It has been many months now since the first Convocation of the CELC in September 2017, when the Church Order was distributed for the people and congregational leaders to read, and the invitation was extended to them to apply for membership in the CELC. In that time, all of the pastors of the Lanka Lutheran Church have joined.
Over the past months, LCMS missionaries Rev. James, Rev. Mahlburg, and Rev. Dr. Naumann, have worked hard to visit every congregation and mission station, to meet the people in person, talk to the lay leaders, and answer any questions they may have about joining the CELC. Thanks to these efforts, together with the cooperation of the four CELC pastors, and the serving evangelists, every expected application has been submitted.
Now it brings great joy that applications for congregational membership in the CELC have been received from all of the congregations and mission stations of the former Lanka Lutheran Church.