When missionaries are selected by the Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod, the Synod doesn’t hand them a bag full of cash and send them out the door. They train them, and then expect them to solicit funds for their mission. Where do our missionaries get these funds? Mainly from congregations and people like you and me.
Don’t be surprised if you know someone who’s a missionary. (You definitely ought to know one of the missionaries listed—Rev. Joshua Gale, who’s one of our BJS authors.) Happily, the LCMS now has a fairly sizable group of those who have been sent, with more being added. If you click here, you can check out the list, complete with photos of the missionaries and their families. Click on the “i”
below each missionary to find out more about them and their mission, and click on the “present” to make a contribution to that individual’s mission.
Another of our BJS authors, Rev. James May, is the head of Lutherans In Africa. LIA trains African pastors and evangelists by providing seminars and workshops, and supplies needed doctrinal resources in their native languages. Please check out their website, and help out if you’re able. The countries in green on the map are those in which LIA is working.
“How then will they call on him in whom they have not believed? And how are they to believe in him of whom they have never heard? And how are they to hear without someone preaching?” Romans 10:17