The following article first appeared in the September-October 2014 issue of Lutherans Engage the World. Read the “Update” section to learn about the exciting work that has been completed to date.
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.
Some 60 participants from Europe and the United States gather for the conference Feb. 12-14 in the Czech Republic.
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.
The missionaries are called by the Synod’s Office of International Mission to serve in Africa, Asia, Eurasia, Latin America and the Caribbean.
The LCMS Board for International Mission calls six rostered church workers and appoints a layperson for service in Eurasia, East Africa and Latin America.
Puya is a refugee in Berlin, where he attends Dreieinigkeits-Gemeinde (Trinity Lutheran Church) in Berlin-Steglitz, a congregation of the SELK.
KFUO Radio host Andy Bates talks with Deaconess Grace Rao, director of LCMS Deaconess Ministry, about the deaconess programs in Nigeria and Lithuania.
The Rev. James Krikava of Prague, Czech Republic, is appointed to the LCMS Office of International Mission post.
After consultation with SELK leaders and LCMS missionary staff in Europe, the Synod has established a restricted-use fund for donations for those compelled to help with LCMS mercy ministry and human-care efforts exclusively pertaining to the global refugee crisis.
With the partnership of the LCMS, the Evangelical Lutheran Church of Spain (IELE) was planted and recognized by the Spanish Government in 2004.
Nearly 450 people from around the world take part in the May 3 dedication of the International Lutheran Center at the Old Latin school.
The International Lutheran Center at the Old Latin School in Wittenberg, Germany, is dedicated on Sunday, May 3, and a video and photos of the historic event are available.
The LCMS band “Old School” performs Bluegrass favorites — with a Lutheran flair — May 2 as part of the International Lutheran Center dedication celebration.
See how LCMS church partners, including the Evangelical Lutheran Church of Latvia and The Evangelical Lutheran Church of Lithuania, are bearing mercy and service through Diaconia work in the Baltics.