A Missionary? Me? No Passport Needed
Thousands of young people come to the United States each semester with the dream of studying at an American college or university. They are excited about their new adventure, but also have much apprehension. By befriending these students, we, as Christians, can not only become their friends but also find that God opens doors for us to tell of His great love for them.
The stories in this book were written by individuals serving with International Student Ministry (ISM) at various universities around the nation. The Bible studies were written by Karol Selle. Karol and her husband the late Carl Selle began ISM (a recognized service organization of The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod) in 1996. ISM volunteers, including many LWML members, have been privileged to bring the message of hope and life through faith in Jesus Christ to countless international students.
It is the prayer of the Lutheran Women’s Missionary League and the International Student Ministry that those who read this book will see how easy and rewarding it is to befriend international students and become a missionary — no passport needed.
For Such a Time as This
Esther went from an orphan to a queen. Joseph went from a slave to being second only to the King in all the land of Egypt. They both had ups and downs in their lives. This is typical of most of our lives as well. God has a plan for each of us, which eventually unfolds in His time and manner. His plans and purposes surface at exactly the right time.
Esther and Joseph were just two of many Biblical characters who had things happen in their earlier lives that prepared them for the special purpose God had planned for them. This Bible study looks at Esther’s story, Joseph’s story, and then offers the opportunity to reflect our own personal stories and consider how events in our lives have prepared us for the plan and purpose God has for our lives.
This three part Bible study with an optional retreat planning guide was written by Miriam Neumann. It looks at Esther’s Story, Joseph’s Story and then at our story. A leader’s guide is included as well as a bonus coloring page.
German, Russian, and Ukrainian Bible Studies
The Lutheran Women’s Missionary League (LWML) continues to support missions and missionaries in Europe with a series of Bible studies translated into German, Russian, Ukrainian. The Bible studies, written by well-known author Donna Snow, were originally published by the LWML in English. With grants from several districts, and in cooperation with the WORDrus Mission Society, eight multi-session Bible studies are now available to missionaries and individuals as free downloads. The Bible studies have been doctrinally reviewed and are accurate translations that convey Lutheran biblical teaching and doctrine.
The LWML is excited to offer these materials in German, Russian, and Ukrainian, as well as in English, to those who will benefit from using them in their native languages of heart and soul.