Project: Uruguay Mission

Project ID:  UY0001-66001

Nestled on the Atlantic coast just south of Brazil is South America’s most atheistic nation: Uruguay. LCMS efforts among German and Slovenian immigrants in the 1930s have given way to a mix of urban, rural, and school ministries by our team of three missionaries. 

Since 2015, LCMS missionaries Rev. James and Angela Sharp  have used activities like English and sewing classes to entice staunch unbelievers to visit the growing mission in downtown Montevideo. While learning a new skill and meeting  members, visitors are introduced to the pure, sweet message of the Gospel. 

Nearby St. Paul Lutheran School is a mission opportunity with its 1000+ enrollment.  All grade levels, from nursery school through high school, benefit from a Lutheran chaplain, and receive catechism instruction. Outreach efforts beyond the capital often involve partnering with Lutheran Hour Ministries. 

Brazilian Alliance Missionary Pastor Maicon Schieferdecker joined the missionary team in 2021. He is diligently working to begin new Lutheran missions in three locations, Salto, Uruguay’s second-largest city, Chapicuy and Paysandú in northern Uruguay. 

United States partners and connections within the Lutheran Church of Brazil are critical, as the LCMS seeks to reinforce Montevideo as its mission hub with spokes reaching each of Uruguay’s 20 departments.

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Memo line: UY0001-66001

Mail to:
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.