Children excited about their first day of school; spying a monkey in a tree; eating fresh mangoes; making amaquinas — deep-fried donuts — at a local “tuck shop,” or grocery; distributing school uniforms and shoes to students; painting a home; visiting neighbors; teaching Bible stories to young children. LCMS Missionary Ginger Taff-Lagergren shares those scenes [...]
“Mercy in Action” was the theme as more than 50 participants from nine countries attended the disaster-response training conference for The Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod’s Asia Pacific region Nov. 27-29 in Hong Kong. The trainees came representing LCMS partner churches and partner ministries in Taiwan, Japan, China, Thailand, Cambodia, Philippines, Papua New Guinea, Vietnam and Hong [...]
The Rev. Dr. Edward O. Grimenstein was installed as director, Missionary Services, for the LCMS Office of International Mission (OIM) during a Nov. 8, matins service at the Synod’s International Center in St. Louis. OIM Executive Director Rev. Randall L. Golter installed Grimenstein and officiated at the service. Grimenstein, former manager of Disaster Response for [...]
A new video is now available that pays tribute to the men and women of the U.S. military and those who minister to them, including Lutheran Church–Missouri Synod (LCMS) chaplains. The 15-minute minute video, titled “Those Who Serve,” highlights LCMS chaplains and the troops with whom they live and work. It explains how the LCMS [...]
Representatives of The Lutheran Church–Missouri Synod and the Evangelical Church of the Augsburg Confession (known by the Czech acronym ECAV) in the Czech Republic signed a “working agreement” July 11 that pledges continuing dialogue between the two church bodies and allows the LCMS to operate an English-speaking congregation in Prague – St. Michael’s Lutheran Church. The [...]
Since the deadly March 11, 2011, earthquake, tsunami and nuclear crisis in Japan, The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod (LCMS) has been working with Japanese Lutheran partners on a long-term response to help ease suffering. The 9.0 magnitude quake triggered a tsunami that killed 16,000 people and left hundreds of thousands of survivors homeless. The tsunami also [...]
Listen to an audio interview with Erin Alter, director of the GEO Missionary Program for the LCMS Office of International Mission.
A new video from the LCMS Office of International Mission shows how a $25,000 emergency grant from LCMS World Relief and Human Care is being used to help survivors of severe flooding on the Philippine island of Mindanao caused by a Dec. 17 tropical storm. The flooding affected more than 120,000 people, many of whom [...]
On Oct. 9, 2011, the congregation “Amigos de Jesus,” or “Friends of Jesus,” dedicated their new sanctuary in Las Americas, Dominican Republic. View photos from this special event in our Web album!
Listen to an interview on KFUO AM 850 with Matt and Dee Dee Wasmund, missionaries in East Asia.