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September 17, 2018 Field Notes Released

 
Writing from Nairobi, Kenya
September 17, 2018
 

Deep and Wide - a few Months' Activities 
Across Eastern and Southern Africa

Rev. Shauen Trump and Rev. Dan McMiller (Executive Director of the Office of International Mission) spend a few moments with children during a visit to a village congregation in southern Malawi
The last four and a half months have been a whirlwind of activity in Eastern and Southern Africa (as usual).  Every day we praise the Lord for the missionaries on our field who enable all this to happen and for the church bodies with whom we are in relationship who invite us to walk alongside them in outreach and Gospel proclamation. Here's the briefest glimpse of some of what God is doing here through local church bodies walking alongside the LCMS and our amazing missionaries:
  • Tanzania, Rwanda, Kenya, and Malawi - OIM Exec Director Dan McMiller visits with Shauen
  • Kenya - Bishop's Reconciliation Retreat
  • Tanzania - Mercy Medical Team
  • South Africa - Lutheran Theological Seminary Visit 
  • Kenya - Project24 Volunteer from the States
  • Kenya - Living Faith of Clive, Iowa short term team trip to Kakuma Refugee Camp
  • Madagascar - Mercy Medical Team
  • South Africa - Missionary Rev. Dr. Tom Aadland Teaches Intensive at Lutheran Theological Seminary
  • Malawi - CLCMS Women's Guild Seminar
  • Uganda - Volunteer Visits 
  • Kenya - Dedication of new Project24 Boarding Facility
  • Kenya - Project24 Catechism Club 
  • Kenya - Sudan, Malawi, and Rwanda send students to Matongo Seminary for the first time
  • Kenya - Mercy Medical Team
Praise the Lord for His name being glorified and His Gospel going forth in each of these opportunities! 
 
(The photos above and below were taken by several missionaries and church leaders including Shauen Trump, Shara Osiro, Sarah Kanoy, John Wolf, and Rev. Davis Wowa)
Kenya - Bishop's Reconciliation Retreat
Some of the current and former bishops of the ELCK, seen together for the first time and working towards a reconciled church for the glory of God
Tanzania - Mercy Medical Team
Missionary Shara Osiro, a former pharmacy tech, (foreground) assists the local pharmacist (background)
 
Tanzania - Mercy Medical Team
Missionary nurse Sarah Kanoy takes an infant's armpit temperature
Tanzania - Mercy Medical Team
Missionary Krista Young prays with a patient
South Africa - Lutheran Theological Seminary Visit
Lutheran Theological Seminary chapel in Tshwane/Pretoria, South Africa
Kenya - Living Faith of Clive, Iowa short term team trip to Kakuma Refugee Camp
Pastor Luke Timm of Living Faith consults with the local pastor
 
Malawi - CLCMS Women's Guild Seminar
Missionary nurse Sarah Kanoy visits with a member of the women's guild with an injured leg
Malawi - CLCMS Women's Guild Seminar
Missionary Shara Osiro shares with the Women's Guild
Kenya - Dedication of new Project24 Boarding Facility
 
Kenya - Mercy Medical Team
Geoffrey (standing, left) from Lutheran Hour Ministries project in Kenya shares a Gospel Presentation at one of the clinic waiting areas
 

Photos in Focus
The Trump Boys

 
Prayer Requests

For wisdom, discernment, and patience for Shauen and Krista in their work as spouses, parents, and missionaries

For the relationships, programs, and projects Shauen supports for the LCMS in Kenya, Madagascar, Malawi, Rwanda, South Africa, Tanzania, and Uganda

For Elijah who is having a minor out-patient surgical procedure this week, that he may recover well and quickly without complications
In Praise

For the Gospel proclamation opportunities God has opened up in this area

For Shauen reaching the half-way point in his PhD classroom coursework

For the joy of a few weeks at home and time spent together as a family

For the ongoing safety, contentment, health, and opportunities for the amazing missionaries who serve in Eastern and Southern Africa - heroes of the church, every one of them
 
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