Africa

Global Seminary Initiative Update: Making an Impact in Ethiopia

The impact of the Global Seminary Initiative can clearly be seen in the partnership between The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod and the Ethiopian Evangelical Church Mekane Yesus.

Infographic: Theological Education Around the World

The Gospel is at the heart of all Lutheran education, and teaching the faith is a hallmark by which the LCMS is known throughout the world. Our international church partners are imploring us to teach God’s saving Word to their pastors and church leaders. They know that well-trained church workers will teach the faith to laypeople, who will tell their families and neighbors about salvation in Christ Jesus.

Helping the Right Way

The most well-intentioned gifts, given in the wrong way, often end up hurting the recipient, the community, and the local church.

African bishops to boycott meeting of Anglican council

The Anglican Church in Kenya has become the latest province to announce it will boycott the Anglican Consultative Council meeting in Zambia over the participation of the Episcopal Church.

New missionaries ‘sent’ for service worldwide

Ten new missionaries — along with their seven spouses and 19 children — are blessed for service in the Czech Republic, Dominican Republic, Ethiopia, South Korea, Panama and Peru.

Mercy Medical Teams: Balm for the Body, Encouragement for the Soul

The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod sends Mercy Medical Teams (MMT) — comprised of medical personnel, clergy and hardworking laypeople from the United States — to provide medical care to people living in remote areas of the world.

Partnership Grants Help Lutheran Hour Ministries Alleviate Suffering in the Middle East

Through compassionate giving across the Synod, the LCMS was able to provide two grants to help Lutheran Hour Ministries expand its Middle East mercy ministry to people displaced by violence.

Ten new missionaries, families start two-week orientation

The missionaries are called by the Synod’s Office of International Mission to serve in Africa, Asia, Eurasia, Latin America and the Caribbean.

‘Crowdfunding’ project aims to provide books for kids in Kenya

There are just two weeks left to raise the remaining $1,023 for the “Christ’s Care for Children: Libraries in Kenya” project.

BIM calls missionaries, explores significance of Christianity in Africa

The LCMS Board for International Mission calls six rostered church workers and appoints a layperson for service in Eurasia, East Africa and Latin America.

KFUO Audio: Interview about LCMS Mercy Medical Teams

KFUO Radio host Andy Bates talks with Tracy Quaethem and volunteers about LCMS Mercy Medical Teams. Quaethem, of LCMS Life and Health Ministries, shares details about the program, and past participants share personal stories from serving in Madagascar, Kenya and other underserved regions.

Illegal trade in body parts threatens Africans with albinism

Activists and widespread media attention are shedding light on the practice in a mission to change superstitious notions about albinos.

Photo gallery: Raising Church Workers for Tanzania

In March, 21 new pastoral candidates were ordained and seven deaconesses were commissioned in a service with more than 1,000 worshipers at the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Tanzania — South-East of Lake Victoria Diocese’s (ELCT-SELVD) Ebenezer Cathedral in Shinyanga.

Christ’s Care for Children’s Bodies and Souls in Kenya

The LCMS’ new initiative “Christ’s Care for Children: Kenya” provides the opportunity to sponsor children like the boys from the Othoro school.

Arise and Shine in Splendor

Often, the physical healing that we provide opens a door for sharing the Gospel. We don’t always see it happen–mostly it happens long after the team is gone, through the local church partner who diligently follows up with those who were treat at our clinic.

KFUO Audio: Interview about deaconess programs in Nigeria, Lithuania

KFUO Radio host Andy Bates talks with Deaconess Grace Rao, director of LCMS Deaconess Ministry, about the deaconess programs in Nigeria and Lithuania.