Mexico

  •  Country Summary
  • The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod began work in Mexico in 1940.

    In 1987, the LCMS began mercy work in Mexico with a grant for earthquake relief. Since then, dozens of grants have supported human care and disaster response efforts. Most recently, the LCMS provided funding for food and clothing, debris removal, and building repairs after Hurricane Jemina in 2009.

    For a number of years, LCMS congregations and ministries have worked along the 2,000-mile U.S./Mexico border. The LCMS has sent several long-term missionaries to serve with Yselta Lutheran Mission in El Paso, Texas, an LCMS Recognized Service Organization, which operates programs serving border towns and hosts hundreds of LCMS short-term volunteers on servant event trips to these towns.

    CAN-DO Missions, an LCMS mission society, and Children Christian Concern's Society, an LCMS Recognized Service Organization, also work in Mexico.

    In 1968 the Lutheran Synod of Mexico became a sister/partner church of the LCMS.

    The Lutheran Synod of Mexico has grown to a baptized membership of more than 1,000 in 20 congregations and preaching stations with a national staff of 12 pastors, lay preachers and other staff. The church operates seven theological education centers, a medical dispensary, and a primary school.

     

  •  Partner Churches
  • A partner church is a church body with whom the LCMS has full altar and pulpit fellowship. Many LCMS partner churches are also members of the International Lutheran council, a worldwide association of confessional Lutheran church bodies. Some LCMS partner churches came into existence through LCMS-supported mission efforts while others have historic roots that pre-date the LCMS or that are sourced in the mission efforts of other Lutheran church bodies.

  •  Contact Information
  • Field Office Address:
    Apartado 1356
    Santiago, Dominican Republic

    (Please do NOT send packages to this address)

     

    Partner Church:
    Mexico (SLDM)
    Oficina Central: Playa Manzanillo #530
    Colonia Militar Marte
    Mexico D.F. 8830

     

News Stories

Latin America – LCMS News & Information
Missouri Synod missionaries from across U.S. accept calls to serve abroad
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.
Thursday, July 27, 2017 3:14:03 PM

‘Boards and Business’ — LCMS Board of Directors
Actions at the Board’s May 19-20 meeting in St. Louis include adoption of a prudent, lean Synod budget, contingent on further expense reductions.
Tuesday, May 30, 2017 12:02:38 PM

Photo essay: One Foundation
A new addition to a multi-use building in Santiago, Dominican Republic, will now house a regional disaster-response/mercy center.
Tuesday, May 09, 2017 4:10:51 PM

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'Lutherans Engage the World' Stories

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Sharing God’s Word in Santo Domingo and Beyond

Behind the Rev. Joel Fritsche stands a network of supporters who have partnered in the work in the Dominican Republic.

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Thursday, June 29, 2017 10:57:40 AM

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