The board met May 26–27 in St. Louis.
The budget includes total revenue of just over $82 million and total spending of $81.4 million.
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.
The program offers a new way for people in the LCMS to get to know the Synod’s international missionaries.
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.
Missions Unpacked provides interactive, online resources that enable people to learn more about the Synod’s international mission work without ever leaving home.
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.
This month’s “From the Mission Field” update comes from the Rev. Andrew Fedder, LCMS missionary to Romania.
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.
The actions of a Lutheran in Romania bear witness to the love of God in Christ Jesus.
The LCMS Office of International Mission is currently working with five partner churches to help refugees from this conflict.