Africa

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.

EECMY, LCMS leaders sign revised working-partnership agreement

Representatives of the Ethiopian Evangelical Church Mekane Yesus and the LCMS sign the agreement at the end of discussions Nov. 10-13 in Addis Ababa.

LCMS supports medical professionals in Ebola fight

ST. LOUIS, November 14, 2014—Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod (LCMS) President Rev. Dr. Matthew C. Harrison announced today a new initiative to deliver aid to combat the spread of Ebola.

Synod, Kenya Lutherans fight hunger, share Gospel

U.S. and Kenyan Lutherans work together to distribute food and share the Gospel among more than 500 families in drought-stricken northern Kenya.

Photo gallery: 2014 Mercy Medical Team in Madagascar

Members of the Mercy Medical Team traveled to small towns near Antsirabe, Madagascar, to treat nearly 2,000 patients in October 2014. Photographs by Erik M. Lunsford, staff photojournalist in LCMS Communications

Walking with our African partners to fight Ebola

As Ebola continues its deadly sweep across West Africa — the death toll rising to some 3,500 at this writing — the people of the LCMS continue to respond with prayer and support for our relief efforts.

Needed now: 45 missionaries for Africa

Those who receive calls will attend orientation events March 2-14 and July 12-24, 2015, in St. Louis.

Global Sem Initiative: Supporting theological education worldwide

The initiative provides scholarships for pastors from emerging and partner church bodies to obtain advanced degrees at the two LCMS seminaries.

LCMS OKs new grants to fight Ebola in Africa

The three grants totaling $51,175 will be used to help prevent new cases of the often-fatal virus in Guinea and Liberia.

Retreat ‘encourages,’ ‘renews’ missionaries in Africa

From Guinea to South Africa, missionaries sent by the LCMS to Africa leave their respective fields to enjoy spiritual refreshment and Scriptural reflection during a retreat in Kenya.

Join LMI’s ‘Orange Out Malaria!’

Lutherans across the United States will come together April 22-25 to “Orange Out Malaria!” as part of the Lutheran Malaria Initiative.

LBT kicks off 50th anniversary with May events

The May 2 and 6 dinner events in Lisle, Ill., and Buena Park, Calif., will launch a yearlong celebration for Lutheran Bible Translators, Aurora, Ill.

LMI begins work in sixth African country, more starts planned

Although it’s winding down its fundraising campaign this spring, the Lutheran Malaria Initiative is far from over.

Feeding the hungry at Antsirabe blind school

See photographs from the Antsirabe blind school on Thursday, Feb. 6, 2014, in Madagascar. LCMS President Matthew C. Harrison visited the school, which was the recipient of an LCMS emergency grant after the Rev. Dr. Albert Collver, LCMS Director of Church Relations, learned that the children were malnourished due to budget cuts from European partners when he toured the school last October.

President Harrison visits Madagascar

See photographs of LCMS President Matthew C. Harrison as he visits a Lutheran church near Antsirabe, Madagascar, on Feb. 5, 2014. Harrison addressed the opening of the Fiangonana Loterana Malagasy synodical convention.

Sem dedication a dream come true for Ghana church leader

Evangelical Lutheran Church of Ghana Bishop Rev. Dr. Paul Kofi Fynn and some 700 others, including LCMS leaders, gather Feb. 2 for the dedication of that church body’s new seminary building.