International Mission

BIM fills vacancies, issues calls

The LCMS Board for International Mission met in St. Louis Sept. 22–23.

From the mission field: Bibles for Cambodia

A grant from the LCMS was used to fund a shipment of Jarai-language Bibles to Phnom Penh.

Two new preaching stations open in Uruguay

LCMS missionaries in Uruguay work with pastors of the Lutheran Church of Uruguay and the Evangelical Lutheran Church of Brazil to bring the Gospel to the Uruguayan people.

‘What a joy’: Day of Thanksgiving celebrates missionaries

On Aug. 26, The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod recognized the service of eight missionaries and missionary families who are retiring or leaving the field and welcomed one new missionary.  

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.

From the mission field – Walking together in Brazil

In June, representatives from the LCMS and the Evangelical Lutheran Church of Brazil signed a memorandum setting the criteria for the Alliance Missionary Project.

From the mission field: Making the mission ‘easier’

The LCMS Latin America and the Caribbean region has four area facilitators who work as part of the regional leadership and report to the regional director.

‘Tell them the truth’: Fostering a Lutheran identity in Latin America

On May 27, three pastors and 12 deaconesses graduated from Concordia the Reformer Seminary and Mercy Center in Palmar Arriba, Dominican Republic.

LCMS Board of Directors approves surplus budget for FY23

The budget includes total revenue of just over $82 million and total spending of $81.4 million.

Rebuilt seminary dedicated in Nagercoil, India

The dedication took place less than five years after the campus was destroyed by Cyclone Ockhi.

From the mission field — Mission Training Centers

A Mission Training Center is an LCMS-supported program that helps parish pastors in Africa train men and women for service in the church.

Podcast offers ‘5 minutes with a missionary’

The program offers a new way for people in the LCMS to get to know the Synod’s international missionaries.

From the mission field: Books for the Dominican Republic

Lutherans in the Dominican Republic recently received a shipment of books from Lutheran Heritage Foundation (LHF).

Program ‘unpacks’ Synod’s international mission work

Missions Unpacked provides interactive, online resources that enable people to learn more about the Synod’s international mission work without ever leaving home.