Your Global Connection to Mission
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and the Caribbean
Thank God for all the ways He is growing His church on the island, especially as a result of relationships formed through English conversation practice.
Pray that the talents God has given to his servants would continue to open doors around the region.
Moreover, pray for the church in Spain and her members, scattered amongst more than two dozen cities.
Pray for Rev. Soliz and his young family, that God would grant him wisdom and perseverance as he shines Christ’s light in one of the city’s most challenging districts.
- Like LCMS Missions in Latin America & the Caribbean on Facebook.
- Give toward the critical, Gospel-centered efforts in Latin America & the Caribbean that most need your support. Recent supporters have helped sustain a pastor who’s doing community outreach through music, sewing, and baking in the Dominican Republic; position a Lutheran preschool to flourish in the downtown core of Kingston, Jamaica; and equip pastors and students with electronic theological resources in their heart language from Mexico to Argentina.
Please pray that those seeking refuge in Germany, may discover the ultimate, true and lasting refuge, which is in our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.
Please pray for those who serve in Russian-speaking areas as they support the work of these church bodies as you practice a few words of Russian.
Rev. Dr. Charles and Connie Cortright and Rev. Dr. John and Melinda Bombaro are working in partnership with the Riga Luther Academy in Latvia to launch the Livonian Lutheran Project which will provide an online, bachelor’s level curriculum of confessional Lutheran theology in English.
Please pray for this project so that it forges a path to ordination into the office of holy ministry for men in mission fields where it is not possible to establish their own seminary.
Pray for the good news about Jesus to spread among the Czech people and for our missionaries as they share the Gospel in central Europe.
It is truly good, right and salutary that we should at all times and in all places give thanks to the Lord!
“Make a joyful noise to the LORD, all the earth!
Serve the Lord with gladness!
Come into his presence with singing!” (Ps. 100:1–2)
It’s a culinary tour from west to east! Whet your appetite for more than just adventure as you are introduced to staple ingredients and dishes that might grace your Africa missionaries’ tables. You can almost smell the fufu and sauce…
Pray that the Giver of all good things would continue to provide for the physical needs of the people of Africa, even as He uses our missionaries to provide for their spiritual needs.
Rejoice with Paul as he writes, “Therefore God has highly exalted him and bestowed on him the name that is above every name, so that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, in heaven and on earth and under the earth, and every tongue confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father” (Phil. 2:9–11).
Ask the Lord for protection for everyone traveling throughout Africa, whether by bus or car, motorcycle or bicycle, or simply by foot.
Give thanks to the Lord for the way the diversity displayed across cultures reflects His incredible creativity.
Support the work of spreading the Gospel, planting Lutheran churches and showing mercy in Africa by providing a gift where it is most needed. Recent gifts have made it possible for French-speaking men from Benin, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Democratic Republic of Congo, Guinea, Ivory Coast and Togo to bring their families with them as they study to become pastors at the Lutheran seminary in Dapaong, Togo. Other gifts have provided scholarships for women to train to become deaconesses at the Lutheran seminary in Kenya.
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J.P. and Aimee, along with their children (Celeste, 14; Bella, 11; and Isaac, 4), have served in southeast Asia for more than 13 years, currently in Phnom Penh, Cambodia. J.P. serves the Cambodia Lutheran Church (CLC), a growing collection of Lutheran congregations. J.P. travels throughout Cambodia to equip and empower the leaders of the CLC with informal mentorship and formal theological education, that they might boldly announce and demonstrate the Gospel to the people of Cambodia. Aimee serves as the Mercy Manager for the Asia region. She supports the other personnel serving in this region and works with local church partners to coordinate mercy work.
“Therefore God has highly exalted him and bestowed on him the name that is above every name, so that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, in heaven and on earth and under the earth, and every tongue confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father” (Phil. 2:9-11).
Getting around in Asia takes different forms, depending on where you live and where you are going. From high speed bullet trains to bicycles, our missionaries make use of famous Asian technology as well as their own legs. Check out many of these modes of transport, and join the Rev. J.P. Cima on a thrilling bike ride as he transits across Phnom Penh, Cambodia for his Khmer language lesson.
“The Lord will keep your going out and your coming in from this time forth and forevermore” (Ps. 121:8).
Making crafts can be a fun activity for all ages. Here is a short project that can remind you of some aspects of living a life in Christ, whether at home or abroad. Olivia, the youngest member of the Wasmund family serving in South Korea, will show you how to make a Kimbap magnet. Here is a list of the supplies you will need to make the craft.
“For you formed my inward parts; you knitted me together in my mother’s womb. I praise you, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made. Wonderful are your works; my soul knows it very well”(Ps. 139:13-14).
The Asian culinary landscape is quite vast. From dim sum to live coconut worms, one of the joys of international life is getting to know local flavors. Check out a few common dishes from around the region, then join the Rev. Steven Mahlburg as he prepares a traditional Sri Lankan dish called pongal.
“Jesus said to them, ‘I am the bread of life; whoever comes to me shall not hunger, and whoever believes in me shall never thirst’” (John 6:35).
Help make possible things like reaching out to a nomadic people group in Central Sumatra with the Gospel, translating Lutheran hymns into Indonesian and Chinese, and delivering Lutheran resources into the hands of Southeast Asians hungry to learn more about the Jesus who died for them. Support the work in Asia by providing a gift where it is most needed.
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