Missionaries

Papua New Guinea missionary exhibit opens at CHI

The free exhibit — “Bringing Christ to the Highlands” — runs through 2015 at Concordia Historical Institute in St. Louis.

McMiller installed as OIM’s director of recruitment

The Rev. Dan McMiller is installed Aug. 14 as director of recruitment for the LCMS Office of International Mission.

LCMS OKs new grants to fight Ebola in Africa

The three grants totaling $51,175 will be used to help prevent new cases of the often-fatal virus in Guinea and Liberia.

A Great Privilege

We face challenges, to be sure, but we are blessed with much!

Interview with Michael Ritzman, new missionary to Papua New Guinea

Michael Ritzman talks about preparing to serve as a missionary in Papua New Guinea. He is a new missionary who just completed the 2-week new missionary orientation at the International Center in St. Louis. He will serve in this country with his wife and 5 children.

BIM calls missionaries, reviews mission work

The Board for International Mission votes to send 21 new missionaries into the field. Many were attending the Synod’s two-week orientation.

New missionaries gather for orientation

The 31 new missionaries will serve in 15 countries, including four where the Synod does not currently have a presence.

Synod, CUS, universities aim to improve international collaboration

That was the goal of the International Endeavor Conference, held May 29 with leaders from the Synod, Concordia University System (CUS) and several CUS schools.

Loving people, souls: bottom line for mission support

Church leaders — and later, congregations — are receiving a poster to help spread the word about the need for supporting the mission.

Retreat ‘encourages,’ ‘renews’ missionaries in Africa

From Guinea to South Africa, missionaries sent by the LCMS to Africa leave their respective fields to enjoy spiritual refreshment and Scriptural reflection during a retreat in Kenya.

LCMS missionary Edward Strohschein dies

A memorial service is planned at the Church of All Nations in Hong Kong in early June.

Short-term missionaries needed to teach English

The Synod is seeking to place 20 short-term missionaries who can teach English as a foreign language at schools and churches overseas.

Video: Missionary Service of Sending – 2014

The February 2014 new missionary orientation culminated in a special Service of Sending Friday, Feb. 14, 2014, at The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod (LCMS) International Center in St. Louis. During the service, the new missionaries received certificates of completion for LCMS Missionary Orientation, and they, their spouses and families were prayed for.

Synod prepares new missionaries for service

The 16 new missionaries and their spouses will serve in nine countries including Peru, Ghana, the Dominican Republic, Togo and the United Kingdom.

Mercy Moment, Missionary Sean Harlow

Missionary Sean Harlow serves the Lord through disaster relief 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)