The board met June 6–7 in St. Louis.
The new missionaries, who will all serve in either Eurasia or Latin America and the Caribbean, attended a weeklong orientation at the LCMS International Center in St. Louis.
The website provides a reservoir of resources reflecting the work of the Synod in four international regions.
Preparations for the Synod convention are proceeding on schedule, and three major Synodwide initiatives are newly underway or soon to be.
Following a fresh round of violent demonstrations in Haiti, the U.S. State Department has upgraded the Travel Advisory for the country to a Level 4 — Do Not Travel.
At its Jan. 31–Feb. 1 meeting in St. Louis, the board appointed seven new missionaries and continued discussions on the status of international schools and cooperative work with partner churches, districts and mission societies.
The Indonesian Christian Lutheran Church (GKLI) and the LCMS are helping bring God’s Word to nomadic people in Jambi.
At its November meeting, the Board heard from its chairman about efforts to increase the efficiencies of corporate Synod so the church can use the savings on its “core competencies.”
The LCMS Office of International Mission provides a “Know Before You Go” document with helpful travel safety principles from various sources.
The 2018 Corpus Christi youth conference was held July 23–27 in Prague, Czech Republic, under the theme “Future and Hope.”
A new group of missionaries were sent out with a plea for God’s blessing during a “Service of Sending” on Aug. 3 at the LCMS International Center chapel in St. Louis.
With the unanimous concurrence of the Board for International Mission, LCMS President Rev. Dr. Matthew C. Harrison has named the Rev. Daniel F. McMiller as the new executive director of the Office of International Mission.
Meeting in St. Louis May 18–19, the LCMS Board of Directors adopted a fiscal year 2019 operations budget of $69.4 million, a figure nearly $8 million lower than that of the current fiscal year, which ends June 30.
The Rev. Waldemar R. Vinovskis succeeds the Rev. Andrew J. Dzurovcik as president of the LCMS SELC District.