There are 54 countries in Africa contained in a landmass three and a half times the size of the continental United States.  Dr. Mike Rodewald is the regional director for Africa with the Office of International Missions for the LCMS.  He has written a report that will be shared with the Crookston Circuit Forum., January 27, 2013, 3:30 pm at Trinity Lutheran Church Fisher, Minnesota.  Pr. Bernie Seter, pastor of three congregations in North Dakota and Chairman of the LCMS Board of International Mission, will present on the work of The Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod in Africa.  Seter will also report on the work of the partnership between the Minnesota North Distirct and the North Dakota District in their resolves from Convention to build 3 rescue centers in Kenya and to have ongoing learning trips for students and Pastors from these Distircts to Kenya under the Mary Okeyo Scholarship fund.   For more information or directions, you may call Pr. Winterstein in Fisher at 218-289-6387.