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Pastors and lay people of the China Evangelical Lutheran Church in Taiwan along with LCMS missionaries at a recent gather in Taiwan.

Whether in Hong Kong or Taiwan, the Synod’s Asia Mission Doesn’t Change

— by Roy S. Askins The Asia region of The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod (LCMS) has based its operations in Hong Kong for the last 10 years. Recently, our leadership team in Asia, together with the Office of International Mission leaders in St. Louis, revived an ongoing discussion regarding the relocation of the regional operations office […]

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The students who learned from Dr. Cortright in Bangladesh.

Cortright Teaches Theological Education in Asia

The Rev. Dr. Charles Cortright traveled to Asia Aug. 5 to 20 to teach at the invitation of The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod (LCMS), Office of International Mission (OIM), Asia. He taught in two different countries that illustrate both the challenges and joys of theological education abroad. Lutheran Theological Seminary, Baguio City, Philippines Cortright first traveled […]

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The cross in the logo reminds us of the crucifixion of Christ.

International School dedicates a new building

On Sept. 15, 2016, Concordia International School Hanoi (CISH) dedicated their new campus building. The school has received great blessings and continues to prepare for more opportunities in the future.

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A young girl uses the new water well the LCMS provided to St. Peter Lutheran Church.

LCMS Provides Life-Giving Water in Bangladesh

By Roy S. Askins During the rainy season of Bangladesh, water is everywhere. Roads become submerged, homes become unlivable, church buildings uninhabitable and schools unusable. Villagers must walk on bamboo bridges, even within the village, and use skiffs to visit family and friends. In some places, high water levels cover wells. In other places, the […]

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The Rev. Roger James assists in the baptism of 40 Bangladeshis.

Water, Water Everywhere

The people of Bangladesh live on and in the water. During the rainy season, the water rises to such levels that people must travel by boat instead of bus, bicycle or car. It’s common to see children of five, six or seven years of age poling their way through the wetlands alone or with friends. […]

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Pres. Antonio Reyes and Pres. Matthew Harrison sign the protocol agreement.

LCMS and LCP Encouraged by Agreement

On June 8, 2016, the Rev. Antonio Reyes, president of The Lutheran Church in the Philippines (LCP), and the Rev. Dr. Matthew C. Harrison, president of The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod (LCMS), signed a protocol agreement encouraging and strengthening the official relationship between the two church bodies. “Behold, how good and pleasant it is when brothers […]

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