Lutherans across the United States will come together April 22-25 to “Orange Out Malaria!” as part of the Lutheran Malaria Initiative.
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.
Although it’s winding down its fundraising campaign this spring, the Lutheran Malaria Initiative is far from over.
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.
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.
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.
See photographs from the dedication of the Lutheran Theological Seminary of the Evangelical Lutheran Church of Ghana on Sunday, Feb. 2, 2014, in Greater Accra, Ghana. LCMS President Rev. Dr . Matthew C. Harrison and ELGC Bishop Paul Fynn lead the ceremony. Photographs by Erik M. Lunsford, staff photojournalist in LCMS Communications.
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.
Rebecca Monnier and Louisa Mehl, seniors at Concordia University, Nebraska, raise $50,605.14 for the Lutheran Malaria Initiative.
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.
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.
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.
Find a list of program highlights from the Lutheran Malaria Initiative’s work in Africa from the August issue of the LMI Update.
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.
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.