Eritrea

  •  Country Summary
  • The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod began work in Eritrea in 1975. Until 2003, two LCMS Eritrean expatriate staff assisted with seminary education, theological education by extension and literacy work. The LCMS has worked with national seminary-trained leaders to reach the Kunama people. This people group has experienced great social upheaval, but they are very open to the Gospel. Fifty percent of the Kunama people are Muslim and 5 percent are Christian.

    The Evangelical Church of Eritrea operates a theological seminary, four medical clinics, a kindergarten, five primary schools, two “domestic science” schools and the only two schools for the deaf in the country. The church has an active media ministry and more than 1,000 individuals enrolled in Bible correspondence courses.

    Beginning in 1997, the LCMS has historically supported various projects in Eritrea, including funding for women’s leadership training by equipping them for housekeeping, office work and making handcrafts. Funding has also been provided for opening and equipping three health stations, upgrades to existing health stations, and distribution of food, shelter and medical supplies to people displaced because of border conflicts.

     

  •  Missionaries
  • Currently, no LCMS missionaries reside in this country. To search for missionaries serving in this region in other countries, please visit missionary search database. To learn more about the LCMS global mission team, visit www.lcms.org/missionaries.

     

  •  Contact Information
  • Field Office Address:
    Rev. Shauen Trump
    LCMS East Africa Field Office
    PO Box 22
    Karen 00502
    KENYA

    Email: shauen.trump@lcmsintl.org

     

    National Church Body:
    The Evangelical Church of Eritrea
    P.O. Box 605
    ASMARA, Eritrea

     

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