Hope – Leander, Texas
In support of a Board for Home Outreach project to study the benefits that a “two-man missionary team” would bring to a mission, the board requested a candidate of theology be assigned as a second missionary in our Hope, Leander mission. The Lord granted that request and moved the Assignment Committee to assign Candidate of Theology Dan Ruiz to be a missionary in Leander. Candidate Ruiz had served his vicarage under Pastor Brad Kerkow.
Candidate of Theology Daniel Ruiz
Redeeming Grace – Rogers, Minnesota
After much prayerful consideration Pastor David Russow has accepted a call to serve Hope Lutheran Church (WELS) in Andover, Minnesota. The Redeeming Grace congregation in Rogers, Minnesota, held a call meeting and requested a Candidate of Theology. The Lord granted that request and moved the Assignment Committee to assign Candidate of Theology Joshua Mayer to be the new pastor. Candidate Mayer had served his vicarage under Pastor Russow.
Candidate of Theology Joshua Mayer
Hope – Farmington, Minnesota
Construction of the Hope Lutheran Church building has begun!
Body and Soul
Roy Peter Albarran Caballero is a 33 year old student at our seminary in Lima. As a boy growing up in Chimbote, Peru, he and his sister attended Sunday School at our church there, but since his parents were not members, he fell away. As a high school student he was drawn toward the Catholic congregation in town through its drama club, but noticed something was missing in the teaching he received. “Where is Christ?” he asked himself. He returned to the Lutheran church, was confirmed, and enrolled in our Seminary in Lima. Now Roy is committed to becoming a pastor. He is also studying nursing, and will be employed at a hospital in support of his pastoral ministry. Roy wants to help people, and as nurse and pastor will be a blessing to body and soul!
Roy Peter Albarran Caballero