International Mission

Synod offers online resource for year-end donors

Interested in making a charitable donation before year’s end? Check out the Synod’s “Make a Gift” website!

Rodewald to lead Lutheran Bible Translators

Dr. Michael K. Rodewald, regional director for Africa with the LCMS Office of International Mission, will begin work June 1, 2014, as executive director of LBT.

The Harvest Is Plentiful Across Southern Asia

More than half of the world’s 7 billion people live in Asia, and a majority of these have never heard the Gospel message. To better meet these opportunities to live out the Great Commission, the LCMS divided mission work in Asia into two regions in 2012 — forming the new region of Southern Asia and Oceania.

Fostering a Culture of Mercy in Latin America

It’s a huge responsibility to have the only Lutheran Spanish-speaking confessional seminary in the world,” said the Rev. Carlos Nagel, president of the Evangelical Lutheran Church of Argentina (IELA). “We are a partner church of the LCMS; we continue walking hand in hand and deeply appreciate all of the investments of time, support and people that the LCMS has given us.”

Sharing the Gospel in Eurasia

The LCMS’ work in Eurasia is focused on the unreached and uncommitted people, with an emphasis on church planting by reconnecting the people to their Christian heritage as the 500th anniversary of the Reformation approaches in 2017.

Education Opens Asian Doors for the Gospel

The LCMS has some 90 missionaries and rostered teachers working in 11 countries in the Asia Pacific region. Although the LCMS’ work takes many forms, the Synod plays a primary role in education, where English as a Second Language opens up opportunities to share the Gospel.

Seeds Fall on rich Soil in Sub-Saharan Africa

Church planting and evangelism was at the heart of early LCMS mission work in Africa, which began in Nigeria in 1936. Individual missionaries traveled great distances, crossing cultural barriers to spread the Gospel throughout sub-Saharan Africa.

La Victoria Mercy House Grand Opening

We’re delighted to share this video from Sunday’s grand opening of the Mercy House in La Victoria, Lima, Peru. The Rev. Mark Eisold, an LCMS career missionary in Peru, said he is thankful for “people like you in the United…

International Mission – June 2013

LCMS international mission work abides in and by three tenets of the Christian faith: Baptism, catechesis and the Lord’s Supper. Within this insert, you’ll learn more about those three gifts and the way in which LCMS missionaries are sharing Christ’s Gospel to the ends of the earth!

Three joining Synod staff

The Rev. Steve Schave, Deaconess Kim Schave and the Rev. Michael Meyer accept posts with the LCMS national offices.

Communication Efforts Get the Word Out to the World

God’s call to His church to preach the Word, to be prepared in season and out, to teach the Word to all ages and in all places, is what drives the efforts of LCMS Communications.

Rescue Gives New Life to Those ‘Inbetween’

Lutherans are putting an end to human trafficking. Through congregational and individual support of our Synod’s efforts through the Office of National Mission, the LCMS is helping stop the exploitation and sale of children and adults.

International Mercy Grant Gives Hope to the Hopeless

The LCMS supports the Hope Family Counseling Center in Russia. The center opened in 1993 and works in conjunction with the Evangelical Lutheran Church of Ingria, one of the LCMS’s two Russian partner churches.

Our Work in the World: Home and Abroad

Today, in partnership with the congregations and districts of the LCMS, the Office of National Mission (ONM) coordinates witness and mercy work inside the United States while the Office of International Mission (OIM) is responsible for witness and mercy work done beyond our borders.