October 2019

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“What am I doing here?” This question could be asked and answered throughout this month’s issue. 

  • One author asked this question as he traveled to far-off South Asia. His answer: To share the Reformation truths grace alone, faith alone, Scripture alone,in a land dominated by Hinduism and Islam—a land sorely in need of the message of God’s grace. 
  • Delegates to the synod convention in New Ulm, Minn.,this summer may have wondered this. The answer is simple: To help set the course of direction for the synod for the next two years. Delegates also grew in their understanding of what the synod is and does. See and hear what went on. 
  • Maybe this is a question you have asked when witnessing. We pray the “Ambassadors—Help them find Jesus” series has provided you with wisdom and tips as you continue to share the reason for the hope that you have, even at times when you feel you have hit a dead end. Read the final article in the series. Find all the articles online at wels.net/forwardinchrist.
  • Sometimes we all wonder what we’re doing here on Earth as we wait to be taken to our real home in heaven. Two different authors touch on this topic this month. 

Julie Wietzke

The idea of our children dating can be . . . unsettling. Pastor Donn Dobberstein, father of four children ages 15-22, shares his strategies for how to navigate this season of parenting.

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