Tragedy strikes world missionary and his family

During the early hours of Sunday, June 30, a fire broke out and killed Steve Witte and five of his family members. Witte, the team leader for WELS’ Asia One Team and president emeritus of Asia Lutheran Seminary, was home on furlough from Thailand and gathering with his family at a vacation rental home. The others who also lost their lives were his daughters Lydia Witte and Charis Kuehl, as well as granddaughters Stella Kuehl, Lena Henselin, and Merci Henselin. A number of other family members survived.

Continue reading . . .

Current news stories

District convention news 2024

Each of WELS’ 12 districts met in convention this June, discussing local ministry topics and weighing in on synodical matters...

2024 Wisconsin Lutheran Seminary graduates

To see Martin Luther College's graduates, visit Volume 111, Number 7 Issue: July 2024  

2024 Martin Luther College graduates

  To see Wisconsin Lutheran Seminary graduates, visit Volume 111, Number 7 Issue: July 2024

Supporting others with prayer

Throughout the pages of Scripture, God makes clear the importance of prayer in the life of a Christian. Jesus himself...

Random acts of kindness spark connections

“We want to help people feel welcome and feel comfortable,” says Alex Groth, pastor at Beautiful Savior, Cincinnati, Ohio, about...

WELS Home Missions approves new missions

A core group of eight families has been meeting in Bend, Ore., an area that is...

Featured video

This year the Central Africa Medical Mission had the opportunity to expand its reach by bringing a short-term medical camp to a village in Kirinyaga County, Kenya.  Learn more:

Read all about the trip and see more photos in the article "Extending a healing reach to Kenya."