Genesis 49:22 Joseph is a fruitful vine,
a fruitful vine near a spring;

Dear friends, the secret of fruitfulness is being planted near a spring. That river or spring is the gospel of Jesus Christ and the saving the grace of God that comes to us through the holy word of God and through sacraments. May God plant our life near the ever flowing grace of God. In Jesus name, Amen!!

Today I am traveling to Canada to teach in a Bible College/Institute called CLBI. CLBI is in Camrose, in this great state of Alberta, Canada. Please keep the entire institute and our ministry in your prayers!!!

May God bless this beautiful nation of Canada and the rest of the world through all of these students at the College.

Devotion via Text Message

My friend and colleague David Wendel has written a Lenten devotional named “From Ashes to Easter.”  It’s available on the NALC’s website at:  For those wishing to receive the Lenten devotional “From Ashes to Easter”  via daily text message, please text the word LENT to 614-230-0193.  (Standard text message rates apply – for the United States only.)

Ashes to Easter

Ashes to EasterAs we journey together from “Ashes to Easter” through this Lenten season -a friend and co-worker has written a daily Lenten devotional. In addition, we’ve created a “daily” response. The idea is to leverage what we are already doing for the sake of the Gospel to cultivate relationships by writing a short note, email, text message, fb message, etc to the person described each day. Download it for free at:! ‪#‎ashestoeaster‬

Leadstar TV in English…

Dear friends,

Starting from September 1 we will start a television program in the English program. That is our third language program. Afaan Oromo, Amharic and now English. This broadcast is going to be seen worldwide, with special emphasis on Africa and the middle east. Our mission is presenting the Gospel of Jesus with clarity and simplicity. Our vision is leading people to Jesus. Our name Leadstar refers to the star which led the three wise men from the east to Jesus when he was born.

Please pray for us!

Enjoy this trial production!!!

It Is Finished

John 19:30 When he had received the drink, Jesus said, “It is finished.” With that, he bowed his head and gave up his spirit.

Jesus said, “It is finished.” Whatever you are doing, wherever you are going, no matter how busy you are, just take a pause and remember the most important work is completely finished. Jesus said it is finished, there is nothing more we have to do to add to this finished work. Just remember to job is done by Jesus. We are saved by God’s grace to be worshippers and witnesses of the one who did all the work. It is finished, it is finished, it is finished let us rejoice beyond measure and declare these everlasting words from the cross with excitement and joy.

Please keep us in your prayers as we are flying across the Atlantic today for a four day ministry time in Africa.

In God We Trust

We visited this great monument of four American Presidents, George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Theodore Roosevelt and Abraham Lincoln. These are amazing leaders and fathers of a great nation. Their images are immortalized on Mount Rushmore, South Dakota. We had a great time visiting this site. My prayer is that, God continue to bless and protect this great nation. May this nation hear and believe in the saving word for God. I also pray, may this nation stay true to its magnificent statements such as, “One nation under God! “, “In God we trust!” and “All men are created equal,…their rights are endowed by God.”

In the beginning was the word… Dear friends if we get the beginning wrong we get everything wrong. May God keep us under the word and never equal to or above the Holy Word of God.10450300_520971794696288_3137956904431451826_o

– Servant of the Living God, Director of Mission for the NALC, President of Leadstar University College, Leadstar Television, Director & Producer of TV Labsi Ifaa