At the fall meeting of the Council of Directors, they voted unanimously to call Nathanael and Carrie to serve as missionaries among a people group in Chad (Last name of missionaries and name of people group were removed for online use for privacy concerns).
During the past 12-18 months, a cluster of congregations in Minnesota has been forming to support this ministry. The current cluster includes Hope Lutheran Brethren Church in Barnesville, Bethel Lutheran Church in Fergus Falls, and Swan Lake Lutheran Church in rural Fergus Falls. This cluster continues to seek congregations to join them in this mission partnership. (Watch a VIDEO about this partnership in adopting an unreached people group)
Nathanael and Carrie are currently living in France where Carrie is studying French and Nathanael is in his last year of a Master of Arts in Theology program.
Lord willing, they will return to the United States early next summer where they will visit the mission cluster congregations, take pre-field training courses and prepare for ministry.
Nathanael and Carrie will be commissioned for missionary service at the Biennial Convention in August of 2012.
May we as the Church of the Lutheran Brethren uphold this family in prayer during this time of preparation.
Rev. Matthew Rogness is Director of Lutheran Brethren International Mission.
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