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
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
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
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
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
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.
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.
1) Bibles, Catechisms, other books
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.
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!
> 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.