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The DNA of the NALC is to become and make 1st century disciples in the 21st century. One of the avenues of becoming more authentic disciples is inviting each congregation to discover three partners: local, national, and global. The primary vision of the North American Lutheran Church’s International Missions Team is connecting congregations with international partners.

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  • Judy Perry

    Evergreen Family Friendship Service, Shanxi, China A public health nurse in Shanxi, China, since 1992 — first with the ELCA and then, since 2011, with World Mission Prayer League — Judy Perry works in the northeastern part of China through Evergreen Family Friendship Service. Evergreen’s purpose is to “facilitate holistic and sustainable transformation in theLearn More

  • Pastor Charles Jackson

    Rev. Charles Jackson grew up in Alberta, Canada and received his Master of Divinity from the Lutheran Theological Seminary in Saskatoon. He served parishes in the Donalda Parish in Alberta. He also served as the chair of the Home Council for World Mission Prayer League (WMPL) Canada. His wife, Anita, is a native of MinnesotaLearn More

  • Pastor Didi Panzo

    Wife, Serfina, and daughters, Nicole and Sarah Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) Having recently completed 3 years of service in Ecuador among the marginalized, Pastor Didi and Serafina Panzo are re-deploying to the Democratic Republic of the Congo where they will focus on community development, counseling, and spiritual guidance. They are able to serve inLearn More

  • Pastor Heidi Punt

    Since 1996, SMI Haiti has been engaged in providing assistance in practical ways to those in great need in Haiti. Through a variety of projects, SMI Haiti is making a difference in the daily lives of Haitians living in the Arcahaie area north of Port Au Prince. Pastor Heidi Punt believes in taking the GreatLearn More

  • Pastor James Puotyual

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  • Pastor Jeff and Mim Nellermoe

    Pastor Jeff and Mim Nellermoe serve with China Service Ventures’ (CSV) “Bo Ai” summer youth camps in Henan, China, where they work primarily to mentor CSV’s Chinese leaders and equip them for lives of service. Pr. Jeff is a called pastor in the NALC. Jeff graduated with a B.A., summa cum laude, from Texas LutheranLearn More

  • Pastor Nijhar Minz-Ekka

    Husband, Neeraj, and children North Western Gossner Evangelical Lutheran Church (NWGELC) / Navin Doman Theological College Ranchi, Jharkhand, India Rev. Nijhar Minz-Ekka and family serve with World Mission Prayer League (WMPL) in Ranchi, Jharkhand, North India, in the North Western Gossner Evangelical Lutheran Church (NWGELC). Pr. Minz is a called pastor of the NALC; herLearn More

  • Pastor Valery Hryhoryk

    Wife Tanya, and son, Anton Belarus Pastor Valery Hryhoryk is the director of Bible camps for children and youth in Belarus, and the pastor of two Lutheran congregations, in Vitebsk and Orsha, Belarus. He grew up in Kobrin, Brest district, Belarus. He is married and has an 11-year-old son, Anton. His wife, Tanya, is aLearn More

  • Stephen Katterhenrich

    Wife, Rachel, and children, Hope and Scott Mbeya, Tanzania Growing up at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Grove City, Ohio, Stephen and Rachel were blessed to learn the value of knowing and serving God, as well as serving others. The Katterhenrichs have been serving with Wycliffe Bible Translators in Tanzania since 2011, working in theLearn More

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The North American Lutheran Church’s Theologians Without Borders recognizes that in the United States we are rich with education, training and degrees. As we continue to build relationships with our brothers and sisters in Christ all over the world, we recognize this is a resource that we can easily share. As we strive to live out the Great Commission, are you willing to be sent out? To share your education and gifts? To begin a relationship with another part of the Body of Christ in a different place where you will also have the ability to learn and grow in your faith?