Missionaries

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LCMS Witness & Outreach: re:Vitality and Every One His Witness

re:Vitality and Every One His Witness are separate, robust programs designed to complement and build upon each other. re:Vitality equips congregations and Every One His Witness equips individuals — both with the same purpose: to join in God’s mission to seek and to save the lost.

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Rebecca Schaff, national missionary to Minneapolis, receives from the Rev. Steven Schave a certificate noting her completion of missionary orientation during the March 17 “Service of Sending” in St. Louis. Schave is director of LCMS Church Planting and Urban & Inner-City Mission. (LCMS/Frank Kohn)

Orientation prepares new national, international missionaries for service

Six international missionaries and two national missionaries complete the one-week orientation, which culminated with a “Service of Sending” March 17.

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The Rev. Matthew Ruesch (with back to camera), an LCMS missionary to Puerto Rico, speaks to a “FORO” group there recently. (Courtesy of Ted Krey)

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.

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Project aims to provide digital resources for Latin America pastors

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

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Students review vocabulary during an English Bible camp in Slupsk, Poland, led last year by a team from St. John’s Lutheran Church, Bakersfield, Calif. Ten teams are needed to lead similar camps in Poland this July and August. (Courtesy of St. John’s Lutheran Church)

Wanted: groups, individuals to lead English camps in Poland

Ten teams of four to five people are needed to serve in July and August.

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Plaza Mayor in the center of Valladolid, Spain, is where a group of Lutherans were burned at the stake as heretics in 1558.

Photo essay: Our Stake in Spain

In Spain — where Lutheran martyrs were burned at the stake for their beliefs in the mid-1500s — Lutherans are once again proclaiming their faith.

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