Ministry of the Month
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The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod began its involvement in The Gambia in 2001 when it responded to a request for assistance by a group of 256 Christian nationals representing four preaching stations, who found the LCMS through its Internet presence. Subsequently, LCMS personnel visited The Gambia in 2001 to offer support for planting churches and training leaders. LCMS leaders also helped to facilitate a partnership between The Lutheran Church of Nigeria (LCN) and these Gambian Christians. The Lutheran Church of Nigeria sent its first foreign missionary to serve in The Gambia in 2001. The first church building was dedicated, and the first Baptisms of 104 people and confirmations of 84 people were celebrated in May 2002.
The LCMS has supported mercy work in The Gambia through providing transportation for lay leaders to attend training and providing funds for water wells. Currently, mercy funds provide for building a well at a nursery school to improve health, hygiene of students and the community.
Currently, teaching Lutheran doctrine remains a high priority. According to church leaders, the need to translate materials and engage in literacy work is also urgent. Rev. Samuel Essien from the LCN serves in The Gambia as an Alliance missionary, along with his family, through a partnership between the LCMS and the LCN.
Lutheran Friends of the Deaf has one mission: to dedicate their lives to serve individuals who are Deaf or have other special needs through Jesus Christ worldwide.
The Lutheran Friends of the Deaf provides resources, instruction and support services to the global Deaf community for access to the Word of God, so that they will receive forgiveness, life and salvation in Jesus Christ.
Concordia Deaconess Conference (CDC) is a free association of LCMS-rostered deaconesses (members) and LCMS-certified deaconess candidates (affiliates) who subscribe to and live by the confessional position of The Lutheran Church–Missouri Synod (LCMS) and who hold membership in a congregation or partner church of the same.
The conference works to provide opportunities for spiritual, personal, and professional growth and fellowship for deaconesses and support for diaconal service in Christ within the parishes, institutions, and missions of the LCMS. CDC members gather annually for a three-day conference filled with presentations related to deaconess work, Bible study and worship, and just plain fun, while reconnecting with old friends and meeting new ones.
On August 8, 2009, CDC was designated as a Recognized Service Organization of the LCMS, under the auspices of the Board for University Education, Concordia University System. If we can be of any assistance to you, please do not hesitate to contact us!
Future Ministries of the Month
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