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Mission and Outreach Network (MOnet) 

Purpose: To link educators interested in missions and outreach by providing resources, experiences, and support

MOnet Leadership Team

Alice Smith, Chair (Frankenmuth, MI)

Rachel Erhard (Melrose Park, IL)

Betsy Karkan (Bangkok, Thailand)


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Network Awards:



Master DCO


2007     Jim Halsted

2006     Phillip Johnson



Leader in Outreach


2009     Terry Schmidt

2006     Roger Mailand



Distinguished Lutheran International Teacher Honorees


2009     Michael and Louise Weber

2007     Sue Van Luchene

2006     Alice Smith







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Asia Ablaze Summit

November 2005

Jon and June Laabs with 6 LEA members who serve at Christian schools in Indonesia: Bob and Alice Smith, Darrell and Sue Van Luchene, Philip and Carolyn Hedemann. Jon and June visited several schools in the Sekolah Pelita Harapan system around the country's capital, Jakarta.

More than 270 representatives from 16 countries in Asia gathered for 3 days in Hong Kong for the Asia Ablaze Summit. Opening worship was conducted in the Church of All Nations at the Hong Kong International School, Repulse Bay campus.

Summit participants visited the first Lutheran school established in Hong Kong. Concordia Lutheran School now educates more than 1,200 students and is one of more than 30 schools operated by the Hong Kong Lutheran Synod.

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LEA Lutheran Educator Tours

Join other Lutheran educators in touring, visiting schools and mission sites, and interacting with your global colleagues.

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Culture Clues & Cues

See hints on how to relate to various cultures found in Lutheran school classrooms.



Middle East



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ESL Program

Sample ESL program guidelines (St. Paul, McAllen, Texas)

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LCMS World Mission

Wheat Ridge Ministries