You may ask: “Why is it called Operation Barnabas?” Barnabas was Paul’s companion, who helped him in his missionary journey. His name means “son of encouragement.” We hope to encourage our military and their families with the Gospel in action.
Operation Barnabas is the LCMS’ network of care to our nation’s military members, families and veterans. We reach out to all branches of the military with a special emphasis on our Reserve members and their families.
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How to help
Your gifts for LCMS Ministry to the Armed Forces’ Operation Barnabas provide a constant resource of funds that can instantly be made available to help extend our network of care and the love of Christ to military members, families and veterans.
Give by mail:
Make checks payable to: The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod with a memo line or note designating “Ministry to the Armed Forces/Operation Barnabas.”
The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod
P.O. Box 66861
St. Louis, MO 63166-6861
Give by phone:
8:10 a.m. to 4:10 p.m. Central,
Monday through Friday