Walking alongside East Africa

Churches in East Africa — namely Ethiopia, Kenya, Madagascar and Tanzania — are growing at a rapid pace as they hold fast to Scripture and the Lutheran Confessions.

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.”

Seeds Fall on rich Soil in Sub-Saharan Africa

Church planting and evangelism was at the heart of early LCMS mission work in Africa, which began in Nigeria in 1936. Individual missionaries traveled great distances, crossing cultural barriers to spread the Gospel throughout sub-Saharan Africa.

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…

Why Lutheran Education in Africa?

LCMS missionary and theological educator in Africa for the past 14 years, Pastor Glenn Fluegge reflects on the work to which God has called him and his family.

Fulfilling a Couple’s Mission Passion: Providing Pastors in Ghana

Growing up in St. Paul, Minn., marion johnson and orville Lundstrom took an interest in mission work. Although Orville considered becoming a Lutheran missionary in Africa, he pursued a career as a geologist. His future wife, Marion, became a teacher.

International Mercy Grant – Funds Micro-Loan Project in Kenya

Deaconesses are “tireless workers, carrying out God’s mercy and compassion for people throughout Kenya,” says the Rev. David Chuchu, the ELCK Diakonia Compassionate Ministry (DCM) project coordinator. But deaconesses also struggle with many of the same financial strains that affect the people they serve.