Rev. Micah & Robin Wildauer
Togo and West Africa
Dear Fellow resurrected believers in Christ,
A blessed celebration of our Lord Jesus’ resurrection from our family in Togo to you and your household. We are continuing to enjoy our celebration here with our brothers and sisters in the faith.
Easter here does not borrow the ancient Germanic title "Easter" but instead keeps the Eastern usage of the word "Pascal." Thus the title of our celebration harkens to the Pascal Feast of the Passover now fulfilled in Christ, the day when He passed over from death to life and our sins are passed over on account of His blood.
He is risen indeed! His death and resurrection is the heart of why we serve here in Togo. For if Christ has not been raised, then our mission is in vain, and we would be among all the most to be pitied. But in fact Christ has been raised from the dead, therefore we have hope of eternal life. The tombs of this world offer death and grief, but His empty tomb grants life and salvation. It is this hope which we joyfully share with you and our brothers and sisters in the faith throughout Francophone Africa. And this word expresses our hope best: Alleluia!
Thank you again for your prayers and support. 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