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.
The funds are helping care for church workers and supplying much-needed bags of food for congregation members and their surrounding communities.
The LCMS Office of International Mission has been partnering with our missionaries to provide volunteer support to ongoing English-based outreach efforts. These tips are based on one missionary’s experience hosting an online conversation group, but most can be applied in any English conversation partner setting.
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.
LCMS missionaries in the Dominican Republic get to build relationships share Christ with people simply by doing life together.
Through The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod’s Short-Term Mission program, a volunteer team from St. Matthews Lutheran Church in Esko, Minn., served in Puerto Rico in November 2019. Here’s what a day in life of that team looked like, written by one of the team members.
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.
The Rev. Luis Coronado disappeared on Dec. 14 while taking public transportation to visit members of his congregation.
The issue includes stories on mission work in Tanzania and Malawi, this summer’s LCMS Youth Gathering and the ordination of pastors in Latin America.
The first vacation Bible school (VBS) in recent memory at Concordia the Reformer Mercy Center and Seminary in Palmar Arriba, Dominican Republic, was held July 8–12.
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.
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.
The website provides a reservoir of resources reflecting the work of the Synod in four international regions.
Preparations for the Synod convention are proceeding on schedule, and three major Synodwide initiatives are newly underway or soon to be.