International

Let Every Tongue Praise the Lord

Deaconess Sandra Rhein assists Lutheran church bodies around the world in creating a hymnal of their own.

Missionaries plan visits to stateside congregations

Over the next two years, every LCMS missionary family will make home visits to share their experiences with supporters.

KFUO Audio: Professor Schmitt discusses new ‘Preach the Word’ project

Dr. David Schmitt, professor of homiletics at Concordia Seminary, St. Louis, talks about the new “Preach the Word” project during an interview with KFUO Radio host Rev. Jonathan Fisk.

KFUO Audio: Disaster relief update in Haiti after Hurricane Matthew

LCMS Disaster Response Director Rev. Ross Johnson gives an update about relief efforts after Hurricane Matthew stormed Haiti in October 2016.

Photo gallery: Hurricane Matthew strikes Haiti

View photos of the devastation in Haiti in the aftermath of Hurricane Matthew by LCMS Communications Photojournalist Erik Lunsford, who traveled there with LCMS Disaster Response Director Ross Johnson Oct. 10-13, as the Synod looks to further aid to the hardest-hit areas of Haiti’s southern peninsula.

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…

Project goal: providing computers for kids in Kenya

The “crowdfunding” project is accepting donations of $1 or more through Sept. 16.

National Offering receives $315,000 for ‘Witness, Mercy, Life Together’

Contributions will support national and international mission programs and projects related to the Synod’s threefold emphasis.

Delegates vote to support, increase missionary force

Two resolutions presented by Floor Committee 2 on International Witness were adopted on Sunday during the opening day of business at the 66th Regular Convention of the LCMS.

The LCMS: Continuing as a mission church body

As the number of career missionaries has nearly doubled since 2013, leaders of the Office of International Mission discuss the Synod’s coordinated approach to bringing the Gospel to the ends of the earth, caring for missionaries and what our international partners require most.

Seven Sisters

In Latin America, seven women have found that they are sisters in Christ, bound together by a common confession of faith in Jesus and humble service to those around them.

Church-Worker Wellness: When One Suffers…

This article first appeared in the September-October 2015 issue of Lutherans Engage the World. Read the “Update” section for developments that have taken place since its original publication.

New missionaries ‘sent’ for service worldwide

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.

Synod offers missionaries options amid fears of Zika Virus

Those who are pregnant and serving in the Latin America region may relocate with their families to another country or return to the United States for the duration of their pregnancy.

Photo gallery: Raising Church Workers for Tanzania

In March, 21 new pastoral candidates were ordained and seven deaconesses were commissioned in a service with more than 1,000 worshipers at the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Tanzania — South-East of Lake Victoria Diocese’s (ELCT-SELVD) Ebenezer Cathedral in Shinyanga.

Bread for Body and Soul

Castillo Fuerte, a mercy house operated by LCMS missionaries in Lima, Peru, recently started providing lunch to children in the impoverished La Victoria district.