Project: Puerto Rico Mission

Project ID: PR0001-66400

LCMS efforts in Puerto Rico began with the work of the Ohio District in the 1990s. Since the hurricanes in 2017, LCMS Disaster Response has continued to provide critical support for the missions and outreach efforts with each successive disaster.

Three church-planting pastors work with an energetic young missionary team to grow current congregations in Mayagüez and Ponce, while beginning a new mission in San Juan. We pray the Lord will provide a missionary pastor to shepherd that new rapidly-growing church plant.

The congregations in Ponce and Mayagüez each operate a mercy house where members and missionaries do extensive community outreach. The mercy houses installed solar panels in 2022 to meet the need for consistent electricity in the face of regular power outages. The systems were a blessing following the most recent hurricane. The two locations offered a gathering place to charge devices and find respite from the heat. Thus a community of regulars heard the Good News with each visit and built relationships with the church community. In addition, worship services and regular outreach classes such as English and music continued unabated.

As this young team of missionaries works to spread the Gospel while bringing help to a disaster-ravaged community, we pray that the congregations will continue to grow and develop into an independent church body.


Checks should be made out to: LCMS Memo line: PR0001-66400

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The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod Mission Advancement
P.O. Box 66861
St. Louis, MO 63166-6861
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Jana Inglehart

Jana Inglehart serves the Lord through The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod (LCMS) as the Regional Communication Specialist for the Latin America and Caribbean region, based in the Dominican Republic.