Asia

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.

BIM appoints missionaries for service

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.

Cortright Teaches Theological Education in Asia

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…

International School dedicates a new building

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.

LCMS Provides Life-Giving Water in Bangladesh

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…

Water, Water Everywhere

The people of Bangladesh live on and in the water. During the rainy season, the water rises to such levels that people must travel by boat instead of bus, bicycle or car. It’s common to see children of five, six…

Wittenberg an ‘apt’ choice for Sixth ILC World Seminaries Conference

About 60 participants gather in the city where the Reformation started for the International Lutheran Council’s Oct. 11-13 theological-education conference.

LCMS and LCP Encouraged by Agreement

On June 8, 2016, the Rev. Antonio Reyes, president of The Lutheran Church in the Philippines (LCP), and the Rev. Dr. Matthew C. Harrison, president of The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod (LCMS), signed a protocol agreement encouraging and strengthening the official…

Lutherans in Indonesia Gather for Convention

“Shalom! Horas!” These traditional Batak greetings resounded throughout the church building as the Rev. Charles Ferry greeted the members, church leaders, and bishop of the Indonesian Christian Lutheran Church (GKLI).

CSSE in Macau Hosts Graduation Service

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

Convention recognizes military chaplains, missionaries

The 2016 LCMS convention applauds the ministry of military chaplains and celebrates nearly doubling the number of LCMS career missionaries in the past three years.

OIM Audio: Rev. Ferry Discusses GKLI Convention

Pr. Ferry discusses the Indonesian Christian Lutheran Church convention that will make an important decision that could affect the LCMS.

Grounded in the Word of God

This is a story of two churches in two cities in two very different parts of the world prevailing against discord and strife wrought by Satan.

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.

Photo feature: Hosanna in the Highlands

A visit to the highlands of Sri Lanka the week ending with Palm Sunday reveals how the Lanka Lutherans live, work, worship and witness.

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.