Dr. Phil Frusti

Through the Fire

  Pictured is the cross at the new mission center in Valparaiso, Chile. In 2014, a forest fire erupted on the edge of the city. It quickly spread into the neighborhood on the adjacent hillside, taking lives and destroying over 500 homes. As the Lutheran church of Chile responded (with the aid of LCMS disaster […]

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Sharing the love of Jesus

“… and we like helping you.” I received this note from a Lutheran school student. This year, his class has been doing special projects to collect funds for our project sites in Panama. His school has also been collecting some of their chapel offerings for LeadaChild. In February, we celebrate love. The cards, flowers, and […]

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Agua Pura

One of the first things we locate when traveling through Latin America is “agua pura:” clean, pure, bottled water.  It is a staple of our diet so that we remain healthy throughout the trip. Drinking tap water may create some very unpleasant consequences!  Pure water is a precious commodity. During this time in the season of Epiphany, […]

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Good News Has Arrived!

Our theme for LeadaChild this year has been “Good News has a Name… Jesus!” It echoes the angel’s message to the shepherds that “Good News” had arrived in Bethlehem. At the heart of our mission in international Christian education is this Good News – who Jesus is and what He has accomplished for all mankind. […]

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Foro

Working Together for God’s Kingdom Earlier this fall, I attended a “Foro” (forum) in Honduras, where members of churches from Nicaragua, Guatemala, Belize, Canada, and the US gathered together to assist in the development of a new Lutheran church body in Honduras.  Before Christmas, I will head to Chile to participate in another Foro involving Lutheran […]

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Cosa De Dios

…or in English: “It’s a God thing.”  During our last trip to visit leaders and project sites in Central America, our plans continued to change and develop throughout the trip:  Shifting dates, adjusted schedules, changes in who we met and where we travelled became the norm.  However, the changes from our plans to “someone else’s” […]

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A Legacy of Giving

  Edie Jorns (1933-2018) During her life, Edie exemplified the verse from Hebrews 10:24 – “Let us consider how to stir up one another to love and good works.” We thank our gracious and merciful Lord for working through Edie to make others aware of the educational and spiritual needs of children in third world […]

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Blessed Baggage

Blessed are the Suitcases If you have been on a mission trip before, you know that you travel with two suitcases: One for your personal belongings (and it’s suppose to fit in the overhead bin on the plane) and one for the mission work. Our mission is directed toward the education of children, so we often […]

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Summer 2018

This is year 51! After a special year celebrating 50 years of ministry, we move forward into a new era – yet with the same goal: to share the love of Jesus with children around the world through Christian education Our 2018/19 theme is “Good News has a name… Jesus!” We rejoice that someone once […]

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Connecting Schools – Creating Disciples

Ann Gardel, teacher at St. Paul Lutheran School in Utica, Nebraska has been developing mission-minded students in her 1st and 2nd grade class. This year, her school participated in our LeadaChild chapel program and collected offerings for the Lutheran Schools, after school programs, and educational ministries we support. She has also taken it a step […]

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