The Rev. Dr. Hiroaki Yoshimura was ordained into the Office of the Holy Ministry on Sept. 3.
The curriculum, titled “Jesus Frees Us,” uses Old Testament stories to show how Jesus frees His people and how they can respond in love.
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.
The LCMS acknowledges or declares full fellowship with five international church bodies in Europe, Africa and Asia.
LCMS missionary Chelsea Irwin recently began teaching English to preschool students in the Czech Republic.
Lutherans around the world continue to find new and unexpected ways to serve their neighbor.
The Rev. James Krikava previously served as the regional director for the Synod’s work in Eurasia.
As war and violence continue to devastate Ukraine, the LCMS has responded in a variety of ways.
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.
The actions of a Lutheran in Romania bear witness to the love of God in Christ Jesus.
The LCMS Office of International Mission is currently working with five partner churches to help refugees from this conflict.
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.