office of international mission

LCMS Board of Directors approves surplus budget for FY23

The budget includes total revenue of just over $82 million and total spending of $81.4 million.

Synod honors new and retiring missionaries

On May 6, the LCMS Office of International Mission hosted a Service of Thanksgiving and a subsequent ceremony to recognize five new missionary families and honor seven missionary families who have recently ended their service. 

Podcast offers ‘5 minutes with a missionary’

The program offers a new way for people in the LCMS to get to know the Synod’s international missionaries.

Mission boards seek to connect with districts on Synod priorities

This past fall and winter, teams composed of one member each from the Boards for National and International Mission met in person or via Zoom with every district of the Synod.

Program ‘unpacks’ Synod’s international mission work

Missions Unpacked provides interactive, online resources that enable people to learn more about the Synod’s international mission work without ever leaving home.

Lutherans around the world unite to support refugees

Refugees from Ukraine continue to escape to any place that will accept them.

Amid war in Ukraine, the church’s mission remains

As the conflict in Ukraine enters its second month, the people of the LCMS continue to pray for those affected and seek opportunities to help.

From the mission field: Helping Ukrainian refugees in Romania

This month’s “From the Mission Field” update comes from the Rev. Andrew Fedder, LCMS missionary to Romania. 

Funds for Ukraine serve varied needs

The LCMS Office of International Mission continues to work with the Rev. Serge Maschewski, bishop of the Evangelical Lutheran Church of Ukraine, to offer assistance where it is needed.

‘Let love be genuine’: More help for Ukraine

The actions of a Lutheran in Romania bear witness to the love of God in Christ Jesus.

‘The list changes daily’: Help for Ukraine

The LCMS Office of International Mission is currently working with five partner churches to help refugees from this conflict.

Wife of Synod’s longest-serving alliance missionary laid to rest in Jamaica

Abasifreke Ite, wife of the Rev. Obot Ite, died on Nov. 20, 2021, in Kingston, Jamaica.

‘Church in a messy world’: BOD looks back on pandemic year

The LCMS Board of Directors met Aug. 26 in St. Louis.

‘A real hunger’: Opportunities abound for LCMS Hispanic ministry

This article is the last in a series celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month.

Service of Thanksgiving recognizes missionaries

The chapel service recognized nine new missionary families and honored eight missionary families who recently ended their service.