In spite of the many hurdles, God’s Word is clearly working in China, and the number of Christians in China is growing rapidly. The LCMS has supported work in China through two areas in particular: education and mercy.

Through Concordia International School Shanghai, the LCMS provides quality education (preschool through high school) to Shanghai’s rapidly increasing expatriate population and equips its students for service to others in China and around the world. Founded in 1998, with a current enrollment of nearly 1,200 students, the school has rapidly grown into a world-class institution with a distinctly Christian atmosphere, providing wonderful opportunities for service in the greater Shanghai community and beyond.

The LCMS first provided grants for mercy work in China in 1991 for flood relief. Other mercy work funded by the LCMS includes expanding hospital services, caring for the aged, providing educational materials for children, clean water projects and health clinics.


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