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From the mission field – Coronavirus awareness in Madagascar

The Malagasy Lutheran Church requested and received support from the LCMS to help spread awareness about the COVID-19 virus.

Jesus Is Lord Mission crosses $3 million in giving to international mission

The milestone was reached with JILM’s recent gift of $40,000 for LCMS mission and ministry work in Sri Lanka, Russia and Romania.

From the mission field – Updates on COVID-19

OIM executive director encourages missionaries; LCMS funds grants for coronavirus awareness.

From the mission field – Free, online catechisms

Ceylon Evangelical Lutheran Publishing House has announced the release of downloadable, online versions of Luther’s Small Catechism in multiple languages.

‘We tremble not, we fear no ill’: As COVID-19 spreads, the Word of God remains

To abide by social distancing guidelines, many LCMS churches are offering online-only services.

Synod monitoring coronavirus news; missionaries safe

The LCMS is closely monitoring the situation to provide the best possible information and counsel to staff and missionaries who may be in areas of increased risk.

From the mission field – Dominican Republic disaster-response workshop

Updates about LCMS mission work around the world.

Puerto Rico disaster-response team in ‘right place at right time’ to help the hurting

The LCMS response will include setting up an outdoor relief center at Fountain of Life in Ponce, Puerto Rico, with pastors and support personnel brought in to assist the on-site team in the relief effort.

From the mission field – Renovations in Uruguay

Building renovations will expand educational opportunities in Montevideo, Uruguay.

Puerto Rico hit by largest earthquake in 100 years

An LCMS assessment team is preparing to visit Puerto Rico in the next few days.

Winter ‘Engage’: Sharing the Gospel in unexpected places

The Winter 2020 issue of ‘Lutherans Engage the World’ is full of stories about the Gospel going forth in unexpected ways and reaching people through unexpected ministries — particularly through music.

Missing Venezuelan pastor found murdered

The Rev. Luis Coronado disappeared on Dec. 14 while taking public transportation to visit members of his congregation.

Prayerfully consider an end-of-year ‘Together as Synod’ gift

A “Together as Synod,” or undesignated, gift enhances domestic and international efforts to witness and show mercy to others, and to live life together as children of God.

From the mission field – India Evangelical Lutheran Church

In August, pastors of the India Evangelical Lutheran Church gathered at Concordia Theological Seminary, Nagercoil, for the first Pastor’s Refresher Course in a decade.

Fall issue of ‘Engage’ ponders ‘the loving hand of God’

The issue includes stories on mission work in Tanzania and Malawi, this summer’s LCMS Youth Gathering and the ordination of pastors in Latin America.

English Bible Camp curriculum offered for parish use

The curriculum uses stories from the Book of Acts to teach about God’s gifts.