Latin America

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.

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).

From the mission field: A sea of children

Almost 200 children from the community of Palmar Arriba, Dominican Republic, took part in a week-long vacation Bible school in 2021.

Mission board gets uplifting overseas reports

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

Juan de Frías, Lutheran martyr of Venezuela

This article is the second in a series observing Hispanic Heritage Month.

Spanish ‘Lutheran Hymnal’ to debut soon

The rollout of the hymnal will involve 14 countries in Latin America.

Alliance missionaries called to serve

In partnership with the LCMS, the Evangelical Lutheran Church of Brazil recently called eight pastors to serve as alliance missionaries in the Africa and the Latin America and Caribbean regions.

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. 

From the mission field – Spanish Dogmatics volumes printed

For the first time, two Spanish translations of Confessional Lutheran Dogmatics — Baptism and Christology — are available in print.

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 – Pastoral formation in Dominican Republic

The challenges of COVID-19 have not slowed the steady stream of new pastoral candidates flowing from Concordia the Reformer Seminary in Palmar Arriba, Dominican Republic.

From the mission field – Dominican Republic, Latvia

Updates about LCMS mission work around the world.

Synod grant assists Panama COVID-19 relief

The funds are helping care for church workers and supplying much-needed bags of food for congregation members and their surrounding communities.

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.

Puerto Rico disaster-response team in ‘right place at right time’ to help the hurting

The LCMS response will include setting up an outdoor relief center at Fountain of Life in Ponce, Puerto Rico, with pastors and support personnel brought in to assist the on-site team in the relief effort.