LCC International Mission Executive has a busy start

WINNIPEG – After being installed as International Missions Executive of Lutheran Church–Canada, Rev. Mark Smith has jumped into the position with both feet.

Smith was installed on Tuesday, September 11th, and then attended a forum in Honduras later the same week along with representatives from The Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod (LCMS) and Iglesia Luterana Sínodo de Nicaragua. There, Rev. Smith met with church representatives from Nicaragua to discuss the current situation in their country.

In October, following a meeting with Canadian Lutheran World Relief’s Board of Directors, Rev. Smith attended District Conventions in Winnipeg, Sherwood Park, Alberta and London, Ontario.

Rev. Smith then travelled to Costa Rica to officiate over the installation of Rev. Edmundo Retana as the Missionary at Large for Costa Rica. He also met with church representatives from Nicaragua and LCMS to discuss the future of the Costa Rica mission. While in Costa Rice, Rev. Smith also visited the Children of Love Orphanage in La Paz.

In November, Rev. Smith travelled to Cambodia and Thailand for several weeks where he attended a meeting with the Board of Directors of the Cambodia Lutheran Church. Rev. Smith, along with Dr. Leonard Harms, met with pastors of the Thailand Concordia Lutheran Church to discuss the mission in the south of Thailand. Rev. Smith also visited the Garuna Lutheran School in Kamot, Cambodia and Concordia Welfare & Education Foundation Daycare in Bangkok, Thailand, as well as congregations throughout both countries.

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LCC International Mission Executive has a busy start

Posted By: canluth
Posted On: December 23, 2018
Posted In: Feature Stories, Headline, Mission News,

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