Twenty-nine new missionaries will soon be starting work in more than a dozen countries on behalf of The Lutheran Church–Missouri Synod. The missionaries — who range in age and experience from recent college graduates to mid-career couples — completed a two-week orientation at the Synod’s International Center in St. Louis that focused on training, equipping [...]
Photo: Mauri, Wuendy and their three children on Easter Sunday–the day of the children’s Baptism, Mauri’s confirmation and Mauri and Wuendy’s wedding. This update was shared by the Rev. Walter and Ana Ries, who serve as missionaries in the Dominican Republic through a partnership with the LCMS and the Evangelical Lutheran Church of Brazil. “Easter [...]
This update was shared by missionary Danelle Putnam, who serves in the Dominican Republic. Photo: Danelle (far left, back row) stands with Good Shepherd “aunts” and “uncles” along with their six residents. This past year, the Lord has given us not one, but six children who have been received into our home: Estefani, Francis, Randy, [...]
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!
Read this update from missionary Danelle Putnam in the Dominican Republic. She shares about Moises, a resident of Good Shepherd Lutheran Children's Home, and the progress he has made there.
“During the same divine service in which Willy Gaspar was ordained, a moment was taken to sign a protocol document between the Evangelical Lutheran Church of Argentina (IELA) and the LCMS and its Dominican mission."
"On Feb. 6, we celebrated the birth of a new church in Licey as four adults were confirmed and we celebrated the Lord’s Supper for the first time. More than 20 people came together, including members from the mission in Santiago..."
It seems hard to believe, but, by God’s grace, we are celebrating five years of ministry in the Dominican Republic as a Lutheran mission team. March 13 will be the inauguration of our group home, Good Shepherd Lutheran Home, in Palmar Arriba, as we thank God for the opening of many doors...
December 14 was a landmark day for the Good Shepherd Lutheran Group Home in Palmar Arriba, as six orphans made their first visit to their new home! Yes, Praise God, an agreement has finally been made for the ‘custodianship’ of six orphans with developmental disabilities into our pilot group home project...
"On August 23, we opened our new school in Palmar Arriba! The children lined up outside the entrance, ready to begin their school day with morning devotions at 7:45 a.m. Later the same week, some 50 parents attended our meeting and divine service in which we installed our new principal...