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The Mariachi Bridge

Missionary to America Alex Merlo “Now there were some Greeks among those who went up to worship at the feast. They came to Philip, who was from Bethsaida in Galilee, and requested of him, ‘Sir, we want to see Jesus.’”  John 12:21 Alex Merlo sits back in his chair and smiles. He is remembering the dedication of the San Pablo building, the beginning of the worship service. The…

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Haircuts for Jesus

You’ve heard me say many times in this blog that the new Missionaries to America are bringing us blessing after blessing. They are gifts from God, to America, and to the church. And to the unchurched. Take Afam Ikanahi. Afam is from Eastern Nigeria; Afram grew up as a Christian, but fell in love with…

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What Have You Got to Lose?

Andrew Mezilus gave up a lot.  As a child growing up in Haiti he trained to be a tailor, and a missionary. He became a deacon in his church, and went four years to Bible School. His goal was to begin a new church. In 1987 he rode his bicycle to a small city eighteen…

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Needed A Seat At The Table

President Michael Gibson, Pacific Southwest District, The Lutheran Church Missouri Synod “Listen, my beloved brothers: Has not God chosen the poor of this world to be rich in faith and to inherit the kingdom He promised those who love Him?” James 2:5 “Go into the Word of God – it transforms us! It’s not OK to…

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Pandemic Gifts

On September 2, 2020 at about 11:30 am my wife and I were returning from Costco when the coughing began. I had been feeling well but that cough wouldn’t go away. Around 3pm I called CVS to make an appointment for a test for the Novel COVID-19 virus, just to be sure. September 3,2020,  I…

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