St John’s Lutheran Evangelical Lutheran Church, 624 East St., Baraboo, will host missionary Paul Nitz and his wife Susan to a special worship service at 9 a.m. Sunday.

The Nitzes have been living in Malawi, Africa, since 1993. He will speak about his experiences in Africa and how the Lord has blessed efforts there.

Their first year was spent learning the local language, Chichewa, then for the next nine years, he served rural congregations in Malawi, preaching, teaching, baptizing and working with congregational leaders. He began teaching students from Malawi and Zambia in 2003 at the Lutheran Bible Institute where their pastoral studies lasted for three years. Graduates continued on at the Lutheran Seminary in Lusaka, Zambia, to finish their ministerial training.

Nitz also serves as the leader of the Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod mission in Africa, the One Africa Team where he works with sister synods in Malawi, Zambia, Cameroon, Nigeria, Ethiopia, and Kenya while reaching out to Uganda, Liberia, and Rwanda.

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