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moving…to Concordia, Missouri!!

Relocating to Concordia will allow us to focus our energy on our international ministry while our new partner organization, Saint Paul Lutheran High School, manages facilities issues for us.

The lower cost in Missouri will enable us to put as much of our resources into overseas work as possible. Concordia also provides good facilities for visiting missionaries. And Concordia’s location, about 300 miles from the geographic center of the U.S., makes it accessible for those who will be visiting churches and donors. It’s also within a day’s drive of our friends in Chicagoland!chicago to concordia

Any move is stressful. Our LBT staff in the U.S. is being particularly hard hit. Please pray for peace, comfort and clarity as we deal with tough decisions, logistics, and all the other issues associated with a major relocation.

Of course, our main focus has always been and continues to be serving those who do not have God’s Word in their own languages. Bible translation and Scripture engagement programs will continue uninterrupted.

This move gives us a wonderful opportunity to examine everything we do and ask whether each activity is giving us the most “bang for the buck” to accomplish our mission. I know that you agree that our resources should be used in a God honoring and cost effective way.

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Here's an update from LBT missionary Michael Ersland's experience this past Thursday in Ghana as he celebrated Christ's Ascension:

"Luke 24:50-53 (ESV) 'And he led them out as far as Bethany, and lifting up his hands he blessed them. While he blessed them, he parted from them and was carried up into heaven. And they worshipped him and returned to Jerusalem with great joy, and were continually in the temple blessing God.'

Today we celebrate Christ's ascension into heaven. We were celebrating here in Komba land at a nearby village. They began with an opening service last night, and then there was a service today! The verse above was part of the Gospel reading.

It is a joy to celebrate this festival day with my Komba family here. God's blessings to you as we praise God for all He has done and promises to do. Come quickly, Lord Jesus!"
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Feeling called to serve in God's mission? Want to know more about the opportunities for service with Lutheran Bible Translators?

We'd love to see you at our I.D.I.O.M. (In Depth Investigation of Missions) conference in Concordia, MO! The conference is July 12-July 15th and will be led by the missionaries and staff of LBT. Expect some great dialogue and lots of fun networking!

To register, visit lbt.org/go. For inquiries, email recruiter@lbt.org.
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