Latin America

Video: Castillo Fuerte – Mercy in Action

In response to Christ’s death and resurrection, Caitlin Worden and the rest of the Peruvian missionary team are caring for the otherwise neglected children in Castillo Fuerte in the slums of Lima.

Double disasters open doors for Gospel in Chile

Faced with wildfires and an earthquake less than two weeks apart, the Confessional Lutheran Church of Chile is undeterred in responding to those who need help.

LCMS, LCC, Nicaragua Lutherans sign protocol agreement

The document outlines how the LCMS, Lutheran Church—Canada and Lutheran Church—Synod of Nicaragua will work together to expand mission work.

10 Questions with Missionary Caitlin Worden

A student at Concordia Theological Seminary, Fort Wayne, Ind., Caitlin Worden, a 24-year-old from Watervliet, Mich., began serving as a deaconess intern — a Globally Engaged in Outreach (GEO) missionary for the LCMS — in Lima, Peru, in 2013. She has committed to two years of service. She works at a community center called Casa de Misericordia— Castillo Fuerte (Mighty Fortress—House of Mercy)

The Changing Face of Mission Work

What does modern day mission work look like?

Region By Region

An Overview of LCMS Mission Work Around the World

Serving the Church as a 21st Century Missionary

The 21st century missionary is a skilled and trained individual who comes from all walks of life, often lives in a city and helps LCMS partner churches do what missionaries have always done: share the Gospel of Jesus Christ.

Everlasting Mercy

by Pamela J. Nielsen It could have been anywhere — Japan; the Jersey Shore; Moore, Okla.; or Boulder, Colo. — anywhere where people were tucked soundly in bed early on a Saturday morning. It could have been a tornado, a…

Disaster conference equips Latin Americans for mercy work

Lutherans from Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Guatemala, Venezuela, Panama, Paraguay, Peru and Uruguay gather to learn about how the church can and does bear mercy in times of disaster.

Crossing Borders in Life Together

LCMS Church Relations efforts are aimed at building and nurturing the relationship between the LCMS and her partner churches around the world.

Fostering a Culture of Mercy in Latin America

It’s a huge responsibility to have the only Lutheran Spanish-speaking confessional seminary in the world,” said the Rev. Carlos Nagel, president of the Evangelical Lutheran Church of Argentina (IELA). “We are a partner church of the LCMS; we continue walking hand in hand and deeply appreciate all of the investments of time, support and people that the LCMS has given us.”

La Victoria Mercy House Grand Opening

We’re delighted to share this video from Sunday’s grand opening of the Mercy House in La Victoria, Lima, Peru. The Rev. Mark Eisold, an LCMS career missionary in Peru, said he is thankful for “people like you in the United…

Ready. Set. Go! LCMS sends 38 new missionaries to the four corners

Special “sending service” for 38 new Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod (LCMS) missionaries being sent to the four corners of the globe.

New video: ‘From Horror to Hope: Haiti 2013’

The video, “From Horror to Hope: Haiti 2013,” chronicles the relief and recovery efforts of the LCMS with partners in Haiti.

New video spotlights ‘From Horror to Hope’ in Haiti

A new video, “From Horror to Hope: Haiti 2013,” highlights how the Synod’s body-and-soul response to the 2010 earthquake there continues to make a difference to Haitians.

LCMS releases $35,000 to assist Haiti, Dominican Republic

By Sarah Schafer The Lutheran Church–Missouri Synod released $35,000 on Monday, Aug. 27, to assist relief efforts in Haiti and the Dominican Republic following Tropical Storm Isaac, which struck the island nations Aug. 25. The relief work will be carried…