Mission work in Continental Africa is changing. Missionaries working with WELS’ established missions – Cameroon, Malawi, Nigeria, and Zambia – focus on assisting the national synods and their churches as they mature, while also helping with their pre-seminary and seminary programs. The new work before WELS missionaries is outreach, as individuals and church groups in six additional African countries have reached out to WELS and the Lutheran Church of Central Africa (LCCA) for fellowship and theological training. These countries include Liberia, Mozambique, Rwanda, South Sudan, Uganda, and Zimbabwe. Two additional synods in Ethiopia and Kenya reached out for assistance and are now in full fellowship with WELS and partners in these new outreach initiatives. In response to this new gospel call, the One Africa Team was organized to coordinate WELS missionaries and resources. The One Africa Team is accountable for visiting the groups and synods seeking partnerships, teaching confessional Lutheran doctrine, and encouraging mission expansion.

Currently, nine called missionaries and one hired Director of Africa Mission Operations serve on the One Africa Team.

Support mission work in Africa. Your gift will support theological education, new African outreach, church worship facilities and parsonages, and national pastor and vicars throughout Africa. Select “Africa Special Projects” (for a more general gift) or a specific African country you’d like to support from the drop-down menu.

New African Outreach

Confessional Lutheran Church of Liberia and Royal Family Fellowship International

Working with Liberian immigrants to the United States, training visits have been taking place since 2016 involving our missionaries, stateside pastors, and the Pastoral Studies Institute to these two groups in Liberia. In 2019, two trips were made for more discussions and leadership training as we work towards fellowship, ensuring that we agree on the truths of Scripture. Three more trips are being planned for 2020.

  • Baptized members: 5,000
  • Congregations: 35

Connect with the One Africa Team. Stay up to date on mission work happening throughout Africa through their website.

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