A newsletter for friends of the Global Mission Institute, Luther Seminary
Global Vision - Fall 2008
For Terence Fretheim, Elva B. Lovell professor of Old Testament, a January spent teaching at a premier Malaysian seminary brought not only the warmth of the Asian sun, but also a month of warm hospitality from the seminary community. Fretheim, who was joined on the trip by his wife, Faith (who assisted with the seminary's family ministry program) says, "Friendliness is a word that pops up quickly [when thinking about the people I met]. You could strike up a conversation with anybody."
"So he came and proclaimed peace to you who were far off and peace to those who were near." Ephesians 2:17
Your prayers and commitment to the work of the Global Mission Institute (GMI) has brought new vitality to our sense of mission in the global church, both far off and near. As you read the articles and news in this issue of Global Vision, please note how varied and significant your/our GMI work really is.
International Student Profile
Lydia Manawu Weagba is not the first female African pastor to study at Luther Seminary. But as the first
ordained female pastor in the Lutheran Church in Liberia, she felt God's hand leading her to fulfill her
calling -- a journey that now brings her to St. Paul.
GMI Member Profile
Dr. David W. Preus, '50, remembers that when he was a Luther Seminary student, there was only one international student and there were no international faculty. He is immensely gratified that today there are 49 international students and three faculty members from other countries.
"You can't go on campus today without seeing that Luther Seminary is a global enterprise, and that is a tremendous gain."
Working for Peace: Marie Hayes
Meet Samuel Ngun Ling, 2008 Visiting Schiotz Professor
Jen Kuntz Gains from Dr. Ling's Courses
2009 Visiting Schiotz Professor Announced