Spring 2019

The Rev. Dr. Ron Rall, LCMS missionary to Papua New Guinea, follows a local pastor (not pictured) over a fence as they trek to visit a congregation high in the Makapumanda area of the Enga Province.

“You don’t know me, I don’t know you, but Jesus brings us together,” sing the people of the Gutnius Lutheran Church in Papua New Guinea. These lyrics echo within this issue of Lutherans Engage the World. Jesus brings your prayers and gifts together with those on the front lines of proclaiming the Gospel and bearing Christ’s mercy and unites us all with those whose lives are being changed by the Gospel. “We are here to confess,” said the preacher at this year’s Life Conference. Indeed, we confess Christ in classrooms, with new neighbors, in “Sin City,” on the mission field and in times of great suffering. Thanks be to God for His mercy and grace, and thank you for your partnership in this work! In Christ, Pamela J. Nielsen Associate Executive Director, LCMS Communications      

Feature Stories

  • Gathered Around the Good News Papua New Guinea’s Gutnius Lutheran Church continues to grow in the Word of God.
  • A Welcoming Community The LCMS supports Christian Friends of New Americans’ scholarship program, which helps provide Lutheran education for young immigrants.
  • Shining Christ’s Light in Nebraska Two Lutheran schools in the heart of Nebraska are preparing young people to carry the light of Christ into their communities.

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