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NEWS AND EVENTS
Two decades of global fellowship
The Confessional Evangelical Lutheran Conference (CELC) is marking 20 years of global confessional Lutheran fellowship. It started with 13 church bodies including WELS, the Evangelical Lutheran Synod (ELS), and independent or semi-independent church bodies that grew from WELS and ELS mission fields. ... Read more ...
It's coming and I feel fine
We’ve seen this before. A mass shooting happens in the same week as an earthquake, with rumors of war in yet another part of the world. Someone picks an upcoming date for the end of the world based on a false reading of an ancient text, and a certain set of people prepare for the end of the world. And then it doesn’t happen. ... Read more ...
How Sandy hit one Staten Island family
"It was a beautiful town, right on the beach," says Anne Marie Smith. "Now it’s just gone." Almost three weeks after Hurricane Sandy hit, Anne Marie and her husband, Russell, long-time residents of Tottenville, Staten Island, N.Y., are still coming to terms with all that they have lost. ... Read more ...
East Coast relief efforts coordinated
Despite the Nor’easter battering the already hard-hit East Coast, Christian Aid and Relief is on the ground making plans for relief efforts with WELS congregations in the area. ... Read more ...
Christian Aid and Relief heads to New York
Last night, pastors from four East Coast congregations joined Christian Aid and Relief in a conference call to discuss the needs and damage left by Superstorm Sandy last week. The pastors reports that none of their churches had serious damage. ... Read more ...
As Hurricane Sandy makes its way to land, WELS Christian Aid and Relief is monitoring the storm and has already contacted and offered assistance to the WELS congregations in the storm’s path. ... Read more ...
We go where the Lord needs us
When I first arrived in Colombia, I wasn’t really sure I wanted to be here. I had always wanted to go into mission work and to live abroad for at least one year, ever since I saw ... Read more ...
History of blessings at Apache reservation
The Apaches operate two Lutheran elementary schools, one on each reservation, and over one hundred adults are enrolled in the Apache Christian Training School (ACTS), which has produced the Apache pastor and a number of evangelists. Read more ...