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[July 16, 2018 | No Comment | ]

WINNIPEG, MB – Lutheran Church–Canada (LCC) is pleased to announce that Pastor Mark L. Smith has accepted the call to the position of Assistant to the President for International Missions (International Missions Executive). LCC’s Board of Directors extended the call in June and Rev. Smith is expected to begin his work on September 1st.
Originally from Monroe, Michigan, Pastor Smith earned his BA in theology at Canisius College in Buffalo, New York and Luther Seminary in Australia, received his M. Div. degree from Concordia Lutheran Theological Seminary in St. Catharines before …


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[July 10, 2018 | No Comment | ]

Twenty-five years after becoming an autonomous Canadian organization, Lutheran Women’s Missionary League-Canada celebrated the occasion July 5-8, 2018 in Winnipeg under the same theme from 1993 – “One in Spirit, One in Purpose.” There was an anniversary cake, photos from the founding convention and other conventions and events, and many memories shared. One of the moments of excitement came with the unveiling of a new logo. Intertwined hearts illustrate Christ’s heart interwoven with our hearts, the diversity of the women of Lutheran Church-Canada and the love we have for Jesus, …


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[July 9, 2018 | No Comment | ]

Putting on a New Face

Twenty-five years ago, after 50 years of walking together, Lutheran Women’s Missionary League-Canada (LWMLC) was born out of Int’l LWML. Like a child we needed to learn to do things on our own; to find our place as an auxiliary of Lutheran Church–Canada; to be a place for the women of LCC to meet and raise money to support the missions of LCC as well as those close to home, and to have fellowship amongst each other. To show our unity with LCC, and to be …


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[June 14, 2018 | No Comment | ]

Lutheran Church-Canada (LCC) has been in regular contact with Lutheran Synod of Nicaragua (ILSN) and the Christian Mission Association in Nicaragua (AMCN) regarding the ongoing instability in Nicaragua. On May 29th, ILSN and AMCN advised LCC that they no longer view it as safe to send mission teams and other representatives to Nicaragua, due to the escalating unrest and uncertainty.
LCC has responded by sending funds requested by the mission in the amount of $2,650 (USD) to assist with immediate needs for food. The funds were provided by the Nicaragua team …


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[May 31, 2018 | No Comment | ]

On May 29th, representatives from the Lutheran Church Synod of Nicaragua (ILSN) and Christian Mission Association in Nicaragua (AMCN), advised Lutheran Church Canada (LCC) that they no longer view it as safe to send mission teams and other representatives to Nicaragua, due to the escalating unrest and uncertainty.
The current situation in the Central American nation of Nicaragua has grown more tense since changes to the country’s social security system triggered protesters to take to the streets for the past month. The protests have prompted clashes between protesters, the government, and …


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[May 24, 2018 | No Comment | ]

After more than a decade of Gospel outreach, Lutheran Church Canada work in Costa Rica has been suspended
Lutheran Church–Canada (LCC) missionaries, Pastor Edmundo Retana and his wife Deaconess Betty Solórzano Cevallos have announced that they are resigning from the mission in Costa Rica, citing personal and family reasons. With their resignations, there are no LCC or Iglesia Luterana-Sínodo de Nicaragua (ILSN) workers in Costa Rica.
In his letter of resignation, Rev. Retana stated, “I am grateful to our Lord for allowing me to serve him for all these years. And to you, …


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