Mozambique and South Africa
Pastor Messmann Trip 2019
St. Paul Family—I welcome your prayers during the few coming weeks for the progress of the Gospel in South Africa and Mozambique. I leave right after Easter to work among a variety of church leadership, a seminary, and other groups in Pretoria and Durban, South Africa. I had been scheduled to spend several days also in Mozambique to do training, on behalf of the Lutheran Church of Brazil. The devastation from Cyclone Idai has made that work now impossible. Our office is assisting with financial needs for their recovery. Read an update in the MZB newsletter here.
Thanks to all for prayers with my travels. Your prayers are powerful and effective. Following teaching and preaching last Friday and Sunday, I am spending this week in conversations with some of those same seminary students. Wonderful young men from 6 different African countries. Including one from Sudan who has met John Deng and Wichieng. Small world. This coming weekend I will work in the Durban area, with some training among Zulu churches and also among refugees from the Congo. My request for the progress of the Gospel remains the same. -Pastor Messmann
CALMS is dedicated to building the capacity of Central and North American churches and their members to advance God's mission and to grow in numbers and discipleship. We do this by providing mission consultation services to Central American churches and organizations and by designing and facilitating strategic, cross-cultural short-term mission projects. These projects seek to involve Christian leaders and groups in the USA with their Central American brothers and sisters so they can work side by side to advance God's mission. In this way, CALMS "Connects and Advances Leaders in Mission and Service"!
To find out more, contact Chris Rodgers.
Water to Thrive Wells
Chikondi Malawi provides hope by providing food, basic provisions, and essential medical supplies for the orphans and vulnerable children of Malawi, a nation whose people have suffered the terrible toll of HIV/AIDS and years of drought. Read more about this ministry partnership here.
To learn how you can help, contact Ione Podgore
St. Paul supports the mission work of the Evangelical Lutheran Church of Brazil (IELB) in two ways: Processing gifts from donors formerly associated with Brazil Mission Society to specific IELB missions projects, and also providing leadership training through our Mission Leader Institute. Direct questions to Pastor John Messmann or call the church office.