Africa

Sudanese church leader visits LCMS International Center

Bishop Elijah Arok relays his Anglican church body’s interest in gaining a rich and full knowledge of Lutheran theology and one day becoming a Lutheran church body.

Photo essay: Well Done!

Two new wells in Malawi, Africa, are made possible by some $24,000 in LCMS grants.

Lutherans to provide help for persecuted Christians, refugees

The Synod establishes a fund for donations from those who want to help with LCMS mercy ministry and human-care efforts for refugees.

Mozambique Lutheran church ordains first pastors

Concordia Lutheran Church in Mozambique — a denomination with 10 congregations and some 1,200 baptized members — ordains its first eight pastors.

Mission society picks 11 new projects for support

Since 2002, Jesus Is Lord Mission donates more than $2.4 million to its only ministry partner — the LCMS.

Partners celebrate ‘resurrections’ of congregation, historic church

The LCMS and partner churches in Germany and South Africa mark a joint achievement in Leipzig.

Raising up church workers for Tanzania

Twenty-one new pastoral candidates are ordained and seven deaconesses commissioned in a service with more than 1,000 worshipers in Tanzania, East Africa.

Giving thanks for care and growth of career missionaries

LCMS to exceed missionary recruitment goal as mission fields ripen for harvest.

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.

Sixteen missionary families complete two-week orientation

The missionaries, their spouses and children — a total of 62 people — will be going to Africa, Asia, Europe, Latin America and the Caribbean.

LCMS missionaries heed call to Africa as number nearly triples

The number of Synod missionaries in Africa now approaches 30 — up from 10 or so two years ago. But more are needed.

Mission Summit explores changing face of Christianity

The collapse of Christianity in the West and the ramifications of America’s changing demographics are among topics presented during the LCMS Mission Summit.

Photo gallery: Mercy grant provides roofs to Malagasy Lutheran churches

In the extreme southern part of Madagascar, the Malagasy Lutheran Church — known locally as the Fiangonana Loterana Malagasy (FLM) — and the LCMS have joined in a project to install tin roofs on FLM churches around the country.

Liberian pastor spearheads project to aid Ebola victims

The first $25,000 in food and water was set for distribution in December in Liberia. Another $75,000 in aid is planned.

LMI partnerships ease Ebola response in West Africa

Partnerships that began with the Lutheran Malaria Initiative in January are now making the response to West Africa’s Ebola crisis easier.

Latest Ebola aid: travel scholarships for medical professionals

The Africa travel funds of up to $2,500 each — for airfare, lodging and food — are available to the first 20 applicants.