I wanted to give you an update on baptism and explain how we do outreach in other countries.
Thank you for all of your prayers for us and your concern for the people!!
You can be sure we will always find a way for the people to be baptized!! I love to baptize people!! In fact 18!!! Were baptized on Sunday!! Thank You Jesus!!! Awesome!!!
I also want to explain that when we go to work in an area it is always by invitation from the local LCMS partner churches
We always work with the bishop and the local pastors as we train the Deaf leaders. We want them to be involved and connected with their local Lutheran Church!
On this trip to Liberia I am staying with Bishop Amos Bolay at his house and we are able to talk over many things. Bishop Bolay and I first met in our doctoral classes at Concordia Seminary.
The Deaf leaders here lead deaf worship themselves. Bishop Bolay is very supportive of them and encourages them to be their own leaders
These leaders are working to become deaconesses and evangelist and pastors. The Evangelical Lutheran Church of Liberia has commissioned one of the deaf to be an evangelist. He did the baptizing!! Lord willing, he and the other leaders will be baptizing more people next Sunday!
The reason I said "no" for me doing the baptism is now the evangelist knows he can. And just as important the people know he can! They are continuing their outreach and teaching with the many deaf muslims, jw, and other lost people. (Two Muslims came to church today because the deaf invited them!)
We thank God for all of the deaf people who want to become trained and serve his people. Please pray for us as we work with people in America and around the world to train them to become Deaconesses, evangelists, and pastors!
Also that many many more people will learn about Jesus, become baptized, grow in faith, and serve our Lord
I look forward to the day when we will all be together in heaven and you will meet the many people you are praying for!!
Thank you for your support!!
We very much appreciate ALL your support so we can continue Lutheran Deaf Outreach!!