Abasifreke Ite, wife of the Rev. Obot Ite, died on Nov. 20, 2021, in Kingston, Jamaica.
The Board for International Mission met May 27–28, and the Board for National Mission met June 10–11.
The recent missionary orientation at the LCMS International Center in St. Louis included an opportunity for the new missionaries to meet with missionaries who recently ended their service.
Due to the events surrounding COVID-19, some LCMS missionaries have returned to the states at this time, but the vast majority remain in the field.
Delegates to the 2019 LCMS convention adopted resolutions giving thanks for the 125th anniversary, as well as mission work — past and present — in the Synod’s four world regions.
At its Jan. 31–Feb. 1 meeting in St. Louis, the board appointed seven new missionaries and continued discussions on the status of international schools and cooperative work with partner churches, districts and mission societies.
Leaders in LCMS Hispanic ministry gathered in Houston July 24–27 for the Sixth National LCMS Hispanic Convention.
The situation in Haiti highlights for Christians how important it is not only to show mercy to the suffering, but also to be guided by wisdom while doing so.
The LCMS Office of International Mission and LCMS Disaster Response are working to connect with our missionaries and partners following Hurricane Maria and the earthquake in Mexico.
LCMS Disaster Response Director Rev. Ross Johnson gives an update about relief efforts after Hurricane Matthew stormed Haiti in October 2016.
Synod disaster responders visit Haiti and the Carolinas in the wake of Hurricane Matthew to assess and broaden aid to victims.