Eurasia

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.

From the mission field — Everyday miracles

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.

LCMS mission boards hold first in-person meetings in more than a year

The Board for International Mission met May 27–28, and the Board for National Mission met June 10–11. 

New missionaries carry ‘precious cargo’ of the Gospel

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.

From the mission field – Dominican Republic, Latvia

Updates about LCMS mission work around the world.

In difficult times, international missionaries still being trained, sent

The new missionaries were sent during a service at the LCMS International Center in St. Louis on Aug. 7.

From the mission field: COVID-19 international updates

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.

In difficult times, Synod boards continue work

The LCMS Boards for International and National Mission held online meetings on May 29 and June 5, respectively.

‘God’s Gifts’ — English Bible Camp curriculum

Use this program to share the Gospel as you help new neighbors practice their English.

Convention celebrates 125 years of mission work in the LCMS

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.

‘Christ is going with me’: New missionaries prepared, sent

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.

LCMS launches new missionary website

The website provides a reservoir of resources reflecting the work of the Synod in four international regions.

‘Joy to the World’ theme of 2019 National Offering

National Offering gifts will benefit both national and international work.

Board for International Mission turns attention to Asia

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.