August 30, 2017
    by Dave Koenig on August 30, 2017 at 1:04 pm

    from “Journey” Blue Ridge Edition p. 23, August 2017 ‘Illegal Lunch’ “…Muslims observe a fast called “Ramadan.” During this fast, you cannot eat food or drink water from sun up to sun down. If you happened to live in a Muslim dominated part of the world, like Zanzibar in Tanzania, it would be illegal to […]

  • Hello, It’s Knee Again
    by Peter Evensen on August 18, 2017 at 8:21 am

    Three weeks ago, when I was back in the US for furlough, I was going for one of my daily walks (as I have been prescribed to do) and felt a sharp pain in my knee when I took a step.  I hobbled back to the house and put ice on my now swelling knee. […]

  • Gain, Win, Save – From the Field – August 16, 2017
    by Dave Koenig on August 16, 2017 at 1:35 pm

    Gain, Win, Save Sometimes we have heard it said, “Just preach the Gospel.” Of course that is THE way that one is saved, by hearing the message of forgiveness. It should not be overlooked though how Paul did everything in his power to reach out with the Good News. And his goal was specifically to […]

  • From the Field – Mission Helpers – July 27, 2017
    by Dave Koenig on July 27, 2017 at 2:16 pm

    Peter wrote that we are a chosen race, royal priesthood, a holy nation, God’s own people, that we may declare the wonderful deeds of Him who called us out of darkness into His marvelous light. 1 Pet. 2:9 This universal priesthood of all believers was one of those many Bible teachings that God restored to […]

  • From the Field – German and English Exploratory Outreach – Manitoba – July 14, ’17
    by Dave Koenig on July 14, 2017 at 1:43 pm

    The CLC has services in Canada in British Columbia and Alberta. Pastor E. Starkey and D. Maas have made trips to Manitoba in the past. Most recently Pastor T. Daub has gone across the border to do exploratory work in both English and German. Here is his most recent (June) report of the basic leg […]

  • From the Field – Nicaragua Opportunity? – June 28, 2017
    by Dave Koenig on June 28, 2017 at 12:37 pm

    A man from Nicaragua was working on a diary farm and came in contact with one of our CLC members from Trinity Lutheran Church in Watertown, South Dakota. This led to the man visiting our church with regularity to hear the Word. He has also come to know others of our people in the congregation. […]

  • Even more laborers sent out to the harvest!
    by Peter Evensen on June 8, 2017 at 10:25 am

    On Tuesday, June 6th, 2017, I had the privilege of attending the graduation and ordination of 14 new pastors from Immanuel Bible School (IBS) in Nidubrolu, AP, which is the seminary of Church of the Lutheran Confession of India (CLCI). These men will now serve as pastors. Pray that God would bless their ministry. Like the Immanuel […]