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  • OUR WINTER NEWSLETTER IS OUT!  

    GO TO THE LINK BELOW TO READ THE CURRENT EDITION  

                Hope_Herald_12-18_to_2-19.pdf                        

    PRIOR ISSUES CAN BE VIEWED IN THE ARCHIVE SECTION OF THIS WEBSITE

  • Adult sunday school is now in session

    The topic is The Apostle's Creed.  Classes are from 10:30 - 11:15 most Sundays, but if you are unable to attend they are being video taped.  To view the videos, go to our Videos/ Bible Study Videos to watch each class.  

  • children's sunday school

    Our children's Sunday school begins after our 9:00am church service from 10;30 until 11:15.  Class is held at the same time as Pastor Oswald's adult bible class so parents and children can learn at the same time.  We have lots of fun learning about the Word of God and Jesus' love for us thru games, crafts, scavenger hunts, plays, a balloon ascension and even a little cooking!  All children are welcome.   

  • wednesday night bible class

    In addition to adult Sunday school, Pastor Oswald also has class on Wednesday evenings from 6:30 to 7:30.  The current series is a lesson on What Happens When We Die?  Anyone is welcome to attend.  If you missed classes, they are also video recorded and can be viewed in the Videos/ Bible Study Videos tap on this website.


A message from 

Rev. p.a. richard-wokoma, 

theological educatior

serving in africa

To those who support me prayerfully, for those who sponsor me, those who sojourn with me in this mission field, and

to those who are considering joining us:


Advent Greetings in the Name of Him who is to come, and whose first birth we look forward to celebrating, and yet, 

who is with us this day as He comes to us in His Word and Sacrament. Amen!


It has been a little hectic with Lutheran Council coming to a close just before St. Andrew’s Day. St. Andrew’s Day

was observed at the Seminary, as usual, with communion, myself being the preacher and the presiding minister. 

We are now preparing for examinations and the closing for Christmas break.


I am a little heartbroken right now. After our most recent visiting professor was here, the Rev’d Professor Naomichi Masaki of Concordia Theological Seminary, Ft. Wayne, IN, USA, over half of the students were asked to leave for lack of school fees, or incomplete payment of school fees. There is the possibility that they will not even be allowed to sit for the exams. This is a result of the recent, sudden, drastic cut of support we experienced.  


Some of you were curious about the former rector who died that I mentioned in my last report. After he was relieved of his rector duties, he taught part-time at the seminary, then fell sick and didn’t recover.  I am now fully in charge of teaching all his courses, making the need for visiting professors a continuous one. In addition, now more than ever, it is also important for us to send indigenous pastors to our LC-MS Seminaries in the U.S. for further training to come back and serve in the field, especially back at the Seminary to train future pastors. "The Harvest is ripe, but the reapers are few."



 Prayer Requests:

1)     Pray for the seminary and the students, especially those who are yet to pay school fees.

                2)     Pray for the Lord to touch the hearts of potential visiting professors from Ft. Wayne and all over                    the synod to come and help with the 4 additional courses I have acquired, over and above my existing courses, beginning with next semester which resumes February 1, 2019.

  
 
As we look forward to our Christmas celebration, and you go about your preparations, may the Lord touch your heart to include something for the needy in Africa, especially those at JEM Lutheran Seminary. May the Lord replenish you several-fold this Christmas and always as you prayerfully consider supporting our mission in Africa with a year-end gift. Amen.    


Have a blessed Advent season from the Advent King!


Sincerely in Christ,  


Fr. Wokoma.

1 Tim 1:15.


To support his work, please go to  “Assistance Programs” in the “Outreach” page.

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