Celebrating Missionary Support

A recent report from the ELCA Global Mission office shows that from January 2012 through March 2013, our synod contributed over $46,000 to missionary support!  To date, congregations have covenants pledging close to $36,000 for 2013.  We celebrate our synod’s support of missionaries through congregational offerings and gifts as well as through individual direct donations.   Today’s Lutheran missionaries play crucial roles in communication between churches around the world and ELCA synods and offices, enabling us to support our companion synods.  Missionaries often serve as advisors and consultants to programs of our companion synods and facilitate ELCA programs benefitting people around the world.  They may teach and may often be invited to preach in congregations in the countries where they serve, but they serve at the invitation of and through agreements with the local Lutheran church bodies.

Our thanks to the following congregations and members of these congregations, shown with the names of the missionaries they support and/or have committed to support.  “Missionary sponsorship” indicates that no specific missionary was designated.  The first time a missionary is listed, the country of service is given in parentheses.  If your congregation contributed, but is not listed, please contact the synod office.  If you would like to help support a missionary, please email missionary sponsorship.  Susan Smith is our newest CAR missionary, as advisor to education programs, and has no sponsors yet in our synod.

Susan Smith is our newest CAR missionary, as advisor to education programs, and has no sponsors yet in our synod.

Christ Lutheran Church, Lake Jackson is sponsoring Stephen Deal (Costa Rica) and Dana Nelson Ososki (Peru)

Christ the King Lutheran Church, Houston is sponsoring Jacalyn Griffin (CAR) and David Brondos (Mexico City)

Christ the King Lutheran Church, Kenner is sponsoring Andrew and Barbara Hinderlie (Tanzania)

Faith Lutheran Church, Bellaire is sponsoring Andrew and Barbara Hinderlie

Faith Lutheran Church, Dickinson is also sponsoring Andrew and Barbara Hinderlie

Grace Lutheran Church, New Orleans is sponsoring Jacalyn Griffin

Holy Cross Lutheran Church, Houston is sponsoring Andrew and Barbara Hinderlie

Hosanna Lutheran Church, Houston (Individual) Missionary Sponsorship

Joyful Life Lutheran Church, Magnolia is sponsoring Andrew and Barbara Hinderlie

Living Word Lutheran Church, Katy is sponsoring Jacalyn Griffin

Lord of Life Lutheran Church, The Woodlands is sponsoring Andrew and Barbara Hinderlie

Lutheran Church of the Galilean, La Place is sponsoring Dana Nelson Ososki

Martin Luther Church, Carmine (Individual) Missionary Sponsorship

Memorial Drive Lutheran Church, Houston is sponsoring Andrew and Barbara Hinderlie

Memorial Lutheran Church, Texas City is sponsoring Andrew and Barbara Hinderlie

Messiah Lutheran Church, Cypress is sponsoring Andrew and Barbara Hinderlie

Salem Lutheran Church, Brenham is sponsoring Joseph and Deborah Troester

St. Mark Lutheran Church, Metairie is sponsoring Andrew and Barbara Hinderlie

St. Paul Lutheran Church, Baton Rouge is sponsoring Jacalyn Griggin and Joseph and Deborah Troester

St. Paul Lutheran Church, Columbus is sponsoring Andrew and Barbara Hinderlie

St. Paul Lutheran Church, La Grange is sponsoring Andrew and Barbara Hinderlie

St. Paul Lutheran Church, Brenham is sponsoring Andrew and Barbara Hinderlie

St. Peter Lutheran Church, Brenham is sponsoring Joseph and Deborah Troester

Tree of Life Lutheran Church, Conroe is sponsoring Timothy and Mari McKenzie (Japan)

Individual, Spring is sponsoring James and Carol Sack (Japan)

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