Pastor, Please Take Your Vacation — 2019/06/13

Rev. Gene Wyssmann, Assistant to the President: Church Worker and Congregational Health for the Missouri District of the LCMS, joins Andy and Sarah to talk about why pastors (and church workers in general) should take vacation, what’s at stake when they don’t, and how the church can help their pastors take time away. Read the article from the Missouri District at

Planting Churches and Forming Pastors in the Dominican Republic — 2019/06/13

Rev. Joel and Clarion Fritsche, who serve the Lord as missionaries of the LCMS in the Dominican Republic along with their 3 boys, join Andy and Sarah to talk about the focus of the mission work in the DR, what Pastor Fritsche does as a church planter and director of Concordia Seminary and Mercy Center in Palmar Arriba, and how family life has been since they arrived on the field four years ago. Learn more about the Fritsches at and follow their story at