Africa

From the Mission Field – March 2018

Updates about LCMS mission work around the world.

Missouri Synod missionaries from across U.S. accept calls to serve abroad

The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod has announced 10 missionaries accepting calls to serve in seven countries around the globe. The Synod’s newest missionaries serve in Germany, the Czech Republic, the Dominican Republic, Hong Kong, Peru, Spain and Uganda.

Boards and Business: International, National Mission

Reports on recent meetings of the Synod’s Boards for International and National Mission.

‘Now is the time’ for Gambia mission

Native Gambian Rev. Dr. John Loum is called to part-time missionary service in a partnership between the Synod and Concordia Seminary.

Photo essay: A Confident Confession

Built upon decades of missionary work, new Togolese pastors preach and teach the Christian faith with confidence.

LWML president presents mission grants in St. Louis

The Lutheran Women’s Missionary League’s Patti Ross presents grants of $120,000 for renovations to the Lutheran Church of Nigeria’s seminary, and $25,000 to the Lutheran Young Adult Corps.

First National Offering allocation offers ‘tremendous impact’

The gifts totaling $411,305.69 will be used to support “ministry priorities” including national and international mission work and the Synod’s two seminaries.

Wittenberg an ‘apt’ choice for Sixth ILC World Seminaries Conference

About 60 participants gather in the city where the Reformation started for the International Lutheran Council’s Oct. 11-13 theological-education conference.

Convention recognizes military chaplains, missionaries

The 2016 LCMS convention applauds the ministry of military chaplains and celebrates nearly doubling the number of LCMS career missionaries in the past three years.

New missionaries ‘sent’ for service worldwide

Ten new missionaries — along with their seven spouses and 19 children — are blessed for service in the Czech Republic, Dominican Republic, Ethiopia, South Korea, Panama and Peru.

Ten new missionaries, families start two-week orientation

The missionaries are called by the Synod’s Office of International Mission to serve in Africa, Asia, Eurasia, Latin America and the Caribbean.

‘Crowdfunding’ project aims to provide books for kids in Kenya

There are just two weeks left to raise the remaining $1,023 for the “Christ’s Care for Children: Libraries in Kenya” project.

BIM calls missionaries, explores significance of Christianity in Africa

The LCMS Board for International Mission calls six rostered church workers and appoints a layperson for service in Eurasia, East Africa and Latin America.

KFUO Audio: Interview about LCMS Mercy Medical Teams

KFUO Radio host Andy Bates talks with Tracy Quaethem and volunteers about LCMS Mercy Medical Teams. Quaethem, of LCMS Life and Health Ministries, shares details about the program, and past participants share personal stories from serving in Madagascar, Kenya and other underserved regions.

Photo gallery: Raising Church Workers for Tanzania

In March, 21 new pastoral candidates were ordained and seven deaconesses were commissioned in a service with more than 1,000 worshipers at the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Tanzania — South-East of Lake Victoria Diocese’s (ELCT-SELVD) Ebenezer Cathedral in Shinyanga.

KFUO Audio: Interview about deaconess programs in Nigeria, Lithuania

KFUO Radio host Andy Bates talks with Deaconess Grace Rao, director of LCMS Deaconess Ministry, about the deaconess programs in Nigeria and Lithuania.