For more than 100 years, the LCMS has carried out international mission work. Nearly every Synod convention since 1974 resolved to grow the number of career missionaries serving overseas. In 2013, the Synod convention adopted Res. 1-11, “To Recruit and Place More Career Missionaries,” which called for the doubling of career missionaries. Today, indicators show that the Synod is on track to meet this mandate, doubling the 68 career missionaries in 2013 to an anticipated 136 by the next convention in 2016. The Lord indeed sends laborers to the harvest, and the Synod’s prayer is that He would send even more laborers so that the Gospel of Christ is proclaimed to all the world.