Anne Gonzalez
Anne Gonzalez
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Anne Gonzalez serves in the Office of International Mission as Manager of Short-Term Training and Engagement. She received her Director of Christian Education certification from Concordia University, St. Paul, St. Paul, Minn. in 2005, following an extended internship in Taiwan. She served in her first call to Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church, Onalaska, Wis. from 2005–2016, where she led youth ministry, young adult ministry and Christian education. Anne and her husband Chris met in Greek class at Concordia, St. Paul. They have been married since 2005 and are blessed with two children.

God’s Mercy Never Ceases

LCMS missionaries in the Dominican Republic get to build relationships share Christ with people simply by doing life together.

Reflections on LCMS Mercy Medical Team mission trip to Uganda

A volunteer Mercy Medical Team from The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod and a local medical team provided health care to about 1,000 patients from a remote village in Uganda in 2019.

One day with an LCMS short-term mission team in Puerto Rico

Through The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod’s Short-Term Mission program, a volunteer team from St. Matthews Lutheran Church in Esko, Minn., served in Puerto Rico in November 2019. Here’s what a day in life of that team looked like, written by one of the team members.

How a Mercy Medical Team forms

Ten strangers from different parts of America joined Ugandan Lutheran church leaders, pastors, lay members, and local medical providers to serve on an LCMS Mercy Medical Team in Uganda.

International volunteer work and your health

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.

Volunteering with … Farming? Accounting? English? Yes!

Every year, The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod sends short-term volunteers to international locations. Read how the “ordinary” skills of volunteers have been put to use to further God’s kingdom around the world.  

LCMS volunteers strengthen global mission outreach

Volunteers serving in Poland, Malawi, Madagascar, and Tanzania share their stories of serving in the international mission field.

Just Another Day at English Bible Camp!

Sarah Harms, GEO missionary in the Czech Republic, who participated in her first English Bible Camp in 2017.  

A Day in the Life of a Mercy Medical Team Clinic

It’s day one of the first ever Mercy Medical Team serving in Togo. Walk through the day with us to see what it’s like to serve in a medical clinic on a Mercy Medical Team. 7 a.m. — Breakfast & Devotions…