Needed now: 45 missionaries for Africa

Comments (6)
  1. Linda Swanson says:

    I am interested in missionary service. I heard about you in church in Ringwood NJ

    Thanks in advance

    1. LCMS Church Information Center says:

      Dear Linda, thank you for your interest in missionary service. Please contact our recruitment staff at 888-843-5267.

      LCMS Church Information Center

  2. Rev. Ralph Patrick says:

    Greetings in Christ,

    As a former missionary (PNG 1991-1994) and current pastor in the LCMS I read this article with interest. I’m pleased that our church body sees the need for missionaries. Indeed, having been to Africa, most recently Sierra Leone in January, I have witnessed the dire conditions and desperate desire that the church has. However I’m dismayed that our church is placing such a heavy yoke upon the shoulders of those expected to serve in this way by requiring them to raise funds to support themselves. This is not as it should be. I would suggest that if this be required of the deployed missionaries, then our entire staff for the BFMS as well as all ordained pastors working in the International Center be required to raise their funds as well! What’s good for the goose is certainly good for the gander. In addition, saying that “it is dangerous everywhere” is to minimize the day to day dangers and challenges of living in hot spots in this world. It is quite misleading and does not accurately reflect what is being asked of our missionaries. Peace, Pastor Ralph Patrick

    1. Rev. Dr. Steven Hein says:

      I would like to second the reflections shared above by Rev. Patrick. Fund shortages shared alike among synodical servants serving on the home front with those serving in much more difficult venues such as in Africa would be a welcomed strengthening of our partnership in LC-MS labors that further the Gospel at home and abroad. As one who also has been privileged to provide some modest theological services to Lutheran pastors in West Africa, I am aware of the challenges that are special to those who would sacrifice and serve as missionaries in the midst of some of the most deplorable living conditions in the world. Those who would so sacrifice to serve as missionaries in such regions are worthy of parity with those who serve at home when it comes to allocations of our limited synodical fiscal budget in my humble view. Blessings, Rev. Dr. Steven Hein

  3. malinda standerfer says:

    Im theology student at Concordia University Nebraska. I’m interested in this missions opportunity in Africa. where do I get more information.

    1. LCMS Church Information Center says:

      Thank you for your blog post. For those seeking more information about becoming a missionary and all that goes with such a vocation, the place to start is by talking with one of our recruiters: Rev. Daniel McMiller (career missionaries) at or Rev. David Fiala (shorter term one-two years GEO missionaries) at May God richly bless your day.