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.
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.
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.
The Synod’s burgeoning partnership with the Lutheran Church of Uruguay includes the prospect of the first-ever Lutheran university in Spanish-speaking Latin America.
Castillo Fuerte, a mercy house operated by LCMS missionaries in Lima, Peru, recently started providing lunch to children in the impoverished La Victoria district.
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.
Be watching for upcoming projects and opportunities for Health Ministry in Latin and South America, and please pray for the growing Lutheran churches in Chile, Argentina, the Dominican Republic, and the rest of Latin and South America.
Follow the Ruesch family as they answer Christ’s call to become LCMS missionaries in Puerto Rico. Over the course of twelve episodes, learn how they enter the mission field and see how their life changes before their eyes… and yours!
The missionaries, their spouses and children — a total of 62 people — will be going to Africa, Asia, Europe, Latin America and the Caribbean.
Forums, or “foros” as they are known in Latin America, have been created to provide a platform for LCMS entities in the United States to plug into the mission of the church abroad.
A Foro, Spanish for “forum,” is a system of support used for LCMS missions and sister churches in Latin America and the Caribbean. Watch to see how you can join!
The letter was received by LCMS leaders on Nov. 22 from the Rev. Cornelio Midence, president of the Lutheran Church in Guatemala, an LCMS partner church body.
In just one generation, Latin America has seen the number of people who identify themselves as Catholic plummet, a new report shows.
Constructed in 1947 with the intention of serving all of Latin America, Seminario Concordia, Buenos Aires, Argentina, has been forming men into confessional Lutheran pastors for not just Argentina but for other parts of the Spanish-speaking world.