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.
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.