“Most people … don’t understand the importance of church. … It’s hard to explain, but it’s just the place I need to be,” says David
Rode, a member of a Lutheran church in the small town of Chapicuy, Uruguay, that recently dedicated its new building after many years of meeting in people’s homes. The church is the place to be because it’s where God’s gifts are distributed to His people. And Lutherans all around the world — from Peru to Papua New Guinea to Florida’s hurricane-ravaged coast — find comfort there that is foolishness to the world.
- Shining a Light in the Darkness
Lutherans in Uruguay are sharing God’s Word with others.
- ‘At All Times and in All Places’
Representatives from 34 of the LCMS’ partner churches gather for two days of discussion and fellowship in Kenya.
- ‘There in the Name of Jesus Christ’
After Hurricane Ian hit Florida in September, LCMS Disaster Response and its volunteers and partners were quick to provide helping hands and the Gospel to those in need.
- Encouraging the Church’s Young People
For 42 years, the LCMS Youth Gathering has strengthened teenagers in the faith while also raising up young adults for service to the church and world.
Also in This Issue
- Director’s Letter: On the Move Together
- Q&A: With the Rev. Jonathan Manor, Director of PALS
- Update: The Peruvian church welcomes a new pastor
- Witness Moment: Seeds sprout in Papua New Guinea
- Mercy Moment: Deaf ministry in Dearborn, Mich.