Alan Hairsine enrolled in the WELS Chaplain Certificate (CCP) course through Martin Luther College to learn how to better communicate the saving message of Christ and be a comforting presence to those who are hurting. As part of his education, Alan is shadowing Pastor Ed Fredrich, chaplain atThe Lutheran Home Belle Plaine Campus.Read More
It’s past 10 a.m., but Vasiliy Shevstov is slow to start his day. He’s waiting for someone special. When his visitor arrives and greets him in Russian, Vasiliy lights up.Read More
It was just a tilt of his head, but it meant so much when Todd Gustafson nodded in agreement. He was acknowledging faith in Jesus’ work as the only reason for heaven. It was a different message from Todd’s Mormon faith, which teaches each person must earn salvation. God’s saving grace is absent from Mormon theology.Read More
It’s early on a Wednesday, and Pastor Mark Bartsch is in his office reading correspondence and gathering his thoughts for the day ahead. Soon it will be time for daily devotion in the dining room, then the popular Wednesday worship service he leads at Heritage Homes in Watertown, Wis., where he
is the full-time chaplain.