“According to this, praying to God means: reminding God of His promises. Actually, I don’t need to remind God in particular as to what He should do for me, for someone else, the church or the entire world. It is sufficient to say to Him: Remember, LORD. Reminiscere.”
God reveals Himself to Moses as “I AM WHO I AM” or, in Hebrew, Yahweh. But, Who, really, is this “I AM?” As we Lutherans like to say, “What does this mean?” Or better yet, as in the original German language of the Small Catechism: “What is this?” (Was ist das?) What is this name that is a descriptor, a claim, an assertion? What is this God Who names Himself as such?
Our missionaries on the ground have identified the need for 13 teams from The Lutheran Church–Missouri Synod (LCMS) to come and help run English Bible Camps throughout Poland. Working together with the Short Term Team Coordinator at the LCMS International Center, teams are now being formed. There are 7 teams in the works, and 6 more are needed. Here is a Q & A with Short Term Team Coordinator, Sandy Kohlmeier. If you are interested in joining or forming a group to serve this summer in Central Europe, please read this Q & A for more information!
This article from GEO Missionary Benjamin Helge offers a glimpse into service in an English Bible Camp in Poland. Ben relates the experiences of volunteers and missionaries who worked together last year. This year, 13 teams have been requested for Poland. Three teams are ready, and four more are being processed. That means we still need 6 teams! All teams who serve work through The Lutheran Church–Missouri Synod’s (LCMS) Short Term Team Coordinator, Sandy Kohlmeier. If you are interested in putting together a team, please contact Sandy at firstname.lastname@example.org.