The choir from Martin Luther College in New Ulm, Minn., made this year’s tour to Mexico. The trip south of the border was designed to benefit both the choir members and our mission fields. They visited the church in Torreon, a member of our sister synod in Mexico. Because most people there have never heard of the Lutheran Church they thought it would be a way to promote the Lutheran Church in Torreon and Monterrey.
Our contact in Nepal is a dedicated Christian who teaches literacy with Bible stories written in the Nepalese language, prepared by WELS Multi-Language Publications. Harold Essmann coordinates the outreach and training in both Nepal and Pakistan. In Pakistan our key contact is a Christian doctor who provided no or low-cost services and dispenses not just medicine, but WELS publications as well.
Presentations by some of the most talented people in our church body are included in the National Worship Conference. No matter what style of music you prefer - from a small group - to a big organ - there will be something for everyone.
Sabrina Ebel and her husband Jeff are members of this church near Phoenix. Their story is just one example of a WELS home mission bearing fruit. It highlights one key strategy of home mission work - reaching out to families in times of transition. Rev. Michael Nitz spends much of his time educating people about basic Bible truths, but not in a traditional classroom.
Nathan Scharf might be your next pastor. When Nathan graduated from the Seminary last spring, he didn’t know where God would call him. He was prepared for any outcome. He was called to Luther Prep and is teaching and supervising a dormitory, and offering daily guidance to the young men who are in the same place he was just ten years ago. We are blessed with a premier set of schools, unified on matters of doctrine.