The funds are helping care for church workers and supplying much-needed bags of food for congregation members and their surrounding communities.
The new missionaries were sent during a service at the LCMS International Center in St. Louis on Aug. 7.
The International Lutheran Council is a global association of confessional Lutheran church bodies, including the LCMS.
Due to the events surrounding COVID-19, some LCMS missionaries have returned to the states at this time, but the vast majority remain in the field.
Among other efforts, LCMS schools assisted by making and delivering face shields; collecting food, cash and other supplies; and providing temporary educational solutions for those far from home.
The Malagasy Lutheran Church requested and received support from the LCMS to help spread awareness about the COVID-19 virus.
The milestone was reached with JILM’s recent gift of $40,000 for LCMS mission and ministry work in Sri Lanka, Russia and Romania.
OIM executive director encourages missionaries; LCMS funds grants for coronavirus awareness.
Ceylon Evangelical Lutheran Publishing House has announced the release of downloadable, online versions of Luther’s Small Catechism in multiple languages.
To abide by social distancing guidelines, many LCMS churches are offering online-only services.
The LCMS is closely monitoring the situation to provide the best possible information and counsel to staff and missionaries who may be in areas of increased risk.
Updates about LCMS mission work around the world.
The LCMS response will include setting up an outdoor relief center at Fountain of Life in Ponce, Puerto Rico, with pastors and support personnel brought in to assist the on-site team in the relief effort.
Building renovations will expand educational opportunities in Montevideo, Uruguay.
An LCMS assessment team is preparing to visit Puerto Rico in the next few days.
The Winter 2020 issue of ‘Lutherans Engage the World’ is full of stories about the Gospel going forth in unexpected ways and reaching people through unexpected ministries — particularly through music.