Friday, June 28, 2013

Missionary’s Mother Passes Away

Glenda Kvale’s mother Eleanor passes away yesterday, June 27th,  at 12:45 pm.  Her funeral will be held later in July.

Steve and Glenda express their thanks for your prayers and encouragement during this time.  Steve stated, “We have felt overwhelmed and still very supported through this ordeal.  We will miss her very much yet rejoice that she is home with the Lord.”

Steve and Glenda are AFLC missionaries on loan to Wycliffe.

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Missions Update

Have you been wondering what God is doing through AFLC World Missions around the world?  Check this video out.

Monday, June 24, 2013

AFLC Missions Cookbook


Wouldn’t it be fun to give more to our mission groups? Well now you can.
Kathy & I want to put together an AFLC International Cook Book.
We will be gathering recipes from our missionaries, AFLC camps and our local congregations.

But we need your help! Will you please get this information out to your
Congregation, women’s ministries, friends of the AFLC etc. or help us find that “Go to person in your church who will take on this project with us”
If each congregation submits recipes and purchases only 10 cookbooks we will raise approximately $20,000 for these ministries that need our help and support so badly.  Individually this is an impossible task, but together we can easily reach this goal.

Recipes can be submitted to or mailed

Wendy Kupser
W8423 Cty. Rd. KK
Ellsworth, WI 54011

Orders can be placed individually or by each congregation. If
your congregation sends in one group order however that would
be much easier and would have less potential error.

Payments are cash or check only. Checks should be made out to:
AFLC Missions—memo cookbook missions
Please mail all orders to the same address above.
We sincerely appreciate your help!
In His Service,
Kathy Bandy 763-241-0774
Wendy Kupser 651-261-6466

For more information click here to go the the AFLC World Missions website.

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

New Member on the World Missions Committee


Pastor Craig Wentzel served two terms on the World Mission Committee.  During that time he was chairman for several years.  We thank God for his leadership.

Pastor Craig Johnson was elected to fill Pastor Wentzel’s position on the Committee.  In addition to being the editor of the Lutheran Ambassador, Pastor Johnson has traveled to our mission fields in Brazil and India.  We welcome his wisdom to the Committee.

Monday, June 17, 2013

Schierkolk’s Traveling

Family picture 2011 (Medium)

The Schierkolks will be traveling the first of next week.  Please remember them in prayer. 

Todd will be driving to the boarder to license their vehicle so that it can remain in Mexico with their new visa status. 

Barb and Kirstie will be flying out of Mexico.  Kirstie will be traveling to the Free Lutheran Youth Convention and then on a Student Missions Trip.  Barb will visit her family, it has been almost a year since her father passed into glory.

Pray for Pillman’s Visa

4x6 Prayer Card3Justo and Patricia Pillman were denied their visa renewal last week.  Their current visa is up on June 27.  Up until that time there is a possibility they can still get the missionary visa. 

If there is no progress they plan to travel by car to Peru where they will spend the night and then return using a 90 day tourist visa.  This will give them time to pursue other long term visa solutions.

Please pray for the Pillmans that God would work out this situation to His glory. 

Sunday, June 09, 2013

Give Thanks to the Lord

family_2013Give thanks to the Lord, for He is good; his love endures forever. Let the redeemed of the Lord say this - those he redeemed from the hand of the foe, those he gathered from the lands, from east and west, from north and south.  Some wandered in desert wastelands, finding no way to a city where they could settle. They were hungry and thirsty, and their lives ebbed away. Then they cried out to the Lord in their trouble, and he delivered them from their distress.  He led them by a straight way to a city where they could settle. Let them give thanks to the Lord for his unfailing love and his wonderful deeds from men, for He statisfies the thirsty and fills the hungry with good things. Psalms 107: 1-9

Michelle's prayer

Michelle's dogGod answered a prayer for our Michelle. She had been praying almost daily for a dog, even asked that God would bring the dog to our door.  Well, when Jonathan opened our electric gate, in runs in this small, black pup - all the way into our living room  to Michelle.   We searched for possible owners, but ended up convinced it had been mistreated and abandoned.  In our care it has had 2 surgeries to repair it’s broken jaw and teeth. Now ‘Cookie’ is a lively part of our family.


Evangelistic Tent Meeting

The Evangelistic Tent Meeting with Ruby on accordion and Jonathan leading worship.

Tom just graduated from AFLBS and is with the  Joshua Team on the road doing VBS ministries at AFLC churches.

2013 Joshua Team_ThomasEditor’s note:  For more information you can read the entire newsletter from Jonathan and Tamba Abel here.