The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod held a “Service of Sending” for its new missionaries on Friday, March 11, at the International Center in St. Louis. Ten new missionaries — along with their seven spouses and 19 children — started a two-week orientation on Feb. 29.
The missionaries — nine career and one “GEO” — were recently called by the Synod’s Office of International Mission (OIM) to serve in the Czech Republic, Dominican Republic, Panama, Peru, South Korea and East Africa.
GEO, “globally engaged in outreach,” missionaries serve shorter terms than their career counterparts, typically two years.
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