Asia Pacific

CSSE in Macau Hosts Graduation Service

On July 15, 2016, Concordia School for Special Education hosted a graduation service for their students.

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.

Extending Ministry and Mission

The Synod’s two auxiliaries — the International Lutheran Laymen’s League and the Lutheran Women’s Missionary League — play a vital role in extending the ministry and mission of the LCMS.

Early Mission Efforts Still Bear Fruit in Japan

Sixty years after being started by LCMS missionaries, Urawa Lutheran School in Japan is still sowing Gospel seeds. In January, the school will open at a new location, where it will be able to expand ministry and increase enrollment.

Mercy Moment: Philippines Update

Mercy Moment update on Philippines

LCMS missionary Edward Strohschein dies

A memorial service is planned at the Church of All Nations in Hong Kong in early June.

Philippines Relief Infographic

On Nov. 8, 2013, Typhoon Haiyan tore through the Philippines, killing more than 6,000 people and damaging or destroying more than 1 million homes. The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod (LCMS) quickly stepped in, offering grants to its partner church body, the Lutheran Church in the Philippines (LCP), and sending a team to plan for the island nation’s long-term recovery. Download this infographic to learn more about how the LCMS is walking alongside the LCP to rebuild lives, homes and spirits.

Concordia, Hanoi, celebrates start of new campus construction

Concordia International School Hanoi plans to build facilities with 190,000 square feet of space that can accommodate 850 students in preschool through Grade 12.

Mercy Moment, Missionary Sean Harlow

Missionary Sean Harlow serves the Lord through disaster relief work.

The Changing Face of Mission Work

What does modern day mission work look like?

A Light in the Darkness-Typhoon Haiyan Relief

See the effects of a devastating typhoon in Leyte province, Philippines, and watch how the LCMS responds with witness, mercy and life together.

Philippines Disaster Update: Your Gifts at Work

During the distribution stage, the team loaded 5 large trucks and traveled nearly 36 hours to reach the typhoon disaster areas on the island of Leyte. The tired and hungry victims were so happy and hopeful at the thought and anticipation of receiving food and water.

LCMS relief effort media links

Collected here are links to news coverage of the LCMS response to Typhoon Haiyan.

Typhoon Haiyan: A report from the Philippines

The Rev. Ross Johnson, director of LCMS Disaster Response, provides a report from the Philippines as the church provides immediate relief and begins planning to assist with the long-term recovery.

LCMS team reaches typhoon-ravaged area

The Rev. Glen Merritt and other LCMS Disaster Response staff visit “a totally devastated area” on the southern end of Leyte, the Philippines.

Typhoon Haiyan Update: Report from the Field

The Rev. Glenn Merritt, director of LCMS Disaster Response, reports from Tacloban City, the Philippines, that conditions remain dire 10 days after one of the strongest storms in recorded history tore through the island nation. Listen to his stark report which Merritt was able to make upon finding a clear cell signal while on his search for fuel for the vehicle carrying the LCMS relief-assessment team.