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.
The LCMS Boards for International and National Mission held online meetings on May 29 and June 5, respectively.
OIM executive director encourages missionaries; LCMS funds grants for coronavirus awareness.
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.
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.”
In March, Ambassadors of Reconciliation, an LCMS Recognized Service Organization, provided reconciliation training for Rwandan pastors and laypeople affected by the 1994 genocide.
The website provides a reservoir of resources reflecting the work of the Synod in four international regions.