Gobsmacked by the gospel

Dear Friend of Missions,

“It was gobsmacking—like nothing I ever heard before. It was amazing.”

This is British citizen Caroline McCatty’s description of the first time she heard a sermon preached by a WELS pastor. She couldn’t get enough. “Jesus was talked about—he was the center of it all. I’ve never been taught law and gospel, and the way it was taught was beautiful.”

Caroline and her husband Lawrence became members of a WELS church while in the U.S. for work. “You got the truth from Scripture, not someone’s view of the truth,” says Lawrence. “When you have the foundational teachings of Scripture, you can go back to them again and again and again. It’s life-changing.”

The McCattys now form part of a core group in London and the United Kingdom (U.K.). For six years they have been praying missionaries would help them proclaim the message of salvation in Jesus throughout their country.

In November, I accepted a call to serve as WELS’ first missionary to London and the U.K. (I’m pictured above with a Colombian family living in South London). My family and I are in the process of moving to London. God-willing, a second missionary will be called later this year.

Thank you for your prayers and support for mission work through your offerings. Please consider a special gift today to support our new WELS mission effort in London and the U.K.

Your brother in Christ,
Rev. Michael Hartman
Missionary to London & U.K.

P.S. Read more about the McCatty’s journey in the March issue of Forward in Christ.

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