Category: Mission News

April 5, 2018

Giving thanks in all circumstances

LCC’s retiring mission executive reflects on his years of service. by Leonardo Neitzel Throughout his epistles the Apostle Paul does not tire in giving thanks to God even under persecution, imprisonment, unnumbered hardships, trials, and health problems. The Holy Spirit nurtured in him a positive…

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April 4, 2018

Seminar and retreat for Central American deaconesses

by Deaconess Olga Preisz Groh CHINANDEGA, Nicaragua – The fourth deaconess seminar/retreat focusing on Deaconesses and Life Together (Vida Diaconal en Comunidad: Adorando, Trabajando, Estudiando, Alimentándonos, Orando y Escuchando Juntas) took place from January 15 to 19, 2018 at Lutheran Church–Canada’s (LCC) Mission Centre gathering…

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January 22, 2018

Ukrainian Lutherans celebrate blessings

by Rev. Leonardo Neitzel UKRAINE – The alliance between Lutheran Church–Canada (LCC) and the Synod of Evangelical Lutheran Churches in Ukraine (SELCU) since 1996 has been a blessing for our joint ministry and mission in that country. Rev. Roland Syens and Rev. Keith Haberstock were…

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January 15, 2018

Greek classes continue for Nicaraguan pastors

CHINANDEGA, Nicaragua – Pastors from all over Nicaragua gathered at Chinandega’s Mission Centre in mid-November arriving with open hearts and minds, and their Greek New Testaments. The goal of the week-long continuing education class was to dig deeper into God’s Word by studying the New…

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January 12, 2018

Pastoral students continue studies in Ukraine

UKRAINE – The education of a new class of pastors for the Synod of Evangelical Lutheran Churches in Ukraine (SELCU) at Concordia Seminary in Odessa-Usatowe, Ukraine continued in late 2017. Pastoral students finished their studies of the Patristic Age, with a particular emphasis on the…

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December 20, 2017

Nicaraguan Deaconesses enjoy seminar

by Anita Syens On October 30, 2017, I had the wonderful privilege of leading a one day seminar for the deaconesses of the Lutheran Church of Nicaragua. Together with our DPS Intern, Lenora Wallden, we met with 24 of the 29 deaconesses for a day…

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December 19, 2017

LCC active this fall in Ukraine; Canadians involved at Convention and Seminary

ODESSA, Ukraine – The Synod of Evangelical Lutheran Churches in Ukraine (SELCU) has once again welcomed the active involvement of Lutheran Church–Canada (LCC) this fall, both at its Convention and in the ongoing teaching ministry of its seminary. The annual Synod convention met November 21-22,…

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December 11, 2017

Celebrating the Reformation in Nicaragua

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….

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December 6, 2017

2017 Advent Devotions Now Available to Download in English, French, Spanish, and Chinese

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…

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November 30, 2017

Refugee sponsorship demonstrates Christian charity

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…

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