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[December 11, 2017 | No Comment | ]

KITCHENER, Ontario – A short-term mission team made up of Rev. Roland Syens, his wife Anita, along with DPS Intern Lenora Wallden from Holy Cross Lutheran Church and Erika Brandt from Bethel Lutheran Church in Kitchener, Ontario went to Nicaragua from October 25-November 2, 2017. The group spent seven days filled with different ministry events, and were able to visit many of the churches in the area around Chinandega as well as churches in Leon all the way up to Sebaco.
A major event during that time was the Reformation anniversary …


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[December 6, 2017 | No Comment | ]

ONLINE – Lutheran Hour Ministries has released its 2017 series of Advent Devotions, entitled Love Came Down. The series is available to freely download in English, French, Spanish, and Chinese.
“In Love Came Down we see how the Heavenly Father spared nothing—not even His own Son—to work out our salvation,” notes promotional material. “Though we had rebelled in our sins and spurned God and His Commandments, He chose us—not for exclusion, but redemption. The Father’s love sought us out in our perilous condition and, in His infinite mercy, bridged the divide …


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[November 30, 2017 | No Comment | ]

WINNIPEG – It began with a presentation from Canadian Lutheran World Relief (CLWR) on October 24, 2015—a heartbreaking presentation that included a film about a day in a Syrian refugee camp, and a talk by two Syrian refugees now living in Winnipeg. Six members of Saint James Lutheran Church attended the presentation and knew at once here was an opportunity to be a Good Samaritan like Christ.
The first step was gauging the congregation’s commitment to time and treasure in sponsoring a Muslim refugee family from Syria. The president of the …


In: Central District News, Headline, Mission News

[November 28, 2017 | No Comment | ]

NICARAGUA – The Third National Youth Gathering of the Lutheran Church Synod of Nicaragua (ILSN) took place October 28-29, 2017. Thanks to the financial support from many Lutheran Church–Canada congregations, 200 youth from all over Nicaragua and Honduras were able to come together at the Lutheran Mission Center in Chinandega.
Many of these teens have come to know about Christ through LCC sponsored feeding programs in the villages where ILSN congregations are located. Special thanks are due to LCC for promoting these feeding programs, for those who support Concordia Lutheran Mission …


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[October 30, 2017 | No Comment | ]

ONLINE – Lutheran Hour Ministries – Canada has released “SolasAlive,” a series of three short videos you can use to on social media to share your faith with friends and family online.
These short, engaging, videos and companion webpages have been created for you to use on social media, to invite outside the Christian church to find out more about God and His plan of salvation for all.
Each of the three videos provides an unexpected take on traditional slogans of the Reformation: Grace Alone, Faith Alone, and Scripture Alone. Watch all …


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[October 18, 2017 | No Comment | ]

ONLINE – Lutheran Church–Canada (LCC) has released the 2017 edition of its annual Mission Newsletter.
“The 2017 Mission Newsletter presents just a few snapshots of what the Lord Jesus has accomplished in the lives of people through the missions and social ministry of Lutheran Church–Canada this year—how communities have been graced by His love and mercy,” explains Rev. Dr. Leonardo Neitzel in the introduction to this year’s newsletter. Dr. Neitzel is LCC’s Executive for Missions and Social Ministry.
The theme for this year’s publication draws on LCC’s 2017 convention theme—Christ Alone, Christ …


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