Among actions at its Feb. 14 meeting, the LCMS Board of Directors approves the five regions into which LCMS districts are grouped.
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Objectives include working collaboratively with the LCMS partner church there and LCMS staff members in the Asia Pacific region and “to get on the ground and see what the needs are as soon as possible.”
Some 2,432 youth complete the multiple-choice poll at the 2013 National LCMS Youth Gathering in San Antonio in July.
The challenge grant, offered by Angel Tear Ministries, enables LMI to put $250,000 toward helping families in Africa, where nearly 700,000 people die annually from malaria.
Three Synod leaders participate in summer seminars of the Siberian Evangelical Lutheran Church, a new LCMS partner church.
Delegates debate women in combat and give overwhelming support to Mercy floor committee resolutions.