|Pastor Monotosh teaching "An Introduction to Lutheran Doctrine and the CLC"|
Togo – Pastor Kossi, the main leader of the MELC, was recently involved in a motorcycle accident. He was spared from major injuries but will require some downtime to rest and recover. Pray that the Lord will grant him a quick and complete recovery.
Togo – With a resident missionary now in place, Pastor Kossi is excited as they begin planning and conducting five evangelism campaigns throughout Togo over the next year. A CLC-MDF grant was recently approved to provide funding for this effort to preach the truth of God’s saving word in Togo, Ghana, and Benin. Pray for the Lord’s blessing on this effort.
Liberia - Pastor Joseph continues to reach out with the Gospel in Monrovia and Bopolu. He is currently leading classes in both areas. Visiting Missionary John Hein is planning his trip to Liberia in November 2019. Pray that the Lord will bless the preparations necessary for Pastor Hein’s visit.
Tanzania – The newly established Wartburg Lutheran Seminary of the CLC-Tanzania with six students in attendance will conclude their second semester of classes soon. The students will return to their home congregations to begin a four-month practicum as they assist in the ministry. They will return to classes in late February. Pray that the Lord will continue to bless this effort with all the resources necessary to train these men to be faithful preachers and teachers of God’s saving word.
Tanzania -- Over the past several months seminary facilities have been built and improved. The CLC Board of Missions recently approved a small Mission Development Fund grant to assist with roofing the church building that is being used as the seminary classroom. They are currently conducting classes under a lean-to that has been constructed within the walls of the church building. This is necessary because of the hot sun and heavy rains. Pray that the Lord will continue to bless and provide for more necessary improvements to the seminary facilities.
|Church Building/Classroom ready for a roof|
|Newly constructed student dormitory|
|Newly constructed (temporary) dining and study area for the students|
|Student laundry and washing facility behind the dormitory|
|Student toilet and washroom|
|Newly constructed seminary teachers' office and library|
|CLC-Zambia Building before Repairs and Renovations|
|Demolition work on the back of the building|
|Construction begins on the classroom/chapel addition|
|Preparing to build roof trusses for the classroom addition|
CLC Online Theological Studies – continue to pray for individuals in the following countries around the world who are studying God’s word through email correspondence courses as they continue to train to be faithful preachers and teachers of God’s saving word:
2. Senegal, West Africa
3. D. R. Congo, Central Africa
4. Liberia, West Africa
5. Bangladesh, South East Asia
6. Zimbabwe, Africa
7. Myanmar, South East Asia
8. Kenya, East Africa
9. Uganda, East Africa
10. Congo-Brazzaville, Central Africa