Photos by Erik M. Lunsford (unless noted otherwise)
During the past year, God has been at work mightily through The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod.
In Kenya, in Sri Lanka and in other corners of the globe, LCMS missionaries are bringing the Gospel and Christ’s mercy to those who are hurting or in need, as they also work to equip local pastors and church leaders to go out and serve their own people in Christ’s name.
Meanwhile, here in the United States, the Lord is using LCMS church workers and congregation members to bring new believers to the font, provide for immigrants, care for those who are ill or infirm, and so much more.
These photos provide just a glimpse of the wonderful ways the Lord was at work through His people in 2016.
Megan K. Mertz (firstname.lastname@example.org) is a staff writer and managing editor of Lutherans Engage the World with LCMS Communications.
Paula Schlueter Ross (1953–2019), former managing editor of Reporter, was a magna cum laude graduate of Webster University, with a Bachelor of Arts in Journalism. During her nearly 35-year career with the LCMS, she wrote for both Reporter and The Lutheran Witness and often took photos to accompany her stories. Ross won 17 national writing awards from the Associated Church Press, including seven first-place “Awards of Excellence.”