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.

PANAMA MISSION

The Lutheran Church of Panama (IELPA) bears vestiges of
congregations founded during the U.S. ownership and
operation of the Panama Canal as well as congregations
planted by LCMS missionaries working throughout the
country.

MONASTERY CONCEPT

Missionaries leave their countries, travel thousands of miles
to raise their salaries, establish themselves and their families
in foreign countries all to preach the Gospel.

MEXICO MISSION

The Sinodo Luterano Mexico (SLM) is over 75 years old and is a partner
church of the LCMS founded by LCMS missionaries in 1940. While the
SLM is an active and self supporting church-body, developments over the
last few decades have left them without a route to ordination in Mexico,
and with stalled church-planting efforts.

LUTHER ACADEMY CONFERENCES

Through the offering of more than 50 theological conferences in
the past 5 years, Luther Academy encourages national pastors
throughout Latin America. Each year ten conferences, taught by
pastors and professors from Latin America and the U.S., are
held in countries like Bolivia, Colombia, Mexico, Guatemala,
Panama and Paraguay that cover a variety of topics depending
on the needs of the local pastors.

JAMAICA MISSION

The Rev. Obot Ite, his wife, Abasifreke, and daughter, Goodness, live and
serve in Kingston, Jamaica. Pastor Ite is a rostered minister of the
Lutheran Church of Nigeria, working in Jamaica as an alliance
missionary of The LCMS. He has been on-island for over a decade,
serving the first established mission in Kingston, St. Andrew Lutheran
Church, and working to begin new congregations.

HONDURAS MISSION

Recent opportunities in Honduras have led to some exciting developments in the planting of new Lutheran Church in the small Central American nation. The LCMS is supporting the work of a Nicaraguan missionary pastor, Rev. Junior Martinez as well as helping to support mercy initiatives.

ALLIANCE MISSIONARY: OBOT ITE

Pastor Obot Ite has served for over ten years in Kingston
Jamaica. Pastor Ite is a third generation Lutheran from our
partner church in Nigeria. LCMS began church planting in
Nigeria in 1936. Ite, himself, grew up with an LCMS missionary
as his pastor. Now, he has come across the sea with his wife,
Abas, and little daughter, Goodness, to the Caribbean to bring the
precious Good News of the Gospel of Jesus Christ to the Jamaican people.

DOMINICAN REPUBLIC MISSION

The mission in the Dominican Republic is 11 years old.
Five missions have been planted in Santo Domingo
and Santiago which are the two largest cities. Two
Lutheran schools are functioning alongside churches.
A seminary is being established in order to raise up a
new generation of Dominicans who might serve their
church as pastors and deaconesses.

DEACONESS FORMATION

Our diaconal focus aims to prepare women to head mercy
efforts vocationally in the congregation and also be in front
of our christian institutions whether they be schools,
orphanages. The program itself consists of offering three
years of courses offered intensively to Lutheran women in
Venezuela, Panama, Guatemala, Mexico and the Dominican Republic.

CHILE MISSION

In the past 4 years the Chilean church has almost doubled in
size from 5 churches to 9. A new church plant in Santiago is
currently building a sanctuary and working towards putting
a school for people with disabilities on the same property.
Santiago itself is a city of over 6 million people, and multiple
other opportunities exist for planting even more churches
there. More pastors are needed.

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