The board met June 6–7 in St. Louis.
The Synod in convention adopted the final three resolutions from Floor Committee 3 on Mercy regarding fertility issues, persecuted Christians and LCMS World Relief and Human Care.
The Rev. Berhanu Ofgaa, who experienced persecution at the hands of the Communist government in Ethiopia, encourages delegates to “rejoice in the cross of Jesus,” even in the midst of suffering.
Partnership between Synod, Tanzania Lutherans and seminary brings Gospel to tens of thousands and bolsters theological education.
The LCMS is in altar and pulpit fellowship with 34 partner churches across the globe — Africa, Asia, Europe, Latin America and North America. This fellowship helps to strengthen and encourage diverse Lutheran churches that are separated by culture and location but that are all united in one confession and one shared hope in Jesus Christ.