Friday, July 27, 2018

Diaconal Sisters in Brazil - Annual Convention

Please uphold the Diaconal Sisterhood of Igreja Evangélica de Confissão Luterana no Brasil as they their Annual Convention, July 26 to July 29, to be held in São Leopoldo. May it be a time of learning and mutual encouraagement, and a time when God's Spirit inspires you in your diaconal ministries.

World Day of Prayer for Diaconia
The 26th of each month is aslo the World Day of Prayer for Diaconia, of which Diaconia of the IECLB is a member, so it seems very fitting for the Annual Convention to begin on the 26th. 

Thursday, July 12, 2018

Lutheran Deaconess Conference

The annual meeting of the Lutheran Deaconess Conference will take place from July 12-16th, 2018, in Baltimore MD at the Maritime Conference Center. Please hold them in prayer as they meet together as sisters for renewal, worship prayer and growth. Photos on the Facebook page.

Tuesday, July 3, 2018


An historic day on Friday 29th June, when the DIAKONIA World Executive signed the official papers to register the Federation in Germany. This has been a lengthy process to this point, and will continue for several months more until registration is completed officially. Neuendettelsau Diakonie has agreed to partner with DIAKONIA World Federation as the 'home base' and we look forward to a fruitful relationship together.
The photo below shows two of the Project Team which has had responsibility to manage the process for change of domicile (Martin Vogler and Traude Leitenberger), the three Regional Presidents - Deaconess Meresiana Kuricava (President, DIAKONIA Asia-Pacific), Marianne Uri Overland (President, DIAKONIA Region Africa Europe) and Ted Dodd (President, DIAKONIA of the Americas and Caribbean), with Dr Matthias Hartmann (Neuendettelsau Diakonie) and myself (President, DIAKONIA World Federation).