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Biblical truth on trial in Finland

The trial, which began on Jan. 24, stems from the publication of a 2004 pamphlet upholding a biblical view of marriage and sexuality.

Wife of Synod’s longest-serving alliance missionary laid to rest in Jamaica

Abasifreke Ite, wife of the Rev. Obot Ite, died on Nov. 20, 2021, in Kingston, Jamaica.

From the mission field: Youth ministry in Dominican Republic

Updates about LCMS mission work around the world.

From the mission field: New pastors in Kenya

In September, four new pastors were ordained in the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Kenya.

From the mission field – Dicke teaches on music and worship

Updates about LCMS mission work around the world.

Mission board gets uplifting overseas reports

The LCMS Board for International Mission met Sept. 23 and 24 in St. Louis.

Casiodoro de Reina, translator and publisher of first complete Spanish Bible

This article is the third in a series observing Hispanic Heritage Month.

World events receive church’s response

As the world has experienced a series of disasters and international events of far-reaching consequences, the LCMS has responded with prayers, encouragement and financial support.

Obituaries
Obituary: Rev. Dr. Jobst Schöne, bishop emeritus of the Independent Evangelical Lutheran Church in Germany

Schöne, who served as bishop from 1985 to 1996, died on Sept. 22 at the age of 89.

Spanish ‘Lutheran Hymnal’ to debut soon

The rollout of the hymnal will involve 14 countries in Latin America.

From the mission field – Teacher training in Hong Kong

Updates on LCMS mission work around the world.

New missionaries complete first week of orientation

The session was geared toward preparing the missionaries for the first part of their work: visiting congregations and building a network of support.

LCMS missionaries displaced by Ethiopia flooding

The seminary of the Ethiopian Evangelical Church Mekane Yesus (EECMY) in Addis Ababa was also severely damaged, and several people died.

‘To live is Christ’: Pohjola consecrated as bishop of Finnish Lutheran Church

The consecration took place amid persecution from the Finnish government stemming from Pohjola’s endorsement of a 2004 booklet written by Dr. Päivi Räsänen, a medical doctor and longstanding member of the Finnish parliament.

Haiti suffers 7.2 magnitude earthquake

LCMS World Relief and Human Care Disaster Response has begun to evaluate and respond to the situation.

From the mission field — Everyday miracles

The Rev. Dr. Christian Tiews, LCMS missionary to Germany, shares a story about how God is using Word and Sacrament to build up His church.