I cannot and will not recant anything, for to go against conscience is neither right nor safe. Here I stand, I can do no other, so help me God. Amen. - -  Martin Luther, 1517


God forbid that I should limit the time of acquiring faith to the present life. In the depth of the Divine mercy, there may be opportunity to win it in the future.  - -  Martin Luther, 1521 

ASSOCIATION OF INDEPENDENT EVANGELICAL LUTHERAN CHURCHES

February 2020


Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ,


As we continue to move forward with new leadership and a change in theology, I want us to welcome The Most Rev. +Rogerio Sidaou as our Bishop of Brazil who is also serving as our Supervising Bishop. His duties will include supervising our congregations in Brazil and appointing Auxillary Bishops under his care if necessary. He is also serving as my assistant in all denominational matters. Welcome, Bishop +Rogerio!


We are continuing to remove Bishops who served under the late Bishop, +Pedro Bravo-Guzm├ín, who incorporate exorcisms into their ministries. We do believe in nor support deliverance ministries. As we remove these bishops, we will appoint new ones in the very near future.


We are reaching out to Lutheran pastors who are not satisfied in their respective denominations and inviting them to move their credentials to us. If you know of any minister who would like to be involved in a Lutheran denomination that is more aligned to his or her theology, please direct them to us.


May this month of love be just that for each of you - - Experiencing God's love and passing it on.


In His Grace, Mercy, and Peace, I remain,


Bishop +James Walter Clifton