WELS Joint Missions supports mission opportunities that are the responsibility of Home Missions, World Missions, and Ministerial Education. Much of this work centers around people-group ministries, where immigrants who have joined our fellowship in the United States and Canada are able to take the gospel back to friends and family in their country of origin.
Hmong National Conference
From July 29–31, 170 Hmong members from 5 different congregations across the United States gathered at Manitowoc Lutheran High School, Manitowoc, Wis., for the Hmong National Conference. The theme of the conference was “One Faith, One Family.” Learn more about Hmong ministry in the United States at wels.net/hmong.
Chinese ministry in Canada
Abiding Love, Coquitlam, British Columbia, Canada (pictured above), launched public worship on Nov. 27, 2022. The congregation will also continue to offer Chinese worship twice a month in Vancouver, which is central to many members of Abiding Love. Qiang Wang, a graduate of the Pastoral Studies Institute, serves Abiding Love, which began as an outreach ministry of Saviour of the Nations, Vancouver. Saviour of the Nations is also currently reaching out to the South Sudanese Nuer population in nearby Surrey.
Taste of Missions
(From left) Benjamin Foxen and Keegan Dowling were commissioned as missionaries to Africa at Taste of Missions on June 11, 2022, at Wisconsin Lutheran Seminary. Taste of Missions offers WELS members an opportunity to connect with brothers and sisters in Christ from around the globe. Those who can’t attend in person can participate online at tasteofmissions.com. The 2023 event will be held on June 10.