what with both Conferences, but the Deaconesses have departed to their blessed callings, and I have only one more day of teaching at Missionary Orientation. It's so wonderful to get to know these folks a little bit - the ones who will be scattered across the globe. May the Lord Jesus and the Holy Spirit bear rich fruit through them so that the Church may grow and many, many more be gathered into the Father's family. If you are in the area, join us for the Sending Service - a Divine Service celebrated in the International Center Chapel on July 6 at 2 p.m. Dr. Herb Mueller, Synod First Vice President, will preach; Pr. Kevin Golden will preside at the Eucharist and I will assist.