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: 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.

Project: Peru Mission

LCMS involvement in Peru began with flood relief in 1997. Ten years later, an 8.0 magnitude earthquake reinvigorated the LCMS’s disaster response efforts and opened the door to something more.

Project: 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.

Project: 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.

Project: 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.

Project: 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.

Project: Honduras Mission

The Confessional Lutheran Church in Honduras finds her roots in mission work that began through the Lutheran Church in Canada and the Lutheran Church of Nicaragua. Supported by various LCMS congregations in the U.S., the LCMS has assumed the lead in promoting the growth and expansion of this mission outreach. The Honduras FORO coordinates the support to the ministries there. Working with LeadaChild and MOST Ministries, they have become a powerful force to share the Gospel, plant further Lutheran churches and show mercy.

Project: Alliance Missionary Obot Ite

Pastor Obot Ite has served for over eleven 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.

Project: 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.