Myanmar

  •  Country Summary
  • The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod began work in Myanmar briefly in the 1980s with a Theological Education by Extension program when local Lutherans contacted Synod personnel in Thailand. Teams doing leadership training were sent almost immediately, mostly from Bangkok, and two local men were identified for pastoral training. One abandoned his studies, but another was finally ordained and was supported in his ministry until 2000.

    There are more than 200,000 people who live in the area outside the capital city of Yangon. In 1998, a day-care center was established on the outskirts of Yangon with the help of the LCMS and Lutheran congregations in Myanmar. This ministry provides for help, care and evangelism to impoverished children whose parents must work to survive and who would otherwise be left unattended all day. The LCMS later supported a medical clinic, and it currently provides disaster relief following Cyclone Nargis and Cyclone Giri.

    The emerging Lutheran church body in Myanmar is very young. It currently has two congregations and four preaching stations with a total average worship attendance of 100.

     

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

     

  •  Contact Information
  • Field Office Address:
    Flat A, 12 Wiltshire Road
    Kowloon Tong
    Kowloon, HONG KONG

    Phone: (852) 2375 8987
    Fax: (852) 2375 9177

     

    Partner Church:
    National Lutheran Church

    No. 70 Zagawa Street (A) Block
    Thingangyun Yangon
    MYANMAR

     

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The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod has announced 10 missionaries accepting calls to serve in seven countries around the globe. The Synod’s newest missionaries serve in Germany, the Czech Republic, the Dominican Republic, Hong Kong, Peru, Spain and Uganda.
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The Rev. Dr. Charles Cortright traveled to Asia Aug. 5 to 20 to teach at the invitation of The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod (LCMS), Office of International Mission (OIM), Asia. He taught in two different countries that illustrate both the challenges and joys of theological education abroad. Lutheran Theological Seminary, Baguio City, Philippines Cortright first traveled […]
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