Latest News as of November 25, 2015

Baptism x 68 under a Mango Tree in Kenya
LHM—Kenya volunteer Emmanuel Tsuma has worked for four years to share the Gospel among his fellow Duruma people, who live on the plains west of Mombasa. God has blessed his efforts and his partnership with LHM!

Reminder: LHM Has a Great Daily Resource for Your Advent Devotions
Looking for a convenient multi-purpose resource to help people focus their minds and hearts as Christmas approaches? Look no further than Lutheran Hour Ministries' Advent Devotions for 2015!

Upcoming Bible Study Examines LCMS Church Dynamics through the Years
A new video Bible study from Lutheran Hour Ministries celebrates Christianity's "Priesthood of Believers" and how it is demonstrated in the life of The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod.

Vietnam Ministry Center's Outreach Events Share Christ's Love with Thousands
Open-air outreach and first-time women's sports tournament are highlights of Lutheran Hour Ministries—Vietnam's exciting fall events.

LHM's 'Online Mission Trip' Takes Lutheran School Kids to Guatemala
Lutheran Hour Ministries' popular Online Mission Trip for Lutheran school students is back for 2016! Join LHM January 25-28 as we travel to the Central American nation of Guatemala for a virtual mission adventure!

Get the 'Men's NetWork' E-newsletter and Join the Conversation
Information about all the great men's ministry resources you need—and then some! That's LHM's weekly Men's NetWork e-newsletter. Not a subscriber yet? We can fix that.

Share Your Thoughts About Project Connect
This booklet ministry has served as a valuable resource in offering Christian messages of love and hope to people in your congregation and/or community who may be struggling. Take this short survey to help us make Project Connect an even more useful resource in the future.

#GivingTuesday is December 1
Take part in this growing national movement where Americans are giving back to organizations that are meaningful to them. Check your e-mail on November 30 for a special giving opportunity from LHM.

Ministry Prayer Needs

Winter Weather Puts Families Displaced by War and Violence at Increased Risk
Several million Syrians will be facing the fifth winter since violence and persecution drove them from their homes. As many as 3.2 million Iraqis, plus Afghan refugees, Iranian refugees and others, will also face severe hardships and health concerns as the weather turns cold. Please pray that they will have shelter, warmth, food and other daily necessities; pray that Christians will have opportunities to share the Gospel as they open their hearts to help ease the suffering of the refugees in their communities.

Kazakh Widow Finds Solid Ground in Faith and God's Word
Valentina is a 77-year-old woman who is enrolled in the Bible Correspondence Courses offered by Lutheran Hour Ministries—Kazakhstan. "She writes wonderful poems and gives very deep answers to our lessons," says LHM—Kazakhstan Director Vladimir Stapanov. Since the tragic loss of her two sons and the death of her husband, Valentina is alone in the world. But despite this and her own health concerns, Vladimir says, "she is thankful that correspondence with us gives her strength to get through her difficulties." Join us in praising God for His love and care for people like Valentina; and please ask God to give her comfort and strength.

Daily Devotion Quiets the Souls of Those Wrestling with "Phantom Sins"
"Phantom Sins," LHM's Daily Devotion for November 21, struck a chord with some subscribers. In devotion, Rev. Ken Klaus talks about sins for which people feel guilt long after they have been forgiven—like a so-called phantom pain that people often feel long after losing a limb. "But that feeling is from Satan and not from your Savior," says Pastor Klaus. "You've carried around that sin for too long.... You need to know and believe you are forgiven." "Phantom Sins, wow," wrote one subscriber. "Now I know what has been going on here. I have fallen for the lies of the evil one." Give God glory for messages from LHM and other faithful Christian friends that assure God's grace to people suffering the effects of "phantom sins"!


Coming up on The Lutheran Hour

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November 29, 2015
Are You Ready?
Speaker: Pastor Ken Klaus
Advent looks forward to Christmas and that final day when Christ will return. Are you ready?

December 6, 2015
The Voice
Speaker: Rev. Gregory Seltz
The voice of John the Baptist calls us to repent and trust in the Savior Who walked in our shoes.

December 13, 2015
The Lord is Near
Speaker: Rev. Gregory Seltz
God's message is simple and straightforward: Jesus is near-put your trust in Him!

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'The Lutheran Hour' Speaking Engagements

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December 3, 2015
Pastor Seltz
Crown of Life Lutheran Church
San Antonio, Texas

30th Anniversary Worship Services
Preaching at 8 and 10:45 a.m.
Leading Bible Study at 9:30 a.m.

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