Sunday, May 9 our daughter Amanda and I worshipped at the Zionsgemeide, one of two SELK congregations in Hamburg. After several days of rain, we walked to church in the sunshine. It seemed that all of Hamburg was on its feet—in shorts, tank tops, and everything in between—running and biking. After the meaningful service (in … Continue reading khodah hafez!
From left to right, Vimstan Moses, yours truly, Jeba and Annie Kumar—and Cedric (3 years old) on Dad’s shoulder. All of them are from India and their families have been Christians for generations. They are members of KELC and we took Holy Communion in their home. After the Sacrament Annie prepared a delicious chai tea … Continue reading Holy Communion Blessings
Kaiserslautern Evangelical Lutheran Church (KELC), where I will be serving as vacancy pastor into the fall, worships in the facility of the Ev.-Lutherische St.-Michaelis-Kirche, which belongs to the LCMS’ partner church body. In light of the current COVID-19 lockdown in Germany, KELC’s congregation is now worshipping at home, following pre-recorded worship services for each Sunday. … Continue reading The Reverend Has Landed
In the past 7 years Germany has received over 1.3 million refugees from the Middle East—and many of them are eager to learn about Jesus! 1 in 3 migrants from Iran are eager to learn about Jesus or are already secret Christians before they reach Germany. But since Christianity is illegal in Iran, they could … Continue reading Why Send Missionaries to Germany?
Busy times for the Tiews Family as they prepare for the move to Germany. God willing, I will board my flight from the U.S. to Germany on April 27. My first assignment is to serve as vacancy pastor at Kaiserslautern Evangelical Lutheran Church (KELC) until their permanent pastor arrives sometime in the fall. This unique … Continue reading Getting Ready For the Big Move
We were blown away (literally) by the folks at amazing Mission Central in Mapletown, Iowa. Gary Thies and a family of ‘not-normal people’ welcomed us with such love and grace for a day of prayer, fellowship and preparation for missionary work. Watch this video to learn more about Mission Central Who would have thought that … Continue reading A Miraculous Place in Iowa