A Mission to Help and Heal

A Mission to Help and Heal

Thanks to all those who have faithfully offered prayer and financial support, the Shekgalagari New Testament translation in Botswana is reaching its final stages. Though the tentative completion date in 2020 was delayed due to disruptions caused by COVID-19, Rev. Carl...
Music and Lyrics by…

Music and Lyrics by…

Did you know that it took Handel only 24 days to compose the 259-page, quarter million note score of the Messiah? The text of the Messiah—compiled by Charles Jennens—was based on the story of the life of Jesus as found in the King James Bible. This beautiful and...
Just Another Day?

Just Another Day?

A missionary serving with Lutheran Bible Translators once made the observation that modern media easily makes us aware of the pain and trauma of others, especially when disasters occur. This is usually followed by an outpouring of support. “But what about their...
Freely Given

Freely Given

When Rev. Rich Rudowske served with Lutheran Bible Translators in Botswana, his home was robbed. The thief, Mothofela, was a 16-year-old orphan who lived alone in a small room near estranged relatives. He was arrested and booked. Rich filed charges.  The following...
A Revolutionary Concept

A Revolutionary Concept

“Father, forgive them, for they do not know what they are doing.” As Jesus was dying on the cross, He asked God to forgive those who put Him to death. There can be no greater example of love, compassion, or selflessness. It is an example even those of us familiar with...
A Matter of Time

A Matter of Time

Time. So many things I could say about time. There’s never enough, though we can take too much. It flies, but it also drags on. We can lose it, but also make up for it. And we’re always trying to control it and bend it to our will.  In a few days we’ll be resetting...