Rev. Micah & Robin Wildauer
Togo and West Africa
Fellow Redeemed in Christ,
A blessed Epiphany to you and your family. I had the joy of preaching recently for the Epiphany of our Lord followed by the Baptism of our Lord both at the CLET and at a local parish. This was certainly a challenge, as great care is placed in preaching the Good News. By the grace of God, salvation in Christ's baptism was proclaimed as people beheld their crucified and risen King.
Thank you for your ongoing prayers and support. Our family has enjoyed receiving various Christmas cards and email well-wishes over the past few weeks. Every little bit encourages us and lets us know we are not that far from home.
Attached is our recent newsletter: Past, Present, and Future. I have also included a piece which I drafted for the Kansas District, as they continue to support mission work in Guinea, including the support of their two students at the CLET.
Christ's peace be yours in abundance,
Rev. Micah Wildauer & Family
LCMS Missionary--Theological Educator, Dapaong, Togo
Rev. Todd Roeske
Coordinator of Ministries:
Alaska Mission for Christ
Dear Pastor Ziemann, Pastor Riley, and all of our friends at Zion Lutheran,
Things are running a mile-a-minute up here in Alaska! Currently, summer servant event teams are coming in, going out, and loving the people of the 49th state with all of their hearts. This is a wonderful blessing from our Lord who has answered the prayers of His people to “send out laborers into His harvest” (Luke 10:2)! But did you notice how Christ says “His harvest” and not “your harvest”? Sometimes in life, we take such ownership of the work we do in service that we forget the work is not ours at all, but rather it is His. We wonder if we are ever really making a difference. We wonder if all of the planning, packing, and paperwork is really worth it.
The answer is YES! It is worth it! We are thankful to offer our time, talents, and treasures unto the Lord! We are humbled to be a part of His work and His harvest. When the Lord sends His Word unto the people, we know that He works. How? He tells us so in Isaiah 55:11…. ”so shall my word be that goes out from my mouth; it shall not return to me empty, but it shall accomplish that which I purpose, and shall succeed in the thing for which I sent it.” So what is the purpose? That Christ would come into our midst, suffer, die, and rise again. Thereby offering forgiveness of sin and life eternal through His great love poured out upon the cross. He is the reason and the worth found in all of our volunteers. Their service is to spread the Good News of Jesus to those whom they serve - loving because He first loved us. So give thanks to the Lord of the harvest for sending laborers who share the love of Jesus with the hurting and the lost!
Servant Event Coordinator