Project ID: VE0004-66101
The Venezuelan Lutheran Church faces many challenges due to the ongoing socio-political crisis. Millions have migrated to other countries, including well-educated and professional Lutherans. Nevertheless, the Church remains a bulwark to encourage those who stay and struggle to feed, clothe, educate and care for their families. Through Juan de Frias Bible institute and Concordia the Reformer Seminary in the Dominican Republic, the Church forms new pastors and church workers.
LCMS World Relief and Human Care and LCMS Office of International Missions work with the Lutheran Church of Chile and LCMS missionaries to assist with:
- Securing the most needed medicines and transporting them to the local congregations in Venezuela
- Providing funds for OIM nurses to secure medicines for Venezuelan church workers and members
- Providing economic assistance for struggling Venezuelan pastors
- Funding mercy houses in Chile, Peru and the Dominican Republic to reach out to Venezuelan ex-patriots with Christ’s mercy arm
The Venezuela Lutheran Church provides valuable service to the Kindom of God and contributes to the church planting efforts across Latin America. Currently, two Venezuelan missionary pastors serve in the Dominican Republic and Puerto Rico. A vicar is presently serving in the Dominican Republic. Additionally, countless Venezuelan Lutheran refugees help grow churches in their new host countries.
Checks should be made out to Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod or LCMS
Memo Line: VE0004-66101
The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod Mission Advancement
P.O. Box 66861
St. Louis, MO 63166-6861
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