Ebenezer Cathedral is a congregation of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Tanzania—South East of Lake Victoria Diocese.
The LCMS acknowledges or declares full fellowship with five international church bodies in Europe, Africa and Asia.
The LCMS Office of International Mission worked with Concordia Seminary, St. Louis, to create a curriculum dedicated to providing pastors in Africa with advanced leadership training.
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.
Recipients of the scholarship must be studying to become Lutheran pastors, deaconesses or Christian evangelists serving in Africa LCMS partner churches.
A Mission Training Center is an LCMS-supported program that helps parish pastors in Africa train men and women for service in the church.
In September, four new pastors were ordained in the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Kenya.
The seminary of the Ethiopian Evangelical Church Mekane Yesus (EECMY) in Addis Ababa was also severely damaged, and several people died.
The Lutheran Mission in Africa—Synod of a Thousand Hills is a young Lutheran church body that began in Rwanda about six years ago.
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.