Mission Partners http://www.lcmc.net/mission-partners/feed LCMC encourages congregations to partner with mission agencies as part of their benevolence programs. We believe that partnering with agencies, as opposed to national oversight of benevolence funding, creates a positive experience for both the congregation and the mission partner. Throughout the years, LCMC has been introduced to many organizations throughout the world that are working together to fulfill the great commission and bring the gospel to all people. This list is not meant to be exhaustive, but to be an assistance to congregations seeking new partnership. Additional partners will be added as we develop new relationships. en-us Marion Medical Mission http://www.solapublishing.com/mission-partners/summaries.html Mon, 29 Apr 24 00:00:00 +0000 Marion Medical Mission (MMM) seeks to share the love of Christ with the extreme poor in Africa by providing all in need with a sustainable source of clean, safe drinking water.

  • $475 builds a well for a rural African village. (Impossible)
  • Self-help is an essential component. MMM provides only what the village can’t: the cement, pipe, pump, and skilled African labor.
  • Sustainability is the key to the program’s success. This is a well the extreme poor know how to maintain and one they can afford to maintain without outside assistance.
  • Everything is purchased, manufactured, and administered in Africa by Africans.
  • Last year, covering 60,000 square miles, Marion Medical Mission built a record 4,280 wells in 4,280 rural villages providing the extreme poor with a sustainable source of safe drinking water. This year the goal is to build another 4,000 wells.
  • At each and every well the village people are told their well is special because Christians in the United States shared the love of Jesus with them. What do these people think of Christianity and what do they think of the United States? Sharing the love of Jesus is the best defense against war and terror.
  • Every year U.S. volunteers are in Africa verifying the wells built, taking GPS readings and surveys of the wells on Android devices.
  • MMM’s infrastructure on the ground in Africa is superb. There are four Well Programs each run by an African Coordinator. Two in Malawi, one in Zambia, and one in Tanzania. There are 23 African Field Officers, 104 African Installation Supervisors, 1,100 certified African well builders, and 4,000 trained village maintenance people.
  • 100% of all designated donations go to their designated purposes.
  • 100% of all undesignated donations go to the mission field in Africa.

We are involved in the impossible. MMM has done what no one else has; going where no one else will. We make a difference. Partner with us. We need each other to be the best we can be.

Please, we urge you to visit MMM’s Well Program in Africa. You would be most welcome anytime. We invite you to visit so you can see on the ground this truly miraculous program.

Marion Medical Mission has earned the Four-Star Rating with Charity Navigator, the world’s largest and most trusted nonprofit evaluator! Their highest possible rating.

Marion Medical Mission is GuideStar Platinum and a 2019 BBB Torch Award winner.

Go Missions International http://www.solapublishing.com/mission-partners/summaries.html Tue, 07 Nov 23 00:00:00 +0000 Mission and Vision

Go Missions International is a non-profit organization with its arms extended across Latin America. We are motivated by the example of Jesus and the Great Commission to GO and make disciples.  Our impulse is to Love and Serve at all times and to teach others to do the same. As Go Missions International we are also a covering of grace and support for several independent Love and Serve ministries.


  • Our Biblical commission is to GO share the Gospel, first in our city, then to the ends of the earth.
  • Our choice is to LOVE and SERVE at all times.
  • Our call is to be a people of every culture and background joined together in a united sense of divine mission.
  • Our commitment is to integrity, establishing lives and ministries on the foundations of Christian character and personal holiness.

We Believe…

  • In the Triune God, Father, Son and Holy Spirit, by whom all things, in heaven and earth are created. We commit ourselves to glorify Him through thought, word and action.
  • In the incarnation of Jesus Christ, that salvation and atonement of sins come only through Him.
  • In the Bible, the Holy and Infallible Word of God, the foundation for building lives with Godly purpose and pattern.

Founders Nicolas and Shannon Kraft

Grounded in the Word of God at the Lutheran Bible Institute in Seattle, WA in the 1990’s, Nicolas and Shannon Kraft have been on the GO since 1998.  They first worked in Chiclayo, Peru as church planters and youth ministers. In 2003 they went to Caranavi, Bolivia where they served four years at Radio Television Caranavi as producers of a Children’s Television program called ABC KIDS. The Krafts with their four children have been all over the USA and Bolivia, up the coast of Peru and down to the middle of Chile as Go Missions International. They have led seminars for marriages and families, taught children, discipled youth and encouraged Latin Americans to step out into missions.  Currently they are based in Chiclayo, Peru at the Potter’s House center for spiritual formation.

Go Missions Peru

Casa del Alfarero (The Potter’s House) is home to several seed sowing and discipleship opportunities. We invite people through a variety of experiences to come into contact with Jesus and His church. We provide retreat events such as Immerse English Camp, Vive Retreat, a 5 day wholistic healing experience for woman and our 2 month discipleship and missions training school called CORE. Plenty of other activities take place throughout the year that provide options for the church to invite those who might not be comfortable going to church but are willing to try Jesus through this third party connection.

We have built four bungalows for marriage ministry, providing a place where a couple can come and get away and receive counseling or simply take time to be together. The rooms are spacious, each with a private bathroom.

In Latin America it’s not uncommon to live in multigenerational homes and often a couple has little or no privacy. For economic reasons they may even have children in their same room and often in their bed. The masculine dominance often keeps women from knowing the family income and unable to share in the decisions over finance. Men have been influenced all of their lives to look at women as an object or a tool. There are often multiple infidelities and violence. As the world changes and as marriages struggle, children also struggle. We desire to provide Biblical teaching and a safe place for couples to receive direction and healing, thereby strengthening the family and discipling them to live according to God’s design.

Go Missions Bolivia

Go Missions began in Bolivia with a group of fired up young people taking a trip up the river Guanay to evangelize. That group of people formed and began praying and now there is a large group of people who have been part of or been touched by the motto LOVE AND SERVE. Over the last 13 years, they continue to meet to pray for missions every Friday and they are moving in missions in the Villages behind the Devils tooth in La Paz, Bolivia.   They have been reaching out to twelve communities consistently first with Children's programs and then in the schools and now through adult Bible Studies.  They are also intentional to Love and Serve in many other organic ways.

Their newest project is called Emunah House, located in el Alto, Bolivia.  Many children are at risk - their parents work hard and drink hard.  As a result, many children are left to raise themselves.   Emunah House, inaugurated in April 2023, provides a space for kids to come and receive tutoring, snacks, workshops, and most of all… Jesus.

Go Missions Wambis

Go Missions has been visiting an ethnic community called the Wambis who live along the River Santiago.  We have made several trips there and have had several of their young people come as students to The Potter’s House.  We are hoping to make more frequent visits and we dream of having a missionary couple who would plant themselves in Santa Maria de Nieva, the door to the River Santiago. It’s a place of much need both physically and spiritually, and as the world is in transition the Wambis are as well.  Their kids desire higher education and many of them struggle to provide this. Also, as their children enter the city to study, they are vulnerable and often end up getting lost and not completing their purpose.  We are asking God continually for the Wambis tribe and for direction as to how best to help them.

Tartu Academy of Theology in Estonia http://www.solapublishing.com/mission-partners/summaries.html Mon, 09 Oct 23 00:00:00 +0000

The MISSION of Tartu Academy of Theology (TAT) is to proclaim the Word of God in ESTONIA, the country which suffered for 50 years under Soviet occupation and is considered to be one of the most secular countries in the world.

Estonia was occupied for 50 years after WW2 by the aggressive, atheistic Soviet Union. This regime tried to break our deep Christian roots. Unfortunately, they were quite successful. During the first 10 years of Soviet occupation 2/3s of Lutheran pastors were killed, imprisoned, or escaped from the country. Before WW2 98% of Estonians were Christians; today only around 12% are members of different Christian churches. Christian continuity was cut in Estonia.

We are trying to reconnect the Estonian people with their Christian identity that was lost during 50 years of Soviet occupation by proclaiming the Word of God in Estonia, not just today, but for generations to come. For this purpose we launched a Christian college, the Tartu Academy of Theology (est. 1992) and a Christian outreach center, the Home of Hope (est. 2019).

Pastor Siimon Haamer, President of TAT, is a third generation Lutheran pastor and represents a family that has been sharing God’s Word with the Estonian people for nearly a century despite persecution and hardships. The story continues as Mattias Haamer, representing the fourth generation, has joined this important mission work.

Ministries of Tartu Academy of Theology and Home of Hope

  • Bachelor and Master Program run together with Estonian Lutheran Church Seminary
    • Pastors, Chaplains, Pastoral Care Givers, Church Musicians etc.
  • Bible School
  • Christian Youth Work
  • Christian Radio
  • Pastoral Care Center

Learn more about TAT, Home of Hope and Estonia


Awakening Lives to World Missions http://www.solapublishing.com/mission-partners/summaries.html Fri, 25 Feb 22 00:00:00 +0000 ALWM in North America exists is to call, equip and network congregations for purposeful and practical obedience to Jesus’ call to the nations. Since 2007 we have mobilized & equipped hundreds congregations to be personally and practically obedient to the global Great Commission. This has been accomplished through our Harvest Connection Seminar, Harvest Focus Workshop for mission teams, our Igniting a Passion for Missions: A Guide for Church Leaders book, short term mission trips, teaching videos, preaching and teaching, and much more. Rev. Bill Moberly, Founder and Director, has been working with churches and mission teams since 1991.

ALWM International carries out ongoing ministry in Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos & Thailand through our ministries in each country, and also networks and partners with Christian ministries around the world to take the gospel of Christ to those who have not heard. ALWM has opportunities for ministry partnerships in the following countries:

  • In Vietnam, our ALWM ministry Vital Links is a medical/evangelistic ministry led by a local team of volunteers and our project manager. We partner with rural congregations to preach the Gospel and provide medical outreaches for the rural poor. We also help support our Gospel House kids, most of whom were rescued from abortion and now reside in 4 different “Gospel Houses” with “foster families”. Through our network of relationships in the country we also carry out much needed clean water projects among hill tribe people groups that were previously unreached!
  • In Cambodia we work with Pastor Sam Chim, leader of LCMC Cambodia. We do youth ministry, operate two Christian schools, build wells, establish cell groups and house churches. We train and support the local leadership, and empower the local leadership to become self-supporting through our rice, cattle and banana farm ministries. Donations to purchase cows and additional land for rice and cattle, undergirds ministry and quickens the path to self-support!
  • In Laos & Thailand, Pastor Thomas Thorstad coordinates Heart for Mission Laos – Thailand, building on network of relationships from his years as a missionary in the region.

Our Young Adult Missionary Internship (YAMI) ministry is led by Pastor Matt Shields. For more information visit alwm.org/YAMI or write pastormatt@alwm.org

Courage House Tanzania http://www.solapublishing.com/mission-partners/summaries.html Tue, 11 Jan 22 00:00:00 +0000 Courage Worldwide (CWW) became a registered Tanzanian Non-Government Organization (NGO) in 2009 with the goal of opening a Courage House, which is a faith-based residential trauma treatment program and home for minor girls who have been trafficked for sex. After several years of collaborating with the local government, other NGOs as well as the faith-based community, Courage House became home to ten girls who had a history of this abuse and exploitation, along with two of their babies in late 2011.

As of January 2022, 60 girls and their children call Courage House home. CWW works closely with Tanzania's Department of Social Welfare for referrals, and to ensure compliance of all child welfare and government regulations. More than 40 staff care for the physical, emotional, spiritual, and educational needs of our girls, helping each of them experience God’s love and purpose for their lives.

Courage House Too is our program for residents (ages 18+) transitioning out of the Courage House program into college, vocational training and jobs in preparation for independent living. Currently, 18 graduates of the Courage House program take part in this residential program as they pursue higher education and progress into adulthood.

Our most recent development is Courage Café in Moshi, a space for spreading awareness of human trafficking, an arm of our vocational training for the members of our vocational training program, in-country diversification of funding for CWW, and a cozy café for the Moshi community. It is our mission and ministry to use the space of Courage Café and Events Center to educate the community on trafficking, its nature and how we can work together to support victims and end this crime against the most vulnerable. We have had the opportunity to train many leaders, pastors, and young adults on the causes, solutions, and prevention of human trafficking. We believe our call as followers of Jesus is to set captives free, as it was His mission (Luke 4).

The vision of Courage Worldwide is to replicate this model in every city in the world that needs one. Now that we have successfully established and prototyped Courage House, Courage House Too and Courage Café in the Kilimanjaro Region, it is time for expansion and replication. Beginning in 2022, Courage Worldwide is bringing our model based on culturally-relevant trauma therapy, restoration and assistance to victims of sex trafficking to Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. There is a need for victim support in this rapidly growing urban city and we are excited to continue partnering with a variety of stakeholders, including governmental, non-governmental, intergovernmental, faith-based leaders and communities, businesspeople and more, to see the eradication of this crime against the most vulnerable and to rescue and restore more victims. Goals in 2023 is to continue to expand in countries in East Africa and beyond, wherever God leads.

Preparing for Amazement Ministries http://www.solapublishing.com/mission-partners/summaries.html Tue, 08 Jun 21 00:00:00 +0000 The mission of Preparing for Amazement Ministries is to revitalize and build the global church.

Empowering and equipping churches leads to create lasting and transformational health.

Patrick Lencioni, in his book, The Advantage, notes that ‘organizational health trumps everything.’ Not only have we found his argument to be true in the church to a high degree, but we have also found it to be true for the leaders of the church as well. Outside of the Gospel, the most important factor in the effectiveness of a church is the health of the church. Outside of the work of God, health is the most important factor in the effectiveness of pastors, staff and ministry leaders. Health trumps.


Our vision is to be the impetus in the revitalization and rebirth of the global church through training, resourcing and intentional learning experiences for Christians, empowering them to serve their communities around the world. We will empower and equip churches and leaders to create lasting and transformational health. Our ministry includes three primary elements:

  • Church & Leader Health: To provide support, education and resources for pastors and ministry leaders to experience transformative health for maximum Kingdom impact. We also help churches experience greater organizational health through education, training, consulting and other support.
  • Church Revitalization: To provide networks, resources and training to assist churches and their leaders in revitalization. We also connect churches and ministry leaders to one another, helping churches find health, hope and life in order to experience revitalization.
  • International Ministry: To provide training for churches, pastors and leaders in areas around the world where poverty prevents them from receiving quality training. We also seek to create international internships, missions and learning experiences for churches and their leaders to learn from others around the globe.

“Look at the nations and watch— and be utterly amazed. For I am going to do something in your days that you would not believe, even if you were told.” Habakkuk 1:5

The whole gospel for the whole world.

Core Values:

  • Building the Global Christian Church
  • Revitalizing Local Churches
  • Equipping Pastors and Leaders
  • Creating lasting and transformational health
Spiritual Orphans Network http://www.solapublishing.com/mission-partners/summaries.html Fri, 15 May 20 00:00:00 +0000 (Formerly Eastern European Missions Network)

Connecting Spiritual Orphans to the Global Family of Christ!

At SON Network we serve people in a part of the world that is often overlooked as a mission field. We excel at reaching spiritual orphans in the unique context of former communist nations.The spiritual darkness and challenges of former and currently communist nations are uniquely different from more common, third-word missions destinations. While most mission organizations are focused on service and social ministries (building homes, digging wells, clothing and feeding the poor), this is often a means to an end to share the Gospel. The part of the world SON serves already provides for basic human needs and infrastructure. What is lacking is a connection to God. YOU can be that connection!

Relationships are at the core of all SON ministries and every mission. We invest in one on one, long term relationships that often lead to lives truly Transformed in Christ. Our missions allow for team members to begin engaging people in the Gospel almost as soon as the plane lands in country! SON Network connects North American believers with people and ministries in former communist and Soviet bloc nations in Central & East Europe, Russia, the Baltics, the Balkans, and in Ethiopia. SON is currently serving in Albania, Belarus, Estonia, Ethiopia, Latvia, Russia, Slovakia, and Ukraine.


SON Connects Spiritual Orphans to the Global Family of Christ. We do this by building relationships through Christian missions that Engage, Reclaim and Transform lives in Christ!

  • ENGAGE: Engage and connect people with God’s Word
  • RECLAIM: Come alongside spiritual orphans living in former and current communist nations to Reclaim their identity in Christ
  • TRANSFORM: Walk with spiritual orphans from their first encounter with the Gospel to a lifetransformed in Christ!
Camp Penuel Costa Rica http://www.solapublishing.com/mission-partners/summaries.html Tue, 10 Dec 19 00:00:00 +0000 The vision of Camp Penuel is to love others with God's love.  The main purpose is bringing children and youth from impoverished areas of Costa Rica to a camp-like setting, allowing them to just be kids, while learning about the love of Jesus. 

Camp Penuel Costa Rica also reaches out into the community by teaching English in local schools, making ukuleles in juvenile detention centers, doing work projects in at-risk neighborhoods, and training young adults to be Christian leaders, all bringing others to know Jesus as their personal Savior. 

We welcome individuals, families, and teams to participate in our vision by praying for the Camp, providing financial gifts, and/or coming to the Camp to bless the people of Costa Rica.   

St. Peter’s Lutheran School http://www.solapublishing.com/mission-partners/summaries.html Tue, 13 Mar 18 00:00:00 +0000 St. Peter’s Lutheran School is currently serving the western New York, Niagara Falls area in providing nurture, outreach and quality Christian education in partnership with the communities and family in the surrounding area. We proclaim the Gospel to all, nurturing growth and relationships with Jesus Christ.

St. Peter’s Lutheran School was founded in 1844 and is a direct ministry of St. Peter’s Ev. Lutheran Church of Walmore, in Sanborn NY, an LCMC Congregation. Over 80% of our students are from non-members, with majority of them from non-church families which means our school serves as a Mission Field for the community and surrounding area. We are blessed to live in an area of diversity where we can reach out to and provide an education to children from the inner city, area suburbs, those on our local Native American Reservation, as well as the many who live in rural communities here in Western New York.

As a school, we are able to operate in a stable position because of the gifts of the St. Peter’s Evangelical Lutheran Church. We offer financial aid to families who seek a Christian education for their children. Our belief is that no child should be turned away from a Christ based education due to financial constraints.

Join us in partnering together to support finical aid scholarships, transportation for children in the inner city, outreach activities to families that are non-churched. Find out more at our website below.

Haiti's Children Inc. http://www.solapublishing.com/mission-partners/summaries.html Mon, 18 Sep 17 00:00:00 +0000

Haiti’s Children, Inc focuses on school sponsorship and food programs for the children. We also host medical mobile clinics, construction and evangelism teams.  We have been one of the first responders in any natural disaster in Haiti since 2008.  

Chosen People Ministries http://www.solapublishing.com/mission-partners/summaries.html Tue, 07 Feb 17 00:00:00 +0000

Chosen People Ministries exists to pray for, evangelize, disciple, and serve Jewish people everywhere and to help fellow believers do the same. The mission was founded in Brooklyn, New York in 1894 by Rabbi Leopold Cohn, a Hungarian Jewish immigrant with a zeal to share the knowledge of Yeshua (Jesus) the Messiah with God’s chosen people.

Today, Chosen People Ministries serves in 24 countries across the globe. Our outreach programs include evangelism and discipleship, Messianic Centers and congregations including Tel Aviv, Israel equipping the local church for Jewish evangelism, print and web publications, and benevolence work. With your help, we will continue proclaiming the Good News through Jesus the Messiah to Jewish people around the world.

International Partners http://www.solapublishing.com/mission-partners/summaries.html Wed, 05 Oct 16 00:00:00 +0000 On July 1, the Institute of Lutheran Theology (ILT) set aside three of its staff for theological education programs in the developing world. This pioneering work is called International Partners (IP). It is building on the success of ILT’s International Educational Ministries, but the work ahead is such that this separation will help ILT to focus on its particular mission and allow these staff people be dedicated solely to listening and working with Lutheran leaders in Africa and Asia and then translating that mission back to our North American partners.

Only certain churches and individuals have a vision for global mission large enough to grasp the opportunity and needs of the young churches around the globe, and we hope that is you. We also hope you can grasp the significance of what we are announcing.

In 2015 we launched international education as part of the mission of Educational Ministries, our certificate program. Beginning with South Sudan, then India, followed by Southeast Asia, ILT began to help seminaries and young national churches in developing countries to train pastors and church workers. We have been invited to work with churches in more countries in Africa and Asia and will do so once we have more individuals and churches to partner with us.

International Partners’ mission is to address growing demand for international education and connect with sponsors who envision a faithful, growing, global Lutheran church.

  • Create curriculum to train their pastors, evangelists, and church workers

  • Train and credential seminary faculty of partner international seminaries

  • Train international students currently in North America

  • Encourage collaboration between mission groups and cultivate support for partner projects

We believe the future growth of the Lutheran Church in the long term is in Africa and Asia. We invite you to partner with us in this vision.

MissionsLink http://www.solapublishing.com/mission-partners/summaries.html Tue, 03 Nov 15 00:00:00 +0000 MissionsLink is new global mission networking tool created by LCMC mission partner ALWM & Bill Moberly. The global mission counterpart to Church Connect, MissionsLink is a searchable database of member congregations, mission agencies & individuals from across North America. MissionsLink provides a convenient way for LCMC members, congregations and partner mission organizations to SHARE THE RESOURCES YOU HAVE and FIND THE RESOURCES YOU NEED to be more meaningfully, strategically and effectively engaged in completing the Great Commission.

Global Lutheran Outreach http://www.solapublishing.com/mission-partners/summaries.html Mon, 12 Oct 15 00:00:00 +0000 Global Lutheran Outreach is an independent Lutheran organization serving Lutherans and Lutheran churches worldwide by facilitating the sending of Lutheran missionaries “from everywhere to everywhere” to establish and strengthen congregations and ministries around the world. Missionaries may serve as transnational missionaries or domestic missionaries.

Water Missions International http://www.solapublishing.com/mission-partners/summaries.html Mon, 15 Jun 15 00:00:00 +0000 Water Missions International is a nonprofit Christian engineering ministry transforming lives through sustainable safe water and sanitation solutions for people in developing countries and disaster areas. Using state-of-the-art technology and engineering expertise, the organization has provided access to safe water and the Living Water Message of Jesus Christ for more than 2.8 million people in 52 countries on five continents since 2001. 

Water Missions International implements customized safe water solutions through a comprehensive community development model in its nine permanent country programs in Africa, Asia, Latin America and the Caribbean. Each solution functions like a mini municipal water treatment plant capable of purifying more than 10,000 gallons of water per day which can serve up to 5,000 people per day. Through the provision of safe water, community outreach events and coordination with best-in-class ministry partners, doors are opened to share the Gospel of Jesus Christ.

Hope 4 Kids International http://www.solapublishing.com/mission-partners/summaries.html Fri, 12 Jun 15 00:00:00 +0000 Restoring Hope around the World by Empowering Kids to Break the Cycle of Extreme Poverty

For over 40 years, we have been committed to serving children living in impoverished environments around the world by establishing economic, spiritual, water, orphan, and feeding programs. In addition to these programs, we have been leading teams of volunteers on two-week international mission trips bringing life-saving provisions and the spirit of Jesus.

Mission On The Move http://www.solapublishing.com/mission-partners/summaries.html Wed, 17 Dec 14 00:00:00 +0000 Mission On The Move serves Honduras, Mexico, Africa and the United States. Our primary goal is to share Jesus with the world. 

Mission On The Move, or MOM, was founded in 1986 by Rev. Ed. Cadle, Sr. Brother Ed served as pastor in the United Methodist Church for 37 years, he retired in June 1985.  We are a non-profit, non-denominational organization, with a diverse board of directors from several states. Mission On The Move’s first refugee mission was established in Tapachula, Mexico in 1986. Bro. Ed retired from Mission On The Move in June 2008 and our Missionary Steve Shearouse has taken the role of Director.
For twenty years, Mission On The Move has followed the Command of Christ, "Go," feeding, clothing, giving dental and medical care, and refuge to deserted, abused or neglected children.
Mission On The Move has built five medical clinics aboard buses, established nutritional feeding programs, commissioned full-time missionaries to Honduras, Mexico, and Africa, established a well drilling program and established children's homes, or albergues, in Mexico to get the children out of prison where they are living with their imprisoned fathers.

Guyanese Outreach (GO) http://www.solapublishing.com/mission-partners/summaries.html Wed, 30 Jul 14 00:00:00 +0000 “Then the King will say, 'for I was hungry and you gave me something to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you invited me in, I needed clothes and you have clothed me, I was sick and you looked after me, I was in prison and you came to visit me,'" - Matt. 25:35-36

Guyanese Outreach (GO) invites you to join with us in our Mission to Guyana South America.

GO’s mission started in 1994 when Guyana was considered poorer that Haiti. It was then necessary to address the physical needs of the people and address the spiritual needs next. We started out by sending humanitarian aid. After a few years, through prayers, we were led to changing our focus. We had given the fish now it was time to “teach how to fish.”

For the last 10 years GO’s emphasis has been (and continues to be) on education and evangelism. GO teaches a Functional Literacy Program for primary school students, adult reading classes, computer/math for children and an adult computer program for job training. GO also sends mission teams each year to Guyana to work with different churches on evangelism.

With both our actions and our love, we express the Biblical challenge to “GO therefore and teach all nations.”

Centershot Ministries http://www.solapublishing.com/mission-partners/summaries.html Fri, 17 Jan 14 00:00:00 +0000 Did you know “sin” is an archery term?  It means, “to miss the mark.”  Centershot Ministries targets the entire family on “hitting the mark” — Jesus Christ.

Centershot is a non-denominational discipleship program that combines the Gospel with Olympic-style target archery to connect families to the local church.

The purpose of Centershot is to spread the Gospel of Jesus Christ through the local church.  You see at Centershot we believe the local church is God’s best plan on earth to spread the Gospel message.   The heart of Centershot is helping local churches touch the lives of the very people that live within their communities.

Since its inception in 2005, Centershot Ministries has been introduced in 47 states and 18 foreign countries.  More than 3000 churches, camps, outdoor ministries and missionaries are using the Centershot program to reach families for the Kingdom of God.  Thousands of families are connecting with their local church and are being introduced to the saving Grace found in Jesus Christ.  

Together, your church and Centershot can help your community "Make Christ the Target of their Lives!" 
Lutheran World Relief (LWR) http://www.solapublishing.com/mission-partners/summaries.html Fri, 17 Jan 14 00:00:00 +0000 Visit lwr.org

Lutheran World Relief, an international nonprofit organization, works to end poverty and injustice by empowering some of the world's most impoverished communities to help themselves. With partners in 35 countries, LWR seeks to promote sustainable development with justice and dignity by helping communities bring about change for healthy, safe and secure lives; engage in Fair Trade; promote peace and reconciliation; and respond to emergencies. LWR is headquartered in Baltimore, Md. and has worked in international development and relief since 1945. Lutheran World Relief is a ministry of U.S. Lutherans, serving communities living in poverty overseas.

Dakota Boys and Girls Ranch (DBGR) http://www.solapublishing.com/mission-partners/summaries.html Wed, 23 Oct 13 00:00:00 +0000 Dakota Boys and Girls Ranch is a Christian residential treatment and educational center for youth and their families, a place of healing and hope unlike any you’ve known. A place where troubled kids and their families find professional care, compassionate expertise and new possibilities. A place where we look the most troubled, complex, and amazing kids in the eye, walk with them, and help them become their best selves in this world and in Christ.
Each day, the Ranch provides hope, care and healing for the most complicated and hurting kids on its campuses in Bismarck, Fargo, and Minot, ND. At any one time, over 90 children, ages 10-18, are at the Ranch for psychiatric residential treatment or residential child care (also known as group foster care).
These children have experienced severe emotional, behavioral and developmental challenges and come from diverse backgrounds, cultures and religions. They work hard, with our professional expertise and guidance, to overcome issues like conduct disorder, autism spectrum disorders, borderline personality disorder, depression, anxiety disorders, chemical dependency, sexual offending; and issues related to trauma, abuse and neglect.
The Ranch’s compassionate and professional experts provide best in class (psychiatric) therapy and trauma-informed care. We are attentive to each child’s unique mental, physical, educational and spiritual needs. Our ministry’s success in serving children and families is attributed in great part to our Spiritual Life Program, which is not provided by secular agencies. Children attend Chapel, sing in the choir, attend Bible Studies and confirmation classes. Each year we welcome children into God’s arms through Baptism and Confirmation. Children who choose to not participate in Spiritual Life programming, become part of the Ranch Life groups and learn good citizenship, morals and how to engage with others in the community.
The Ranch was established in 1952 with a mission to help at-risk children and their families succeed in the name of Christ. Dakota Boys and Girls Ranch is a Mission Partner of the Lutheran Congregations in Mission for Christ (LCMC), a Recognized Service Organization of the Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod (LCMS), an Affiliated Social Ministry Organization of the Evangelical Church in America (ELCA), and a founding member of Lutheran Services in America (LSA).

Lutheran Disaster Assistance Fund http://www.solapublishing.com/mission-partners/summaries.html Wed, 15 May 13 00:00:00 +0000 Vision: To support the needs of victims of catastrophic natural disasters with a spirit of sharing God's love. 

To demonstrate the love of Christ as we respond to natural disasters through local congregations. 

Core Value: To carry out our work with the servant attitude of Jesus who said, "I did not come to be served, but to serve" (Mathew 20:28), and "As the Father sent Me, so I send you." (John 20:21) 

According to the front page of the October 10, 2012 USA Today, natural catastrophes in the U.S. have skyrocketed from 63 in 1980 to 250 in 2010. Superstorm Sandy (October 22-31, 2012) is our most recent reminder of increasing natural disasters.

During the LCMC’s October 2012 Annual Conference, the LCMC Board of Directors approved the establishment of a Lutheran Disaster Assistance Fund to provide emergency relief assistance to victims of natural disasters. St. Mark’s Lutheran Church in Marion, Iowa, will administer the Lutheran Disaster Assistance Fund (LDA Fund). Grants of up to $10,000 will be available for relief aid in the wake of tornadoes, hurricanes, earthquakes, ice storms, wildfires, flooding caused by excessive rains, and similar natural disasters.

Monies are currently being collected for the implementation of this program.  Each LCMC congregation is asked to prayerfully consider being a part of this mission. Contributions of $100 to $10,000 or more will be welcomed and can be submitted by check or money order to:

Lutheran Disaster Assistance Fund
c/o St. Mark’s Lutheran Church
8300 C Avenue NE
Marion, IA 52302

Details about the Fund, grant criteria, and application instructions are available here.

In summary:
  • 100% of all contributions to the LDA Fund will go toward disaster relief grants.
  • The goal of the Fund is to reach out to those impacted by disaster who otherwise would not have resources.
  • Grant decisions will be made by a committee made up of representatives from 5 contributing churches (one representative per congregation).
  • Grants will be limited to 50% of monies available at any given time, so as to not totally deplete the Fund in response to a single disaster.
  • If, in the future, the LDA Fund is no longer needed, is replaced or is not supported, a process of termination shall be initiated. This will be determined by a consensus of the current administrator and the 5 contributing church representatives. Any remaining funds on hand will be sent to the LCMC office for disbursement to their greatest need.
  • Refer to the LDA Fund Grant Criteria and Application Instructions for more details.

  Contact the LDA Fund Chair, Dave Brauhn, at brauhn1864@gmail.com.]]>
India Transformed http://www.solapublishing.com/mission-partners/summaries.html Wed, 13 Feb 13 00:00:00 +0000 India Transformed engages caring people to invest in Christ’s transforming ministry among India’s needy. 

Our mission is to call Americans to engage, mobilize, and intercede on behalf of the mission of UEM (United Evangelical Mission-India), which is to take the Gospel to unreached people groups in India and other parts of Asia, show God's love by caring for abandoned children and destitute women, and plant churches by empowering Indian nationals to reach their neighbors, thereby transforming communities.

Our programs include residential and community-based day centers for impoverished children across India, a Christian school in Bangalore, vocational training programs for destitute women, and Community Transformations Centers which over a two-year period evangelize, plant churches, and provide economic development in villages and slums.  6.2 million people have heard the Gospel through CTCs over the past twenty-five years.
Mission Nicaragua http://www.solapublishing.com/mission-partners/summaries.html Thu, 29 Nov 12 00:00:00 +0000 Donations to support the ministry of the 10 LCMC in Nicaragua (IELNIC) congregations can be sent to:

Pr. Jeff Johnson

Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church
P.O. 17444
Fountain Hills, AZ 85269
Memo: Mission Nicaragua

Building Leaders for a Global Harvest http://www.solapublishing.com/mission-partners/summaries.html Wed, 14 Nov 12 00:00:00 +0000
BLGH offers a needed alternative in which potential leaders can receive training, education, mentoring and experience through satellite training centers throughout Ethiopia utilizing the best in modern teaching methods including onsite, as well as offsite internet based learning.]]>
Christ For the City International http://www.solapublishing.com/mission-partners/summaries.html Thu, 25 Oct 12 00:00:00 +0000 Christ For the City International has over 20 years of experience in providing churches, teams and individual Christians with the greatest of all adventures; fully customized mission trip opportunities that transform lives and cities for the Glory of God.

CFCI works in 16 nations, with over 130 ministries! We provide you with a wide variety of experiences and opportunities to explore your calling and discover how, and where, God is calling you.

We have three different mission trip options:

  1. Our Global Teams program sends over 500 teams every year internationally on fully customized trips for 1-4 weeks.
  2. Our Global Ambassador program sends individuals on mission trips for 1-12 months.
  3. Our Urban Plunge program sends over 1,500 youth every year on weekend and week-long mission trips to 9 different cities within the USA.

You also have the opportunity to Join-A-Team as an individual, couple, family and small group of friends! Current Join-A-Team opportunities are regularly updated on our website and include specialty and creative trips such as Photography, medical/dental, sports trips and more.
Visit www.cfci.org for additional information.

Friends of Madagascar Mission http://www.solapublishing.com/mission-partners/summaries.html Thu, 20 Sep 12 00:00:00 +0000 “Friends of Madagascar Mission (FOMM)” is on the FRONT LINES OF MISSION.  This means:
  1. 100% of your gift goes towards the mission project you choose to support.  Nothing is taken out of your gift to pay for our administrative costs.  This is our guarantee! 
  2. We do not ship anything to Madagascar.  Freight costs are very expensive.  The funds raised by us are transferred to the church and they purchase the products in Madagascar.  This also helps the local economy in Madagascar.
  3. We do not own any property and we do not have a paid staff.  
  4. We transfer financial gifts quickly to the mission project site in Madagascar.  There is great financial need in Madagascar for support of mission projects.  We work to shorten the distance between the time a donor’s gift is received and the gift is transferred to the mission project. 
“Friends of Madagascar Mission” (FOMM) is all about supporting the Programs of the Malagasy Lutheran Church (FLM), (not imposing our agenda upon their mission).  This includes:
  1. Ejeda Hospital Nutrition Program: In Madagascar the patient’s family is responsible to provide the food.  Drought is frequent at this S. W. Madagascar hospital location and so families are without food.  How will a patient become well without good nutrition?  This program provides food for these families.  Many of the patients come from non Christian areas, and so this is a part of their evangelism outreach and witnessing to the Faith.
  2. Prison Ministry: In Madagascar the prisoner’s family is responsible to provide food.  This program provides, Bibles, worship services, counseling, confirmation, baptisms, medicine and rice.  This is another program with the focus on evangelism outreach and witnessing to the Faith.
  3. Evangelists and Bible Schools: The work of outreach into the villages where the Gospel has not been heard is done by evangelists. They attend a two year Bible School of the FLM.  Their annual wages is $600.00 a year.  The FLM does not have the resources to pay these evangelists.  FOMM, with FLM approval, has set a goal of supporting 25 evangelists by the end of 2012, and increasing the number each year as approved by the FLM.  Madagascar is ripe for hearing the Gospel, and the Malagasy evangelists are the answer to this need.  In addition we work to provide support for the Bible Schools.

Evangelical Lutheran Church in Malawi http://www.solapublishing.com/mission-partners/summaries.html Tue, 11 Sep 12 00:00:00 +0000 South America Mission http://www.solapublishing.com/mission-partners/summaries.html Thu, 02 Aug 12 00:00:00 +0000 Since 1914, South America Mission exists to see the church of Jesus Christ multiplied across South America, transforming local communities and the world by embodying the Kingdom of God. SAM’s missionary corps and partners participate in God’s work by above all, living as His redeemed children, and then entering into disciple-making relationships, training godly leaders, planting churches, and enabling church-driven, transformational initiatives.
South America Mission serves through the following programs:
  • Leadership Development
  • Local Church Development
  • Holistic Ministries (Health Care
, Drug Rehabilitation
, Poverty Relief
 and Agriculture)
  • SAMAIR Aviation Program (For more information, contact Greg Dahl at gdahl@southamericamission.org.)
  • Primary Christian Education
Affiliations:  Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability (ECFA) and Missio Nexus.
Capstone Ministries http://www.solapublishing.com/mission-partners/summaries.html Fri, 27 Jul 12 00:00:00 +0000
The strength of the ministry is the follow up counseling given to families who have received a boy back home again.  This reconciliation is enhanced through seven Bible study groups.  In these groups, families are ministered to by an indigenous Lutheran pastor and vicar and encourage each other in their family challenges.

You can read more about Capstone on their website at www.CapstoneMinistries.org

You can subscribe to the newsletter and write directly to missionaries Dan and Patty Schmelzer at CapstoneMinistries@gmail.com

Dan and Patty are available every fall to visit your church and present more about Capstone Ministries.]]>
Galilee Evangelical Mission http://www.solapublishing.com/mission-partners/summaries.html Fri, 20 Jul 12 00:00:00 +0000 Democratic Republic of Congo and AngolaRobert Mankaka, Evangelist

This is a gathering of 28 congregations that are the result of evangelistic efforts of Robert Mankaka over the last 20 years.  Robert Mankaka came to the United States in 2001 to continue his theological education and now lives in Rochester, MN with his wife, Paola and three children.  He is currently leading a church out of his home and oversees the congregations in Africa as well.

Robert has a heart for both evangelism and discipleship and even though absent, the congregations and their ministries continue to grow and reach out in to groups of people who have never heard of Jesus.  Since leaving Africa, the number of churches has more than doubled and they continue to grow both in numbers and maturity.

The Galilee Evangelical Mission is connected to the Evangelical Renewal District and is an international partner with LCMC.]]>
Lutheran Church of South Sudan http://www.solapublishing.com/mission-partners/summaries.html Mon, 18 Jun 12 00:00:00 +0000
Other specific objectives include building 5 churches each year, planting 130 new churches in three years, and training 10 more pastors and 5 music leaders in the next four years.]]>
World Encounter http://www.solapublishing.com/mission-partners/summaries.html Mon, 18 Jun 12 00:00:00 +0000 Investing in the lives of the least – the last – the lost with tools of hope, igniting dreams and transforming communities!

World Encounter serves the poor in the developing world through holistic community development. We work along-side the poor, providing microloans to enable women to start small businesses and work their way out of poverty. The goal is to see individuals and the communities they live in transformed in all aspects of their lives and relationships.

World Encounter short-term teams are an essential link. Volunteers are involved in hands-on service projects, leadership development and friendship evangelism. Volunteers also provide training in basic business skills, marketing and record keeping, as well as career skills ranging from agronomy to tailoring.

Join World Encounter on the front-lines as we work to alleviate spiritual and physical poverty.]]>
Mission Mexico International http://www.solapublishing.com/mission-partners/summaries.html Sun, 17 Jun 12 00:00:00 +0000 MMI exists to bring the Good News of Salvation to the people of Mexico with the Lutheran perspective in the power of the Holy Spirit, so they may experience the true love of God through Christ.]]> World Mission Prayer League http://www.solapublishing.com/mission-partners/summaries.html Sun, 17 Jun 12 00:00:00 +0000 We are committed to the frontiers. We serve in the difficult places. Our people are the Lord’s hands, feet, and mouthpiece and they are giving the very best of what they have to offer so that the lost might become found. We have answered the call to serve long-term in:

  • Evangelistic Church Planting
  • Mass Media: Radio, TV, Drama
  • Bible Translation
  • Medical - Hospital - Clinic
  • Teaching ESL
  • MK Education
  • Anti-Human Trafficking
  • Ethnomusicology
  • Business as Mission
  • Engineering
  • Primary & Secondary Education
  • Administration
  • Agricultural Consultancy
  • Theological Education

Visit our website to view over 50 service opportunities at wmpl.org/serve-now.

Standing behind those who go are scores of congregations and over 6,000 individuals who have committed themselves to pray.  Start by becoming a ‘praying member’ yourself at wmpl.org/membership.

Get to know us and our guiding document at wmpl.org/handbook

Mazahua Valley Ministries http://www.solapublishing.com/mission-partners/summaries.html Sun, 17 Jun 12 00:00:00 +0000 Mazahua Valley Ministries is a Christian evangelical mission that equips leaders to serve their communities and churches in a holistic way through theological and secular educational programs. MVM also serves as a resource to the community and churches of the Mazahua Valley region of Mexico. We have on-campus events such as conferences, worship services, and retreats, as well as off-campus activities ministering to the needs of the community.]]> Blessman Ministries http://www.solapublishing.com/mission-partners/summaries.html Sun, 17 Jun 12 00:00:00 +0000 At Blessman Ministries, we believe in serving God with our time, talent, and treasure. While we started out as a single ministry offering one service all over the world, we have become an umbrella organization with many different ministries. We utilize our ability to meet practical needs to open the door to impacting their lives for eternity.]]> Lutheran Asian Ministries http://www.solapublishing.com/mission-partners/summaries.html Sun, 17 Jun 12 00:00:00 +0000

Donations may be sent to:  

Lutheran Asian Ministries 
c/o Morningside Lutheran Church 
700 South Martha Street 
Sioux City, IA  51106]]>
LAMP Ministry http://www.solapublishing.com/mission-partners/summaries.html Sun, 17 Jun 12 00:00:00 +0000 LAMP is a cross-cultural ministry that shares Jesus’ love with people living in remote areas of northwestern Canada.

Team or Individual Short-term Missionary Opportunities

Each summer, over 500 volunteer short-term missionaries travel North to Canada for a week or two to teach First Nations children about Jesus through LAMP’s Vacation Bible School and Sports Ministry programs. Young people and adults are impacted by the ministry, too, as teams establish relationships in the community through faithful witness and Christ-like love.

Church Involvement

Partner churches can support LAMP prayerfully, financially, or directly by sending individuals or teams to the mission field. 

Children’s Program

LAMP encourages children to become involved in the ministry through prayer and helping to “Fuel the Mission” (providing fuel for LAMP’s planes) through our popular Sunday School or Christian Day School program.]]>
Child Outreach International http://www.solapublishing.com/mission-partners/summaries.html Sun, 17 Jun 12 00:00:00 +0000 Child Outreach International is a non-profit organization made up of caring Christians who have chosen to come together to make a difference in the world we live in.  We are non-denominational and work with who and where the Holy Spirit leads us to share Christ grace and promise.  Our focus in the impoverished and often remote areas that we serve in Nicaragua, Guatemala, Mexico, and the Texas border areas is to not only share our blessings, but to empower churches, schools and whole communities.  We do this by not only sharing our faith, but by helping them obtain the materials and opportunities they need to improve their lives and future, leaving Christ’s footprint wherever we serve.  Some of our current and past efforts include developing and equipping children’s ministries and several women’s sewing co-ops,  children’s feeding programs, providing needed medical supplies to clinics, nursing programs, and hospitals, digging deep wells and installing dependable water and septic systems where these services did not exist and contributed to ongoing health issues, building and repairing homes, schools, churches and the first library that serves an extended rural area of Nicaragua where books are considered a luxury. We have provided school and teaching supplies to impoverished rural schools and scholarships to a Lutheran school in Guatemala.  We also welcome partnerships with other organizations on projects we deem worthwhile and productive.

The opportunities that God has given us to serve have been endless!  Our programs are supported solely by donations from individuals, churches, and other organizations. We are governed by a dedicated Christian board of directors from various states that possess diverse skills and expertise. Affordable, mission outreach experiences for groups are also available upon request.  We also are happy to provide a speaker on the topic of a “mission mindset” or our organization.  Let us love, not in word or speech, but in truth and action.”  1 John 3:18

New Hope Mission Society http://www.solapublishing.com/mission-partners/summaries.html Sun, 17 Jun 12 00:00:00 +0000  
New Hope Mission Society currently supports the following missions:
  • Pastor K.K. Alavi, Southwest India
    Pastor K.K. is a converted Muslim and has a strong calling to tell Muslims about salvation through Jesus Christ.
  • Otten English School, Southwest India   
    This is a Government certified school that has over 1,200 students – Preschool to Gr. 12.  Only 6% of the students are Christian, but each day begins with Christian prayer and devotions.  Many Muslim students stay after school to learn more about Jesus Christ.
  • Pastor Titus, Nigeria, Africa
    Pastor Titus travels throughout Nigeria, starting and supporting Christian churches in Muslim villages.  He is fearless in his faith of Jesus Christ.
  • Frank Hutton, Minneapolis/St.Paul, Minnesota    
    Frank works with foreign University students, linking them up with fellow Christian students, holding noon meals, taking them on weekend retreats: always telling them about salvation through Jesus Christ.
Current officers of New Hope Mission Society are:  Dorothy Desens, President; Paul Knudson, Treasurer; Joann Yost, Secretary; Ian McDonald, Project Manager.]]>
Lutheran Partners in Global Ministry http://www.solapublishing.com/mission-partners/summaries.html Sun, 17 Jun 12 00:00:00 +0000