Africa

In difficult times, Synod boards continue work

The LCMS Boards for International and National Mission held online meetings on May 29 and June 5, respectively.

From the mission field – Updates on COVID-19

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

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.

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.

Convention celebrates 125 years of mission work in the LCMS

Delegates to the 2019 LCMS convention adopted resolutions giving thanks for the 125th anniversary, as well as mission work — past and present — in the Synod’s four world regions.

Synod recognizes fellowship with third church body in South Africa

The Synod in convention recognized fellowship with a South African church body, commended a report on cremation, and requested further study on “the relationship between unity in doctrine and uniformity and variety in practice.”

From the mission field – Healing in Rwanda

In March, Ambassadors of Reconciliation, an LCMS Recognized Service Organization, provided reconciliation training for Rwandan pastors and laypeople affected by the 1994 genocide.

LCMS launches new missionary website

The website provides a reservoir of resources reflecting the work of the Synod in four international regions.

Synod issues grants for cyclone relief in Mozambique and Malawi

Tropical Cyclone Idai struck the eastern coast of South Africa on March 15, killing almost 1,000 people and damaging roads, crops and buildings.

‘Joy to the World’ theme of 2019 National Offering

National Offering gifts will benefit both national and international work.

LCMS volunteers strengthen global mission outreach

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

From the Mission Field – March 2018

Updates about LCMS mission work around the world.

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…

Missouri Synod missionaries from across U.S. accept calls to serve abroad

The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod has announced 10 missionaries accepting calls to serve in seven countries around the globe. The Synod’s newest missionaries serve in Germany, the Czech Republic, the Dominican Republic, Hong Kong, Peru, Spain and Uganda.

Boards and Business: International, National Mission

Reports on recent meetings of the Synod’s Boards for International and National Mission.