Latest News as of February 20, 2015

New Sermon Series Begins on 'The Lutheran Hour'
Life is full of regrets. For some of us, these events or actions have scarred our psyches. Though the circumstance or action is long gone, the effects are often still present, self-accusing and disturbing. Is there a way beyond our back-story? Join us the weekend of Feb. 22 as Rev. Gregory Seltz, Speaker of The Lutheran Hour, begins a five-part sermon series exploring the nature of regret and the forgiveness God holds out to each of us—regardless of what we've done.

Cambodia Volunteer Team's Work Bears Fruit
Two years after a group from Mt. Prospect, Ill. helped build classrooms for a church in a remote Cambodian community, their work is contributing to a powerful Gospel outreach.

Angling as Outreach: MNW Fishing Tourney Casts a Wider Net
Registration for the seventh annual Men's NetWork North American Fishing Tournament opens March 9. This year's tournament has a new look—and offers a fresh sense of the phrase "fishers of men"!

'International Volunteer Trip' Opportunities: Start Here; Start Now!
Learn how you can serve others in Jesus' name through Lutheran Hour Ministries' International Volunteer Trip opportunities—and about LHM's newest volunteer-training resource, Equip for the Trip!

Lutheran Hour Ministries' 'Online Mission Trip 2015' Introduces Students to Latvia Ministry
Lutheran Hour Ministries' Online Mission Trip to Latvia gave students in U.S. Lutheran schools an in-depth look at Gospel outreach in the former Soviet republic of Latvia!

Surviving the Suicide of a Loved One - Booklet Gives Hope to Those Left Behind
A new Project Connect booklet from Lutheran Hour Ministries helps people cope with the suicide of a loved one.

Ministry Prayer Needs

Mission U Webinar February 21
As unbelievers express their fears and doubts, they are often met with defensive and devaluing responses. On Saturday, February 21, Rev. Billy Newell will present Conversation or Confrontation?, an LHM Mission U webinar that discusses how some Christians' passion for truth sometimes comes across to seekers as a passion for being right. Join Lutheran Hour Ministries in praying that Rev. Newell's presentation will help equip webinar participants for effective witness. (This webinar is free; to learn how you can participate, visit

Lutheran Hour Ministries Center Provides Assistance to Cameroonians Fleeing Boko Haram
Recent attacks by Boko Haram militants in the far northern region of Cameroon have forced people from their homes and deprived them of food. According to Lutheran Hour Ministries—Cameroon Director Rev. Samuel Frouisou, "farmers have deserted their farms, local markets have closed, and the circulation of both people and goods have stopped" in the region, putting a half million people at risk of starvation. Lutheran Hour Ministries—Cameroon, supported by LHM partner Orphan Grain Train, has provided clothing, shoes and food supplies to people in the area. Please pray for the Cameroonians affected by Boko Haram activity—and for the work of LHM—Cameroon to help alleviate suffering in the area.

Mongolia Ministry Center Reaches Out through Gift Distribution
During January, Lutheran Hour Ministries' new center in Mongolia partnered with the Operation Christmas Child program of Samaritan's Purse to present a post-Christmas children's outreach to one hundred Kazakh children. "We were able to share the Gospel openly with each of the children and many of their parents," writes LHM—Mongolia Director Karligash; "since the gift distribution, we have had a constant eight to ten new children in Sunday school each week, and a number of visits from their parents to our church services!" Please join LHM in giving praise and thanks to God for using Lutheran Hour Ministries and Operation Christmas Child to bring gifts—including the greatest gift of all, the message of God's grace—to Kazakh families in physical and spiritual need!


Coming up on The Lutheran Hour

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February 22, 2015
Regrets, Reality, and Grace-filled Restoration
Speaker: Rev. Gregory Seltz
Through Christ's forgiveness, regrets give way to restoration.

March 1, 2015
The True Author of Your Life Story
Speaker: Rev. Gregory Seltz
When Christ's story becomes yours by faith, life changes.

March 8, 2015
Lifted Up
Speaker: Rev. Gregory Seltz
When sinful pride lays us low, God's grace in Christ lifts us up again.

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'The Lutheran Hour' Speaking Engagements

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March 29, 2015
Pastor Seltz
Immanuel Lutheran Church
Brandon, Florida

Palm Sunday Worship Services
8:30 a.m.; 11 a.m.; 6 p.m.

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