The mission of the church has always been the faithful preservation of the means of grace to edify the church and to proclaim the Gospel to the world. Our work centers on people, speaking with them, preaching to them, teaching them, and having mercy for them. We invite you to partner with us in this work. Click on a project that interests you. Learn more about it from the stories and updates. And then partner with us through your prayers and financial support.

Project: Mercy Center

The Mercy Center provides a spectrum of educational conferences, from personal witnessing and Christian reconciliation to family and community health and life issues.

Project: New Seminary Support

With Latin American Seminaries at their fullest residential capacity, and with a burgeoning deaconess program taking off in the region, an additional seminary and mercy training center in Latin America was identified by Regional LCMS leadership as a critical need.

Project: Venezuela Mission

The Venezuelan Lutheran church finds herself in a country
facing a severe socio-political crisis. For the past 10 years,
inflation has crippled the economy. LCMS Office of
International Mission has continued to assist this daughter
church in the preparation of her people in the areas of elders,
Sunday school teachers, deaconesses and pastors. Juan de
Frias, the Lutheran Bible Institute, so named after the first
Lutheran martyr in Venezuela, is the vehicle for preparing
these men and women.

Project: VDMA-Translation Team

The project, named VDMA, or Verbum Domini Manet in Aeternum (Latin for “ The Word of the Lord Endures Forever, Isaiah 40:8,” and a classic reformation motto) has provided pastors in Latin America with more than a dozen core theological books available in Spanish with plans to translate five more per year over the next three years
to eventually total 25 titles.

Project: Uruguay Mission

The South American nation of Uruguay is an important mission field,
being the most atheist nation in the western hemisphere, and
home to one of the highest depression and suicide rates in the
world. The extremely secular nation has been the home of a single
Lutheran congregation for nearly 100 years, and joint mission
efforts between Brazilian, Uruguayan, and American Lutherans are
working to reach the population of this country.

Project: Spain Mission

With the 500th Anniversary of Luther’s posting of the 95 Theses, the Lutheran Mission in Spain pursues a unique second chance to bring the truth, freedom and joy of the pure Gospel to Spain, five centuries after the first Lutheran Reformation in Spain was snuffed
out by the Spanish Inquisition.

Project: Seminary Scholarships

In the past five years, missionary efforts have led to planting 40 churches
across 10 Latin American countries. As the Lord blesses the planting of
churches through the preaching of the Gospel, there is a need to prepare
pastors.

Project: Puerto Rico Mission

The work of showing Christ’s mercy, spreading the Gospel and planting churches in Puerto Rico is both a national and international effort of our Synod. As of the summer of 2019, there are seven LCMS and alliance missionaries serving in the cities of Mayaguez and Ponce. Both Principe de Paz (Prince of Peace), the congregation in Mayaguez, and Fuente de Vida (Fountain of Life) in Ponce have regular Sunday services.

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