Africa

Ethiopian church, LCMS agree to formal discussions

Leaders of the 6 million-member Ethiopian Evangelical Church Mekane Yesus and the LCMS agree to future discussions about the relationship between the two church bodies.

Two college students raise $50,000-plus for LMI

Rebecca Monnier and Louisa Mehl, seniors at Concordia University, Nebraska, raise $50,605.14 for the Lutheran Malaria Initiative.

Rodewald to lead Lutheran Bible Translators

Dr. Michael K. Rodewald, regional director for Africa with the LCMS Office of International Mission, will begin work June 1, 2014, as executive director of LBT.

The latest LMI buzz from the National LCMS Youth Gathering

In the September issue of the LMI Update, LMI manager Dionne Lovstad-Jones hits the highlights of LMI activities at the National LCMS Youth Gathering held in June in San Antonio.

Malaria partners report on global funding

In the September issue of the LMI Update, Lutheran Malaria Director (LMI) Director for the LCMS Martha Mitkos writes about an advisory meeting held in June with members of the LMI team, staff from the United Nations Foundation and the United Methodist’s Imagine No Malaria campaign in Washington, D.C.

LMI program highlights in Africa

Find a list of program highlights from the Lutheran Malaria Initiative’s work in Africa from the August issue of the LMI Update.

LMI’s outreach manager talks about her trip to Kenya

Dionne Lovstad-Jones, manager of Development Outreach for the Lutheran Malaria Initiative (LMI) for The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod, talks about her trip to Kenya in the August 2013 issue of LMI Update.

Convention recognizes Lutheran Church of Togo as partner church

Begun by mission efforts of the LCMS in 1980, the Eglise Luthérienne du Togo (the Lutheran Church of Togo) has more than 30 congregations and preaching stations and 5,221 baptized members.

Convention recognizes former officers, special guests

Former LCMS officers and special guests from other church bodies are given special recognition by the convention.

Convention affirms fellowship with Liberian church

Delegates sing the Doxology to celebrate a new partnership between the LCMS and the ELCL.

Harrison reveals ‘most memorable sermon introduction’

The Rev. Dr. Tilahun Mendedo preaches to delegates, “Natural eyes cannot understand the Word of God.”

Ready. Set. Go! LCMS sends 38 new missionaries to the four corners

Special “sending service” for 38 new Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod (LCMS) missionaries being sent to the four corners of the globe.

Mercy Medical Team Trip to Madagascar

During a March 2013 LCMS Mercy Medical Team trip to Madagascar, team members treated 1,321 patients and filled 4,000 prescriptions.

You can help ‘Orange Out Malaria!’ with the Lutheran Malaria Initiative

ST. LOUIS, April 15, 2013 – Every April 25, the world observes World Malaria Day. This year, from April 21-27, Lutherans across the United States will come together to “Orange Out Malaria!” as part of the Lutheran Malaria Initiative (LMI).

Murray sees LMI impact in Tanzania

By Paula Schlueter Ross Back from a weeklong visit to Tanzania, East Africa, the Rev. Dr. Scott R. Murray says he was “blessed” to see how efforts to eradicate malaria in Africa are making progress.  In that country, malaria deaths…