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In Forward in Christ, we report the news but aren’t always able to follow up. “Where are they now?” is our way of giving you the rest of the story.

In September 2015, Forward in Christ printed a story written by Marietta Chapman about her mother, Carlotta Stanley, who grew up on the San Carlos Apache Indian Reservation in Bylas, Ariz., in the 1950s and 60s. Carlotta found peace and comfort from attending Bylas Lutheran Church and School. Her life was shaped by WELS missionaries and teachers who brought God’s Word to Apacheland. As Carlotta noted, “If WELS never brought God’s Word to Apacheland, I would be a lost soul.”

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Staying Close to God's Word While in the Military

Paul Wolfgramm, a 35-year-old-Marine Corp Reserve veteran, hosted this video titled "Staying Close to God's Word While in the Military."

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