Here I Stand: Luther’s Legacy

Here I Stand: Luther’s Legacy

It’s the 500th Anniversary year since Luther posted his 95 Theses. We’re going to be hearing a lot about Luther in our churches this year. What’s the big deal about Martin Luther? Martin Luther isn’t inspiring Harold Rust to move to Red Deer, Alberta to plant a...
Believing Jesus

Believing Jesus

At times in our ministry among the Hakka people in Taiwan, we work with older people. Our prayer is that they would have days of clarity so that we and their family members can share with them that there is a God who loves them and that Jesus has died for them. Mr....
Door to Door to All in Need

Door to Door to All in Need

Nearly five-and-a-half years ago, several weeks after the great earthquake and tsunami in northern Japan, Dean began his daily commute from Sendai to Ishinomaki, where we are presently located. Through a series of God-ordained connections, he soon met and started...
A Confession of Faith

A Confession of Faith

Pastor Malloum and his wife Rachel serve the Chadian Lutheran Brethren Church as missionaries to the Fulbe people of Chad. I first heard about Abdu (an alias) as I was visiting with a Christian friend at the weekly open air market in Ba’illi, the town across the river...
A Gift Denied?

A Gift Denied?

It had been a difficult year. A year of independence, rebellion and deceit. The relationship between father, mother, and child had been broken. But oh, how they hoped he would come home for Christmas. It would not be the same without him. They had gone to great...
A Gift Given

A Gift Given

In the summer of 1981, my wife and I arrived with our toddler at the CLB Annual Convention with great anticipation. We had been called by Lutheran Brethren International Mission to go to Taiwan and begin a ministry among the Hakka Chinese. I resigned my position in...