International Mission

International volunteer work and your health

We ask all individuals serving with The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod to consult with a primary care provider or travel physician prior to departing on a short-term mission trip.

From the mission field – India Evangelical Lutheran Church

In August, pastors of the India Evangelical Lutheran Church gathered at Concordia Theological Seminary, Nagercoil, for the first Pastor’s Refresher Course in a decade.

Fall issue of ‘Engage’ ponders ‘the loving hand of God’

The issue includes stories on mission work in Tanzania and Malawi, this summer’s LCMS Youth Gathering and the ordination of pastors in Latin America.

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

Updates about LCMS mission work around the world.

‘God’s Gifts’ — English Bible Camp curriculum

Use this program to share the Gospel as you help new neighbors practice their English.

Wolfram joins Office of International Mission

Mark Wolfram, who was installed on Aug. 30, will assist LCMS missionaries in making the various transitions required of their missionary service.

From the mission field – VBS in Dominican Republic

The first vacation Bible school (VBS) in recent memory at Concordia the Reformer Mercy Center and Seminary in Palmar Arriba, Dominican Republic, was held July 8–12.

‘For the good of the church’

Fifteen Lutheran pastors in Venezuela are braving danger and discomfort to bring Christ to their neighbors.

Delegates adopt resolutions on sending missionaries, short-term mission teams

On July 24, the Synod in convention passed the final five resolutions brought by Floor Committee 2 on International Witness.

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.

From the mission field – A library and a church

Updates about LCMS mission work around the world.

LWML adopts $2.1 million mission goal, elects new president

The new president, Debbie Larson, previously served as LWML North Dakota president.

From the mission field – Sri Lanka

LCMS missionary to Sri Lanka Rev. Steven Mahlburg reports on the terrorist attacks that occurred in the country on Easter Sunday.

From the mission field – Healing in Rwanda

In March, Ambassadors of Reconciliation, an LCMS Recognized Service Organization, provided reconciliation training for Rwandan pastors and laypeople affected by the 1994 genocide.

LCMS launches new missionary website

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

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.