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Christ for All, Great News for Africa. Seven words. One passion. A core focus of the One Africa Team (OAT) that burns like fire in the belly. That Godly desire. That Christ-like obsession. That Spirit-driven yearn of the heart. I could sense the hunger in the room: a resolve to know Christ and to make […]

  • All Twenty-Two Pastors and Clarice, Too
    by on May 4, 2022 at 8:00 am

    A seven-day Psalms study with African pastors in Lusaka, Zambia might seem like a story without sizzle. But this one: wow. In a way, the story starts almost two years ago. In June 2020 the Confessional Lutheran Institute (CLI), the educational arm of WELS World Missions’ One Africa Team, formed a cohort of African Lutheran … Continue reading "All Twenty-Two Pastors and Clarice, Too" The post All Twenty-Two Pastors and Clarice, Too appeared first on WELS Friends of Africa.

  • Comings and Goings
    by on March 16, 2022 at 2:33 am

    “The LORD will watch over your coming and going both now and forevermore” Psalm 121:8 This story is both late and early. It is late because it is partly about the retirement service for Pastor Mutebele Chijoka (pronounced “moo-tay-BAY-lay chi-JOE-ka”) of the Lutheran Church of Central Africa – Zambia Synod on Sunday 27 November 2021 … Continue reading "Comings and Goings" The post Comings and Goings appeared first on WELS Friends of Africa.

  • Back to Cameroon
    by on March 2, 2022 at 2:37 am

    This week’s post is written by Missionary Dan Kroll, the One Africa Team liaison to Nigeria and Cameroon. He recently went back to Cameroon for a regional meeting with pastors from the Lutheran Church of Cameroon, Christ the King Lutheran Church of Nigeria, and All Saints Lutheran Church of Nigeria. We’ve been pretty busy in … Continue reading "Back to Cameroon" The post Back to Cameroon appeared first on WELS Friends of Africa.

  • Hills to Conquer
    by on November 3, 2021 at 9:40 am

    Oh, the hills. How striking they were as Howie Mohlke, his wife Leslie, and I drove east from Lilongwe, Malawi down toward Lake Malawi. So were the sloping tea fields and the hills and valleys in the Sondu area of western Kenya when I saw them a few weeks later with Anariko Onunda: stunning. Why … Continue reading "Hills to Conquer" The post Hills to Conquer appeared first on WELS Friends of Africa.

  • Life is Full of Challenges
    by on February 10, 2021 at 8:00 am

    “Life is full of challenges,” notes Pastor Ochichi Nyangau. “Each day comes with its own.” Meet Richard Ochichi Nyangau, a pastor in Kenya who has served three parishes. He is one of my brothers in the Lutheran Congregations in Mission for Christ (LC-MC). Pastor Ochichi and I got acquainted recently online. From October 2020 through … Continue reading "Life is Full of Challenges" The post Life is Full of Challenges appeared first on WELS Friends of Africa.