God’s Business – As Ususal

A rainbow reminder on the shore of Lake Malawi

I planted the seed, Apollos watered it, but God has been making it grow.” (1 Cor. 3:6)

To me, everything was business as usual.  Nothing stood out as extraordinary.  It was just another meeting.

Two weeks ago, the leaders of the Lutheran Church of Central Africa-Malawi Synod (LCCA-MS) met with the leaders of the WELS mission in Malawi.  Five Malawians represented the local synod.  Three missionaries represented WELS. We gathered at a rustic little lodge on the southern shores of Lake Malawi in a region called Mangochi. 

The scenery was stunning, but the meeting felt routine to me.  In the past 10 or 12 years, I have participated in dozens and dozens of such meetings.  So when we gathered in Mangochi, I didn’t think much of it.  It took the fresh perspective of a newly-arrived missionary to recognize what was extraordinary. Continue reading “God’s Business – As Ususal”

Another Place to Bloom

Another book is being written, and I can guarantee a good read. It includes the Rob and Rebecca Wendland family, and so many more.

Maybe you already read the first book that Rebecca authored.  She compiled a selection of emails that she and Rob had written to their family and friends over the years while in Malawi, Africa; it was those very writings that became the basis for her book, “Bloom Where God Plants You.” Continue reading “Another Place to Bloom”