Project: Belize Mission

Project ID: BZ0001-65032

When God opened a door for the LCMS to begin working in Belize, He opened the back door. Short-term teams in the remote village of Seine Bight ignited a desire for a permanent presence; OIM called Belize’s first full-time missionary in 2016.

A ministry hub closer to the centrally located capital city of Belmopan only expands the work of Spreading the Gospel, Planting Lutheran Churches, and Showing Mercy, largely among children. Ministry in Seine Bight marches on through the country’s only Lutheran congregation with a physical worship space, Christ Lutheran. In Belmopan and surrounding areas, children look forward to weekly VBS-style kids’ clubs, conducted in English. On paper, Belize is an Anglophone nation, but pockets of Spanish, Mayan, Garifuna, Belizean Creole, and even German explain the need for bilingual ministry workers and LCMS-sanctioned ESL classes. Occasional Christian radio spots further the dissemination of the Good News.

The potential for ongoing short-term team involvement is significant, and partnerships – in-country, with pastors in neighboring Mexico, and stateside – will facilitate sowing additional congregations, sustaining a fledgling school, and forming national pastors.

Belize Mission

Checks should be made out to: LCMS

Memo line: BZ0001-65032

Mail to:
The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod Mission Advancement
P.O. Box 66861
St. Louis, MO 63166-6861


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Jana Inglehart

Jana Inglehart serves the Lord through The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod (LCMS) as the Regional Communication Specialist for the Latin America and Caribbean region, based in the Dominican Republic.