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Making Room for Doubt
       She was young (19 or 20, I think), and had served well for a time, as a volunteer teacher in our small seminary.  Every year, a volunteer or two came out to teach English at our school in Cameroon and in that particular year, our volunteer’s name was Kathryn.  She had worked very hard, and had done well, but the time of her departure had come.  She left Garoua Boulaï to make the grueling 18 hour trip (to Ngaoundéré on a Sunday, and had planned on staying in Ngaoundéré for one week to rest up before the long flight back to the US midwest.  I was scheduled to travel up at the end of that week, and assumed I would see her again before she left, but had said my farewells just in case I was delayed.  About two days before I was to leave, at the morning radio contact (there were no telephones in those days…), she was on the radio, frantically asking, “has anyone seen my passport?….I can’t find my passport….”  So we looked in her guesthouse and sure enough there it was….  The next day at radio time, we told her the good news.  Her response was, “can someone bring it up today?”  “Well no…” there was no one traveling and the next occasion was tomorrow, when I was to go up.  
      She became frantic again, and said she was worried.  It had been raining all week and the roads were getting worse and worse.  She didn’t think I would make it in time.  She was full of doubt.  But in truth, there was nothing anybody could do….  Doubt can be anxiety provoking, but it does not necessarily preclude faith; in fact, it may be an important constituent element of faith.  
      Join us for worship this weekend, where we’ll explore Jesus’ parable of the wheat and the tares, and think about what it means to make room for doubt.  We gather on Saturday at 5:30 pm and on Sunday at 8:30 and 11:00 am.  See you there!
Pr. Luther
Cameroon Mission

Our mission in Cameroon is to house and provide care for young girls in danger of human trafficking.
In Yaoundé the streets are home to many parentless girls who have been sent to the capital city in order to flee the Boko Haram or the civil wars in the Central African Republic. We want to provide a safe place for them to live and be educated.
Step 1 – House renovation August 2017 
Our goal is to raise $10,000 to fund the renovations. Look for more details in the weeks to come regarding this mission and the fundraising efforts.
If you'd like to donate you can do so via PayPal here. Or if by check please mark it "Cameroon Mission."
Check out our Blog and Facebook page. And read the just released US State Dept 2017 Report on Human Trafficking.
2017 Youth Service Trip!


Youth Are Going to Los Angeles!

The trip is scheduled for July 23-28, 2017. Students 13-years old and up are encouraged to attend.  Signups are underway.  A deposit of $75 is required.  For additional information about DOOR, visit their website at:http://www.doornetwork.org 


“Discovering Opportunities for Outreach and Reflection (DOOR) is a faith-based network of urban service-learning programs that expose, educate, challenge, and motivate participants to respond to the issues and concerns facing an increasingly urban world.  By experiencing God’s love and shalom in ever-expanding new ways we can share and demonstrate God’s alternatives to the evils of racism, poverty, and violence that tear down communities and lives.”


Mission In Action

Mexico House Build 2017

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Youth Summer Trip 2016

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India Mission Trip 2016

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Parish Nurses - Nutrition & Fitness


Stop by our Parish Nurse table in the courtyard Sunday, July 2 at 9:30 a.m. to learn more about Arthritis.


Walking group will take the month of July off. 


Summer is coming! Don’t forget to wear your sunscreen and hats! Stay hydrated!
Call the parish nurse line at 858-487-2225 ext.7021 or email us at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it if you have any needs. All messages are confidential.
To Health!
The Parish Nurses
Finnish Church News

Dear San Diego  Area Finns      


The San Diego area Finnish Lutheran congregation meets at Incarnation Lutheran Church, Poway (16889 Espola Rd., Poway, CA 92064).  Our Pastor is Doctor of Theology Jarmo Tarkki.  Sermons are in English, liturgy and hymns in Finnish.  You are warmly welcome to participate at the Finnish Lutheran Church of San Diego.   See you at church!


Pastor Jarmo Tarkki has a message for everyone. Read the latest news. 



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