Eurasia

From the mission field: Sharing the pure Gospel in Japan

The Rev. Dr. Hiroaki Yoshimura was ordained into the Office of the Holy Ministry on Sept. 3.

Bible camp curriculum shares Jesus abroad and at home

The curriculum, titled “Jesus Frees Us,” uses Old Testament stories to show how Jesus frees His people and how they can respond in love.

From the mission field — Traveling to Luther Academy

Updates about LCMS mission work around the world.

OIM presentations highlight three-fold approach to mission work

The series of four presentations on the Synod’s international mission efforts explain the OIM’s emphasis on spreading the Gospel, planting Lutheran churches and showing mercy.

Synod convention welcomes new partners in proclaiming the Gospel

The LCMS acknowledges or declares full fellowship with five international church bodies in Europe, Africa and Asia.

From the mission field: Teaching English in the Czech Republic

LCMS missionary Chelsea Irwin recently began teaching English to preschool students in the Czech Republic.

‘Lutherans Engage’: Serving refugees in Germany

Lutherans around the world continue to find new and unexpected ways to serve their neighbor. 

Krikava takes on new role with OIM

The Rev. James Krikava previously served as the regional director for the Synod’s work in Eurasia.

Update from Ukraine: Meeting needs physical and spiritual

As war and violence continue to devastate Ukraine, the LCMS has responded in a variety of ways.

Lutherans around the world unite to support refugees

Refugees from Ukraine continue to escape to any place that will accept them.

Funds for Ukraine serve varied needs

The LCMS Office of International Mission continues to work with the Rev. Serge Maschewski, bishop of the Evangelical Lutheran Church of Ukraine, to offer assistance where it is needed.

‘Let love be genuine’: More help for Ukraine

The actions of a Lutheran in Romania bear witness to the love of God in Christ Jesus.

‘The list changes daily’: Help for Ukraine

The LCMS Office of International Mission is currently working with five partner churches to help refugees from this conflict.

Mission board gets uplifting overseas reports

The LCMS Board for International Mission met Sept. 23 and 24 in St. Louis.

Obituary: Rev. Dr. Jobst Schöne, bishop emeritus of the Independent Evangelical Lutheran Church in Germany

Schöne, who served as bishop from 1985 to 1996, died on Sept. 22 at the age of 89.

‘To live is Christ’: Pohjola consecrated as bishop of Finnish Lutheran Church

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.