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Sierra Leone Visit by Jim Laesch

I arrived here in Sierra Leone one week ago today.  In contrast to the Easy-Bake Oven of the Midwest, here it has rained EVERY day and some days, ALL day!  Yes, the rain makes things grow, but in this hilly and overcrowded city, it means: gulley washers, mud piling up...

Primary Health Care by Mical Hilbert

Wow! I can't believe that I am now already/only halfway through the primary health care/village medical care course that I am taking! The past 5 days of class have flown by, but it's amazing how much we have already lePrimary Health Care Wow! I can't believe that I am...

The Story of Stephen by Rev. Chuck Tessaro

Early in the morning of April 15th, a small box was left on the side of the road near our house.  children playing there though it was garbage.  When they opened the box an hour later, they screamed.  People then rushed to the scene and saw a newly-born child in the...

Much Ado About Bread by Rev. Rich Rudowske

I ran into an interesting problem when Pontsho, Esther, and I were translating Luke 24 earlier this year.  In the story of Jesus with the disciples on the road to Emmaus, there comes a point where Jesus is recognized as he blesses bread and breaks it so they may eat. ...

Meet Emmanuel Ayetse by Jim Laesch

LBT is blessed to meet and work with fellow Lutherans in many countries.  Emmanuel Ayetse learned about Christ through Lutheran outreach in his country of Ghana.  He became an active lay person telling others about Christ.  As is usual in Africa, Emmanuel’s main...

Sierra Leone Liturgy Project by Rob Veith

Within moment of arriving in Freetown, I relearned two significant things. The first:  all of Africa is not the same.  While I've known this in my head all along, the reality of it didn't confront me until the plane landed.  The airport felt hot and humid.  I hadn't...

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