From Oct. 7-8, pastors originally from Thailand, Laos, Vietnam, Korea, and other countries in Southeast Asia—accompanied by their Anglo ministry partners—attended an Asian Conference held at Wisconsin Lutheran Seminary.
Pastor Bounkeo Lor, who serves at Grace Hmong Lutheran, Kansas City, opened the conference with his presentation, “Why Be a Missionary?” Later in the day, Pastor Joon Ho Chung, from Apostles, San Jose, California, talked about “The Role of the Missionary in Missions.” Pastor Pheng Moua, from Immanuel Hmong Lutheran in North St. Paul, Minnesota, reminded everyone present about the importance of “The Message of the Missionary.”
These Asian men, along with the other spiritual leaders in North America, are driving outreach to people in the U.S. and also overseas. Time was also set aside for the men to gather in their respective ethnic groups to discuss new mission opportunities, overseas connections, mentoring, and strategic planning.
To close the conference, Tom Kuster, director of the Christ in Media Institute at Bethany Lutheran College, shared how cell phones can assist them in all of their efforts to share Jesus with the people around them and around the world.