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.
A volunteer Mercy Medical Team from The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod and a local medical team provided health care to about 1,000 patients from a remote village in Uganda in 2019.
Ten strangers from different parts of America joined Ugandan Lutheran church leaders, pastors, lay members, and local medical providers to serve on an LCMS Mercy Medical Team in Uganda.
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.
Tropical Cyclone Idai struck the eastern coast of South Africa on March 15, killing almost 1,000 people and damaging roads, crops and buildings.
Volunteers serving in Poland, Malawi, Madagascar, and Tanzania share their stories of serving in the international mission field.