We don’t know how God will use our presence in the community, but we do know that He uses it abundantly. And thanks be to Him for that!
I’m still not sure how we treat so many patients during our clinics. All I know is that God makes it happen. His hurting people show up, and He uses our team members’ hands, heads, and hearts to heal them, body and soul.
I didn’t always like the food. I wasn’t always clean or comfortable. One of my team members snored. But you know what? It was okay. It was better than okay—it was fantastic.
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.
In the extreme southern part of Madagascar, the Malagasy Lutheran Church — known locally as the Fiangonana Loterana Malagasy (FLM) — and the LCMS have joined in a project to install tin roofs on FLM churches around the country.
Sharon Thomas is a Registered Nurse who has served as a team leader on many LCMS Mercy Medical Teams. Recently, wrote a devotion about one of her experiences, and I would like to share it with you. John 6:51 I am…
Members of the Mercy Medical Team traveled to small towns near Antsirabe, Madagascar, to treat nearly 2,000 patients in October 2014. Photographs by Erik M. Lunsford, staff photojournalist in LCMS Communications
The LCMS Council of Presidents divides into groups to work through such issues each time it meets, until April 2015.
See photographs from the Antsirabe blind school on Thursday, Feb. 6, 2014, in Madagascar. LCMS President Matthew C. Harrison visited the school, which was the recipient of an LCMS emergency grant after the Rev. Dr. Albert Collver, LCMS Director of Church Relations, learned that the children were malnourished due to budget cuts from European partners when he toured the school last October.
See photographs of LCMS President Matthew C. Harrison as he visits a Lutheran church near Antsirabe, Madagascar, on Feb. 5, 2014. Harrison addressed the opening of the Fiangonana Loterana Malagasy synodical convention.
Churches in East Africa — namely Ethiopia, Kenya, Madagascar and Tanzania — are growing at a rapid pace as they hold fast to Scripture and the Lutheran Confessions.