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November 2010 - Christian giving

November is the month we think about Thanksgiving—not just a holiday, but a way of life. Watch the story of Martin Karst, a barber from Topeka, Kansas, who counts the blessings God has given him—and he expresses his thankfulness with his gifts.  

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September 2014 -150 anniversary of Luther Prep
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The year was 1864. Civil War fighting was at its peak, as Lincoln pressed to preserve the Union. At about the same time, WELS president Johannes Bading saw a need to preserve another institution: WELS. He realized that a key to our synod's future was to establish schools for training pastors and teachers.

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August 2014 - Humanitarian Aid
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One of the first steps in mission work is showing that we care. Demonstrating our love for others often opens the door to the gospel message. And in many places, the best way to show we care is to provide the basics that so many don't have: food, shelter, and water.

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July 2014 - Inter-Church Relations
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We're all connected as a family of believers . . . in our homes, our congregations, our synod. And the connection goes a step further, to include more than two-dozen Lutheran church bodies around the world. They are our brothers and sisters in faith, and we look for ways to build the relationship . . . because they're family.

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2014 WELS Youth Rally Closing video
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Highlights and memories from the 2014 WELS Youth Rally in Knoxville, Tenn.

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June 2014 - Mexico
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You don't have to read too far into the book of Acts to realize that serving as a missionary can be hazardous. But that didn't stop Paul or Peter or Stephan from teaching the gospel. Today, missionaries still face danger . . . especially in a country like Mexico.

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December 2011 - Year in review
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2011 is nearly behind us. It’s been an eventful year . . . with natural disasters and political controversies. Despite the turmoil, God’s grace to us as individual Christians, and his blessings to us as a church body remain constant. Our synod president, Rev. Mark Schroeder, reviews those blessings this past year—and how God is using WELS for his purposes through your support.

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November 2011 - Walking Together
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Jesus’ final instructions to us as Christians were to go and make disciples of all nations. It’s a mission we as a synod walk together to accomplish. As the opportunities for outreach expand around the globe—so too does the need for workers willing to go. Our ministry training schools are stepping up to meet the need.

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October 2011 - Ukraine
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This past June, representatives from 33 countries met in Minnesota for the triennial convention of the Confessional Evangelical Lutheran Conference—or CELC. As an international fellowship of confessional Lutheran churches, the CELC is a reminder that there are Christians all over the world walking together with us in WELS—in places like Ukraine.

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September 2011 – Biennial WELS Synod Convention
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This past July, more than 400 called workers and laymen from around the country gathered in convention to chart the course for our synod for the next two years. Among the many developments, they set a direction to resume a careful expansion of our mission fields both home and abroad.

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August 2011 - Early childhood ministries
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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.