Mission Partners [Africa Topic] http://www.lcmc.net/mission-partners/feed?topic=46 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 Chosen People Ministries http://www.solapublishing.com/mission-partners/chosen-people-ministries/a752.html Tue, 07 Feb 17 00:00:00 -0700

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 sixteen countries across the globe. Our outreach programs include evangelism and discipleship, Messianic Centers and congregations, 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/international-partners/a738.html Wed, 05 Oct 16 00:00:00 -0600 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/missionslink/a678.html Tue, 03 Nov 15 00:00:00 -0700 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.

Mission On The Move http://www.solapublishing.com/mission-partners/mission-on-the-move/a624.html Wed, 17 Dec 14 00:00:00 -0700 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.

Building Leaders for a Global Harvest http://www.solapublishing.com/mission-partners/building-leaders-for-a-global-harvest/a334.html Wed, 14 Nov 12 00:00:00 -0700
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.]]>
Friends of Madagascar Mission http://www.solapublishing.com/mission-partners/friends-of-madagascar-mission/a316.html Thu, 20 Sep 12 00:00:00 -0600 “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/evangelical-lutheran-church-in-malawi/a312.html Tue, 11 Sep 12 00:00:00 -0600 Capstone Ministries http://www.solapublishing.com/mission-partners/capstone-ministries/a303.html Fri, 27 Jul 12 00:00:00 -0600
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/galilee-evangelical-mission/a302.html Fri, 20 Jul 12 00:00:00 -0600 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/lutheran-church-of-south-sudan/a283.html Mon, 18 Jun 12 00:00:00 -0600
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.]]>
New Hope Mission Society http://www.solapublishing.com/mission-partners/new-hope-mission-society/a294.html Sun, 17 Jun 12 00:00:00 -0600  
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.]]>
Blessman Ministries http://www.solapublishing.com/mission-partners/blessman-ministries/a290.html Sun, 17 Jun 12 00:00:00 -0600 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.]]> World Mission Prayer League http://www.solapublishing.com/mission-partners/world-mission-prayer-league/a287.html Sun, 17 Jun 12 00:00:00 -0600 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