Papua New Guinea

From the mission field – Kenya and Papua New Guinea

Project 24 opens a new boarding facility in Kenya; missionaries in Papua New Guinea publish a paper against sorcery-accusation-related violence.

BOD adopts conservative budget for fiscal year 2019

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.

From the Mission Field – March 2018

Updates about LCMS mission work around the world.

From the Mission Field

Updates about LCMS mission work around the world.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Three LCMS missionaries in PNG face deportation threats

The Papua New Guinea Minister of Foreign Affairs continues attempts to deport the Rev. Jeffrey Horn, Julie Lutz and Anton Lutz.

Audio: KFUO ‘His Time’ interview – Papua New Guinea exhibit at CHI

Dr. Daniel Harmelink, executive director, and Becky Wells, museum curator, of Concordia Historical Institute (CHI) talk about the new Papua New Guinea exhibit on display now at the Institute.

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.

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.

LCMS equips, ‘sends’ new missionaries

The latest class of missionaries — laypeople and teachers, as well as pastors and deaconesses — will serve in 15 countries.

The Horn Family Update

Horn and his family arrived in Papua New Guinea in August, where they have continued the work first started by LCMS missionaries to the country in 1948.

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.