Latest News as of September 29, 2015

God's People at Work: Action in Ministry on 'The Lutheran Hour'
This spring, a new feature debuted on The Lutheran Hour! The weekly "Action in Ministry" segment offers vivid snapshots of the ways in which LHM and its partners are Bringing Christ to the Nations—and the Nations to the Church.

Advent Devotions from LHM Now Available for Download
Holiday seasons can easily lose their joy and delight when little things relentlessly nag at us and annoy us. This year's Advent devotional, Fear Not!, reminds us that God is the One fully in charge, granting us the daily grace to trust in Him, even when life clouds our vision.

LHM-Church Partnership Helps Men 'Live Positively'
A collaborative effort between Lutheran Hour Ministries—Kenya and a Nairobi-area Lutheran church is helping HIV-positive men find support and a sense of belonging.

Travel with LHM to Follow the Footsteps of Martin Luther and the Reformation
As the 500th anniversary of the Reformation approaches, LHM invites you to celebrate the life and influence of Martin Luther by joining us on a trip to the Land of Luther, April 24-May 3, 2016.

Finding Contentment Even When Life Is Good
Contentment: it's something many people pursue but few achieve. A new booklet from Project Connect offers practices for finding true contentment in the author and finisher of our faith.

'Men's NetWork' Fishing Tournament Number Seven Wraps Up
As fall arrives, the 2015 Men's NetWork Fishing Tournament comes to a close. The highlight of this year's event: serving as "fishers of men" by fishing with men!

Correspondence Course Goes Behind Bars to Bring the Comfort of the Gospel
Aleksey admits he lived a deluded and callous life, and it landed him in prison for life. But there he learned about God's love—and he has learned much more thanks to an LHM resource!

LHM Seeks Nominations for Board of Directors
Do you know an individual whose God-given talents, skill sets and passion for outreach ministry make him or her an ideal candidate to serve in a leadership position for this ministry? LHM is seeking candidates for the positions of chairman and director to be on the ballot in next spring's election.

Ministry Prayer Needs

The Gospel Shared via Email
This month LHM's Response Center fielded an email message that read, "I'm emailing because I don't know what else to do. I don't have a relationship with God but would like one. I was wondering how to understand the Bible. Do you know anything that can help me understand how to have a relationship with God?" A member of LHM's Response Center staff replied by sharing the Gospel concisely and providing links to the LHM GodConnects course—plus some other great resources. Join us in giving thanks for the faithful work of the members of our LHM family who serve on the Response Center frontline, and please also ask God to continue to bless them with strength and courage. Pray too that God will reveal His love and grace to all who seek Him.

Volunteer Helps Share Christ with Students at Ghana School
"My life has changed so I will also change someone's life in Jesus' name," says Joel Kwabena Benson, a teacher at the St. Elizabeth Preparatory School in Mamprobi Santana, Ghana. Joel helped coordinate the LHM—Ghana Bible Correspondence Course program at the school, including the August graduation ceremony of 27 BCC students. Join LHM in giving thanks for the Holy Spirit's work in the hearts and minds of BCC students, as well as for the enthusiasm of faithful volunteers such as Joel. Pray for many more opportunities for our international ministry centers to share the story of Jesus through Bible Correspondence Courses.

Vaya Con Dios
This month, Deaconess Esther Leon retired from her role at San Pedro Lutheran Church in Mexico City. Deaconess Esther was instrumental in starting the BREAD holistic outreach ministry that was a partnership between San Pedro Church and Lutheran Hour Ministries' Mexico center. She will be missed—as will Vicar Benjamin Quezada, who served as a volunteer for LHM—Mexico. Benjamin and his family recently moved to Buenos Aires, Argentina, where he will complete his seminary training. Praise God for the service and partnership of Deaconess Esther and Vicar Benjamin, and ask God to bless their future endeavors. Please also ask God to bless LHM's Mexico ministry center with volunteers to serve in Esther and Benjamin's important roles.


Coming up on The Lutheran Hour

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October 4, 2015
Fight for the One Next to You
Speaker: Rev. Gregory Seltz
Who's fighting for you? Who are you fighting for?

October 11, 2015
Clearing the Clutter
Speaker: Rev. Gregory Seltz
Is there room in your life for that which is truly meaningful, important, and precious?

October 18, 2015
Someone Up There Must Like Me
Speaker: Rev. Gregory Seltz
Faith in Jesus means you can live knowing that Someone "up there" really, really loves you

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'The Lutheran Hour' Speaking Engagements

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October 14, 2015
Pastor Seltz
Orlando Gardens Conference and Event Center
Maryland Heights, Missouri

Lutheran Prayer Breakfast
7 a.m.

October 25, 2015
Pastor Seltz
Trinity Lutheran Church
Sacramento, California

100th Anniversary Worship Services
Preaching: 10:15 a.m.
Bible Study Leader: 9 a.m.

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