Regional Director and Missionary Pastor Ted Krey spoke to the 2019 LCMS Convention on the afternoon of July 21, 2019. The convention theme was “Joyfully Lutheran.” In this video, Rev. Krey shares stories from his 20 years of missionary service across the region and how the Church is growing day by day.
During the past few months, the Confessional Lutheran Church of Chile has continued to reach out to local communities with the Gospel, despite the lockdowns. Worship services, devotions, catechism classes and Bible studies are shared online while in-person services are not permitted. Pastors maintain phone contact to encourage and assist members whenever possible.
The Confessional Lutheran Church of Chile has several thriving congregations in Santiago, Valparaíso, Viña del Mar, Talca and Constitución. Currently, six pastors from various countries serve the fledgling church body. For example, Venezuelan Pastor Obed Coronado, a 2019 graduate of Concordia the Reformer Seminary, serves as chaplain for the 900+ students who attend Lutheran schools in Viña del Mar and Valparaiso. He also serves as Pastor of Holy Spirit Lutheran Church in Valparaiso.