Mission and Ministry work in Asia

Theological Partnership in Taiwan

With LCMS support, the China Evangelical Lutheran Church in Taiwan is taking steps to establish an independent seminary in the same location in Chiayi where the original seminary was founded in the 1950s.

Music Specialist Project in Taiwan

Missionary Dr. Martin Dicke assumes a new role as Asia music specialist. From April to June, Dicke prepared and presented 10 workshops, lectures and demonstration recitals for the China Evangelical Lutheran Church in Taiwan.

Connecting in Indonesia

Even as the coronavirus pandemic keeps the Rev. Matthew Wood from his mission field in Indonesia, he recently connected through online messaging with Indonesian Christians seeking Lutheran doctrinal guidance and resources.

Project: Sri Lanka Mission

The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod’s (LCMS) church body partner in Sri Lanka, the Ceylon Evangelical Lutheran Church (CELC), needs funding to support, maintain and grow its ministry presence in this South Asian island nation of mostly Buddhists and Hindus. There are currently some 15 worshiping Lutheran congregations and mission stations with more than 600 members. Four ordained pastors and five evangelists serve this faith community through preaching, teaching and outreach. Lutheran churches and mission stations are located around the island. The CELC longs to reach more people with the Gospel of Jesus Christ.

Giving Thanks in Seoul

A description of the altered 2020 Thanksgiving celebration at the International Lutheran Church in Seoul, South Korea.

Reaching Those Affected by the Pandemic in Cambodia

Eight Lutheran organizations partnered with the Cambodia Lutheran Church (CLC) to provide community members suffering economic hardship brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic with basic material goods in the name of Jesus.

The Call of Papua New Guinea

The Rev. Ronald Rall and his wife Mary Anne served as LCMS missionaries in Papua New Guinea (PNG) from 1973–1981. After returning to the U.S. they continued mission trips to PNG. In 2018, the LCMS Office of International Mission called the Rev. Rall to teach part time at a seminary in PNG.

Sandra Rhein is charged with implementing hymnal projects internationally

Sacred Music Missionary

Sandra Rhein is charged with implementing hymnal projects internationally and designing ways to help people utilize those hymnals. She is currently working on projects in Indonesia and China/Taiwan.

Life as a Missionary in South Korea

The Rev. Dr. John (Hans) Trinklein shares his experiences of living and serving as a professor at a Lutheran seminary near Seoul, South Korea.