Papua New Guinea

Seminarian Elvis Carrera takes notes during class in October at the Concordia Reformer Lutheran Seminary and Mercy Center in Palmar Arriba, Dominican Republic. (LCMS/Erik M. Lunsford)

From the Mission Field

Updates about LCMS mission work around the world.

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The Rev. Dr. Jon Vieker, left, traces textual strands of LCMS hymnody for international attendees of the “Fresh Hymns of Thankful Praise Arise” symposium at Concordia Theological Seminary in Fort Wayne, Ind. (LCMS/Michael Schuermann)

The challenge: finding translators for hymn texts

The LCMS Office of International Mission hosts its first-ever symposium for hymnwriters and translators Nov. 6-10 in Fort Wayne, Ind.

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Orientation equips 18 overseas missionaries for service

The missionaries — who will be serving in 11 countries — learn more about their upcoming ministries at the two-week event in St. Louis.

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Otto Hintze, former missionary, professor, mission exec, dies

A funeral service is held March 23 at Ascension Lutheran Church in St. Louis for Hintze, 92.

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LCMS allots disaster funds for Papua New Guinea food crisis

LCMS Disaster Response provides initial funding of $16,500 after flooding, drought and frost decimate the nation’s food supply.

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New book chronicles early mission in Papua New Guinea

“From Ghosts to God in Enga Land” tells the story of the first LCMS missionaries bringing the Gospel to Papua New Guinea’s Enga people.

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