Saturday, July 4, 2015

New Missionaries

Twenty LCMS missionaries completed a two-week orientation to prepare for service in 13 countries.

Ready, set, go! LCMS sends
missionaries, families into service
Today, 20 new missionaries — along with their 40 spouses and children — completed an intensive two-week orientation by The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod (LCMS) to prepare for service in 13 countries around the globe.
In a jubilant “sending service” for the new missionaries in the chapel at the LCMS International Center in St. Louis, they joined a global mission team of nearly 130 other missionaries deployed to the four corners of the world.
That number represents continued successful recruitment efforts toward doubling the number of LCMS career missionaries on the field to 136 by 2016 — as called for by the 2013 Synod convention.
At the sending service, the Rev. Dr. Herbert C. Mueller, first vice-president the Synod, preached the sermon and encouraged the missionaries and their families. “You are signs of Christ’s presence and Christ’s care, signs always pointing to Christ crucified and risen, alive and giving away His life.”
The missionaries — slated for East and West Africa, Latin America, Eurasia, Asia Pacific and Southern Asia — will serve in diverse roles, including as nurses, evangelists, deaconesses, theological educators and international-school chaplains.
Watch for a special article in Reporter Online next week to find out more about our LCMS missionaries working on our behalf around the world. For pictures of today’s sending service, please visit

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