June 2018

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Now is the time. 

One hundred twenty-five years ago, the first world missionaries traveled to Arizona to proclaim the gospel to the Apache tribes. The theme for this year’s anniversary celebration is 2 Corinthians 6:2: “Now is the time of God’s favor, now is the day of salvation.” And the WELS Native American mission is taking the theme to heart—working hard to train Native missionaries to take the gospel to other reservations around the country. 

Last month we read that a Christian’s raison d’être is to be Jesus’ witness. That can be scary. But just as God sent the Holy Spirit on Pentecost to equip the apostles, so also he gives you everything you need to be his light.  

Sharing the gospel message is important because it has the power to change people. It has the power to create faith. Pastor Nate Buege shares a real-life example. 

WELS has developed two new programs to give you even more opportunities to share that powerful gospel message. C18 is a synodwide outreach program to reach one million people with the gospel this Christmas season. WELS Mission Journeys coordinates short-term mission trips so WELS members can help with outreach events. Both are meant to help you grow as you think about the people in your life who need to hear about Jesus. 

So what are you waiting for? Now is the time. 

Julie Wietzke

Join Jim Aderman as he reflects back on the advice he would have given himself when he was a young father—words of wisdom that are relevant for parents of any generation.

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