Dominican Republic

Dominican Republic

Rev. Dr. Jonathan Naumann and Deaconess Cheryl Naumann

Click here for the Naumann Prayer Card    


How to Support the Naumanns

To give a secure online donation to the LCMS to support the mission work of Pastor Jonathan & Deaconess Cheryl Naumann go to: 
https://www.lcms.org/givenow/jonathan.naumann

To download the LCMS donation form for Cheryl & Jonathan (to be sent in the mail), click here:
Naumanns in Latin America Donation Form.pdf

 

 


Newsletters


Advent greetings from Pastor Jonathan & Deaconess Cheryl!



Dear Friends in Christ,

What a wonderful season of the year it is to be Christians!  To have the opportunity to insert the Christ Child into conversations relating to the Christmas "holiday!"

We pray that God will bless all of you with a joyous and meditative Advent, and a Happy Christmas celebration.  

Please do take a moment to click  HERE to read our Nov/Dec 2022  Newsletter.

God bless and keep you.  
Deaconess Cheryl & Pastor Jonathan

 

 

 

 

                                                   Christmas decorations hanging from a

palm tree in Santiago de los Caballeros


Greetings from Pastor Jonathan & Deaconess Cheryl!



Dear Friends in Christ,

We are very grateful for the healing of pastor Jonathan's ligaments and broken leg; and SO happy to be back in the DR instead of working remotely from Pennsylvania, where pastor was in Physical Therapy!

Please take a moment to click  HERE to read our FALL 2022 Newsletter.

As always, we love to hear from you if you would like to email greetings or prayer requests: cheryl.naumann@lcms.org

God bless and keep you.  
Deaconess Cheryl & Pastor Jonathan

 

 


Summer 2022

Dear Friends across the United States and other countries!
   Pastor Jonathan and I spent the months of June and July on “home service,” giving mission updat
e presentations on LCMS mission work in Latin America. God blessed us with good travel and loving hospitality. What a joy it was to see so many of you again, and to meet others of you for the first time!
   On the morning of our last presentation, Pastor Jonathan accidentally fell and broke his left leg, also detaching one ligament and tearing another. Two days later he had surgery in Omaha, Nebraska, which included the insertion of a metal plate to help the leg heal. We must say a public thank you to Pastor Jon Sollberger and his wife, Jenny, who hosted us in their parsonage for the many days that Pastor needed to stay near the Omaha surgeon. Thank you also to the members of Immanuel Lutheran Church in Louisville, NE, who responded with such Christian love and prayers.
    From Nebraska I drove Pastor Jonathan to Pennsylvania, where we are staying with our son and his family. Thanks be to God, Pastor’s healing is going well, and we hope that he will soon start some physiotherapy.
   I continue to work remotely every day, making the best use of Zoom, email, and other internet tools. I am particularly excited about our new Spanish daily devotional book, which will be coming out for the first time in January 2023, and we will supply you with more details on that once it is published. Now is also a time when many conferences and VDMA Projects need to be administered, so there is much that I can do remotely while we wait for Pastor to be signed off to return to the Dominican Republic.
     God continues to bless the work that He has planted in the Dominican Republic.  Last week all of our Lutheran School teachers were engaged in a Mercy Center course on “Christian Reconciliation” as part of their ongoing educational training that takes place before (and after) each academic year.  The new Seminary term is also starting soon, with students arriving from various Latin America and Caribbean countries. And of course, the Dominican Republic mission, under the blessing of the preaching and teaching of God’s Holy Word, continues to flourish.
 

THANK YOU for your continued prayers and support.
God’s blessings, in Christ,
Deaconess Cheryl and Pastor Jonathan
https://www.lcms.org/jonathan.naumann

 


Greetings from Deaconess Cheryl and Pastor Jonathan!

Dear friends in Christ,

With you, we anticipate pondering the passion of Jesus in the Holy Week lessons, His death for us on Good Friday, and His joyous resurrection on Easter Day! These portions of God's Word are so important to the message of salvation that we seek to spread in Latin America. 

Click Here to the March/April 2022 Newsletter.

God bless and keep you.  
Deaconess Cheryl & Pastor Jonathan

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Greetings from Deaconess Cheryl and Pastor Jonathan!

Dear Friends in Christ,

God's faithfulness is never ending and His encouragement in Latin American missions is abundant.

Please take a moment to click  HERE to read our Jan/Feb 2022 Newsletter and about some of the ways we and those we serve have been blessed.

As always, we love to hear from you if you would like to email greetings or prayer requests: cheryl.naumann@lcms.org

God bless and keep you.  
Deaconess Cheryl & Pastor Jonathan


Greetings from Deaconess Cheryl and Pastor Jonathan!

Dear friends in Christ,

We hope that you are enjoying good physical health and good spiritual health. We are both well and thank God for His many mercies as we continue to serve Him.

Please click  HERE to read our Sept/Oct  Newsletter.  As always, we love to hear from you if you would like to email greetings or prayer requests: cheryl.naumann@lcms.org

God bless and keep you.  
Deaconess Cheryl & Pastor Jonathan

 

 

 

 

 

 


Greetings from Deaconess Cheryl and Pastor Jonathan!

Dear friends in Christ,

God's hand has worked mightily in the DR and Latin America over the last two months, not only through the Word of salvation that has been taught and preached, but also in the showing of loving actions to neighbors in need during this season of natural disasters.

Please click on two separate links this month, as the newsletter is divided into pages 1-2 and page 3. 

Click here for pages 1-2.
Click HERE for page 3. 

May the Lord bless you, and the work of your various congregations across the world. Please let us know if you have any prayer requests that we can bring to God on your behalf, just as you also pray for us.

in Christ, 
Deaconess Cheryl & Pastor Jonathan

 


Greetings from Deaconess Cheryl and Pastor Jonathan!

Dear friends in Christ,

We hope this email comes to you at a time when you and your family are in good health and have peace in the Lord, whatever is happening in your life!

Please click HERE to read our June 2021 News! 

We wish you every blessing as summer begins and you enjoy some restful time with family, friends, and your home congregation!

in Christ, 
Deaconess Cheryl & Pastor Jonathan

 

 


Greetings from Deaconess Cheryl and Pastor Jonathan!

Dear friends in Christ,

The last two months seemed to fly by so quickly that we ended up including both April and May in this letter!

Please click HERE to read our April/May News! 

We wish you every blessing as summer begins and you enjoy God's wonderful creation, good weather, and hopefully fun and fellowship with family, friends, and your home congregation!

in Christ, 
Deaconess Cheryl & Pastor Jonathan

 

 


Greetings from Deaconess Cheryl and Pastor Jonathan!

Dear friends in Christ,

In season, and out of season, God's Word is preached and brings souls to faith in Jesus Christ as their Savior!

Please click  HERE to read our March Newsletter! 

We wish you every blessings in this Holy Week and Easter season!

in Christ, 
Deaconess Cheryl & Pastor Jonathan

 

 

 

 

 

 


Greetings from Deaconess Cheryl and Pastor Jonathan!

Dear friends in Christ,

God bless and keep you as we move into these weeks of 2021! We are both well and thank God for His many mercies as we continue to serve Him. May He keep you safe in the palm of His hand.

Please click HERE to read our December Newsletter!

You can still watch a recording of one of our mission update presentations by clicking on this YouTube link:  
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BDGdoJ8VOzw&t=37s

God bless and keep you.  
Deaconess Cheryl & Pastor Jonathan

 

 

 

 


Greetings from Deaconess Cheryl and Pastor Jonathan!

Dear friends in Christ,

We hope that you are enjoying these weeks of Advent, and will have a merry and blessed Christmas, with good physical and spiritual health during this time of issues related to the pandemic. We are both well and thank God for His many mercies as we continue to serve Him.

Please click HERE to read our November  Newsletter!

You can still watch a recording of one of our mission update presentations by clicking on this YouTube link:  
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BDGdoJ8VOzw&t=37s

 


Greetings from Deaconess Cheryl and Pastor Jonathan!

Dear friends in Christ,

We hope that you are enjoying good physical health and good spiritual health during this time of issues related to the pandemic. We are both well and thank God for His many mercies as we continue to serve Him.

Please click  HERE to read our Sept/Oct  Newsletter, which is a bit shorter than normal due to our schedule with "online" mission presentations.

If you were unable to Zoom in to one of those sessions, you can watch a recording of one of our mission update presentations by clicking on this YouTube link:  

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BDGdoJ8VOzw&t=37s

God bless and keep you.  
Deaconess Cheryl & Pastor Jonathan


Greetings from Deaconess Cheryl and Pastor Jonathan!

Dear friends in Christ,

Please click  HERE to read our August 2020 news - including information about how you can watch one of the September mission presentations we will give online from our home in the Dominican Republic!

God bless and keep you.  
Deaconess Cheryl & Pastor Jonathan

 

 

 

 


Greetings from Deaconess Cheryl and Pastor Jonathan!

Dear friends in Christ,

We think of you in various parts of the United States and other countries, and pray that you will be sustained with patience and hope during the lessening or reintroduction of various "social distancing" challenges.

We invite you to read how God is still at work here in Latin America - and how you can join a live internet mission presentation via Zoom in September!  Please click  HERE to read our June/July 2020 newsletter! 

May God bless and keep you.  
Deaconess Cheryl & Pastor Jonathan

 

 

 

 


Greetings from Deaconess Cheryl and Pastor Jonathan!

Dear friends in Christ,

While changes like "social distancing" bring challenges, God provides ways for His work to still be accomplished! As the hymn says, "God moves in a mysterious way His wonders to perform." (LSB#765)

Please click  HERE to read our May 2020 newsletter! 

We pray that you are staying healthy and safe as the area in which you live begins to "open up" again.  

We love to hear from you via email  (cheryl.naumann@lcms.org) or you can write on our FaceBook page! (Naumanns in Latin America)

 

 

 

 

 

 


April 2020

Dear friends in Christ,

Greetings in the peace of Christ to all of you, from the Dominican Republic!
 
We want to begin this March letter with a message of thanks and gratitude to you for your prayers for us and gifts to keep us working here in God's mission. Thank you!

Please know that we are also praying for you - knowing that this current pandemic is affecting all of you in different and sometimes very difficult ways.
 
We are both well, but remain ‘sheltered in place’, as directed by the government. Flights from this island to the United States were stopped on March 18. The Office of International Missions carefully considered evacuating all of its missionaries at high risk (including us, since Pastor Jonathan had a heart attack in 2018) but came to the conclusion that at that point (March 17) it would be safer for us to remain here than to travel. We concurred with that guidance and are happy we were able to remain at our posts.
 
YES - We are still working! Every day, Pastor Jonathan, in his capacity as Chaplain for all of the LCMS Missionaries in the Latin America Caribbean countries, video records and distributes a 15-minute devotion; as well as Lenten services and Sunday morning services. (The videos can be viewed at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCYwHIwqgzAvpo7ecQZ92dmA).
He also shares these videos with individuals to whom we have witnessed in this country over the last three years. Seminary meetings and classes also still continue through online technology.

Cheryl leads a weekly Bible study and prayer time online for deaconesses who are in the Dominican Republic, Puerto Rico, and Argentina; and this week started another online Bible study on the Gospel of John for women in our region. She spends time on the phone with Dominican friends to encourage them. At the same time, she continues to make progress on the VDMA translation project that provides good Spanish Bible materials to all of our missionaries and partner Lutheran churches in this region.
 
May God bless all of you during these days of uncertainty. May He give you strength, peace, and hope in the never-failing faithfulness of our heavenly Father. Even in the darkest of times, we can praise God for His love and for His promise to be near us when we call (Psalm 145:18).

We are happy to hear from you at any time!
In Christ,  Pastor Jonathan and Deaconess Cheryl
jonathan.naumann@lcms.org   cheryl.naumann@lcms.org


Greetings from Deaconess Cheryl and Pastor Jonathan!

Dear friends in Christ,

This account of February covers a broad set of topics - reflecting the wide range of activities in motion in the LAC mission field!

Even as we work, and rest in our Lord, we wish all of you a blessed Lententide.

Please click  HERE to read our FEBRUARY 2020 newsletter! 

We love to hear from you via email  (cheryl.naumann@lcms.org) or you can write on our FaceBook page! (Naumanns in Latin America)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Greetings from Deaconess Cheryl and Pastor Jonathan!

Dear friends in Christ,

We hope you will enjoy this exciting report, giving you an update on things happening here in the Dominican Republic and Latin America already in this new decade!

Please click  HERE to read our JANUARY 2020 newsletter! 

We love to hear from you via email  (cheryl.naumann@lcms.org) or you can write on our FaceBook page! (Naumanns in Latin America)

Pastors and secretaries, please print copies of the newsletter for your congregation display board.

BLESSINGS & PEACE in Jesus, our Epiphany Light,
Deaconess Cheryl & Pastor Jonathan   


TO HELP SUPPORT the work of the Naumanns in Latin America, you can...

give a secure online donation
lcms.org/jonathan.naumann

give by telephone, via the LCMS donor care line: 888-930-4438

download the LCMS donation form for Cheryl & Jonathan (to be sent in the mail):
Naumanns in Latin America Donation Form.pdf

Thank you!
Rev. Dr. J. Naumann, Theological Educator and Regional Chaplain
Deaconess Cheryl Naumann, missionary in the Dominican Republic 
Office of International Mission
The Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod


Dear friends in Christ,

A time to give thanks - and a time to wait for the coming of the Christ Child.  How appropriate that one follows the other!

Please click here to download our November thoughts and Advent Greeting.

Just as you pray for us - please let us know how we can lift you up in prayer.

In Jesus, the Prince of Peace,

Pastor Jonathan and Deaconess Cheryl

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

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