Tuesday, June 17, 2014

June FM News

Endeavoring to obey the Word of our Lord...Go ye into all the world and preach the Gospel to every creature.
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God is calling yet:

As we see our world being tossed about with more and more turmoil, God is still calling out and listening to the lost and unsaved through His Holy Word. 
For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved. 
 How then shall they call on him in whom they have not believed? and how shall they believe in him of whom they have not heard? and how shall they hear without a preacher?
And how shall they preach, except they be sent? as it is written, How beautiful are the feet of them that preach the gospel of peace, and bring glad tidings of good things!
 But they have not all obeyed the gospel. For Esaias saith, Lord, who hath believed our report?
So then faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the word of God.  Romans 10:13-17

Your Foreign Mission prays that God would continue to also use each of us to carry forth His Word to this fallen world.

At the current time, Pastors Tom Lappi and Ansten Tretten are in Guatemala for the annual ALC Convention in that country, which was this past weekend.  We pray that their visit will be an encouragement for the people in all three of our churches in that wonderful country.

The picture above is of Pastor Tom delivering a sermon in Spanish during the convention.  It is wonderful that we now have at least two preachers in our federation that can have sermons in Spanish.  Tom will be having a sermon in Spanish at our US ALC convention in July, which will be translated to English by a Guatemalan / American woman named Mayra.

We are also thankful for a contingent of volunteers that are working in their homes typing our Sunday School books for email distribution and translation around the world. Children need to be taught God's Word, so we are attempting to share what we use in the USA with children around the world. This work will be ongoing for some time, Lord willing.

We hope to see you all at the convention in WA.  If you cannot make it, please be in prayer as nothing good will be done or said, except by the Spirit of God!

May God Bless your Month!

Word from the field:

The below is from Kenya, where the ladies group in Sylvan Lake recently raised money to purchase some items for the poor children being helped by Pastor Charles. 

God's peace brother!
May God grant you long life as you look forward reaching many lost souls.
So tomorrow I may bring beds, mattresses and some ten nets. I will take the picture and scan to you. Have much greetings from my wife( Mary), my church leaders and orphans.
Pray for the remaining things, such us some nets, blankets and bed sheets,cloths, and shoes

Pray for them to get food even although the prices are too high because farmers experienced a lot of loss due to diseases. We hope to hear from. Greet the mission board and on behalf of these children Give them their regards.
Pastor Charles
A new book called The Weekly Diner is available now through the FM.   It is a weekly devotional book with 52 short articles.  The suggested donation is $12. It will be available at the convention in WA, as well as at all the churches the FM administrator visits this summer,  or you can order it by clicking here.  All proceeds go to the Foreign Mission.

ALC Churches Worldwide

This congregation in Kenya  is taking the long term view and building a church one piece of wood at a time as they can afford it. Just to reach these churches that are so rural with no real  roads is a huge endeavor.  But with God, nothing is impossible.

Special Needs

 1) Bibles, Catechisms, other books badly needed.
2) Click here is you want to donate to a special cause.

Read the Word

Pastor Ansten reading the Word, as he does so often.  This time it was between sermons in Guatemala.

Mother's Love

You may remember from past years pictures, this faithful mother from Guatemala.  Her daughter has CP, cannot walk, and needs constant care, yet they still attended the Guat. ALC convention.  What an example of love to us all!

Upcoming events

> After the convention in WA there will be a special time with the Foreign Pastors on July 14 and 15. Please attend these session if you plan to come on a mission trip within the next few years, or if you have an interest in missions!
.> A trip or trips to Russia is being planned for July and beyond!


Prayer and praise

> We are thankful that injured, handicapped, and orphan children in multiple countries have received much help from North American Christians this month.  The help has been life changing for each one!
> We are thankful for our many typing and posting volunteers! There is work in the mission for you too!
> We are thankful for our faithful accountant Susan Tyni, and the key people of our newsletter Kris Matson, Alvar Helmes, and Eloy. They do a great job!
>  Pray for the Guatemala ALC convention
>  Please pray that the events taking place with Russia and Kenya, do not hinder mission work from being done there.
Mailing address for DONATIONS:
The Foreign Mission of the ALC
1601 NW 4th Avenue
Battle Ground, WA 98604

Mailing address for CORRESPONDENCE:
The Foreign Mission of the ALC
63 Poor Farm Road
New Ipswich, NH 03071