In September, representatives from the LCMS gathered in Kisumu, Kenya, with representatives from 34 of the Synod’s partner churches to discuss the work of the confessional Lutheran church around the world.
Bernhard M. Seter scholarship to support church work students in Africa
Recipients of the scholarship must be studying to become Lutheran pastors, deaconesses or Christian evangelists serving in Africa LCMS partner churches.
From the mission field — Mission Training Centers
A Mission Training Center is an LCMS-supported program that helps parish pastors in Africa train men and women for service in the church.
Obituary: Rev. Bernhard M. Seter, former chairman of the LCMS Board for International Mission
The Rev. Bernhard M. Seter died on March 22 at the age of 69.
From the mission field: New pastors in Kenya
In September, four new pastors were ordained in the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Kenya.
Mission board gets uplifting overseas reports
The LCMS Board for International Mission met Sept. 23 and 24 in St. Louis.
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.
From the mission field: Rwanda
The Lutheran Mission in Africa—Synod of a Thousand Hills is a young Lutheran church body that began in Rwanda about six years ago.
COVID-19 impacts international mission field
Mission field updates from Cambodia and Kenya.
From the mission field: COVID-19 international updates
Due to the events surrounding COVID-19, some LCMS missionaries have returned to the states at this time, but the vast majority remain in the field.
In difficult times, Synod boards continue work
The LCMS Boards for International and National Mission held online meetings on May 29 and June 5, respectively.
From the mission field – Updates on COVID-19
OIM executive director encourages missionaries; LCMS funds grants for coronavirus awareness.
Convention celebrates 125 years of mission work in the LCMS
Delegates to the 2019 LCMS convention adopted resolutions giving thanks for the 125th anniversary, as well as mission work — past and present — in the Synod’s four world regions.
Synod recognizes fellowship with third church body in South Africa
The Synod in convention recognized fellowship with a South African church body, commended a report on cremation, and requested further study on “the relationship between unity in doctrine and uniformity and variety in practice.”
BIM hears about Synod finances, challenges in Africa, cross-cultural ministry
The board met June 6–7 in St. Louis.
From the mission field – Healing in Rwanda
In March, Ambassadors of Reconciliation, an LCMS Recognized Service Organization, provided reconciliation training for Rwandan pastors and laypeople affected by the 1994 genocide.