Puerto Rico

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  •  Country Summary
  • While various Lutheran groups have been active in Puerto Rico since 1899, The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod began its work in Puerto Rico in 1993.

    In the 1990s, the Ohio District Lutheran Church Extension Fund purchased a three-and-one half-acre site for the Lutheran Center, which is being used for worship, education, social ministry, and administration. Groups of volunteers from Iowa, Michigan, and Indiana have helped in the construction of the two-story church building in Mayagüez, where 20 people regularly worship.

    In 1998, the LCMS awarded a grant for hurricane relief in Puerto Rico.

    LCMS missionaries and Lutheran church members in Puerto Rico have prayerfully laid the groundwork for a future Lutheran school in Mayagüez. The Lutheran church body there hopes to continue training lay leaders through Theological Education by Extension programs in order to form satellite ministries in the region.

    Media ministry is being handled through Lutheran Hour Ministries in St. Louis, Mo.

    The emerging church in Puerto Rico has one congregation in Mayagüez called Prince of Peace.

     

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

    (Please do NOT send packages to this address)

     

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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