Missionaries

Photo essay: Out of the Blue

Photos give a glimpse of brand-new mission work in Belize.

Dec. 14 webinar focus: caring for youth in crisis

“Facing Trials Together: Walking Together in Christ,” with Heather Ruesch, is set for 1 p.m. Central time on Wednesday, Dec. 14.

Photo essay: Powerful Moments — A Year in Review

Nine photos taken during 2016 illustrate how God has been at work worldwide through The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod.

Smith joins Mission Central staff

The Rev. Dr. Brent Smith of Alexandria, Va., started serving Nov. 1 as mission development counselor for Mission Central in Mapleton, Iowa.

LCMS Provides Life-Giving Water in Bangladesh

By Roy S. Askins During the rainy season of Bangladesh, water is everywhere. Roads become submerged, homes become unlivable, church buildings uninhabitable and schools unusable. Villagers must walk on bamboo bridges, even within the village, and use skiffs to visit…

Water, Water Everywhere

The people of Bangladesh live on and in the water. During the rainy season, the water rises to such levels that people must travel by boat instead of bus, bicycle or car. It’s common to see children of five, six…

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.

New BIM members learn scope of international work

“I give thanks to God that I’m able to be a part of it,” said new LCMS Board for International Mission member Rev. Roberto Rojas at the board’s first meeting of the new triennium.

Photo essay: Extending Mercy in Kenya

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

National Offering receives $315,000 for ‘Witness, Mercy, Life Together’

Contributions will support national and international mission programs and projects related to the Synod’s threefold emphasis.

Convention recognizes military chaplains, missionaries

The 2016 LCMS convention applauds the ministry of military chaplains and celebrates nearly doubling the number of LCMS career missionaries in the past three years.

Delegates vote to support, increase missionary force

Two resolutions presented by Floor Committee 2 on International Witness were adopted on Sunday during the opening day of business at the 66th Regular Convention of the LCMS.

The LCMS: Continuing as a mission church body

As the number of career missionaries has nearly doubled since 2013, leaders of the Office of International Mission discuss the Synod’s coordinated approach to bringing the Gospel to the ends of the earth, caring for missionaries and what our international partners require most.

Bringing God’s Word of hope and healing to Ferguson

Ferguson, Mo., native Rev. Micah Glenn is beginning his first call as a pastor with The Lutheran Church–Missouri Synod. He is the executive director of the Lutheran Hope Center in Ferguson and he will serve nearby Grace Lutheran Chapel in Bellefontaine Neighbors, Mo.

Seven Sisters

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.

Church-Worker Wellness: When One Suffers…

This article first appeared in the September-October 2015 issue of Lutherans Engage the World. Read the “Update” section for developments that have taken place since its original publication.