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Spanish Arch Books support the work of Mission Central in western Iowa

Posted by Barbara Shippy on September 8, 2014 at 12:45 PM

In western Iowa, just outside the small town of Mapleton, is a set of old farm buildings that have been transformed into Mission Central—the largest LCMS mission-supporting agency in the United States. What was once the hog house is now a fellowship hall; the barn is the worship center; and the old house was renovated to include offices, a kitchen, and rooms for visiting missionaries and their families.

“Never did we envision what God had in mind,” said Gary Thies, known as Old Missionary Gary.

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Children's Outreach US and Canada
 

Shining for Jesus in Canada: Q&A with Ellen Kehe

Posted by CGO Team on July 7, 2014 at 12:42 PM

Ellen Kehe, a frequent short-term missionary through LAMP [Lutheran Association of Missionaries & Pilots] Ministry, brings the Gospel to villages in the remote northern regions of Canada. Ellen has a heart for reaching children and has conducted VBS mission trips through LAMP for the past 11 years. Though she faces challenges in villages that have not heard of Christ’s love, she, along with others, is shining the light of God’s Word in dark places. Concordia Gospel Outreach partnered with LAMP to provide the teams with Christ-centered VBS materials. Read our interview with Ellen Kehe to learn more about the important work she and others like her are doing for the sake of the Gospel—and the impact you have when you donate to Concordia Gospel Outreach.

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Children's Outreach US and Canada
 

New beginnings in Mobile, Alabama

Posted by Alicia Rolland on February 3, 2014 at 11:28 AM

Situated on the north-central stretch of the Gulf Coast, Mobile, Alabama, is rich in culture and history. But not all who call this seaport city home boast of having enough.

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Children's Outreach US and Canada
 

A song for Newtown: Q&A with hymnwriter Gregory Wismar

Posted by CGO Team on November 19, 2013 at 11:30 AM

Retired pastor, hymnwriter, and grandfather of two survivors of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting, Gregory J. Wismar has written and donated to Concordia Gospel Outreach a hymn commemorating the first anniversary of the Newtown tragedy. His family and the town he once called home have been greatly impacted by this tragic event, but now he hopes his words might be used to help bring hope and healing to those suffering and in need of encouragement.

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US and Canada Crisis Outreach
 

Bringing hope and healing to Moore, Oklahoma

Posted by Barbara Shippy on August 5, 2013 at 1:08 PM

In the days following the devastating tornado that hit Moore, Oklahoma, and in the months since, Concordia Gospel Outreach has sent more than 2,700 children’s books and devotionals to St. John’s Lutheran Church and School in Moore and to the surrounding areas. From there, volunteers have delivered these resources to hundreds of displaced and discouraged people. With each delivery, words of encouragement and hope are shared with families trying to rebuild their lives. Volunteer and Stephen Ministry leader Judy Cregan shares her story.

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US and Canada Crisis Outreach