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August 2011 - Early childhood ministries

Our synod reached a significant milestone this past school year. For the first time, more than 10-thousand children were enrolled in our congregations’ preschools and day cares. The challenge now is to connect their families to the Word through the nearly 400 congregations operating these ministries. Individual churches, and the synod as a whole, are taking steps to do just that.

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April 2013 - Prison Ministry
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The incarcerated often realize the depth of their sin . . . they’re hurting . . . and they’re open to the message of the Savior. But can a lay person play a role in this kind of outreach? Absolutely. In fact, God has blessed WELS with one of the largest prison ministries in the nation. And the majority of the work is done by volunteers.

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March 2013 - Hmong Ministry
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This story actually starts in the Vietnam war . . . When the Hmong people of southeast Asia joined the Americans to fight communism. When the U.S. military withdrew, many Hmong people were left in a vulnerable situation . . . they were persecuted . . . tortured . . . killed. And so over the past few decades the United States has been bringing these refugees to America . . .

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February 2013 - Asia Conference
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Translating doctrine into other languages is more difficult than you might think. For example, did you know that most of Martin Luther’s writings have still not been translated into English? Even though translation is complex, it’s extremely important. Because when the basic truths of scripture are put into the language of the people, amazing things happen.

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January 2013 - New Teacher Induction
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Think about your first day on the job . . . or even your first year. You had a lot to learn. Over time, experience made you better. That’s true of almost everything . . . from parenting . . . to playing football. What if there was a way to accelerate that learning curve? For our new WELS teachers, that’s exactly what’s happening.

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December 2012 - Year in review
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Learn about the many blessings for WELS in 2012, from growth in Early Childhood Education to a meeting of our African sister synods to the annual LWMS convention.