Due to two major triennial events, the approved budget is $12 million higher in FY20 than in FY19, but the expenses for those events are essentially recovered through fees.
The move, which brings the Synod’s indebtedness to external entities to zero, will save $1.4 million a year in principal and interest payments.
At its most recent meeting, the LCMS Council of Presidents issued a statement regarding the handling of Synod properties in Hong Kong and the relocation of the Asia Regional Office to Chiayi City, Taiwan.
The website provides a reservoir of resources reflecting the work of the Synod in four international regions.
Preparations for the Synod convention are proceeding on schedule, and three major Synodwide initiatives are newly underway or soon to be.
Are numbers your thing? Do you want to serve the Lord internationally? Then the LCMS Office of International Mission has a position for you.
At its Jan. 31–Feb. 1 meeting in St. Louis, the board appointed seven new missionaries and continued discussions on the status of international schools and cooperative work with partner churches, districts and mission societies.
The Indonesian Christian Lutheran Church (GKLI) and the LCMS are helping bring God’s Word to nomadic people in Jambi.
Whether in Hong Kong or Taiwan, the Synod’s mission in the Asia region does not change. The work continues to focus on the preaching of Christ crucified.
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.
Two career missionaries will be based in the Gambia and Belize, and seven “GEO” missionaries will serve for up to two years in Eurasia, Asia and Latin America.
The Rev. Dr. Charles Cortright traveled to Asia Aug. 5 to 20 to teach at the invitation of The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod (LCMS), Office of International Mission (OIM), Asia. He taught in two different countries that illustrate both the challenges…
On Sept. 15, 2016, Concordia International School Hanoi (CISH) dedicated their new campus building. The school has received great blessings and continues to prepare for more opportunities in the future.
By Roy S. Askins During the rainy season of Bangladesh, water is everywhere. Roads become submerged, homes become unlivable, church buildings uninhabitable and schools unusable. Villagers must walk on bamboo bridges, even within the village, and use skiffs to visit…