Latin America

Hispanic ministry leaders share ideas, encouragement

Leaders in LCMS Hispanic ministry gathered in Houston July 24–27 for the Sixth National LCMS Hispanic Convention.

Traveling abroad: Serving God’s people while staying safe

The situation in Haiti highlights for Christians how important it is not only to show mercy to the suffering, but also to be guided by wisdom while doing so.

From the Mission Field – May 2018

Leaders of six Lutheran church bodies, three seminaries and five Bible institutes gathered with over 40 other theologians and church workers at the Concordia The Reformer Mercy Center and Seminary in Santiago, Dominican Republic. In Kenya, Britt Odemba is celebrating five years of service as an LCMS career missionary.

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.

‘Boards and Business’ — LCMS Board of Directors

Actions at the Board’s May 19-20 meeting in St. Louis include adoption of a prudent, lean Synod budget, contingent on further expense reductions.

Photo essay: One Foundation

A new addition to a multi-use building in Santiago, Dominican Republic, will now house a regional disaster-response/mercy center.

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.

Project aims to provide digital resources for Latin America pastors

The “crowdfunding” project is accepting donations of $1 or more through March 19.

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.

Disaster responders visit areas hit hardest by hurricane to further aid efforts

Synod disaster responders visit victims to assess the aftermath of Hurricane Matthew amid flooding in the Carolinas and an outbreak of cholera in Haiti.

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.

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.

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.

Disaster Response Conference in South America for Pastors and Seminarians

Last week LCMS Disaster Response and Luther Academy led a three day conference in South America for 76 Pastors and Seminarians on how to respond to disasters and minister to people hurting from a wide variety of tragedies.

Big Things are Happening in Latin America

There are about 14,000 trained volunteers across the United States and about 2,000 more are trained every year. What you might not know is that we train leaders and missionaries around the world to respond mercifully in times of tragedy with the love of Christ.