Mercy Medical Team

From the mission field – Updates on COVID-19

OIM executive director encourages missionaries; LCMS funds grants for coronavirus awareness.

Reflections on LCMS Mercy Medical Team mission trip to Uganda

A volunteer Mercy Medical Team from The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod and a local medical team provided health care to about 1,000 patients from a remote village in Uganda in 2019.

How a Mercy Medical Team forms

Ten strangers from different parts of America joined Ugandan Lutheran church leaders, pastors, lay members, and local medical providers to serve on an LCMS Mercy Medical Team in Uganda.

International volunteer work and your health

We ask all individuals serving with The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod to consult with a primary care provider or travel physician prior to departing on a short-term mission trip.

Know before you go — to Haiti or anywhere

Following a fresh round of violent demonstrations in Haiti, the U.S. State Department has upgraded the Travel Advisory for the country to a Level 4 — Do Not Travel.

‘Know Before You Go’ — safety tips for international missionaries

The LCMS Office of International Mission provides a “Know Before You Go” document with helpful travel safety principles from various sources.

From the Mission Field – Togo Mercy Medical Team

The Rev. Gary Schulte, area director for LCMS West Africa, shares a story from the Togo Mercy Medical Team clinic in September.

From the Mission Field – June 2018

An LCMS Mercy Medical Team visits Sierra Leone. Members of Gambella Lutheran Church in Kenya receive the Lord’s Supper for the first time in over five years.

Let the Main Thing Be the Main Thing

Who are we? We are children of God. Why are we there? Because God called us.

First domestic Mercy Medical Team bolsters Philadelphia church

The six-member team holds a community health fair Aug. 26-27 at Shepherd of the City Lutheran Church.

Photo essay: Extending Mercy in Kenya

The first LCMS Mercy Medical Team in Lodwar, Kenya, treats 1,861 people over five days in June.

God’s Mercy in Philadelphia

God is working in Philadelphia, and we thank Him for the opportunity to be His hands and feet to His children there.

#First World Problems

Most importantly, we should remember that all nations, developed or not, belong in God’s world, created by Him and ruled by His hand.

God’s Mercy in Madagascar

And whatever you do, in word or deed, do everything in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him. Colossians 3:17

Living Water for a Thirsty People

Serving God’s people in the desert of Turkana, Kenya.

The LCMS: A legacy of mercy continues at home and abroad

From Mercy Medical Teams providing essential medical care around the globe to serving people in urban and rural settings to comforting victims of disasters here at home, mercy is at the heart of everything we do.