Sarah Burr, headed for ministry in Paraguay, is first studying Spanish in Guatemala. She is into her fourth week and besides learning Spanish, is helping to teach English to Guatemalan children who are on school break, and getting to explore some of God’s beautiful creation around Xela, including climbing old volcanoes overlooking active ones! You can read more on her blog or read her most recent prayer letter here.
Tim and Beth Heiney, missionaries to Guinea — together with other missionaries from the region — are urgently appealing for Christians to join together in a day of prayer and fasting for the 3 countries devastated by the Ebola virus outbreak: Guinea, Liberia, and Sierra Leone. (See their appeal letter HERE).
Sarah Burr, DCE intern from Concordia University Chicago, this week began her studies of Spanish in preparation for her missionary service in Paraguay. She is studying at the ICA language school and immersing herself in the language and culture where she is living with a local family in the highlands Read More
With preparations completed, Jim and Liisa Tino boarded a plane to begin their ministry in Santiago, Chile today! As previous missionaries to Latin America, they already are fluent in Spanish, and so they are hitting the ground running on arrival. At the same time, they ask for prayers as they look for a house, buy a vehicle and get set up for a new life in Chile.
Jim continues as Director of GLO, serving in that office now while working, together with Liisa, in evangelism and church planting with the Lutheran church in Chile. Learn more at their website.
Tim and Beth Heiney now ask for prayer for the family of Moses, the Lutheran clinic worker who was missing in Guinea, West Africa. They update that authorities have discovered the bodies of Moses and other clinic personnel tragically murdered in the depraved chaos which arose out of the spreading panic from ebola.
The Heineys request prayer especially for two of their Lutheran coworkers who represent the thousands of people suffering in Guinea and neighboring countries. Pastor Koffeh from Conakry has lost several family members. And a Lutheran clinic worker, Moses, has disappeared in the panic from misinformation of a conspiracy to spread the disease. Read More
Jim and Liisa Tino are counting down to their departure for Chile in 3 weeks as their funding level has just recently surpassed the target needed for deployment. They are grateful to God and to so many mission-minded donors from all over the U.S. who are joining with them to uphold the mission work in Chile. Jim will continue as Director of GLO even as he and Liisa join Read More
As the Funkes complete their initial 2 year commitment, they have announced that they have decided — after much prayer and consultations — to continue for several more years their work in Tanzania. We rejoice in God’s guidance and are excited that they will be able keep on sharing their many gifts in ministry there! Read More
The Board of Directors of Global Lutheran Outreach met on Tuesday, Sept. 3, in Michigan to prayerfully review progress and challenges to fulfilling the vision of GLO: Lutheran missionary mobilization “from everywhere to everywhere“. Read More
Thanks to God’s generous supply through His grateful and mission-hearted people, Sarah Burr has reached the support threshold that gives her the green light to make final preparations to deploy for her service to the Lutheran ministry in Paraguay! Sarah’s experience demonstrates again that as God moves people to go and serve in missions, he also moves people to encourage, uphold and send them. Read More