Dear Shepherd of the
Greetings in the name of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.
We were delighted to hear the news that you
are partnering with us for Mission work in Macau, China. Thank you for
your dedication to our Lord and for your support for mission work. Your
prayers and financial support make it possible for us to do this work.
They also give us much comfort and joy, knowing that you support us in this
We have not yet
deployed to Macau. We are still gathering a network of support, but are
getting close to deploying to Macau. We pray that we will be there by
Here is a little
My wife and I grew up
in the Detroit area. We graduated from Central Michigan University and
then moved to St. Louis, MO where I studied at the seminary. My first
call was to St. Luke, Clinton Twp. north east of Detroit. After 6 years,
I took a call to Zion, Tawas City on Lake Huron in the northern part of the
lower peninsula. I served there for 14 years until I accepted the call
into the foreign mission field. We have 5 children ages 8 through
16. We will all be moving to Macau for at least 5 years.
Macau is small region
about 40 miles west of Hong Kong. It is only 11.6 sq. miles with 636,000
people making it the most densely populated region in the world. Macau
was run by Portugal until 1999 when they turned in back over to China.
The turnover agreement allows Macau to run itself until 2049. Therefore
Macau enjoys a great deal of autonomy and freedom. They have their own
immigration services, passports, visas, etc... This means that we can
enter Macau openly as missionaries.
We have three official
ministries in Macau: 1) a special needs school 2) an English as a second
language school, and 3) a mission congregation. We also do some work with
the deaf. I will be a pastor of the mission congregation and help with
the other ministries as needed. My main charge is to reach out into the
community with the Gospel of Jesus Christ.
We look forward to an
ongoing relationship with Shepherd of the Hills and hope to visit you.
Your partners in God's
The Mahlburg Family
Go into all the world and proclaim the gospel
to the whole creation. (Mar 16:15)
Rev. Steven C. Mahlburg
Pastor/Strategic Mission Developer
Serving the Lord in Macau