The session was geared toward preparing the missionaries for the first part of their work: visiting congregations and building a network of support.
The seminary of the Ethiopian Evangelical Church Mekane Yesus (EECMY) in Addis Ababa was also severely damaged, and several people died.
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.
The Board for International Mission met May 27–28, and the Board for National Mission met June 10–11.
At its Sept. 4 meeting, the board also heard about how reductions in budgeted Fiscal Year 2021 expenditures will have a significant impact on LCMS mission and ministry efforts.
The new missionaries were sent during a service at the LCMS International Center in St. Louis on Aug. 7.
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.
The LCMS is closely monitoring the situation to provide the best possible information and counsel to staff and missionaries who may be in areas of increased risk.
We ask all individuals serving with The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod to consult with a primary care provider or travel physician prior to departing on a short-term mission trip.
Mark Wolfram, who was installed on Aug. 30, will assist LCMS missionaries in making the various transitions required of their missionary service.
For 125 years, The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod has been sending missionaries to proclaim the Gospel, plant churches and show Christ’s mercy across the globe! Hear former missionaries share their experiences, listen as church leaders talk about mission history, and view a timeline that spans from the first mission plant to the present day.
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.
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