Children’s Christian education in Cartago, Costa Rica

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Deaconess Betty (centre, green dress) with her Bible study group during a visit from Lutheran Church–Canada mission executive Rev. Dr. Leonardo Neitzel.

Missionary Edmundo Retana and his wife, Deaconess Betty, are doing a wonderful job reaching out to more than 50 children and youth in two communities in Cartago, Costa Rica.  They teach Bible Stories and Luther’s Small Catechism regularly and have developed a once a month worship service focused on outreach to the youth. Monies raised in this project will pay for teaching resources.

I want to support Deaconess Betty and her outreach to women and children.

Project 1704 Goal: $6500.


Cartago Missionary Support

To help keep this outreach active in Cartago, Costa Rica, funds are needed for stipends, rental of a worship facility, transportation and resources.


I want to support the missionary work in Costa Rica.

Project 1703 Goal: $25,000


Mission in Cambodia

Lutheran Church–Canada has been working in Cambodia encouraging Gospel outreach for several years. Support for this project goes toward the continuing mission and education ministries of the newly-formed Cambodian Lutheran Church. The church leaders and members need renewed strength through your prayers and your financial support as they work hard to continue the ministry to new and current Lutherans in Cambodia.

I want to support Lutheran outreach in Cambodia.

Project 1702 Goal: $12,000



Lutheran outreach to Managua

Representatives from the Nicaraguan church and Lutheran Hour Ministries discuss strategy for Managua outreach.

Representatives from the Nicaraguan church and Lutheran Hour Ministries discuss strategy for Managua outreach.

Since the founding of Iglesia Luterana Sinodo de Nicaragua (ILSN) in 2008, the pastors and deaconesses have dreamed of the day their young church could establish itself in their nation’s capital, Managua. The dream is now becoming a reality.

In October 2014 the ILSN along with Lutheran Church–Canada and the local office of Lutheran Hour Ministries established a plan to begin planting Gospel seeds in Managua. The prayer is that the Holy Spirit will use this proclamation to call people to faith in Christ and gather them into a community of believers — a new congregation.

But a new congregation needs a pastor. Concordia Lutheran Mission Society has accepted the responsibility for providing the funds needed to house a pastor and his family, provide a stipend, and purchase the equipment and supplies needed for outreach and ministry.

Your support will help make the vision of bringing the Good News of the Gospel to Managua a reality.

I want to help support the new outreach in Managua.

(Project 1514) Goal: $12,000


A pastor for mission congregations

People gather to hear the Good News of the Gospel.

People gather to hear the Good News of the Gospel.

Unwilling to keep the Good News of the Gospel to themselves, the people of Concordia Lutheran Church in Nikolayev started ministry in two villages, Bogomazi and Yeleniy Yar, as well as in a local prison. In 2014 a church building in Bogomazi was dedicated and each Sunday afternoon a handful of believers meet for worship led by a Lutheran preacher from Nikolayev. But there is so much more that could be done!

People in Bogomazi need a resident Lutheran pastor, someone to work with the congregation by preaching, teaching confirmation classes and leading adult, child, and youth Bible studies. He would serve between 50-60 people. Currently, a seminary student, Vicar Valera Verba, is part of this ministry but what will happen when his studies are over?

Concordia Lutheran Church hopes to send a permanent full-time minster to serve the needs of these congregations and conduct outreach activities. The church has gathered support for transportation and a small salary, but it is asking you, through CLMS, to provide funding for a place for the pastor to live. The rent is only $150/month!


Your support for this project helps insure the growing ministry in this area continues.

I will help provide the rent for at least one month.

(Project 1519) Goal: $1800

Bible study and outreach in Zorya, Ukraine

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Vicar Sergey Bevz

Each week Vicar Sergey Bevz, a Lutheran seminary student, travels to Zorya, a village outside the city of Dnepropetrovsk, Ukraine. His mission is to help build the faith of Lutheran Church members in the village by conducting Bible studies. But it doesn’t stop there.

Since Canadian pastor Rev. Roland Syens began the studies almost 20 years ago, the gathering has included those who are not yet part of the Christian family. So the study is both an opportunity to build up the faith of the believers— which include key members of the Lutheran Church and Alpha and Omega Student Society in Dnepro— and lead others to learn more of God’s love for them in Jesus Christ as they study God’s Word together.

But before the study begins the leader has to prepare study materials, then get to the village. And like many in Ukraine he doesn’t have his own transportation or resources for photocopying handouts.

That’s where you can help by providing support for bus fare and study materials.

It’s not much—less than $95 a month—but over a year it adds up.

Your support of this project will contribute to building the spiritual health of Lutherans in the Dnepropretrovsk area and reach out to those who need to hear the Gospel.

I want to support the mission work in Zorya for at least a month

(Project 1517) Goal: $1,100

Support a missionary in Thailand

1422How do you share the Gospel in a country where less than 2 percent of the population has any connection or knowledge of Christianity? That’s the challenge Missionary Suchat Chujit faces daily in his missionary work in the southern province of Thailand in the region of Takuapa and Phang-nga province. As Pastor Chujit provides ministry for his local congregations he continues reaching out to individuals and families in the area, building contacts for the Gospel of Jesus Christ, and starting home Bible studies and worship services.

This project helps provide the stipends, utilities, transportation, telephone and worship materials for the three congregations and other preaching stations under missionary Chujit’s care.

I want to help support the ongoing ministry and outreach of Pastor Chujit.

(Project 1516) Goal: $9500


Rent for facilities and housing in Sebaco

Deaconess Cristina teaching Sunday School

Pastor Hector Morales and his wife, Deaconess Cristina continue focusing on mission outreach in the community of Sebaco, about 40km south of Matagalpa. Around 25 to 30 people attend Bible studies regularly.

The mission rents two houses in Sebaco: one for the missionary and his family, the other for the mission activities and worship services. This project provides support for Pastor Hector’s mission outreach and the facility rental in Sebaco.

I want to help provide a place for worship and a home for the missionaries.

(Project 1515) Goal: $6000


Reformation outreach in Central America

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A 2014 Reformation gathering in Martin Luther Chapel in Chinandega, Nicaragua

When Martin Luther nailed his 95 theses to the church door in Wittenberg in 1517, Central America was an area of new exploration for Europeans. Now, almost 500 years later, the roots of his Reformation are growing in hearts across the area. Through God’s Word people are discovering freedom from the Law-centred Christianity they grew up with, finding grace in the Gospel of Jesus Christ.

The Reformation is important to Central American Lutherans and to celebrate the 500th anniversary the pastors and deaconesses of Iglesia Luterana Sinodo de Nicaragua (ILSN) will  spend the next three years gathering together to study in depth what it means to preach, teach and live by “Grace Alone, Faith Alone and Scripture Alone.”

A small group got together in 2014 in Costa Rica to lay the foundation for these annual convocations. Now the goal is to engage the region in commemorating this important event in the life of Christ’s Church. The ILSN is planning fellowship and community outreach activities, worship celebrations and other events over the next three years that will engage the local media and communities.

You can help spread the Reformation word of God’s grace throughout Central America by supporting this project.

I want Central America to know about God’s grace.

(Project 1506) Goal $2,280

Ministry and outreach in Olanchito

Some members of the congregation gathered for a worship service.

Some members of the congregation gathered for a worship service

Lutheran Church–Canada (LCC) fully supports the mission and educational work in Honduras, more specifically in the northern city of Olanchito. Missionary Douglas Aguilar has established a community of believers with members scattered throughout the city. This project will assist LCC’s mission mission outreach and ministry.

I want to help support Pastor Douglas’ proclamation of the Gospel in word and deed.

(Project 1505) Goal: $6000