nigeria

LWML president presents mission grants in St. Louis

The Lutheran Women’s Missionary League’s Patti Ross presents grants of $120,000 for renovations to the Lutheran Church of Nigeria’s seminary, and $25,000 to the Lutheran Young Adult Corps.

Hope, frustration mark anniversary of Chibok kidnappings


It’s been two years since the abduction of nearly 300 Chibok schoolgirls by Boko Haram militants in northeast Nigeria.

KFUO Audio: Interview about deaconess programs in Nigeria, Lithuania

KFUO Radio host Andy Bates talks with Deaconess Grace Rao, director of LCMS Deaconess Ministry, about the deaconess programs in Nigeria and Lithuania.

ILC welcomes three new member churches at World Conference

Meeting Sept. 24-27 in Buenos Aires, Argentina, church leaders at the International Lutheran Council World Conference also elect officers and work at long-term strategic planning for the council.

BIM calls 10 career missionaries

The LCMS Board for International Mission moves to help fill the 2013 Synod convention mandate to double the number of career missionaries by 2016.

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.

Nigerian cardinal: Schoolgirls’ abduction is shameful

The kidnapping of 300 teenage schoolgirls by an Islamist group has shamed Nigeria, Cardinal John Olorunfemi Onaiyekan says.

State Department names Boko Haram a terrorist organization

Boko Haram, which means “Western education is forbidden,” is responsible for thousands of deaths in northeast and central Nigeria, according to the U.S. State Department.