The Progress and Changes of World Missions

Please welcome Pastor Mark Johnston and his wife Jane to the 2015 Labor Day Retreat! Pastor Johnston is going to be another presenter at the retreat this fall.

Pastor Johnston has served God’s kingdom for seventeen years in home missions in Deltona, FL, Waunakee, WI, and Spooner, WI. From 2004-2009 he and his wife were privileged to serve under the WELS World Mission Board in Malawi, Africa. Pastor Johnston helped to organize an international congregation in Blantyre, Malawi. He also served on the Malawi Mission Council and was the chairman of the Board of Control for the Lutheran Bible Institute in Lilongwe, Malawi. Jane being a registered nurse served alongside her husband conducting health classes to the Africans, and was secretary to the Humanitarian Aid Committee. She also organized and taught a Friday Children’s Hour where orphans would often attend. They come back to the United States with a passion for winning souls for Jesus. Pastor Johnston is presently serving at Our Savior’s Lutheran Church, East Brunswick, NJ, with an active ministry to Asian immigrants.


The time is short! We don’t know how long this world will be in existence. We want to, we need to reach souls for Jesus before he comes in glory. That is our purpose on earth for us as individual Christians. It gives direction for our congregations, and is the mission of our Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod. The presentations will inform the participants as to the progress and challenges of our World Missions. We will also look at the progress and challenges of the early Christians as they are recorded in the book of Acts. There will also be a presentation on the Johnston’s work in Malawi, Africa. The intent of the presentation is informative but also is to motivate us as witnesses for Christ before the time of grace ends.