Asia

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.

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.

From the mission field – Men’s Bible study in Taiwan

Updates about LCMS mission work around the world.

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.

BOD approves $81.3 million budget for Fiscal Year ‘20

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.

Synod’s external debt is no more: ‘A milestone achievement’

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.

COP places candidates, thanks Mueller, affirms unity

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.

LCMS launches new missionary website

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

BOD business includes budget, convention prep

Preparations for the Synod convention are proceeding on schedule, and three major Synodwide initiatives are newly underway or soon to be.

Synod seeks Asia Region associate regional business manager

Are numbers your thing? Do you want to serve the Lord internationally? Then the LCMS Office of International Mission has a position for you.

Board for International Mission turns attention to Asia

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.

From the mission field – The SANAK

The Indonesian Christian Lutheran Church (GKLI) and the LCMS are helping bring God’s Word to nomadic people in Jambi.

From the Mission Field – March 2018

Updates about LCMS mission work around the world.

Whether in Hong Kong or Taiwan, the Synod’s Asia mission doesn’t change

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.

Built on the rock: New church, pastor, publishing house in Sri Lanka

The Ceylon Evangelical Lutheran Church (CELC) held its first convocation Sept. 1-2.

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.