A newsletter for friends of the Global Mission Institute, Luther Seminary
Global Vision - Spring 2010
The Haiti group: Ben Mason, Kellie Kamm, Rusty Brace and Katie Emery
On Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2010, four Luther Seminary students found themselves in the midst of the earthquake that devastated Haiti. Along with nine others on a Cross-Cultural Experience, they had traveled to the small, impoverished island nation with the goal of understanding the Haitian culture and how the Haitian people experience God and the gospel.
I continue to be grateful to our Lord for all of you. You have continued to support us at the Global Mission Institute with your prayers, encouragement and financial resources during these times of financial stress and uncertainty. The GMI continues to be a strong and vibrant presence at Luther Seminary and in accompaniment with our partner institutions around the world.
Brian Konkol, 2005 M.Div. grad, with his wife Kristen
Until Brian Konkol got to Luther Seminary, he hadn't been out of the United States ... or even thought much about it. Now the 2005 M.Div. graduate is coordinator of the ELCA's Young Adults in Global Mission (YAGM) project in Pietermaritzburg, South Africa. It's a calling that fits his passion of working with young adults and connecting deeply with other cultures.
GMI Member Profile
Perry and Lynn Hanson
Growing up in Mankato, Minn., Perry Hanson,'63, had limited exposure to the global church. However, he says visiting missionaries to his home congregation "made an early impression."
"The mission stories then were primarily about planting the church," Hanson says. "I really applaud the direction our global work has taken, the accompaniment model of doing ministry alongside and at the invitation of the indigenous church."
Glimpses of Hope in the Holy Land
Meet Guillermo Hansen, Associate Professor of Systematic Theology
Haiti 2010: Student Reflections
Five Luther Students Attend Parliament of the World's Religions
Parliament of the World's Religions: Student Reflections
International Students Complete Studies
GMI Highlights 2009-10