Latin America

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.

Tips for English Conversation Partners

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.

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.

God’s Mercy Never Ceases

LCMS missionaries in the Dominican Republic get to build relationships share Christ with people simply by doing life together.

One day with an LCMS short-term mission team in Puerto Rico

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.

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.

Missing Venezuelan pastor found murdered

The Rev. Luis Coronado disappeared on Dec. 14 while taking public transportation to visit members of his congregation.

Fall issue of ‘Engage’ ponders ‘the loving hand of God’

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.