International Mission


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 Seattle as associate pastor; we disposed of most

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Contribution Report 10/14/2016

Greetings from the Church of the Lutheran Brethren. It is indeed a privilege to come to you with an update on our finances. We were roughly $65,000 short of our anticipated goal at the end of August. That means we were 13% behind our goal for the year. We were praying for that gap to close

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Introducing Steve Tonneson

At the 2016 CLB Biennial Convention President Paul Larson sat down with Steve Tonneson, the CLB’s new Associate for Advancement Ministry. Tell us about yourself. I am a graduate of Minot (North Dakota) High School and Minot State University, where I earned my degree in Business Administration with an emphasis in Accounting. I’ve been married

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Heart Language

It’s been six weeks! Ahmed planted his field before the first rains, just like he does every year, but it has been six weeks since there has been any real rain. He has started to worry, and so have his neighbors. In fact the whole town is worried. If it does not rain soon, the

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Danny Bronson

Journey to Chad

‘Twas Christmas Day, and all through the house things were being packed up. With only four days left before our departure for Chad, the small artificial tree came down Christmas afternoon. Once again we were in the middle of the process of packing suitcases, deciding what we needed to get rid of, and what few

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Global + Local = Glocal

There is a fair amount of conversation today about the need for the local church to think of its ministry in much the same way that overseas missionaries think about theirs. Voices in mission today frequently refer to North America as the largest mission field in the western hemisphere. It is a little-known fact that

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