We know the Lord asks us to “go into all the world” and share the
Gospel. But here’s something that, for many Lutherans, is just now
hitting home. “All the world” includes mission fields here in the United States
– our college campuses, small towns, rural areas, inner cities and
suburbs like those in Albuquerque, N.M., where members of Faith in
Christ Lutheran Church are sharing Christ in a “Gospel gap.”
“We can drive 15 to 20 miles across town and do hands-on mission
work,” says Alan Arnold, mission board chair for Faith in Christ, which
is planting a church in a community of some 135,000 people – just one
example of mission work here at home that YOU can help strengthen with
your gifts to the LCMS Office of National Mission.
Planting Churches, Revitalizing Congregations
Thank you for your prayers and financial support that help
National Mission share Christ’s hope with the lost and hurting, planting
new churches and revitalizing congregations throughout the U.S.!
Here are some of the ways your National Mission gifts are working close to home:
Working with partners to build a community center at the site of a
destroyed gas station in Ferguson, Mo., with plans to offer after-school
tutoring, sports camps, Bible studies and transportation to nearby
Lutheran churches for worship.
Identifying, training and funding pastors to serve as pioneering
missionaries in new locales, including on college campuses and in
communities with no LCMS church.
Providing congregations with practical, easy-to-use resources for
Lutherans like you who want to speak more confidently about Jesus with
family, friends, neighbors and coworkers.
Make a Difference for Your Children, Grandchildren