The LCMS Board for International Mission met Sept. 23 and 24 in St. Louis.
The consecration took place amid persecution from the Finnish government stemming from Pohjola’s endorsement of a 2004 booklet written by Dr. Päivi Räsänen, a medical doctor and longstanding member of the Finnish parliament.
The Rev. Dr. Christian Tiews, LCMS missionary to Germany, shares a story about how God is using Word and Sacrament to build up His church.
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.
The new missionaries were sent during a service at the LCMS International Center in St. Louis on Aug. 7.
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.
The LCMS Boards for International and National Mission held online meetings on May 29 and June 5, respectively.
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.
The new missionaries, who will all serve in either Eurasia or Latin America and the Caribbean, attended a weeklong orientation at the LCMS International Center in St. Louis.
The website provides a reservoir of resources reflecting the work of the Synod in four international 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.