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Matthew, Kali, Laurel, Eleanor, and Caroline serve in Medan, Indonesia with LCMS International. Matthew supports The Indonesian Christian Lutheran Church, by mentoring pastors, providing continuing education, and overseeing translation projects.

New additions to the Wood Family
AND New Congregations in the GKLI!

We have been busy over the past several weeks to be sure! In this edition of the S.E.A. Side you can read about how the GKLI is expanding their reach across Indonesia as they welcome new congregations from the Mentawai Islands, Kali tells the story of Caroline's birth, and we share some pictures from the baptism. Click below to download the full newsletter. As always, there are more  updates available on!
The S.E.A. Side Pentecost II 2019


  • Thanksgiving for the safe delivery of Caroline Barbara Wood
  • Thanksgiving for Kali's health and recovery.
  • For patience in obtaining visas.
  • For the GKLI, especially that the Lord would bless their relationship with the Sanak people and the new congregations from the Mentawai Islands.

We Still Need You

Our support and funding has come in for our first year. Kali and I are committed to make this work for many years to come. Please continue to support us! Listen to the Lord's work and read our newsletters. Pray for those we are serving in Indonesia. Tell others about this ministry. Continue your financial support! Our goal is to spend two years on the field before home service. Reaching this goal is important for our cultural acquisition and for the effectiveness of the ministry here. Click here to donate. has been updated! Pictures, updates, and family info have all been added. Check it out and stay up to date with what is happening!

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