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‘Together as Synod’ gift an opportunity to serve ‘big picture’ mission

As 2020 comes to an end, supporters of the LCMS who are prayerfully considering making a year-end gift are encouraged to give a “Together as Synod” gift.

From the mission field – First CLETCO graduation

Centre Luthérien d’Études Théologiques—Congo (CLETCO) in Brazzaville, Congoa, provides local pastoral training and medical mercy work.

BIM focuses on church planting and theological education

At its Sept. 4 meeting, the board also heard about how reductions in budgeted Fiscal Year 2021 expenditures will have a significant impact on LCMS mission and ministry efforts.

COVID-19 impacts international mission field

Mission field updates from Cambodia and Kenya.

Synod grant assists Panama COVID-19 relief

The funds are helping care for church workers and supplying much-needed bags of food for congregation members and their surrounding communities.

In difficult times, international missionaries still being trained, sent

The new missionaries were sent during a service at the LCMS International Center in St. Louis on Aug. 7.

International Lutheran Council responds to COVID-19 with practical care and the Gospel

The International Lutheran Council is a global association of confessional Lutheran church bodies, including the LCMS.

From the mission field: COVID-19 international updates

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.

Shutdowns offer LCMS schools new opportunities to serve

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.

From the mission field – Coronavirus awareness in Madagascar

The Malagasy Lutheran Church requested and received support from the LCMS to help spread awareness about the COVID-19 virus.

Jesus Is Lord Mission crosses $3 million in giving to international mission

The milestone was reached with JILM’s recent gift of $40,000 for LCMS mission and ministry work in Sri Lanka, Russia and Romania.

From the mission field – Updates on COVID-19

OIM executive director encourages missionaries; LCMS funds grants for coronavirus awareness.

From the mission field – Free, online catechisms

Ceylon Evangelical Lutheran Publishing House has announced the release of downloadable, online versions of Luther’s Small Catechism in multiple languages.

‘We tremble not, we fear no ill’: As COVID-19 spreads, the Word of God remains

To abide by social distancing guidelines, many LCMS churches are offering online-only services.

Synod monitoring coronavirus news; missionaries safe

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.

From the mission field – Dominican Republic disaster-response workshop

Updates about LCMS mission work around the world.