The Rev. Dr. David Birner, a longtime LCMS missionary and mission executive, plans to begin work Feb. 18 as executive director of International Education at Concordia University Wisconsin, Mequon, Wis. Since October, Birner, 61, has served as associate executive director for Administration, Planning and Operations with the Synod’s Office of International Mission (OIM). Prior to [...]
“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 Lutheran Church in the Philippines (LCP) — a partner church with the LCMS — is reunited, after being separated into two distinct factions for more than two decades. Reunification came Oct. 26 in a vote of delegates from both groups to the church body’s joint convention Oct. 23-26 in Antipolo City, Rizal, the Philippines. [...]
Photo: The new LCMS career and GEO missionaries at New Missionary Orientation 2012 gathered in the lobby of the LCMS International Center, St. Louis, in front of the “Great Commission” moasic by artist David von Behren of El Cajon, Calif. It is made from almost 1,600 pieces of 16 varieties of wood found throughout 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 [...]
(Photo: HKIS’ Twitter) The world-renowned Hong Kong International School (HKIS) is one of three LCMS international schools in Asia. It opened its doors in 1966 to 170 students. Since then, it has grown to more than 2,600 students who represent 40 nationalities. Currently, HKIS is seeking to fill 10 open educator positions for the 2012-13 [...]
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 [...]
Listen to an interview on KFUO AM 850 with Matt and Dee Dee Wasmund, missionaries in East Asia.
Summer Outreach Team – Hong Kong “The Lutheran Church—Hong Kong Synod (LCHKS) has many outreach activities throughout their church body. The LCMS has had the privilege of partnering in some of those activities. GEO (Globally Engaged in Outreach) missionaries, who serve for one to two years, have been working with the LCHKS to offer English [...]
The goal of the Asia Lutheran Education Association (ALEA) is to link the nearly 200 Lutheran schools throughout Asia. From schools that serve the "untouchables" in India, to world renowned international schools, ALEA is working to share resources and provide opportunities for all of our schools in Asia.