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Synod honors new and retiring missionaries

On May 6, the LCMS Office of International Mission hosted a Service of Thanksgiving and a subsequent ceremony to recognize five new missionary families and honor seven missionary families who have recently ended their service. 

Podcast offers ‘5 minutes with a missionary’

The program offers a new way for people in the LCMS to get to know the Synod’s international missionaries.

From the mission field: Books for the Dominican Republic

Lutherans in the Dominican Republic recently received a shipment of books from Lutheran Heritage Foundation (LHF).

Program ‘unpacks’ Synod’s international mission work

Missions Unpacked provides interactive, online resources that enable people to learn more about the Synod’s international mission work without ever leaving home.

Synod boards hold first meetings of year

The BIM, BNM, BOD and COP heard a variety of reports, carried out board business and spent time in prayer.

Finnish Lutherans fully acquitted

On March 30, the Helsinki District Court in Finland issued its decision to acquit both the Rev. Dr. Juhana Pohjola and Dr. Päivi Räsänen.

Lutherans around the world unite to support refugees

Refugees from Ukraine continue to escape to any place that will accept them.

Amid war in Ukraine, the church’s mission remains

As the conflict in Ukraine enters its second month, the people of the LCMS continue to pray for those affected and seek opportunities to help.

From the mission field: Helping Ukrainian refugees in Romania

This month’s “From the Mission Field” update comes from the Rev. Andrew Fedder, LCMS missionary to Romania. 

From the mission field: A sea of children

Almost 200 children from the community of Palmar Arriba, Dominican Republic, took part in a week-long vacation Bible school in 2021.

Funds for Ukraine serve varied needs

The LCMS Office of International Mission continues to work with the Rev. Serge Maschewski, bishop of the Evangelical Lutheran Church of Ukraine, to offer assistance where it is needed.

‘Let love be genuine’: More help for Ukraine

The actions of a Lutheran in Romania bear witness to the love of God in Christ Jesus.

‘The list changes daily’: Help for Ukraine

The LCMS Office of International Mission is currently working with five partner churches to help refugees from this conflict.

The end of ‘comfortable’ Christianity

Probably not in this generation, but maybe in the next, Christians in America will likely have to stand before the courts like our fellow Lutherans in Finland.

From the mission field — LWML grant supports sewing lessons in Kenya

Updates about LCMS mission work around the world.

Shaw, Hemmer, Rabe installed at International Center

The three men had all begun serving prior to their installations.