International Mission

Volunteering with … Farming? Accounting? English? Yes!

Every year, The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod sends short-term volunteers to international locations. Read how the “ordinary” skills of volunteers have been put to use to further God’s kingdom around the world.  

‘Joy to the World’ theme of 2019 National Offering

National Offering gifts will benefit both national and international work.

Know before you go — to Haiti or anywhere

Following a fresh round of violent demonstrations in Haiti, the U.S. State Department has upgraded the Travel Advisory for the country to a Level 4 — Do Not Travel.

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.

Theodore Naether: Planting the seeds of LCMS missions

The faithful labors of the LCMS’s first overseas missionary foreshadowed the tireless service and devotion to the Gospel that would characterize thousands of his successors.

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 – Mexico and India

This month’s column includes news from Mexico and India.

‘Know Before You Go’ — safety tips for international missionaries

The LCMS Office of International Mission provides a “Know Before You Go” document with helpful travel safety principles from various sources.

From the Mission Field – Togo Mercy Medical Team

The Rev. Gary Schulte, area director for LCMS West Africa, shares a story from the Togo Mercy Medical Team clinic in September.

Global Mission Fund gifts can be doubled in November

This matching opportunity means that as much as $352,937 — received in just one month — could go toward bringing people all over the world into contact with the life-saving Gospel of Jesus Christ.

‘Reporter’ Insert: You get to tell them — share the Gospel at home and worldwide

In a supplement to the November 2018 Reporter, the LCMS Offices of International and National Mission highlight opportunities to share the Gospel in your backyard, across the country and around the world.

From the mission field – Kenya and Papua New Guinea

Project 24 opens a new boarding facility in Kenya; missionaries in Papua New Guinea publish a paper against sorcery-accusation-related violence.

From the mission field – Lithuania rehab center

On Aug. 18, the Evangelical Lutheran Church of Lithuania (CELCL) dedicated a new chapel and residential drug and alcohol rehabilitation center in Garliava, Lithuania.

Photo essay: ‘Future and Hope’ at the 2018 Corpus Christi conference

The 2018 Corpus Christi youth conference was held July 23–27 in Prague, Czech Republic, under the theme “Future and Hope.”

From the Mission Field – August 2018

The August “From the Mission Field” has news from Ghana and Kutaisi, Georgia.