Missionaries

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)

Serving the Church as a 21st Century Missionary

The 21st century missionary is a skilled and trained individual who comes from all walks of life, often lives in a city and helps LCMS partner churches do what missionaries have always done: share the Gospel of Jesus Christ.

Convention adopts three resolutions to increase witness work worldwide

Delegates encourage The Wittenberg Project, call for a doubling of career missionaries and mandate a new study on mission for the 21st century.

Convention recognizes missionaries

Four LCMS missionaries and the sister of a deceased missionary are honored with a standing ovation.

Delegates affirm Global Seminary Initiative, encourage unified mission work

Delegates adopt three resolutions brought before the 2013 LCMS convention by the floor committee on Witness.

Synod prepares new missionaries and spouses for service

A July 14 “sending service” ends nearly two weeks of orientation for 35 new LCMS missionaries and their families.

Ready. Set. Go! LCMS sends 38 new missionaries to the four corners

Special “sending service” for 38 new Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod (LCMS) missionaries being sent to the four corners of the globe.

Commentary: LCMS ministry to and with Asians – then, now and ahead

A “Reporter” commentary stresses the importance of LCMS ministry to and with Asians, both in the United States and abroad.

ALMA provides big boost to small mission agencies

The Association of Lutheran Mission Agencies (ALMA) is a valuable resource for connecting and equipping independent Lutheran mission organizations, say ALMA members.

Going the Distance from Indiana to Papua New Guinea

Before Rev. Jeffrey Horn accepted the call to serve as an LCMS career missionary in Papua New Guinea, he considered the challenges, though ultimately felt a “pressing need” on his heart. Find out how the Horn family is preparing for their upcoming transition to a new culture and life.

Orienting Missionaries

“It’s a very big and exciting week here,” noted Travis Torblaa, who helps to plan every detail of Missionary Orientation. This annual event, coordinated by the Ministry Mobilization Team of the LCMS Office of International Mission, is an intense two weeks of teaching in which new missionaries and their families interact with nearly the entire staff at the LCMS International Center, as they learn about the people and resources who will serve as part of their network of support before, during and after they arrive on the mission field.