Our wonderful patriarch, John Abel, went Home to be with the Lord last night, April 15, at about 10:00pm. He will be greatly missed by family and friends, but his life will continue to impact others through the great legacy he has left behind. We'd appreciate your prayers for our family, especially Ruby, his lifelong companion who served him to the very end. This photo was taken on John's 94th birthday, December 13, 2019. Here is a link to the June 18th Memorial Service for John https://vimeo.com/event/102124/videos/428642461. God's blessings to each of you!  from Paul and Becky Abel      paulabelfamily@gmail.com

[As a note from Our Saviour's Lutheran Church: Please consider making a donation to the Abel family AFLC missionaries: Paul and Becky, Mathew and Ednay, and Jonathan and Tamba Abel at https://www.aflcworldmissions.org/online-giving/missionaries-donate/ where the donation may be made in honor of John Abel. Thank you]


Greetings AFLC World Mission Friends!

We want you to be informed about our missionaries' schedules, so you know better how to pray. Travel restrictions from Covid-19 have affected many travel plans and furloughs. But we are grateful to report that the missionaries who are home on furlough are receiving warm welcomes from congregations as they visit and as they plan their travel in the upcoming months. They seek to use their extended time in the US to meet as many of you as possible, and some of them are able to gain additional training for ministry.

Using time wisely reminds me of the Apostle Paul encouraging the Ephesian church to "[Mark] Redeeming the time, because the days are evil." Ephesians 5:16. Yes, these are challenging days, but the Good News of the Gospel can counter the evil, turmoil and uncertainty around us! Let us pray that God will move among us to bring repentance of sin and sincere faith in Christ through our message. Thank you for welcoming our missionaries into your lives and congregations. I pray we are all able to use our time for the Lord's glory.

In His service, Earl Korhonen, Director AFLC World Missions


Paul and Becky Abel planned to return to Brazil on July 6th, but God had other plans for them, they will returning in August 2020.

Jonathan and Tamba Abel are serving the congregation in Maringa, and Jonathan is teaching at the seminary.


Matthew and Ednay returned from Paraguay in April due to upcoming Covid-19 lockdowns and travel restrictions. They are in the US on furlough through mid-August.

e-mail: worldmis@aflc.org or call 763-412-2013

Prayer and Praises:

*Pray for protection and provisions for our missionaries currently on furlough and those who continue on their field of service.

*Pray for travel mercies for those missionaries traveling internationally in the coming days and weeks.

*Pray for the Schierkolks that they would be able to renew their passports and return to Mexico.

*Pray for the Bergers to receive Naomi's passport in time for them to get a flight leaving Uganda for the Netherlands.

*Pray for Jon Nelson's family as the mourn the loss of his grandparents. Vernon passed away May 22 and Dorothy Russum passed away June 21. Memorial service was on June 26th.

*Pray for our missionaries' personal support and for provision for the World Mission budget.

Supporting Missions:

Thank you for your continued prayer and financial support of the AFLC World Missions Department. During this unprecedented time we ask that you would prayerfully consider supporting World Missions and our missionaries through our online donation options.

If you are currently giving online or by mail, and would prefer not to receive a receipt each time a gift is given, you can request to have a consolidated receipt at the end of the year. Just send us an e-mail with your request worldmis@aflc.org

While online check out the recent missionary newsletters: AFLC World Missions 3110 E Medicine Lake Blvd, Plymouth, MN 55441-3008


Paul and Becky Abel will be home on furlough from August 2019 through August 2020. They may be reached at: paulabelfamily@gmail.com